Let’s Get Physical: The Benefits of Exercising During Pregnancy

Apr 30, 2019 7:37:54 AM / by Metro OBGYN Team posted in Pregnancy

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At Metro OBGYN we are often asked whether exercising during pregnancy is safe, and the answer is yes!

Exercising during pregnancy offers numerous benefits for your health and the health of your baby.

Whether you’re currently pregnant or planning to add a little bundle of joy to your family soon, it’s important to understand the guidelines for exercising during pregnancy.

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How Nerve Stimulation Calms Overactive Bladder Symptoms

Apr 23, 2019 8:34:06 AM / by Metro OBGYN Team posted in Health Services

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It’s estimated that overactive bladder (OAB) affects 15% of women — although this number may be much higher as many choose not to discuss the condition with their provider.

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4 Beneficial Exercises to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor

Apr 16, 2019 8:08:27 AM / by Metro OBGYN Team posted in Health Services, Women's Issues

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Your pelvic floor muscles help support your pelvic organs including the bladder, uterus, vagina, bowel, and rectum. When your pelvic floor is damaged or weakened, it can lead to bladder control problems and incontinence issues.

To help enhance bladder control, you can try exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor. By strengthening these muscles, many women see benefits such as reduced occurrence of prolapse and leakage.

Here are 4 exercises to help strengthen and tighten your pelvic floor muscles:

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What You Need to Know about Preeclampsia and Pregnancy

Apr 9, 2019 8:31:10 AM / by Metro OBGYN Team posted in Pregnancy, Health Services, Women's Issues

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Preeclampsia is a medical condition that occurs during pregnancy, and it’s the most common pregnancy-related complication experienced by expecting mothers.

March of Dimes reports that, “[Preeclampsia] affects 2 to 8 percent of pregnancies worldwide” and that, “In the United States, [preeclampsia is] the cause of 15 percent (about 3 in 20) of premature births.”

It’s important for expectant mothers to attend prenatal appointments, because if left untreated, preeclampsia can have severe health effects on you and your baby.

To help protect your health and your baby’s health, learn about preeclampsia, what it is, the risks, the signs and symptoms, and the treatment options available.

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Time to get checked — STD Awareness Month is Here!

Apr 2, 2019 8:52:19 AM / by Metro OBGYN Team posted in Health Services, Women's Issues

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Most people don’t like to talk about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Frankly, it’s not the most comfortable topic to discuss. Even so, it’s crucial to talk about STDs and STIs and to be aware of what signs to look for.

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