Entries by Womens Care of Beverly Hills

What to Know About Birth Defects

In January, National Birth Defects Prevention is recognized across the nation. Approximately one in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect in the U.S., and birth defects can range from mild to severe. They may affect organ function, physical or mental development, or appearance. To raise awareness about this serious condition during the […]

Helping You Handle PMS

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology defines premenstrual syndrome as “The cyclic occurrence of symptoms that are sufficiently severe to interfere with some aspects of life, and that appear consistent and predictable relationship to the menses (menstrual period).” To which you just said, “Thanks for the enlightenment. Duh.” The period before your period, with […]

When Is a Hysterectomy Necessary?

Each year, more than half a million women in the U.S. have a hysterectomy, a surgical procedure to remove the uterus and sometimes the cervix and supporting tissues. If you aren’t menopausal, a hysterectomy will cause you to stop having monthly periods, effectively making it impossible for you to get pregnant. And if your ovaries […]

Making Sense of Hormone Replacement Therapy

As you reach menopause, your hormone levels tend to fluctuate, causing unpleasant symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness. To relieve these symptoms, many women look to hormone replacement therapy (HRT), a treatment used to enhance your body’s natural hormone levels via estrogen therapy (ET) when you’ve had a hysterectomy, or as estrogen with progesterone […]

Do You Need a Doula During Labor?

The word doula comes for the Greek term for “a woman who serves.” Today, the term is used to describe a woman who provides ongoing physical and emotional support to a mother and her partner during labor. This support can take on many forms, and can vary from patient to patient, depending on what the […]

Do You Have Endometriosis?

For most women, heavy periods, menstrual cramps and pelvic pain can be attributed to simply being a woman. But when these ailments are severe, it could be a sign of endometriosis, a condition that affects your reproductive organs when the lining cells of the uterus grow outside of it.  It can produce mild to severe […]