From the category archives:

Is It Normal?

I have 2 children 2 years and 5 years and I feel that my PMS depression is getting worse since they were born. I suffer from very angry bouts on certain days in the middle of my periods and more recently I suffer from these during the time I have my period. It is uncontrollable […]

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Recently, we answered readers’ questions on the CA 125 test for detecting ovarian cancer. Today we will follow up with a discussion on the early symptoms of ovarian cancer and some of the risk factors and protective factors. Ovarian cancer is the most common cause of death among the gynecological cancers. The most common type […]

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What happens when you don’t take the prenatal vitamins? What happens to the child? This is a great women’s health and pregnancy question as many women don’t know they are pregnant in the first trimester, or are so nauseated it makes it hard to take prenatal vitamins. One of the most important components in a […]

How long should you be off of the birth control pill before starting to try to get pregnant? Good for you for planning ahead for a healthy pregnancy. We used to recommend stopping the pill and waiting for at least three periods to start trying to conceive. The thought was that this will give your […]

I keep getting that email that talks about the CA 125 test for ovarian cancer and to ask your doctor. I did ask my doctor and she said it really wasn’t a good test, but we didn’t have time to discuss. What are your thoughts on it? I know ovarian cancer is an awful cancer. […]

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Since I receive so many questions on birth control, I have decided to do a series on the various birth control options available. In this issue I thought I would start with listing the different methods and then will discuss the birth control pill. Fortunately, we are very lucky to have so many great methods […]

How to Find a Good Doctor

by Mona Saint MD

I am moving out of state and am wondering if you have any recommendations on how to find a doctor? It can be very difficult to find a good doctor. You might first check with your current physician, as sometimes they have colleagues in the town you’re moving to. Also, asking trusted neighbors, moms, and […]

Too Tired For Intimacy

by Mona Saint MD

I am 36 and my husband wants to have sex a lot more than I do. Sometimes I pretend I’m sleeping because I don’t have the energy anymore after a full day with the kids. Is this awful? Great question- this is such a common situation, that I get this type of question all the […]

Trying to Conceive

by Mona Saint MD

I am 34 and we’ve been trying to get pregnant for about 6 months and I’m not sure whether to be worried. I had an early miscarriage 3 years ago and have a healthy 2 year old at home. Both times I got pregnant right away. Should I be concerned? I can imagine your concern […]

Easy Ways to Get in Shape

by Mona Saint MD

Finding time to exercise and establishing a regular exercise routine is a challenge for many of us. Even though we can lose weight on a diet without exercise, for optimal health, regular exercise, even walking, at least 5 days a week should be the goal. I have found that for my patients and myself, the […]

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