Giving birth can be both exciting and terrifying for first-time moms. Just as the rest of your pregnancy has differed from others’, your birth experience will be unique to you and your baby. As you think about the big day when you’ll finally meet your little one, you probably have questions about what to expect!
Did you know recommendations for how often you need a pelvic exam have changed since you were a teen? Dr. Karla Dickmeyer answers all your questions about why and how often to see your OBGYN.
Preeclampsia and gestational hypertension can be surprising or even scary diagnoses. They affect 5-10% of pregnancies and are some of the main reasons labor is induced. Yet they are also some of the most common complications we see and manage every day. Learn which symptoms you need to watch for and why it’s so important to never skip a prenatal appointment.
You’ve decided you’d like to have a baby. Congratulations! This is an exciting time that may also raise a number of questions for you, especially if you haven’t been pregnant before. Deciding when you’re ready for a baby is a very personal choice. The timing is different for everyone, whether it’s your first pregnancy or […]
Are your hormones to blame when you’re not feeling like yourself? Discover which of your symptoms might (or might not) be caused by hormone imbalances and what you can do about it.
Are you having irregular periods in your 40s? Is it perimenopause or something else? Learn what perimenopause is, what it feels like, and how you can treat the symptoms.
Do your food cravings mean anything? Why can’t you eat your favorite deli sandwich anymore? Are you following the right pregnancy diet? Dr. Sarah Yanke dishes out the latest food and nutrition advice for pregnant women.
You can—and should—stay active while you’re pregnant. Exercising during pregnancy has many wonderful benefits for you and your baby. It’s important to stay safe while you exercise. Discover the safest and best exercises for pregnancy, and which ones you should avoid.
One of the best ways to prepare for breastfeeding is to educate yourself before your baby arrives. Read these helpful breastfeeding tips for new moms so you can feel confident when your little one arrives!
Madison Women’s Health embraces the movement by Black Lives Matter to address social injustice and racism. To that end, we also wish to support two local organizations who directly address the social and medical inequities of health in Black Mothers and Babies, and will be making donations to support the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness […]