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Why STI Testing Should Be Part of Your Self-Care Routine

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When was the last time you got tested for sexually transmitted infections? If it’s been a while, it’s time to make STI testing part of your regular self-care routine. Infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea or even herpes often don’t show symptoms at first but can cause damage if left untreated.
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Hysterectomy Procedures: Types, Surgical Techniques, Recovery Times and More

Having a hysterectomy is a significant decision. In our latest post, we discuss different surgical approaches and the recovery journey. Empower yourself with essential information regarding this common procedure.
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Understanding Uterine Fibroids: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

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Uterine fibroids are a common concern, but the good news is that most of them are benign. Good reproductive outcomes are possible. Our latest article delves into the symptoms, causes, and risk factors associated with fibroids. Explore various treatment options, from conservative approaches to non-invasive procedures and surgical management.
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What to Know About Well Woman Exams: What’s Covered and What’s Not

Regular well-woman visits are essential for women's preventative care. These visits focus on your overall health and provide important health screenings. Learn more about the importance of well-woman visits, what to expect, and how insurance coverage works.
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MWH – A Different Kind of Care

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Other than being Madison’s only women-owned health clinic, what else sets us apart? We have a unique approach that empowers and supports women at every stage of life. From personalized care to stress management and healthier living, our commitment to our patients is unparalleled. Don't miss out on discovering the future of women's healthcare.
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Pregnancy after Miscarriage

Dealing with the emotional aftermath of a miscarriage is tough, but you're not alone. Our latest blog post tackles the sensitive topic of pregnancy after miscarriage, providing valuable insights and guidance for women and couples navigating this challenging journey.
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Breast Cancer: Risks, Symptoms and Treatments

Did you know that the second most common cancer among women in the U.S. has a 5-year survival rate of 90%? The sooner it’s detected, the better. Read our blog post about breast cancer to learn about its risks, symptoms and treatments.
Pregnant couple with doula at home

How to Choose the Right Doula

Doulas can provide invaluable support during childbirth, but it's important to choose the right one for you. Check out our blog for tips on what to look for in a doula and how your medical team can work together with a doula to ensure a safe and positive birth experience.
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Mammograms: Do They Hurt? When to Get One, and Other FAQ

Mammograms are an essential screening tool that can detect breast cancer at an early stage, making treatment more successful. At Madison Women's Health, we strongly encourage women to undergo regular mammograms as a preventive measure against breast cancer.
Woman experiencing lower back pain during pregnancy

Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy: Tips for Prevention and Relief

If you are experiencing upper or lower back pain during pregnancy, you’re not alone. In fact, up to 90% of pregnant women experience back pain at some point in their pregnancy. This can be frustrating,…
Daughter kisses mom's belly who is having a geriatric pregnancy

Geriatric Pregnancy? The Truth About Having a Baby After 35

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While it's most common for women to get pregnant in their twenties, nearly 1 in 5 pregnant women is 35 or older. Once called a "geriatric pregnancy," pregnancy at an advanced maternal age is typically healthy and uneventful.
Woman with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome with two children on blanket

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): Symptoms and Treatments

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS, affects 6% to 12% of women of childbearing age and is one of the most common causes of infertility. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with PCOS, this news is upsetting…
A mother holds her newborn infants hand after breech delivery.

Breech Baby: What Causes it and What to Expect

The final weeks of pregnancy can get topsy-turvy for a variety of reasons. With regular checkups, you can prepare for a smoother delivery.
Woman doing at-home genetic test with cotton swab.

At-Home Genetic Testing Kits: Do They Really Work?

Move over personality quizzes! There’s a cooler test that has been giving people insights into their genetic code: at-home genetic testing. But before you swab your cheek and wait by the mailbox for your answers, make sure you understand what these tests can and can’t do.