The Morning-After Pill

You wake up the next morning, and realize what has happened… You are scared, shocked, and unsure of what to do next. You remember your friend talking about some kind of pill. What was it? Will it protect me? Will it help me out of this mess? Making a decision to take any medication is […]

Pregnancy Symptoms

Your period is late. You can’t help but wonder: Could I be pregnant? Common signs and symptoms that accompany pregnancy may help you determine if you are. 1.       A missed period. This is the most common indicator to women but some women don’t have regular periods or don’t keep track. Other symptoms can be clues… […]

Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound A general ultrasound is a noninvasive medical procedure. Ultrasound machines are unlike x-rays. No radiation is involved in an ultrasound so they are not harmful to people. How does an ultrasound machine work? Ultrasound imaging uses sounds waves to view the inside of the body. Ultrasounds are also referred to as ultrasound scanning and […]

How Early can a Pregnancy Test be Taken

No longer do women have to wait until a missed period to take a pregnancy test. Technology has changed our world; making pregnancy tests accurate earlier and more affordable. So how early can a pregnancy test be taken? Let’s learn a little about the female body before we answer that question. Ovulation Each month an […]

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