Reasons for a missed period

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jan 13, 2016 1:00:00 PM

From confusion to panic, women may have a variety of reactions when their monthly menstrual cycle doesn’t make an appearance. Aside from the obvious reasons of pregnancy or menopause, there are a number of reasons your period may not show up on time — or at all. If you’ve been having regular periods but you suddenly miss one or more, this is known as secondary amenorrhea. Here are the most common causes of this issue:

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Pregnancy, PCOS

Tips for losing weight from DC cupcake company owners

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 22, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Cupcakes sound good right now, right? Just seeing the word makes you want one. So you might wonder how two sisters who own Georgetown Cupcakes came to lose a combined 100 pounds without giving up their beloved treat. Katherine Berman and Sophie LaMontagne explain how they lost the weight and why it worked:

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Health

Birth control interactions you need to know about

Posted by CarePoint Health on Sep 18, 2015 1:00:00 PM

If you take a hormonal method of birth control such as the pill, patch, or vaginal ring, you probably feel confident that it can reliably prevent pregnancy, and you’d be right. But what you may not realize is many unrelated medications can actually decrease the effects of your birth control, making pregnancy more likely.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Pregnancy

Postpartum depression – know the signs

Posted by CarePoint Health on Aug 19, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Most new moms go through a range of emotions after having a baby. Exhaustion, relief, anxiety, elation, and everything in between may be going through your mind in those first days and weeks. Although many of these emotions are normal and expected, it’s important to learn the difference between temporary feelings and a medical issue that needs treatment.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Pregnancy, Depression

Permanent birth control – what to consider

Posted by CarePoint Health on Aug 10, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Permanent birth control methods are very reliable and usually nonreversible. For women who are sure they do not want to have children in the future, these methods can alleviate the worry of having to use other methods of birth control, or an unplanned pregnancy.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Pregnancy

Incontinence after pregnancy

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jul 20, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Pregnancy is a special and cherished time for many women. The changes a woman’s body experiences during the 40 weeks of pregnancy are dramatic and beautiful. What often comes as a surprise, however, is that after pregnancy, some issues tend to remain — like urinary incontinence.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Pregnancy

Treating infertility with medications

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jun 3, 2015 1:00:00 PM

For couples trying to have a baby, infertility can be an unexpected and difficult obstacle. Finding out that you can’t get pregnant right away can be emotionally draining, and talking about it with friends and family is not always easy. As a result, many couples feel isolated or lonely during the process of trying to conceive.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Pregnancy, Infertility

Women who can benefit from Kegel exercises

Posted by CarePoint Health on Apr 22, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Kegel exercises are movements that can help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, and are ideal for women who want to improve problems with urinary incontinence or a prolapsed uterus, or want to tighten and strengthen their vaginal muscles following pregnancy and birth. However, all women can benefit from doing Kegel exercises regardless of the state of their health.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Pregnancy