According to reports, approximately 50,000 American women experience severe complications during pregnancy. This sheer prevalence makes high-risk pregnancies an alarming situation, especially for Black women, in which mortality rate is higher compared to White women. While it’s true that all pregnancies carry some risks, a high-risk pregnancy carries a higher risk (about 25%) of health
Women’s health problems are often swept under the rug until they become serious as women are too focused on the health care of their partner and children while neglecting their own health needs. Women represent the cornerstone of a family’s overall health which means a healthy woman can lead to improved health for children and
To many people, the term “midwife” conjures images of matronly maternity caregivers of a bygone era who assisted women in giving birth. That’s probably because midwifery was a common practice for centuries until the modern era. Today, more than 90 percent of pregnant women choose an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) or other physician to deliver their babies.
As an expecting mother, you want only the best care for yourself and your baby. That’s why so many women in the greater Chicago, Illinois, area trust Aishling Obstetrics & Gynecology for their obstetric needs. We have been taking care of women’s health care needs in all stages of life for years and have established
Getting a Pap smear is an integral part of maintaining every woman’s health. It only takes a few minutes every three years and helps detect and curb cervical cancer. If you’re getting a Pap smear for the first time, you might be understandably nervous. That’s completely normal, but knowing what to expect can give you
Essure is a permanent and irreversible type of birth control for women. The implantable medical device was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002, but after receiving much controversy and increasing reports of complications, it was later withdrawn from use in the US and in other countries, by the manufacturer Bayer