procedures

Belly Piercings and Pregnancy

Belly piercings have become quite popular. If you have a belly piercing you may have been told by well-meaning friends that you should remove your belly ring once you become pregnant. But do you really need to? A belly piercing that has completely healed is perfectly safe to keep during pregnancy. » Read more

What is IUI?

IUI, or intrauterine insemination, is a procedure done in a doctor's office that places sperm directly into a woman's uterus to aid in conception. During normal intercourse, only a small percentage of a man's sperm will make it past the woman's cervix and enter the uterus to fertilize the woman's egg. Most of the sperm that is ejaculated during intercourse remains in the vagina. » Read more

Dental Care During Pregnancy

By Maria T. Pepin

Is dental care safe during pregnancy? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), annual exams and routine cleanings during your pregnancy are perfectly safe and recommended. Make sure to let your dentist know that you are expecting. Some women may need dental procedures such as fillings, root canals or crowns during pregnancy. » Read more

What happens during a D&C?

A D&C is one of the most common surgical procedures performed on women. A D&C is a generally performed to diagnose a condition. Having a D&C performed gives women more information and treatment options. Many years ago, when a woman was suffering with uterine conditions, the most common treatment was a hysterectomy or removing the uterus. A D&C is also performed frequently after a woman has a miscarriage. Many times after a pregnancy loss, the uterus does not completely empty. This puts a woman in danger of severe infection and future infertility. » Read more

Tubal Ligation Reversal or IVF

Tubal ligation or “having your tubes tied” is meant to be a permanent form of birth control. It can be carried out with various methods but ends with the same result. » Read more