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When to Stop Taking Contraception to Get Pregnant

Does trying to conceive after you stop using birth control put you at higher risk for miscarriage? Learn the answer to this and other questions about when fertility returns after you stop using contraceptives.
May 8th, 2024

How Does Hormone Optimization Work?

BioTE® offers a path for those seeking relief from hormonal imbalance symptoms. This comprehensive solution provides a natural approach, personalized plans, and innovative delivery method.
Feb 1st, 2024

Do All Uterine Fibroids Require Treatment?

Uterine fibroids are surprisingly common — in fact, some data show fibroids affect the majority of women at some point during their lives. But do all fibroids need to be treated? We have the answer.
Dec 7th, 2023
When Should I Have My First Screening Mammogram?

When Should I Have My First Screening Mammogram?

An estimated 44,000 Americans die annually from breast cancer, a disease that’s treatable if caught early. Your preventive health plan should add a screening mammogram by age 50 — and possibly by age 40 if certain risk factors are present.
Oct 1st, 2023
Key Benefits of Appropriate Exercise During Your Pregnancy

Key Benefits of Appropriate Exercise During Your Pregnancy

Regular physical activity is good for your health under most circumstances, and pregnancy is no different. As long as you’re healthy and enjoying a normal pregnancy, you’ll benefit from exercise. Here’s what you need to know about doing so safely.
Sep 1st, 2023
Five Tips to Help Ease Period Cramps

Five Tips to Help Ease Period Cramps

Many women endure the monthly trial of menstrual cramps. With a few simple and practical tips, you can gain control of menstrual cramps and prevent your period from making you feel miserable.
Aug 1st, 2023

I Suddenly Feel So Tired — Could I Be in Menopause?

Menopause causes a lot of symptoms, including pervasive feelings of fatigue. Hormone testing can determine if menopause is to blame, while hormone replacement therapy can help restore your energy levels. Here’s how it works.
Jul 1st, 2023
Does Endometriosis Improve on Its Own?

Does Endometriosis Improve on Its Own?

Endometriosis affects millions of women, but fortunately, there are treatments that can help. A lot of women wonder, though: Can their symptoms clear up on their own? Here’s the answer.
Jun 1st, 2023
When Period Pain Is Cause for Concern

When Period Pain Is Cause for Concern

Many women experience menstrual cramps from time to time, but extreme pain is another story. Here’s when period pain indicates something deeper.
Mar 1st, 2023
 5 Encouraging Facts About Menopause

5 Encouraging Facts About Menopause

Over a million women in the United States become menopausal every year. If you’re one of them, you might be wondering what to expect. In this post, learn about five positive changes many women experience once their menstrual cycles end.
Jan 2nd, 2023
5 Signs of Problematic Fibroids

5 Signs of Problematic Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are a common issue for women. In fact, most women will develop one in their lifetime. Learn the signs and treatment options.
Dec 1st, 2022
Can a Miscarriage Affect Your Periods?

Can a Miscarriage Affect Your Periods?

After a miscarriage, it can take your body some time to get back to normal. Your menstrual cycle timing depends on your situation. Here’s what you need to know about your period resuming after a miscarriage.
Nov 1st, 2022
When to Consider Surgery for Endometriosis

When to Consider Surgery for Endometriosis

When uterine tissue grows outside the uterus, you have endometriosis. Symptoms include chronic pelvic pain that’s severe enough to impact the quality of daily life. When other treatments fail, minimally invasive surgery may be the answer.
Oct 1st, 2022
Yes, You Do Need Prenatal Vitamins

Yes, You Do Need Prenatal Vitamins

Getting ready for a new addition to your family is an exciting time, and it’s also a time of increasing demands on your body. Prenatal vitamins can help ensure you and your developing baby stay healthy. Here’s why they’re so important.
Sep 1st, 2022
What is a High-Risk Pregnancy?

What is a High-Risk Pregnancy?

When you’re pregnant, there’s always a risk of complications for you and your unborn baby. Certain conditions, such as carrying multiples, increases that risk. Learn what constitutes a high-risk pregnancy and what that means for you.
Aug 1st, 2022
Are You at Risk for Gestational Diabetes?

Are You at Risk for Gestational Diabetes?

With proper treatment and regular monitoring, health conditions that arise during pregnancy can be managed effectively. It’s wise to find out the risks and what you can do to keep you and your baby healthy.
Jul 1st, 2022
Which Foods Aren’t Safe to Eat During Pregnancy?

Which Foods Aren’t Safe to Eat During Pregnancy?

Of course, you want to do everything you can to have a healthy pregnancy. Did you know that your diet is vitally important — not only what to eat, but what not to eat? Learn more about the foods you should avoid for a healthy pregnancy.
Jun 1st, 2022
Balance Your Hormones and Restore Your Sex Life

Balance Your Hormones and Restore Your Sex Life

It’s hard to talk about your private sex life, and that’s exactly why we want to. You need to know that more fulfilling sex life isn’t far away. Here’s the skinny on how hormone therapy can help.
May 1st, 2022
4 Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts

4 Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts

Women’s bodies are complicated, and we’re used to dealing with cramps, twinges, and aches. So how do you know when your symptoms are serious and when they may indicate an ovarian cyst? Keep reading to find out.
Apr 1st, 2022
Who’s at Risk for Preeclampsia?

Who’s at Risk for Preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia — high blood pressure during pregnancy — can sneak up on you and put you and your baby in danger. Are you at risk? Find out more about this pregnancy complication here.
Mar 6th, 2022
How to Keep Your Blood Sugar Stable

How to Keep Your Blood Sugar Stable

Have you been diagnosed with gestational diabetes? Keeping your blood sugar stable throughout your pregnancy can help you and your baby be safer and healthier.
Feb 6th, 2022
5 Signs of Abnormal Menstruation

5 Signs of Abnormal Menstruation

If your periods feel out of control because of excessive pain, bleeding, or absence, you may have a medical condition in need of treatment. Don’t ignore the signs of abnormal menstruation.
Jan 1st, 2022
How Endometriosis Impacts Sex and Intimacy

How Endometriosis Impacts Sex and Intimacy

Endometriosis can affect your overall health and wellness in many different ways, including your sex life. Here, we explore why endometriosis can make sex and intimacy more difficult and how we can help.
Dec 5th, 2021
Myths and Facts About Ovarian Cysts

Myths and Facts About Ovarian Cysts

Shrouded in myth and misconception, ovarian cysts can seem a lot scarier than they actually are. Separating fact from fiction about these common growths is the first step in understanding your diagnosis, as well as your treatment options.
Nov 1st, 2021
6 Tips for Staying Fit During Your Pregnancy

6 Tips for Staying Fit During Your Pregnancy

Staying fit during pregnancy may seem difficult, but when armed with the proper knowledge and ample tips, it’s achievable. Read on to learn ways you can keep yourself fit during your pregnancy.
Oct 1st, 2021

How Long Do Menopause Symptoms Last?

Though menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life, the symptoms and their intensity can be unique to everyone. The good news is that these symptoms won’t last forever, though their duration is unpredictable.
Aug 1st, 2021

How Do Periods Change With Age?

If there’s one constant when it comes to periods, it’s that every woman experiences them differently, at different ages. While there are no “rules” when it comes to how periods change over time, there are some general guidelines.
Jul 12th, 2021

6 Common Signs of Endometriosis

Even though many women have endometriosis, the symptoms can be difficult to identify. Here are six indications that you may have it.
Jun 8th, 2021

The Many Benefits of Hormone Optimization

We typically don’t give a second thought to our hormones — until they’re out of balance. From hot flashes to bone loss, these are just a few of the effects of hormone changes, which hormone optimization can help offset.
May 9th, 2021

Carrying Twins or Triplets: What to Expect

You get the news — your bundle of joy has become plural, and you’re expecting twins or triplets. As your mind races considering all that you need to do in the future, let us first guide you through your pregnancy.
Apr 14th, 2021

5 Risk Factors for Ovarian Cysts

While ovarian cysts are relatively common, some circumstances can make you more likely to have them. Find out how ovarian cysts occur and whether you have a heightened risk for developing them.
Mar 1st, 2021

5 Causes of Late or Skipped Periods

A late or skipped period can be a cause for panic, but if your pregnancy test comes back clear, there might be something else behind your missing period. Find out what commonly causes menstruation irregularities.
Feb 11th, 2021

Common Bladder Control Issues

Did you know that bladder control issues can be problems in menopause as well as pregnancy? In this article, we’ll cover five common bladder control issues and how we can help you regain control.
Jan 13th, 2021

10 Tips for Managing Menopause Symptoms at Work

Struggling with the symptoms of menopause while at work is no fun. Learn strategies to minimize your discomfort, such as avoiding trigger foods, going for walks, and keeping a symptoms diary.
Dec 1st, 2020

Myths and Facts About Menorrhagia

Are heavy periods preventing you from enjoying everyday activities during your cycle? Bust the myths regarding menorrhagia, and learn how you can improve your well-being.
Oct 8th, 2020

When Are Heavy Menstrual Periods Cause for Concern?

Heavy periods can be a sign of health problems, such as bleeding disorders, hormone imbalances, uterine fibroids, or ovulation problems. Learn how to tell when heavy periods need further investigation.
Aug 31st, 2020

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Chronic Pelvic Pain

If you’re experiencing pain in your pelvic area that hasn’t gone away, it’s time to seek professional care. Chronic pelvic pain can indicate serious medical conditions that require treatment. Here’s why you shouldn’t ignore chronic pelvic pain.
Aug 17th, 2020

Can You Prevent Hot Flashes?

While menopause puts an end to your periods, it can usher in a host of new challenges, including persistent hot flashes that can cause considerable discomfort. Here’s a look at how we can help control your hot flashes.
Jul 19th, 2020

Not All Fibroids Are Alike

If your doctor says you have fibroid tumors in your uterus, you’ll want to know more about what kinds of issues they can cause. The answer depends on what types of fibroids they actually are - read on to find out more!
Jun 8th, 2020

Should I Be Worried About Ovarian Cysts?

Ovarian cysts are common and often go away on their own. But if one is detected during a routine or diagnostic ultrasound, you may have questions and concerns. Read on to learn when these cysts may need medical intervention.
May 12th, 2020

Common Signs You're Entering into Perimenopause

Perimenopause is a transition period before menopause that signals the end of reproductive life. For some women, there may be few changes, while others have extensive symptoms. Recognizing the signs can help you weather the storm. Read on to learn how.
Apr 20th, 2020

Can I Get Pregnant If I Have Endometriosis?

Although endometriosis can often contribute to infertility, an endometriosis diagnosis doesn't mean you'll never be able to get pregnant. Read more to learn about the impacts of this condition on women's fertility and health.
Mar 20th, 2020

How to Get Your Body Ready for Pregnancy

If you think you're ready to start trying to get pregnant, you should start to prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy, as well. Read more to learn what you should do to get ready for a pregnancy.
Dec 9th, 2019
No matter how old you are, you should tell your doctor about any heavy periods you experience. At Serrano OB-Gyn, we want to

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Heavy Period at Any Age

Heavy periods could signal a range of troublesome medical conditions — from cancer to ovarian cysts to endometriosis. Here’s why you shouldn’t ignore a heavy period, regardless of your age, and what you can do about the condition.
Oct 31st, 2019
Regular prenatal appointments are critical to monitor both your health and the health of your growing baby. At each appointme

6 Tips to Prevent Having a High-Risk Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a natural process, but complications can arise that impact mom or baby’s health. About 6-8% of pregnancies are considered high-risk. Find out how you can prepare for pregnancy and reduce your chances of having a high-risk pregnancy.
Sep 30th, 2019