Education

CONTRACEPTION

Birth Control
- Natural Family Planning
- Barrier Methods of Contraception
- Birth Control Pills
- Hormonal Contraception
- Intrauterine Devices

Permanent Sterilization
- Sterilization for Men and Women
- Postpartum Sterilization

GYNECOLOGIC PROBLEMS

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Genital Herpes
- Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Syphilis
- Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) Infection
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Problems of the Uterus
- Uterine Fibroids
- Abnormal Uterine Bleeding or Periods
- Cancer of the Uterus
- Endometrial Hyperplasia
- Menopausal Bleeding
- Hysterectomy

Problems of the Cervix and PAP smears
- The PAP Smear
- Human Papiloma Virus (HPV)
- Human Papilloma Vaccine (Gardisil)
- Abnormal PAP Smear
- Colposcopy
- Loop Electrical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
- Cervical Cancer

Problems of the Ovaries
- Ovarian Cysts
- Ovarian Cancer
- Polycystic Ovaries

Problems of the Breast
- Detection and Treatment of Breast Abnormalities
- Self Breast Exam

Menopause Related Problems
- Pelvic Support and Prolapse
- Menopausal Bleeding
- A Guide to Menopause
- Osteoporosis
- Hormone Therapy

Problems of the Vagina and Vulva
- Vaginitis
- Vulvodynia    

Urinary or Bladder Problems
- Urinary Incontinence
- Urinary Tract and Bladder Infections
- Incontinence Surgery

Infertility
- Diagnosis of Infertility
- Treatment of Infertility
- Repetitive Miscarriage
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- Early Pregnancy Loss

Pain Related to Gynecologic Problems
- Endometriosis
- Pain with Intercourse (Dyspareunia)
- Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhea)
- Pelvic Pain

Other Gynecologic Problems
- Premenstrual Syndrome or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

GYNECOLOGIC PROCEDURES

Preparing for Surgery
- Preparing for Surgery

Medications To Avoid
- Medications To Avoid

Procedures
- Dilation and Curettage
- Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
- Hysteroscopy
- Endometrial Ablation
- Hysterectomy
- Laparoscopy
- Incontinence Surgery
- Ultrasound Exams
- Mammograms
- Hysterosalpingogram
- Sonohystogram

OBSTETRICS AND PREGNANCY

Preconceptional Health and Care
- Preconceptional Health and Care

Normal Pregnancy Information
- Nutrition
- Car Seat Safety for You and Baby
- Information for Fathers
- Travel in Pregnancy
- Exercise in Pregnancy
- Morning Sickness
- How Your Baby Grows

Testing and Screening in Pregnancy
- Routine testing in Pregnancy
- Testing for Fetal Well Being
- Screening for Birth Defects
- Genetic Disorders
- Reducing Birth Defects
- Cystic Fibroisis

Labor, Delivery, and Post Partum
- Preterm Labor
- Preterm Birth
- How to Tell When Labor Begins
- Fetal Monitoring in Labor
- Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery
- Induction of Labor
- Cesarean Section
- Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC)
- Newborn Circumcision
- Getting in Shape After
- Pregnancy Postpartum Depression
- Kangaroo Care

Skin to skin contact, also known as Kangaroo Care, has been recommended for all healthy term newborns by both the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists because of its positive effects on infants and their families.

Skin to skin means the baby is placed belly down on your chest at birth.

Kangaroo care is associated with reduced crying and heart rate surges in the newborn.  It promotes stabilization of the newborns temperature and promotes successful breastfeeding.  Studies in low birth weight infants show a reduction in infections and newborn death, and has also shown an increase in weight, height and head growth. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that healthy infants be placed and remain in direct skin to skin contact with their mother immediately after delivery until the first feeding is accomplished. (Gartner et al, 2005, page 498).  The Neonatal Resuscitation Program guidelines states that, “term infants who have good muscle tone and cry or breathe spontaneously should not be separated from mother but should be placed in skin to skin contact with the mother” (6, p. S910).  Kangaroo care infants slept longer and showed improved neuro behavior. 

 “Hospital protocols can be modified to support uninterrupted skin to skin contact immediately after birth for both vaginal and cesarean section births.  The first hour of life outside the womb is a special time.  This once in a lifetime experience should not be interrupted unless the baby or mother is unstable and requires medical resuscitation.  It is a “sacred” time that should be honored, cherished and protected whenever possible.” (Raylene Phillips, FAAP)

Complicated Pregnancies and Concerns
- The Rh Factor
- High Blood Pressure
- Bleeding
- Diabetes
- After Your Due Date
- When Your Baby is Breech
- Early Pregnancy Loss
- Twin Pregnancy
- Hepatitis B in Pregnancy
- Genetic Disorders
- Drug, Alcohol, and Tabacco in Pregnancy
- Group B Strept (GBS)
- Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) 
- Back Pain in Pregnancy
- Morning Sickness
- Seizures Disorders in Pregnancy
- Diagnosing Birth Defects
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- Preterm Labor
- Postpartum Depression

WOMEN'S HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE

Health Guides and Preventative Medicine
- Exercise and Fitness
- Weight Control
- Decreasing Your Cancer Risks
- Keeping Your Heart Healthy
- Preventing Hepatitis B
- Eating Healthy
- Breast Self Exam
- Cholesterol and your Health
- How to Quit Smoking
- Sexual Health

Health Issues for Women
- High Blood Pressure
- Bowel Problems
- Osteoporosis
- Thyroid Disorders

Health Issues for Teens
- Menstruation
- Your First Gynecologic Visit