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line of women varying in ages wearing pink ribbonsNearly a quarter-million women develop breast cancer every year but only about 3% of cases are linked to genetic mutations that were inherited. Genetic testing can uncover this risk but not every woman needs to be tested.

BRCA1 and BRCA2 are human genes that produce a certain protein which is capable of suppressing tumors. If these genes are altered or mutated and the protein doesn’t do its work these genetic alterations can result in the growth of cancer.

pregnant woman drinking waterWe all know the importance of drinking water for better health and it’s doubly true when you’re pregnant because getting enough water each day is vital for mother and child.

woman shopping for car seatThink of the millions of miles traveled every day across America by vehicles carrying babies in car safety seats. Now consider this – research has shown that nearly half of all car seats are installed incorrectly and that puts children at-risk for serious injury or death in a vehicle crash.

Today’s car safety seat is more sophisticated than the one you rode in years ago. The connection between the vehicle and the seat is stronger now but installation and use may be confusing for a first-time parent or a caregiver such as a grandparent.

Woman in Labor 300x200Labor is the final step before a successful delivery and sometimes it’s a process that needs help to get started. A labor induction can be necessary if you’re overdue or if there are health conditions that could present a risk for you or your baby unless the child is delivered now. Some women choose to have an induction but it’s not recommended prior to week 39 in your pregnancy.

Birth Control 300x200Hormonal, barrier and rhythm methods. Pills, patches, implants, IUDs, condoms, diaphragms, rings, sponges and natural family planning. Birth control comes in many forms, so let’s look at your options.

The birth control pill is most common hormonal contraceptive with a combination of estrogen and progestin hormones, or a progestin-only pill. A monthly birth control patch that delivers hormones can provide the effectiveness of a daily pill and is more convenient to use.

Northline Women's Health Center Locations:

15675 Northline Road

Southgate, MI 48195

(734) 282-3600
(734) 282-3603 - Fax

23050 West Road, Suite 210

Brownstown Twp., MI 48183

(734) 362-7000
(734) 362-7077 - Fax