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uterine problems smAn abnormality of the uterus can make it more difficult for you to carry your baby for the full nine months of pregnancy. Some abnormalities require extra monitoring during pregnancy to give you the best chance of having a baby. These problems can be congenital – one that you were born with – or an acquired abnormality that has developed in the uterus.

The uterus is a hollow muscular organ shaped like an upside-down pear, and about 3 in 100 women are born with an abnormality in the size, shape or structure of the uterus. A common congenital abnormality isseptate uterus, which occurs when your uterus is separated into two parts by a band of muscle or tissue that did not fuse together during development before birth.

GoRedForWomenPop quiz – what's the number-one deadly disease for women? (Hint: it's not breast cancer.) If you said heart disease, you're on the right track for tomorrow's National Wear Red Day. The first Friday of February is the day when everyone is encouraged to wear red to show solidarity in the fight against heartdisease, and to encourage every woman to become educated about her risk for heart disease. Northline Women's Health Center offers these tips from the American Heart Association on how to “Go Red” this year:

Choosing OB-GYNThe right OB/GYN is more than just someone who will offer the best care during pregnancy. You're choosing a person who will be your health care provider during the many stages of a woman's life, from young adulthood through menopause, and beyond. Being a wise health care consumer means taking the time to find the right doctor, so here are some tips to help you make the best choice:

 New Year's resolutions – we've heard them all before, and probably made a few that we didn't keep. This year, why not resolve to improve your health the smart way with some of these ideas:

 New Years Resolutions1. Eat less and eat better. Losing weight is a good goal for many people, but jumping right into a 1,000 calorie-a-day diet is probably a recipe for failure. Instead of deprivation, consider small steps like eating dessert only every other day, avoiding second helpings at meals, drinking water instead of a beverage with calories, and making fresh fruit or cut vegetables your go-to snack.

The ultrasound is a regular part of pre-natal care, but there are different kinds of ultrasound tests to provide a closer look at your baby. An ultrasound uses sound waves to penetrate the soft tissue and organs to create a picture on a monitor. A wand called a transducer is moved across the abdomen after a gel solution has been applied to the skin to make it easier to get a clear reading. An ultrasound uses no radiation; it's safe for mother and baby, and has been used in obstetrical care for over 50 years.

ultrasoundNorthline Women's Health Center in Brownstown and Southgate, Michigan can help you see your baby for the first time with our “My Baby Ultrasound” service, but do you want a 2D, 3D, or 4D ultrasound, and what's the difference? The simple answer is the bigger the number, the better the view.

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