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gestational diabetes checkup 200 x 200In your sixth month of pregnancy, you will be tested for gestational diabetes, which occurs when a pregnant woman develops high blood sugar levels. As many as one in ten pregnant women will have this condition and proper treatment is important because gestational diabetes can cause dangerously high blood pressure, premature birth or stillbirth and could increase your child’s risk for developing diabetes.

WHAT CAUSES GESTATIONAL DIABETES?
Gestational diabetes isn’t related to diabetes that you have before you’re pregnant. It’s linked to hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy that can impair the action of insulin in your body and cause blood sugar levels to rise. 

new parents holding babyBeing a new parent means having lots of questions about caring for your infant and we’ve assembled a dozen of the most frequently asked questions with helpful answers.

couple talking to fertility doctor about infertilityInfertility is a tragedy for men and women who want to start a family. It’s estimated that infertility affects about 12% of couples of reproductive age including about 20% of women who wait to have their first child after age 30. The good news is that a wide range of treatments can make parenthood possible for more people.

girl with menstrual crampsMenstrual cycle-related pain is a fact of life for women and it’s no fun. It can mean a few days of discomfort or disabling pain that stops you cold every month. Understanding what causes this and evaluating your options for self-treatment can help you decide if you can manage your menstrual pain or if you need to talk to your doctor about it.

Osteoporosis 200x200Every year, two million Americans suffer a bone fracture caused by osteoporosis, a thinning of bone mass. It’s estimated that more than 53 million people are at risk for a fracture because of low bone mass but only but only one in four seek treatment for the condition.

Post-menopausal women are at the highest risk for osteoporosis, but women of all ages should take steps to improve their bone health. The earlier you start, the better the chances of avoiding osteoporosis when you’re older. Here are some effective ways to reduce your risk.

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