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pregnancy stressLife is stressful enough without the challenges of being pregnant. Add the pressure cooker atmosphere of the holiday season and you have a recipe for an expectant mom’s meltdown. But there are some simple steps you can take to cope with stress now and anytime during your pregnancy.

The first step is to accept that pregnancy is stressful. It’s okay to share your fears with your partner, because he’s probably feeling stress too. Communicating about your anxiety can help you both feel better.

incontinence smUrinary incontinence (UI) is a common problem that affects as many as one out of three women. It may be a few drops of urine that leak out when you cough or laugh, urine loss during sexual activity, or a sudden and uncontrollable urge to urinate.

UI is usually caused by problems with muscles and nerves as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, or menopause. There are effective medical treatments for urinary incontinence, but the first step is to talk about it, even if you feel shy. Many women across southeast Michigan suffer from urinary incontinence and our doctors at Northline Women’s Health Center have heard stories just like yours.

robotic hysterectomy smA hysterectomy is the most common surgery in gynecology and is second only to the C-section in all of women’s health care with about 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year in the United States.

A hysterectomy removes the uterus, and sometimes the cervix and occasionally other reproductive organs. A hysterectomy may be necessary to treat cancer of the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, or ovaries; a prolapse of the uterus; fibroids; Endometriosis, unmanageable bleeding or chronic pelvic pain.

A missed period may be the first sign that you're pregnant. You'll probably want to take a home pregnancy test and if that's positive, it's time to schedule an appointment with us.  A typical pregnancy lasts 40 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period to the birth of the baby. Pregnancy is divided into three stages - the first trimester, the second trimester, and the third trimester.

pregnant exercise smThere are plenty of reasons to exercise during your pregnancy. Exercise can increase your energy, boost your mood, promote strength and endurance, help you sleep better and may improve your ability to handle labor.
 
Exercise can also help to ease common pregnancy problems like backaches, constipation, bloating, and swelling. And because exercising during pregnancy keeps you fit, it will make it easier for you to get back in shape after your baby is born.

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