Severe Morning Sickness – What is Hyperemisis Gravidarum?

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Some nausea and vomiting during the earlier stages of pregnancy is common. The discomfort is caused by levels of pregnancy hormones, specifically hCG, (human chorionic gonadotropin, the hormone responsible for helping to build your baby’s placenta) and estrogen in a woman’s body. Both of these increase rapidly during pregnacy. Hyperemisis Gravidarum is known as severe … Continue reading Severe Morning Sickness – What is Hyperemisis Gravidarum?

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Uterine Fibroids and Treatments for Fibroids – Some Have No Symptoms

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Fibroids are noncancerous tumors, or overgrowth of uterine muscle, that grow when they should not. Less than 0.1% of uterine fibroids become cancerous, but they generally should be treated because they can cause pain, heavy bleeding and other complications. Growth of a uterine fibroid Typically uterine fibroids are simply called fibroids, but they can also … Continue reading Uterine Fibroids and Treatments for Fibroids – Some Have No Symptoms

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Lactation Consultant in Eugene

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Pacific Women’s Center has a lactation consultant in Eugene who teaches classes right here. Since 2012, we’ve worked with Devorah Bianchi of Loving Arms Lactation to present our ongoing lactation classes. Breastfeeding does not come automatically easy for every mother. Talking with a lactation consultant in Eugene helps explain some of the problems and solutions that … Continue reading Lactation Consultant in Eugene

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Childbirth Classes in Eugene

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For future moms and dads, the knowledge that nine months into the future a baby will arrive can be a happy and exciting time. It can be a confusing and uncertain time. Pacific Women’s Center offers childbirth classes in Eugene, and these classes are a great way to learn and prepare for the birth. We … Continue reading Childbirth Classes in Eugene

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What to Know About Tubal Reversal in Eugene

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If you had a tubal ligation, this means that your fallopian tubes were “tied” in some way, whether by blockage (being clamped closed with rings or clips), being tied, or being cut to close them. The idea behind this is that the closure of the tubes stops eggs from traveling from the ovaries into the … Continue reading What to Know About Tubal Reversal in Eugene

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Menstrual Migraine, or Hormone-associated Headaches

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A woman’s menstrual cycle closely relates to hormonal changes taking place in her body at the same time. Unfortunately, the act of the body shedding uterine tissue can be uncomfortable, causing cramping. The hormonal changes can cause menstrual migraines, or hormone-associated headaches too. According to the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, an estimated 12.6 million … Continue reading Menstrual Migraine, or Hormone-associated Headaches

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Obstetrics and Pregnancy Care in Eugene

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You have some choices for what doctor to choose to help you during your obstetrics and pregnancy care in Eugene. Finding the right doctor to help you is an important part of helping the birth process to go as smoothly as possible. Write down the qualities you want for your obstetrics and pregnancy care. You … Continue reading Obstetrics and Pregnancy Care in Eugene

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Sometimes Severe Pain During Periods is Not Normal, it’s Endometriosis

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The actresses Julianne Hough and Lena Dunham, along with celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michaels have all spoken out about their struggles with endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-Oh-sis). One thing stands out about their stories. It often takes a long time for many women to realize that the severe pain during periods and with intercourse is not typical. “For the … Continue reading Sometimes Severe Pain During Periods is Not Normal, it’s Endometriosis

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