The Zika Virus and Pregnancy

The Zika Virus and Pregnancy

Over the last week we have received many calls about the Zika virus at Partners in Women’s Health. Currently there is limited information about Zika as this is a new and emerging threat to pregnant patients.  However, we would like to provide you with some basic...
Rules for Traveling While Pregnant

Rules for Traveling While Pregnant

Travel does not need to be off-limits when you are pregnant. Here are a few tips to help you plan and have a relaxing vacation or business trip. The best time for travel is your second trimester (13-26 weeks).   By this point you should be past morning sickness and...
Are There Benefits To Taking Placenta Pills Postpartum?

Are There Benefits To Taking Placenta Pills Postpartum?

The practice of taking pills made from dehydrated placenta postpartum has been in the news lately, as reported by NPR.  This practice is called Placentophagy.  It is defined as the act of mammals eating the placenta of their young after childbirth.   We caught up with...
The Unicorn Uterus

The Unicorn Uterus

Dr.  Anthony Shaya, MD, MPH, FACOG, of Partners in Women’s Health, answered some questions about this rare uterine malformation. What is a “unicorn uterus”?  A unicornuate uterus is when there is only one side or one horn to the uterus.  Cornu means...

Panel Recommends New, Better HPV Vaccine

Children and young adults should get Merck’s new HPV vaccine to prevent various forms of cancer, including cervical cancer, federal advisers said Thursday. The Gardasil 9 vaccine protects against more strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes...

It’s healthier to lose weight before you get pregnant

Before she got pregnant in 2014, Lizzy King, 28, of East Lansing gave herself a lifestyle overhaul. She started running and lost 50 pounds. She eschewed processed food and ate her first banana. King became “hyper-aware of the effects of too much weight gain before and...
Study: Hot flashes usually persist for years

Study: Hot flashes usually persist for years

Science now has an answer for midlife women wondering how long their menopausal heat waves can persist. The answer: a long time. The typical duration of frequent hot flashes and night sweats is seven years, and for some women, symptoms persist for a dozen years or...