CWH Blog & Health Topics

The importance of your annual well woman exam

Prevention is the best medicine. No matter your age or health, it’s important to see your gynecologist annually for your well woman exam. A good health-care partnership between you and your doctor is a great way to keep you healthy and ahead of any problems that should arise. Read on to learn more about what… Read More »


When Should I Start to Get Mammograms?

When you get older, you have to start going through more and more regular screenings for cancer, such as colonoscopies and yes, mammograms. So, when is the best time to start getting mammograms? Is age the only factor? Or what else should you be aware of when it comes to increased risk of breast cancer?… Read More »


The Facts About HPV

One of the most common sexually transmitted viruses is Human Papillomavirus (HPV). HPV infections are so common that according to the CDC, nearly all men and women will have at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives. Currently, nearly 80 million Americans are infected with some type of HPV, and about… Read More »


What Are My Long-term Birth Control Options?

When it comes to birth control, many of the options aren’t exactly long-term options or require some diligence to ensure you are actually protected. So, if you’re not the best at remembering to take a pill at the same time or simply just prefer a form of birth control that you don’t have to think… Read More »


What to Expect During Your Third Trimester

We’re finally at the last trimester to finish off our series of what to expect during every trimester of your pregnancy. You’ve made it to the end! In a few short weeks, your baby will be here and the fun will begin. Here are the final appointments and benchmarkers before you give birth. Your third… Read More »


Do you have IC or a UTI?

Submitted by Jodi Jones, WHNP   Interstitial Cystitis (IC) or “painful bladder syndrome” is a chronic, painful bladder condition which is often mistaken for a urinary tract infection. We are unsure how a person acquires IC but it is known to be related to anxiety and stress and some believe it is classified as an… Read More »


Why do you need to leave a urine sample?

You’ve had them a million times….so, why can’t your provider just call in a prescription for you?  Why are you being asked to come to the office to leave a urine sample when you know EXACTLY what they feel like? Most women who have experienced a UTI (a.k.a bladder infection) will never forget the uncomfortable… Read More »


What to Expect During Your Second Trimester

Last month we took a look at what to expect during your first trimester. Continuing on with that, we thought we would go over what to expect during your second trimester as well as what benchmarkers and appointments you should be planning for or looking into. Your second trimester takes place at 3-6 months of… Read More »


What to Expect During Your First Trimester

Pregnancy is an exciting thing. But it can also feel scary and unpredictable at times. Whether it’s your first baby or your second or third (or more!) there are some common symptoms to look out for as well as appointments and benchmarkers you should be reaching during your first trimester. First Trimester, First Appointment Congratulations!… Read More »


Early Aneuploidy Screening Options

Submitted by Meghan Delaney, WHNP  During your initial obstetrical appointments in our office,  we will spend time with you discussing body changes, symptoms and planned care and testing moving forward. One area that seems to be a source of confusion and questions are your options for aneuploiody screening. Aneuploidy is the medical term for chromosomal… Read More »


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