From menstrual cramps and mood swings to the painful nature of childbirth, women undergo a good amount of physical and emotional changes over their life. In many instances, these changes are good. Menstruation is essential for conception, and the pain of childbirth is quickly forgotten once the baby is born. Unfortunately, menopause is a change that most women feel offers no real benefit. While most women begin menopause in their 50s or later, 4 in every 100 women start menopause at a younger age.
People do the strangest things to their genitals, all in the name of pleasure, or the pursuit thereof. OB/GYN doctors have found many an unusual object stuck in their patient's vaginas, and it should be noted that these items definitely do not belong there. Here is just a sample of these oddities, and reasons to leave these objects out of your vagina.
Anything Metal, Including Wire Hangers
Women believing that a wire hanger can end an unwanted pregnancy have tried to DIY their own abortions.
Many women know the feeling of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) before their monthly periods starts. You may feel gloomy and irritable and also have abdominal cramps and bloating. PMS is normal and usually does not cause you to miss school or work. Most women can take an over-the-counter medication for PMS and go on without incident. However, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is altogether different, encompassing all the symptoms of PMS and more.
If you are pregnant, ultrasounds are one of the options you have for monitoring the health and development of your baby. Here are three benefits that you will experience if you choose to get ultrasounds taken of your baby during your pregnancy.
#1 More Accurate Due Date
Ultrasounds not only let you see the baby that you are carrying, they can also help your doctor determine how far along you are.
The little pink plus sign just popped up, and you're ready for your first trip to the OB doctor. If it's your first pregnancy, you probably have plenty of unanswered questions. That's okay. Your doctor understands that new soon-to-be-mommies need guidance. Before heading out the door, put together a list (even if it's just a mental one) of what you want to know. If you're not sure where to start, check out these pregnancy questions that you might want to ask.