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Common Signs of Bacterial Vaginosis Mar 1st, 2020

Bacterial vaginosis is a type of vaginal inflammation caused by bacterial overgrowth. It typically happens when activities, like sexual intercourse, change the balance of bacteria in the vagina.  Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal condition in women between 15 to 44. Unfortunately, this condition can cause complications during sex...

Menopause and Night Sweats: How to Sleep Better Feb 3rd, 2020

Menopause, when your menstrual cycle stops and your ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone, happens naturally, usually after age 45. Your body undergoes a number of changes in the leadup to menopause. Many of these changes are uncomfortable and can disrupt your sleep. Night sweats, excess sweating at night, are...

Why Would I Need an STD Test? Jan 1st, 2020

You may be wondering if you should get tested for a sexually transmitted disease (STD), but how do you know for sure that it’s necessary? Below are some of the situations in which getting tested would be important to your well-being.  Here at New Beginnings OB-GYN in Las Vegas, Nevada,...

Pregnant for the First Time? Here's What You Should Know Dec 1st, 2019

So you find out you're pregnant. What now? Prenatal care is crucial for the healthy development of your baby. Getting prenatal care as soon as possible can reduce the risk of potential problems, such as low birth weight, and help you have a happy, healthy pregnancy. The doctors at New...

Is Sex Painful? It Could Be One of These Common Conditions Nov 1st, 2019

Experiencing pain during sex can be distressing. More than just negatively impacting your sexual pleasure, it can cause problems in your relationship. In addition, you might feel stress not knowing if it’s a temporary problem or a sign of an underlying illness. At New Beginnings OB-GYN in Las Vegas, we...

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal — Now What? Oct 1st, 2019

At New Beginnings OB-GYN, we use a Pap smear — or Pap test — to monitor your cervical health. Your cervix is above your vagina at the very bottom of your uterus. When we do this test, we’re looking for specific changes in your cervical cells that could turn into...

What an HPV Diagnosis Means for Your Reproductive Health Sep 1st, 2019

According to the Cleveland Clinic, about 79 million Americans — both men and women — have HPV, making it one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Some people never have symptoms, so they don’t know they have it. Because of this, it’s quickly spread. As a woman, it’s...

How Menopause Affects Your Mental Health Aug 6th, 2019

Hot flashes and night sweats aren’t just uncomfortable, they can wake you up and prevent you from getting a full night of restorative rest. Insomnia is one reason many women find that menopause doesn’t have just physical symptoms, but mental and emotional ones, too. Although menopause is a normal, healthy...

What Constitutes a High-Risk Pregnancy? Jul 10th, 2019

It doesn’t matter if this is your first pregnancy or fourth, hearing those scary words “high risk” from your obstetrician can be nerve-wracking. For most women in the United States, pregnancy follows a routine schedule of events.  For 6%-8% of women, though, they find themselves facing a high-risk pregnancy. The...

When Should Adolescents Start Visiting A Gynecologist? Jun 21st, 2019

Adolescence can be a tough time, with puberty and the stresses of school and social life to contend with. It’s not always easy to talk to your parents or teachers about your menstrual cycle and female health concerns, but when is the right time to visit your gynecologist? According to...

5 Vaginal Conditions That Can Adversely Affect Your Quality of Life May 6th, 2019

So maybe your doctor gave you an antibiotic and all of a sudden, you’ve started itching, well, “down there.” Maybe sex has become irritating or even painful. Maybe you’ve started leaking when you sneeze, cough, or even laugh out loud. Many women would rather ignore these symptoms or believe that...

Top Reasons Why You Should Consider STD Testing Apr 12th, 2019

There’s a lot of misinformation and confusion out there about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). For one thing, you might think your symptoms would be obvious if you’ve picked up an STD, or you may think STDs happen only to young people or to those who engage in risky sexual behavior....

What Are the Symptoms of a Hormone Imbalance? Mar 1st, 2019

Hormone levels are carefully balanced to support the smooth functioning of your body and mind, but menopause can cause some serious disruption to this equilibrium. Low levels of crucial hormones can cause several significant side effects that can affect your day-to-day life, such as: Vaginal dryness and itching Osteoporosis Pain...

3 Things You May Not Know About Having A Hysterectomy Feb 1st, 2019

If you’re facing a hysterectomy, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half a million women have a hysterectomy every year. In fact, about a third of all women will have their uterus removed by the time they are 60 years old. If...

How Robotic Surgery Has Changed Gynecology Jan 3rd, 2019

You may have only recently heard about robotic surgery, but it has actually been approved for gynecological procedures by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 2005. More than a decade later, robotic technology continues to improve the way gynecological procedures are performed. At New Beginnings OB-GYN in Las Vegas,...

Bleeding During Pregnancy: What's Normal? Dec 7th, 2018

The pregnancy process is one of the most miraculous things a woman can experience in her life. But what do you do if you realize you’re bleeding? Is it normal? Is it serious? In this blog, the team at New Beginnings OB-GYN will discuss pregnancy and what you should know...

When Hormone Replacement Therapy Is the Answer Nov 15th, 2018

Menopause is a unique experience for every woman. Some women breeze through without so much as a single hot flash, while others find themselves suffering symptoms that are difficult to manage. While individual experiences vary, most women have to contend with a variety of uncomfortable symptoms as their body experiences...

What Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer Oct 26th, 2018

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, it’s a common disease -- most people have known someone fighting against it. This month, you’re likely to see a sea of pink while you’re out and about as people show their support and raise awareness about the disease. Maybe you know some...

What Every Woman Should Know About HPV Sep 26th, 2018

For many women, the HPV vaccine wasn’t around when they were young enough to receive it, but even for those who were, the vaccine doesn’t protect you from all forms of the virus. There are plenty of misconceptions surrounding HPV, so here’s what every woman needs to know.What is HPV?The...

Not Your Mother’s Hysterectomy: The Many Benefits of Robotic Assisted Surgery Aug 23rd, 2018

Imagine going through a procedure where the surgeon can see everything in 3D, magnified 40 times more than normal. Imagine less pain and a quicker recovery.This is exactly what robotic-assisted surgery can offer for many gynecological conditions.In fact, it’s not unknown for patients to undergo complicated surgery, and less than...

Managing Hot Flashes in Summer Jul 25th, 2018

Unfortunately, warm weather is a trigger for hot flashes for many women. Even more unfortunate is that it’s hard to escape hot weather in the summer, especially in Las Vegas where the average high temperature is over 100 degrees. About 80% of women going through menopause experience hot flashes, and...

Your Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide Jun 22nd, 2018

Every pregnancy has its ups and downs: One day you’re glowing and full of energy and the next, you can hardly look at your meal without feeling nauseous. This rollercoaster ride is perfectly natural as your body accommodates the growing life inside you. But your ride can be a little...

What Defines an Abnormal Period? May 24th, 2018

Some women get their period every month like clockwork, and they know exactly how long it will last and how heavy their flow will be. Even if your cycle is predictable but veers from its normal schedule once in a while, it’s still considered a normal period. For others, their...

Which Contraception is Right for Me Apr 4th, 2018

Making a smart decision about contraception is a responsible step for your reproductive health. When used correctly, many contraceptives are extremely effective. Before you settle on a form of birth control, think about your lifestyle, reproductive goals, and current health, and learn about the possible drawbacks for each method. After...