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Incontinence After Delivery — There Are Solutions Feb 11th, 2020

Urinary incontinence is twice as likely to affect a woman than a man. One of the reasons is because pregnancy and delivery affect a woman’s bladder and other supporting muscles. In fact, as many as four in ten women experience urinary incontinence during pregnancy, and some new mothers continue having...

Why Having a Midwife at Your Side During Your Pregnancy Brings Peace of Mind Jan 9th, 2020

Are you planning a pregnancy or giving birth soon? If so, you may be hesitating over your birthing options. Many women need extra support during this vulnerable time and want an experienced provider who also supports a holistic birth. At Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery in Clifton, New Jersey, Paola Escobar,...

Struggling With Infertility? Here's What You Should Know Dec 5th, 2019

Trying to conceive a child can be problematic for many couples. It can be a frustrating process, because it can inevitably involve different tests and perhaps advanced reproductive technology to get pregnant. The good news is that there is help, and treatments are available to help you conceive a healthy...

Choosing the Right Birth Control for Your Lifestyle Nov 18th, 2019

On the surface, choosing your birth control seems like an easy enough decision. However, with all the options available, it can quickly become overwhelming.  At Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery in Passaic Park, New Jersey, our experienced team can help you select the best birth control based on your personal needs...

Bleeding During Pregnancy: What's Normal and What's Not? Oct 23rd, 2019

From the first glimpse of a positive line on a home pregnancy test to holding your new baby in your arms, there is nothing like the journey to parenthood. For some women, however, there can be a bump in the road like bleeding. Though it is no doubt scary and...

10 Tips for Managing Menopause Symptoms at Work Sep 3rd, 2019

Menopause is a normal part of life. It’s the time when your period stops, and you can no longer have children. Officially, menopause starts when you’ve stopped menstruating for a full year. There is a transition period leading up to menopause called perimenopause when you begin experiencing menopause symptoms. When...

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal—What Now? Aug 25th, 2019

Pap smears, also called Pap tests, are a special medical screening that looks for cervical changes that could turn into cancer. Your cervix is the lowest part of your uterus, and it’s directly above your vagina. If you get a test and the results are abnormal — or positive —...

PRP: The All Natural Solution for Younger-Looking Skin Jul 24th, 2019

You’ve lost that youthful glow and firmness in your face and neck, and you want it back. But you value your health, and always take the natural route whenever possible, which means you probably don’t like the idea of going under the knife to get a face or neck lift...

Your New Jersey Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide Jun 13th, 2019

While the average person is elated to peel away the extra layers and spend more time outside to soak up some rays, the average pregnant woman isn’t too thrilled at the notion of growing ever-larger in the hottest, most humid months of the year. Pregnant women have an increased blood...

What All Women Need to Know About STDs May 13th, 2019

Since the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, education efforts surrounding sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have been ramped up in an effort to prevent the spread of potentially dangerous infections. Unfortunately, these efforts have only garnered moderate success, as half of young men and women under the age of 25 are...

Why Botox Continues to be the Leading Treatment for Crow's Feet and Frown Lines Apr 1st, 2019

The search for safe, convenient, and effective antiaging treatments will most likely be an ongoing quest as long as the human race exists. Not because we’re vain, but because we want to look like we feel on the inside, which is often younger and more vivacious than our skin makes...

Urinary Incontinence is More Common and Treatable Than You Think Mar 14th, 2019

Do you worry about leaking urine with every laugh or cough? Do you find yourself racing to the bathroom hoping you make it in time? Are these issues impacting your social activities and quality of life? Fortunately, a number of treatments are available for urinary incontinence. At Holistic OB/GYN &...

Deciding Whether You Should Have a VBAC Feb 12th, 2019

There was a time when vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) was considered impossible. That’s certainly not the case these days. It’s estimated that about 90% of women who’ve had a C-section are candidates for VBAC and that 70% to 80% of women who choose VBAC experience a successful vaginal delivery....

5 Great Reasons to Consider Using a Midwife for Your Delivery Jan 10th, 2019

It makes sense that the term “midwife” means “with woman.” After all, the midwifery model of care is built on the philosophy that pregnancy, labor, and delivery are normal, natural life processes and that medical intervention during childbirth should only happen when absolutely necessary. As traditional care providers who’ve been...