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I’m Embarrassed About My Urinary Incontinence Oct 1st, 2021

If you deal with urinary incontinence, you’re not alone. In fact, more than 13 million Americans have the condition, and experts estimate that up to half of women experience incontinence at some point. Despite this, many women feel embarrassed and ashamed about their incontinence and often don’t seek treatment despite...

Why Would I Need a C-Section? Sep 1st, 2021

Like many aspects of pregnancy, Cesarean section (C-section) births are subject to plenty of pervasive rumors and myths. OB/GYNs and midwives encounter these every day. Common myths include that doctors are paid more to perform C-sections when compared to vaginal delivery and that having a C-section is somehow “easier” than...

Myths and Facts About Labor Aug 4th, 2021

Pregnancy, especially for first-time moms, can be both wonderful and anxiety-inducing. Luckily, there are a lot of great resources for women who have questions or need advice. Other women, midwives, nurses, mothers, and tons of online and print pieces are out there. On the other end of the spectrum, almost...

A Closer Look at Routine Gynecology Services Jul 18th, 2021

If you’re a woman in the United States, you probably see your general physician at least once a year. One study found that around 70% of women make time for a yearly physical. However, that same study found that only about 40% of women make time for gynecology services every...

The Role of a Midwife During Delivery Jun 24th, 2021

Midwives are becoming more popular in the United States. The American medical system has typically not included many midwives, despite their popularity in Europe. In fact, 75% of babies are delivered by midwives across the Atlantic as compared to 10% in the United States. However, as American women have started...

Everything You Should Know About Preeclampsia May 11th, 2021

About 3.7 million babies were born in the United States in 2019. Although rates can vary, it’s estimated that about 5% of women deal with preeclampsia, a condition in which high blood pressure suddenly develops during pregnancy. That’s 185,000 women every year dealing with this serious condition, which can have...

Benefits of Pairing Botox Injections with PRP Therapy Apr 1st, 2021

Do wrinkles stare back at you when you look in the mirror? If so, there’s a perfect combination of treatments that can help turn those wrinkles into smooth skin. The dynamic duo is Botox® and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. In this blog, the health experts at Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery...

Signs of Sexual Dysfunction Mar 1st, 2021

Approximately 40% of women and 30% of men report that they suffer from some degree of sexual dysfunction. Despite being such a widespread issue, the National Institutes of Health has found that only a small percentage of women seek medical attention for it. While shame can play a role in...

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Urinary Incontinence Feb 3rd, 2021

Do you often leak urine or suddenly feel an urgent need to use the bathroom? If so, you may be suffering from urinary incontinence. It’s estimated that about 25 million Americans suffer from this condition, 75-80% of which are women. Despite the prevalence of urinary incontinence, women wait an average...

What Should I Look for in a Midwife? Jan 1st, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a spike in women choosing to have their babies at home with the assistance of a midwife. This spike is a good thing, because midwifery is a worthy alternative to a hospital birth, and it can alleviate some of the stress on the...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Can I Have a Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean Section? Dec 1st, 2020

Mothers who have already given birth through a Cesarean section (C-section) often hear that they won’t be able to give birth vaginally. However, the truth is that many women who experience C-sections go on to give birth vaginally. This is called vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC).  At Holistic OB/GYN &...

When Should I Get Tested for STIs? Nov 2nd, 2020

It’s important to know right away if you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI). But how do you know when you need a test? An STI can have various signs and can be caused by a wide variety of pathogens — bacteria, viruses, or parasites. That’s why it’s important to...

5 Myths About Childbirth Oct 1st, 2020

Is it an amusing old wives’ tale, or is there any truth to what you’ve heard? Myths about childbirth are as ancient as humans, but knowing what to believe and what to laugh about can make a big difference in your stress levels and birth plan. At Holistic OB/GYN &...

Recovering from a C-Section: What to Expect Sep 10th, 2020

If you’re having a Cesarean section or may have one, know this: The procedure is extremely common. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost one-third of American babies are delivered via Cesarean section. A Cesarean section, also called a C-section, is a significant abdominal operation...

A Beginner's Guide to Botox Aug 12th, 2020

Botox® is the oldest, most reliable wrinkle-reducing procedure on the market. In fact, it’s the only FDA-approved treatment that minimizes deep frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles. The providers at Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery in Passaic Park and Ridgewood, New Jersey, are experts in providing Botox. In this blog,...

Leaking Urine: Is it a Medical Problem? Jul 17th, 2020

Leaking urine on a continental basis is never OK. Whether you have an overactive bladder, or if you’re dealing with stress incontinence, you should always make an appointment with an expert to discuss the problem. Charles Haddad, MD, and his team at Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery in Passaic Park and...

What to do When Intercourse Hurts Jun 12th, 2020

If pain during intercourse is something that plagues your relationship, you’re not alone. In fact, according to Harvard Health, millions of women suffer from painful intercourse before, during, and even after sex.  At Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery, with locations in Passaic Park and Ridgewood, New Jersey, Charles Haddad, MD, and...

Home Childbirth Options May 12th, 2020

Nearly 1% of all childbirths in the United States are home childbirths. That’s approximately 35,000 births annually. The number is large and growing every year, because new parents are taking more control of their labor and delivery choices. With offices in Passaic Park and Ridgewood, New Jersey, the skilled specialists...

Your Sexual Health Matters Apr 20th, 2020

It’s important to have a healthy sex life. Your sex life can influence your heart health, energy levels, your ability to sleep soundly, and many other areas of your life. Even the World Health Organization states that sexual health is fundamental for health and well-being. At Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery...

6 Tips For Staying Fit During Your Pregnancy Mar 3rd, 2020

It’s important that you stay healthy both mentally and physically during pregnancy so you can take care of yourself and your growing baby. Staying fit will also help you recover faster after giving birth, reduce pain, and even help you sleep. At Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery in Passaic Park, New...

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...