Blog Articles

Identifying and Managing Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a chronic disease that requires a plan for lifelong management and can cause various issues including pain with sex and infertility. Here’s our guide for identifying and managing endometriosis.

Mar 18th, 2020
Managing an Overactive Bladder

About 40% of women in America experience the symptoms of an overactive bladder (OAB), but many feel uncomfortable discussing their symptoms with others, so they suffer in silence.

Mar 17th, 2020
Knowing Your Options Regarding Bladder Incontinence

No adult wants to experience wetting themselves in public. Bladder surgeries for stress incontinence are designed to provide extra support for the urethra to help it remain closed during stressors such as coughing, sneezing and running.

Oct 1st, 2019
Pregnancy and the Zika Virus

Mosquito season in Alabama typically runs from April through October. While that has always meant uncomfortable itching and generous application of Calamine lotion, the past few mosquito seasons have brought a much more serious threat.

Sep 1st, 2019
Helpful Information on Hysterectomy

Women make the decision to undergo a hysterectomy for a number of different reasons, all of which are personal and should be treated with respect and understanding.

Aug 1st, 2019
Ways to Manage Labor Pain

Having a baby is hard work, and most of that work comes in when you’re dealing with labor pain. But don’t panic, there are many ways you can manage the pain, and you don’t even have to choose just one.

Jul 1st, 2019
Helping Women with Low Sex Drive

Sexual dysfunction and lack of sexual desire can be extremely disheartening for patients. Not only does it create emotional insecurities, it can generate discord in a relationship.

Jun 30th, 2019
All About Interstitial Cystitis

Commonly known as painful bladder syndrome, interstitial cystitis (IC) is a complex condition that is identified by chronic inflammation of the bladder lining and muscle layers, which produces the following symptoms...

May 1st, 2019
What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is often a mystery; we hear about it sometimes in the news, or perhaps we have a friend that has mentioned it, but unless it is directly affecting you, there seems to be some confusion.

Apr 1st, 2019
Robotic Hysterectomy

New technologies are improving medicine all the time. One of the newer technologies is using robotics in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). The ‘Davinci’ robot allows surgeons to perform more complicated surgeries without a laparotomy...

Feb 28th, 2019
Abortion Facts – What Every Woman Should Know

Abortion is common in the U.S. It is estimated that 22% of all pregnancies in the U.S. end in abortion. However, despite laws designed to protect them, women are often not informed by the abortion provider of the short term, and long term...

Jan 31st, 2019
CO2RE Intima – Laser Therapy for Vaginal Rejuvenation

At Special Care for Women we want all patients to feel their very best. We take time to go over any and all concerns that need to be addressed, including uncomfortable topics like painful intercourse, sexual dysfunction, and urinary incontinence.

Jan 1st, 2019
Hormone Replacement – Nothing to be Scared Of!

Once a woman has entered menopause, the ovaries stop making estrogen. Besides suffering hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, and sleep disturbances, women can begin to lose protection from heart attack, colon cancer, and osteoporosis.

Nov 30th, 2018
What is Female Infertility and How is it Addressed?

With Mother’s Day this month, it is a painful reminder that many women have a difficult time conceiving. It’s easy to assume that the moment you decide you are finally ready to bring a child into this world, a pregnancy will quickly follow.

Oct 31st, 2018
Prenatal Health – Are You Planning to Have a Baby?

Planning to conceive a child is an exciting thing. But it is also filled with important responsibilities. Not only do financial responsibilities for this child matter, but the social habits of the parents, and the health of the mother, are important...

Sep 30th, 2018