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Is the Covid-19 Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

Is the Covid-19 Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

Learn more: COVID Vaccine Shared Decision Making Information for Pregnant Woman Updated 12.14.2020 We know the decision to accept the Covid-19 vaccine may not be a simple one. Please feel free to reach out to us with questions. The information below will help you make an informed choice about whether to get the COVID vaccine while you are pregnant or…

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Family Fun This Holiday Season

Family Fun This Holiday Season

Feeling like this year’s holiday season is lacking some of its sparkle as a result of social distancing and cancelled traditions? Before you convert to the Grinch’s way of thinking, we have news to keep your holiday spirits aglow. The Spokane area has plenty of family fun to offer for this 2020 holiday season, and if you plan your holiday…

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Your Biological Clock & Fertility

Your Biological Clock & Fertility

We wish we could say the biological clock concept is old news, but it’s not. In fact, if maternal age was considered an infertility factor, the proverbial clock would be one of the leading causes of infertility for women 36 years and older in the US and abroad. The reality is that age impacts both egg and sperm health (that’s…

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Common Causes of Irregular Periods

Common Causes of Irregular Periods

If we could communicate one thing to all of the women out there it is this: “Irregular Periods Are Never Normal!” Having irregular periods means you’re ovulating sporadically (or not at all). In addition to potential health issues that need to be addressed, skip periods may make it harder to conceive when you’re ready to start a family. We can’t…

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Coping with Endometriosis Pain

Coping with Endometriosis Pain

Endometriosis cases range from mild to severe, and the pain and discomfort can be debilitating. In addition to discomfort, endometriosis is also a common cause of female infertility, so it’s absolutely essential to pursue accurate diagnosis, treatment, and/or relief from inflammation if you plan to have children down the road. Symptoms of endometriosis include: Painful periods Cramps that can become…

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Fibroids: Signs and Symptoms

Fibroids: Signs and Symptoms

Fibroid tumors are almost always benign, but they grow in or from the uterus, which means they have the potential to cause problems. Fibroids are quite common, and research shows that as many as 80% of all women will have a fibroid tumor in their lifetime. Most of these benign tumors grow, shrink, or disappear on their own, and they…

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What Is Involved With Infertility Testing?

What Is Involved With Infertility Testing?

Infertility testing involves a series of screenings, assessments, and lab tests that provide valuable information, specifically geared towards analyzing the health of your reproductive organs. This ranges from non-invasive procedures, like a thorough review of your family and personal medical/reproductive history, to more invasive procedures that evaluate potential blockages or malformations in the fallopian tubes and uterus. As OB/GYNs, we…

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Who Needs the HPV Vaccine?

Who Needs the HPV Vaccine?

Getting the HPV vaccine could be one of the most proactive steps you can take for your health or the health of someone you love. In addition to protecting sexually active teens and young adults from contracting the virus, an infection that compromises their health and threatens the future reproductive health of young women, the vaccine also protects both women…

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