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Is MonaLisa Touch a Good Option for Me? Dec 14th, 2018

By 2020, more than 50 million women in the United States will be past the age of 51, which is the average age of natural menopause. While most women go into menopause expecting to experience familiar symptoms like hot flashes, lower energy levels, and a slower metabolism, many women are...

Choosing the Fertility Service that’s Right For You Nov 26th, 2018

When you and your partner decided it was finally time to start your family, you probably thought (or at least hoped) you’d be pregnant soon after you stopped using contraception. But while most couples believe they’ll be able to conceive with relative ease, reality can be quite different. It takes...

How Do I Know If I’m Considered a High-Risk Pregnancy? Oct 18th, 2018

A high-risk pregnancy means that, for some reason, you or your baby require special monitoring throughout your pregnancy, as well as during labor and delivery. Some women have risk factors that qualify their pregnancies as high-risk from the start, while others develop an unexpected complication that causes their normal pregnancy...

Enjoying Intimacy Again with MonaLisa Touch Sep 26th, 2018

It’s not by chance that an overwhelming number of women experience persistent vaginal dryness for the first time during middle age. Along with hot flashes, mood swings, and low libido, vaginal dryness is one of the most common — and irritating — symptoms of menopause. But while hot flashes and...

Should I Consider Preconception Genetic Testing? Aug 15th, 2018

If you’ve decided to start a family, you’re probably already thinking about ways you can improve your well-being to increase your chances of having a normal pregnancy and a healthy newborn. This may include making certain lifestyle changes or taking steps to achieve a healthier body weight before conception. It...

Hysterectomies Have Come a Long Way Jul 19th, 2018

Hysterectomies Have Come a Long Way   Gynecologists perform more than half a million hysterectomies every year, making it the second most common women’s surgery in the United States after Cesarean childbirth. In most cases, hysterectomy surgery is recommended as a final treatment to take care of cancer or a serious...

Artificial Insemination: All Your Questions Answered Jun 18th, 2018

Artificial Insemination: All Your Questions AnsweredAs one of the most commonly used assisted fertility procedures, artificial insemination has helped many people around the world create the families they’ve always wanted. Although it may seem like a modern technique, artificial insemination has actually been in existence since the early 1900s. But...

How Much Weight Should I Gain During Pregnancy? May 10th, 2018

While pregnancy is often thought of as a time when you can eat anything you want, it’s really a time when you should get the best nutrition possible so you have a safe, healthy pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby. We’ve put together some helpful information about weight gain during...

What Can I Do About My Heavy Periods? Apr 26th, 2018

Heavy menstrual periods are more than just a nuisance. Heavy bleeding can interfere with your daily activities and increase the risk for iron-deficiency anemia. Menorrhagia is the medical term for heavy menstrual bleeding, and it’s defined as regularly occurring, excessive uterine bleeding.Thyroid disorders, hormonal imbalances and fibroids can cause heavy...

Lifestyle Factors That Can Cause Infertility Mar 23rd, 2018

For the estimated 10-18% of couples affected by infertility, finding the root cause of the problem can be a difficult and lengthy process. That’s because, taken on the whole, fertility problems are just as likely to be caused by female factors as male factors — or a combination of both....

12 Tips for Preparing Your Body for Pregnancy Dec 29th, 2017

As with everything in life, a little preparation goes a long way and no more is this true than when you’re planning to get pregnant. Whether it’s your first baby, or you’re adding to your existing family, the team of OB/GYNs at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center in Beverly Hills,...

Everything You Need to Know About Vaginal Rejuvenation Dec 1st, 2017

It’s hard to believe that something as seemingly insignificant as your reproductive hormone levels can have such a profound effect on your vaginal and urinary health. But as any postpartum or postmenopausal woman can attest, declining estrogen levels — whether temporary or progressive — can have a major impact on...