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May 06, 2013 | Pavilion for Women
Currently in the United States there are 2 emergency contraceptive pills, Plan B (levonorgestrel) and Ella (ulipristal). Plan B is the most widely used emergency contraceptive method and has been available since 1999. Emergency contraception is NOT intended to be a patient’s primary birth control method. It is designed as a back up if a method fails or a patient engages in unprotected intercourse.
May 02, 2013 | Pavilion for Women
It seems to me that it is the modern trend to identify national political causes as "The War On ...". Bush's administration gave us "The War on Terror", Reagan's presented "The War on Drugs", and LBJ introduced "The War on Poverty." Then there's the "War on Women." Yikes, that one sounds almost masochistic. The name is used by some political and social advocates to characterize legislation put forward to restrict women's rights, with a particular emphasis on reproductive rights.
April 30, 2013 | Pavilion for Women
Fear and being unprepared for the birthing experience makes it difficult for women to have confidence in their abilities to birth without the help of medical interventions and drugs. Understanding the mind-body connection helps women gain the confidence needed to birth naturally. Understanding and believing that birth is a normal physiological event that women’s bodies are uniquely designed to give birth without outside help is fundamental to understanding the mind-body connection.
April 29, 2013 | Pavilion for Women
If you are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant soon, many steps can be taken to enhance the quality of health while you’re expecting. Setting up a pre-conception visit with your OB/GYN and getting into good habits even before conception will help you kick-start a healthy pregnancy.
April 25, 2013 | Pavilion for Women
Too many babies are born too soon, particularly here in Houston. If you’re pregnant, you and your baby may be at risk. In 2010, 1 in 7 babies born in this city were born preterm, according to the March of Dimes. Across the United States, nearly a half million babies — that’s 1 out of every 9 — are born prematurely each year.