The time of your daughter’s first period can be a time of excitement and anxiety. The average age of the first period is 12 ½ years. Before periods occur, there are other signs of puberty to indicate that a young girl’s body is changing. Usually breast development happens 2 years before the first period. Other signs include under arm hair, pubic hair and body odor presence.
May 16, 2012 | Pavilion for Women
May 07, 2012 | Pavilion for Women
I have been asked this question myself numerous times, usually to follow a statement: “I did not realize Texas Children’s Hospital offered this subspecialty, but I am thankful to know about this service.” A Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist is a subspecialist who undergoes further preparation after first completing training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Specifically, a Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist cares for children, adolescents and young women with gynecologic concerns.
April 11, 2012 | Pavilion for Women
The relationship between an infant and its mother is the single most important and enduring relationship for a child to develop in its life. But sometimes mothers do not develop an attachment to their babies, which may sometimes lead to emotional or physical neglect. While there are many factors associated with maternal neglect, there is evidence that breastfeeding may have a protective effect. Promoting breastfeeding may be a simple and natural way to strengthen the mother-infant bond.
April 10, 2012 | Pavilion for Women
April 09, 2012 | Pavilion for Women
Pregnancy is a time of many emotions that change at the drop of a hat. It can also be a time when some women may experience more serious emotional symptoms that need to be treated. Estrogen and progesterone levels approach their highest peak in the last trimester of pregnancy only to fall precipitously after delivery. These hormonal changes are responsible for the mood swings common in late pregnancy and postpartum. The combination of fatigue, fear and hormones can get the better of anyone.