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Preparing You for Your New Arrival

There are a million questions you may have about your impending arrival, and it is our pleasure to help. We've chosen a few of our most frequently asked questions about birthing centers, providers, and giving birth at a hospital to offer you some peace of mind. We're excited to meet you and your newborn!

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Pre and Postpartum Articles

How Doulas and Midwives Help with Childbirth and Beyond

Midwives and doulas are integral parts of many families’ birth experiences. Beyond their role in childbirth, these health care professionals provide support and care in many different ways.

Knowing the Signs of Perimenopause

All women go through perimenopause at some point in their lives. Recognizing the signs can help people find relief from their symptoms more quickly. Stephanie Bousquet, MD, explains what to look for and what the next steps for treatment might look like.

Common STIs For Women

Sexually transmitted infections, also called sexually transmitted diseases, affect millions of people each year. Learn which ones are more common for women – and how to prevent them.

Getting Birth Control Over The Counter: What to Know

The FDA recently announced a new form of birth control is now available for over-the-counter purchase. Rebecca Alicandro, MD, explains how it works and why it is so important.

Getting A Risk Assessment for Breast Cancer

Learning your personal level of risk for developing breast cancer can be critical to identifying cancer before it becomes aggressive. We explain how risk assessments work and where you can find one.

Rochester Regional Health Opens Women-Focused Health & Wellness Center

The first-of-its-kind Center in the Finger Lakes Region and Western New York delivers personalized care for women.

Signs of Heart Disease in Women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Rawa Sarji, DO, talks about recognizing the signs of heart disease and how to prevent it.

How Breast Preservation Surgery Can Change Body Image for Cancer Patients

Some breast cancer patients have a range of decisions to make about breast surgery. Our breast and plastic reconstructive surgery teams discuss options that combine different goals and outcomes for patients.

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