Living Your Healthiest Life

By Sue Sveum

Most women know their bodies well enough to know when something isn’t right. But they don’t always seek help right away; some are embarrassed or think they’re too busy. Either way, many women put their health concerns on the back burner until they simply can’t ignore them anymore.

Four women’s health providers at SSM Health, along with their patients, discuss several women’s health issues — and the importance of turning to a trusted provider for advice and assistance.

Baby, Baby, Oh Babies!

Every pregnancy is a little different — even for the same woman. That’s why it’s important to work with your doctor to share how you’re feeling and address any questions you may have during this momentous time.

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Should You See a Gynecologist?

Gynecologists serve an important function for all women. They monitor overall health, answer questions about birth control, assist in pelvic health concerns and work with expectant mothers.

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Don’t Let Pelvic Health Slide

While most people freely discuss their knee replacement or even cancer surgeries, pelvic health issues are often kept under wraps. Why?

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Opening Up About Menopause

According to Mary Ross Carr, an advanced practice nurse practitioner at SSM Health, the average age of menopause is 50 — and many people experience perimenopause up to 10 years before that.

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