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University Health Park Bldg 1 2401
University Pkwy Ste.201
Sarasota, Fl 34243
411 Commerical Court, Suite F
Venice, FL 34292
Call Today! 941-359-8300

Healthy Ways to Cope With Stress

Stress can affect your body in many different ways, but luckily, our certified midwife in Sarasota can help you learn to cope.

If you had a chance to read our latest blog series, then you already know that stress can affect your body in many different ways. Irregular periods, decreased libido and even decreased fertility are all linked to chronic stress. The good news is that finding healthy ways to cope with your stress could help you avoid all of the negative effects on your body, and our certified midwife in Sarasota is here to help. Here are a few healthy strategies for coping with stress:

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The Effects of Stress on Women’s Health Part 2

Stress can affect your body in a number of ways.

We all have to deal with stress every so often, and while a little stress on an occasional basis won’t hurt you, chronic stress can affect your body and your health in many different ways. In our last blog, our OBGYN in Venice went over just a few of the ways that stress can affect your body. Here are a couple more of the effects of stress on your body:

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The Effects of Stress on Women’s Health

As a woman, stress can affect your body in many different ways.

Women have to deal with many things that men don’t, and stress affects women in a whole host of ways that it doesn’t affect men. That’s why, as a woman, it’s important that you figure out healthy ways to cope with your stress. Before our OBGYN in Bradenton goes into how to deal with your stress, you need to know why it’s important. Here are a few of the many ways that stress can affect your body:

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What Causes False Positives?

There are many things that could cause you to get a false positive from a home pregnancy test.

It is much more common to get a false negative from a home pregnancy test than a false positive. Although false positives are rare, they do happen. Check out our Bradenton nurse midwife’s last blog to learn what can cause a false negative, and keep reading to learn what can cause a false positive:

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What Causes False Negatives?

Can you trust the results of your home pregnancy test?

Home pregnancy tests are designed to detect human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone that your body starts producing when a fertilized egg gets implanted in the uterus. Unfortunately, there are many things that can lead to inaccurate results. The following is a list from our certified midwife in Sarasota of a few things that could cause you to get a false negative on a home pregnancy test:

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Why Getting Your Period is Actually a Good Thing

Believe it or not, getting your period is beneficial in a number of ways!

It’s been called the curse, the red wedding, shark week and leak week, among many other things. Not one of these nicknames for your period is a positive one and for good reason. Being on your period isn’t fun. In fact, many women consider it to be the worst time of the month. However, getting your period is actually a good thing. The following is a list from our obstetrics clinic in Sarasota of a few of the many reasons to embrace your period:

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Tips for Battling the Bloat Part 2

Are you sick of feeling bloated before you start your period?

If so, you are a not alone. Many women deal with bloating caused by water retention before their periods start. In fact, it is normal to gain anywhere from a half a pound to 10 full pounds before your period starts! In our last blog, our OBGYN in Venice went over a few tips to help you fight your worst pre-period bloat. Here are a few more helpful bloat-battling tips:

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Tips for Battling the Bloat

It is normal for a woman to gain an average of five pounds of water weight before her period. 

If you’ve been working hard at the gym and focusing on a healthy diet, you may be surprised to learn that you’ve actually gained weight when you step on the scale. If you’re a few days away from your period, don’t fret, because what you are likely dealing with is water weight. This water retention is because of a hormone called progesterone. This hormone is necessary for the beginning stages of pregnancy, but when you don’t get pregnant, the levels of progesterone fall off. This causes your cells to retain more water. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to battle the pre-period bloat:

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What to Do When You Think You’re Pregnant

Do you have a feeling that you may be pregnant? 

If so, you’ve come to the right place! We are University Park Obstetrics and Gynecology, and our nurse midwife in Bradenton has helped many women through successful pregnancies and births. There’s nothing more exciting than the possibility of creating a new life, but what do you do when you think you might be pregnant? Here are your next few steps:

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Top 5 Things to Know About Pregnancy

There’s nothing more exciting than being pregnant for the first time!

The first time you get pregnant is truly incredible. You are creating life, and that is no small feat! Although pregnancy is amazing, it can also be complicated, and like everything else, the more you know, the better prepared you’ll be. That’s why our certified midwife in Sarasota has come up with this list of the top five things you need to know about pregnancy:

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