The Health News Blog from Bay Area Physicians for Women

Enjoy our regular updates on the latest in gynecology and pregnancy care.



What Causes Vaginal Dryness?

Just like your skin, the lining of your vagina changes throughout your lifetime. It’s important to understand these changes so you can keep your body—and your vagina—healthy. There is a thin layer of clear fluid that naturally coats the walls of the vagina. Estrogen, the female sex hormone, helps maintain and replenish this fluid so … Continued

Are You at Risk for Gestational Diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is a type of condition that occurs during pregnancy and is the result of pregnancy-induced hormonal changes. In short, the placenta produces hormones that make a pregnant woman’s cells less sensitive to insulin, which may lead to high blood sugar. This condition can have a cascading effect on a woman’s health, including high … Continued

High-Risk Pregnancy: Advanced Maternal Age

If you’re age 35 or older and hoping to have a baby, you’ve probably heard the term thousands of times: The “biological clock.” Yes, age is a factor in high-risk pregnancies. But today, many women are waiting to get pregnant well into their 30s and beyond—and delivering healthy babies. When you know the risks and … Continued