Thrombophilia and its associated health risks during pregnancy

Almost every one of us has noticed the gelatinous substance that forms when we injure or cut ourselves. This substance hardens over time and is responsible for stopping/ reducing blood loss. The substance is made of proteins and platelets that stick together to form what is known as a blood clot. The entire clotting process […]

Things to know about a Laparoscopic Surgeries

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique often used in gynecologic surgeries. It is used to for both the treatment and diagnosis of conditions such as ovarian cyst, fibroids, ectopic pelvic floor disorder, certain cancers, etc.1. Though often used with gynecologic issues, not all conditions can be treated with laparoscopic surgery. You should speak to […]

What should I know about 3D/4D ultrasounds? And How to Prepare for it?

An ultrasound is also known as a sonogram is a diagnostic tool that is used to view inside your body1. It does this by sending waves through your body using transducers. When these waves come into contact with tissues, bones, and fluids, they bounce away. Thus creating echoes that are then picked up by the […]

Pregnant? Learn more about Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) is a prenatal test done around the 10th to 13th week to check for certain genetic problems as well as chromosomal abnormalities1. In this test, sample tissue is taken from the small finger-like protrusions on the placenta and sent to a lab for examination. A finger-like protrusion is called the chorionic […]

Endometrial Biopsy: Discover the reason behind your abnormal menstrual bleeding

Are you experiencing abnormal menstrual bleeding or a complete lack? If you are, then an endometrial biopsy may be required to determine the cause. An endometrial biopsy is a medical procedure in which a small sample of the endometrium (uterus lining) is collected and examined under a microscope1. This helps your doctor diagnosis bleeding problems, […]