Benefits of Using a Midwife

What Is a Midwife?  A certified-nurse midwife (CNM) specializes in the care of women across their lifespan. This includes independent provision of gynecologic and family planning services, prenatal care, care during labor, birth, and postpartum. CNMs perform physical exams, make diagnoses, and order and interpret lab and diagnostic tests. They also prescribe medications, including medications [...]

By |2023-03-30T21:07:31+00:00February 14th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Next Steps in Treating Sexually Transmitted Infections

Diagnosing an STI If you’re sexually active, it’s important to get routinely tested with each time you have sexual intercourse with a new partner. If your sexual history and current symptoms suggest that you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI), a doctor or midwife from CT Coastal will perform either a physical or pelvic exam [...]

By |2023-03-30T21:08:08+00:00December 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Importance of Tampon Safety

What is Toxic Shock Syndrome? Toxic Shock Syndrome, or TSS, is a very rare, life-threatening complication of certain bacterial infections. There isn’t a set time for when symptoms of TSS start after using a tampon; however, they should be removed from your vagina after no more than 8 hours to lower your risk. Please note [...]

By |2023-03-30T21:08:21+00:00November 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Morning Sickness: What to Expect & How to Treat It

What is Morning Sickness? Morning sickness is a common condition that occurs in approximately 70% of pregnancies and typically starts around the 6-week mark. It can last for weeks or months depending on the person, but the symptoms usually subside around the second trimester. Although it’s called “morning” sickness, women can experience these symptoms [...]

By |2023-03-30T21:08:41+00:00September 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

What Is a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?  Urinary Tract Infections, commonly referred to as UTIs, can affect any part of the urinary system, such as the kidneys, bladder, or urethra. Although men can experience them, they are more common in women. In fact, 50%-60% of women will experience a UTI at some point in [...]

By |2022-10-04T14:40:54+00:00August 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Infertility Awareness Week

April 25 begins Infertility Awareness Week this year. Nearly 20% of heterosexual women between the ages of 15 and 49 with no prior births are unable to get pregnant after a year of trying. Infertility affects people of all genders and can be a devastating struggle for those hoping to [...]

By |2023-03-30T21:09:15+00:00April 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Navigating Menopause

Navigating the 3 Stages of Menopause  Our expertise in the female journey doesn’t end after the reproductive years. We also specialize in treating patients in menopause, the stage of life that begins 12 months after a person’s last menstrual period. These post-reproductive years are the point during which the ovaries stop producing progesterone and [...]

By |2022-10-04T14:57:41+00:00March 28th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments