What Do Women’s Healthcare Centers Do?

If you’re a woman, you know just how difficult it can be sometimes. With all the struggles you face, it’s critical that you take care of yourself. A big part of taking care of yourself involves maintaining reproductive health. One way to do this is to go to a health center specifically for women. Here, you can receive different resources for your health, including pregnancy testing. Here are services offered at a reproductive health center for women. 

Pregnancy Testing 

Going to a women’s healthcare center can provide you with the resources you need. If you think you might be pregnant, it’s important to take a pregnancy test as soon as possible. You’ve likely seen a pregnancy test before, either as your own or another person’s. Even though it might be scary, it’s critical to get tested for pregnancy if you have suspicions. This is for your own sake and your baby’s health as well. Pregnancy testing can also help you figure out your next steps. If you are pregnant, you have a few different options going forward. Being pregnant is a big occasion, and you need to be prepared for what’s ahead. Finding out that you’re pregnant can be scary, surprising, and exciting all at the same time. It’s important to have people close to you who can inform you and support you during this period. 

Ultrasound Imaging 

Once you find out that you are pregnant, the next step is taking an ultrasound. You’ve probably seen an ultrasound procedure portrayed on television, or maybe you’ve seen it in person! It’s a very popular and known procedure. An ultrasound is important to take because it will test if the baby has a heartbeat. The procedure will also test if the pregnancy is in the uterus, and how far along the baby is. An ultrasound doesn’t hurt. The procedure utilizes sound waves to see the uterus and what’s in it. An ultrasound can monitor the baby’s growth, development, and health as well. This procedure can be very exciting. You finally get to see the baby growing inside of you. Seeing the image of the baby on screen might even make you emotional as you’re reminded that you’re about to become a parent. 

Well-Woman Exams 

Well-woman exams are very important for a woman to take. They help you maintain your body. A well-woman exam consists of a pap test, breast exam, and pelvic exam. You’ve likely heard of all three tests, and perhaps have already taken them. A pap test is done to test for cervical cancer. It is also called a pap smear. During the procedure, a medical professional collects cells from your cervix. Women should begin pap testing when they turn 21 years old. A breast exam is when a medical professional checks your breasts for problems or signs of breast cancer. A pelvic exam is when a medical professional check your reproductive organs for problems. These include the vagina, cervix, vulva, uterus, rectum, pelvis, and ovaries. It is recommended that you get well-woman exams yearly. Even though these exams might be annoying to get, they are vital for the upkeep of a woman’s health. 

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Crystal Green

I'm Crystal. I'm married to Del, and mother to Jimmy. Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

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