What Cancer Screenings Can My Gynecologist Perform? 

By on November 3, 2020

Diagnosing cancer early gives patients a much better outlook for their treatment, which is why routine cancer screenings are so important. Your gynecologist can screen for some types of cancer, and at Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates, patients can also learn more about their genetics and risk for developing cancer.   Cancer Screenings at Your Well-Woman’s Appointment  Cancer


Induction of Labor

By on September 17, 2020

Dr. Michelle Santoyo returns to Healthful Woman to talk about inducing labor with Dr. Fox. In this episode, they discuss why an OB/GYN would choose to induce labor, what the process is like, and what patients should know.   Why Induce Labor?  Dr. Santoyo explains that there are three major reasons why labor might be induced: for


Fast Facts about Endometriosis

By on September 11, 2020

Endometriosis is a relatively common disease which occurs when uterine tissue, including endometrial glands and stroma, grow outside of the uterus. About 1 in 10 women in the U.S. have endometriosis, although the disease is often under-diagnosed and may be even more common. Here are eight facts about endometriosis you may not be aware of:    Endometriosis often


Am I In Labor?

By on July 22, 2020

When you go into labor, it’s important to contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. However, especially for first-time mothers, it can be confusing or stressful to feel uninformed about what exactly labor feels like. Dr. Michelle Santoyo explains three key things patients should look for that indicate labor are contractions, loss of fluid, and bleeding. Here are a few