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University Health Park Bldg 1 2401
University Pkwy Ste.201
Sarasota, Fl 34243
411 Commerical Court, Suite F
Venice, FL 34292
Call Today! 941-359-8300

University Park Obstetrics and Gynecology Blog

Debunking the Myths About IVF Part 2

Don’t let the myths and misconceptions about IVF prevent you from getting the fertility treatment you need.

When it comes to IVF, the list of myths and misconceptions goes on and on. But, the reality is that many women — who would not have otherwise been able to do so — have successfully conceived because of IVF. Unfortunately, many women are so caught up in the myths that they don’t even consider IVF, even though it might be their best chance at having a baby. That’s why our obstetrics clinic in Sarasota has set out to debunk common IVF myths. Make sure that you check out our last blog to learn about the myths we’ve already covered, and keep reading to learn more.

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Debunking the Myths About IVF

If you’re having trouble getting pregnant, don’t let the myths hold you back from considering in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Today, there are more options than ever before for women who have trouble conceiving, but one of the most common is IVF. Although the first IVF baby was born back in back in 1978, it’s still a relatively unknown procedure, which is probably why there are so many myths and misconceptions surrounding it. Here at University Park Obstetrics and Gynecology, we want to help you make the right decision when it comes to fertility treatments, and in order to do that, we want you to have the information you need to make that decision. That’s why we’ve set out to debunk some of the most common myths about IVF.

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What Causes Condoms to Break Part 2

Condoms don’t break often. In fact, when used properly, they have a 98 percent success rate, making them one of the most reliable forms of birth control available. However, every so often, condoms do break, but not typically without a reason. When you know what causes condoms to break, you can take the necessary steps to prevent it from happening in the first place, and that’s why, in our last blog, our OBGYN in Venice went over a few reasons why condoms break. If you haven’t already, check it out, and keep reading to learn more.

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What Causes Condoms to Break

When you use a condom, you expect it to work! After all, condoms are 98 percent effective when used properly. And, while, yes 98 times out of a 100, condoms work as they were meant to, what about that two percent of the time when they fail? Luckily, condoms don’t just break out of nowhere; there’s usually a good reason for a condom to fail. That’s good news because it means that there are things you can do to lower your chances of condom failure even more than they already are. But, in order to do that, you first have to understand why condoms break in the first place. Here is a list from our OBGYN in Venice of some of the most common reasons why condoms break.

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Surprising UTI Causes Part 2

UTIs are the worst, and unfortunately, many surprising things can cause them.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are downright uncomfortable. Not only do they make you feel like you have no energy, but they also cause abdominal and lower back pain, urine that smells, painful urination, an urge to urinate without the ability, a shaky feeling and even chills or fever. The fact is that no woman wants to have to deal with a UTI, but in order to avoid them you need to know what can cause them, and some causes can be pretty surprising. In our last blog, our OBGYN in Bradenton went over a few of the most surprising causes of UTIs. Keep reading to learn about more surprising causes:

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Surprising UTI Causes

Many things can cause UTIs, and some of them can be pretty surprising.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are downright awful. It burns when you urinate, your back and lower abdomen ache, you have to go but you just can’t, your urine is smelly and you feel feverish and tired — these are all common symptoms of a UTI, and no woman wants to experience one. However, it’s not always obvious what can cause a UTI, and here at University Park Obstetrics and Gynecology, we have set out to identify some of the most surprising causes of UTIs.

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What Keeps You Up at Night During Pregnancy Part 2

It’s not always easy to get a good night’s sleep during pregnancy.

Most people know that sleep is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and it becomes even more essential when you’re pregnant! If you’ve experienced difficulties sleeping during your pregnancy, you’re not alone. It’s an incredibly common problem, but it’s essential to find the right solution for you, as sleep deprivation can actually put you at a higher risk for birth complications. In our last blog, our nurse midwife in Bradenton went over a few common things could be keeping you up at night and how to overcome them. Keep reading to learn more.

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What Keeps You Up at Night During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, a good night’s sleep can be hard to come by.

Most soon-to-be new mothers have mentally prepared themselves for sleep deprivation when their babies arrive, but what many don’t realize is that it can also be difficult to sleep during pregnancy. Unfortunately, a 2016 study in the Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences found that 78 percent of women experience sleep difficulties at one point or another during pregnancy. When you consider the fact that sleep is an important part of a healthy pregnancy, and that a lack of sleep could actually put you at a higher risk for birth complications, it becomes essential to find a way to get the sleep you need. That’s why our certified midwife in Sarasota has come up with this list of what keeps you up at night during pregnancy, and how to overcome it:

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How to Fight the Bloat During Your Period Part 2

Let’s face it, there are many premenstrual symptoms that are less than ideal. In the perfect world, no woman would ever experience the cramping, moodiness, acne and bloating that occur prior to — and for the first few days of — her period, but unfortunately, that’s just not the case. But there is good news. Many of those unpleasant symptoms can be reduced or even eliminated, and in this blog series, our OGBYN in Bradenton is focusing on helping you fight the bloat. If you haven’t already, check out Part One of our series to learn about a few things you can do reduce bloating. Keep reading to learn more.

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How to Fight the Bloat During Your Period

A little bloating is perfectly normal during your period, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything about it.

When you’re on your period, bloating is as normal as eating apple pie on the Fourth of July. In most cases, menstrual bloating is caused by an increase in water retention, but some women experience bloating related to hormonal fluctuations. But regardless of what is causing the bloating, no one wants to feel bloated. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it can make you feel a little less confident in your skin, which is never a good thing. Luckily, our experienced OBGYN in Venice has come up with this list of things you can do to fight the bloat during your period.

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