Blog Archive

5 Tips for Creating a Birth Plan May 27th, 2020

Pregnancies are as varied as snowflakes. Whether you anticipate a normal pregnancy or have concerns and are considered “high risk,” you have a picture in your mind and heart about the way you want your birth to go, ideally. This is what the basis of a birth plan is —...

7 Tips to Stay Fit and Healthy During Pregnancy Apr 20th, 2020

It’s every mom-to-be’s top wish that her baby be as healthy as possible when they’re born, and mom’s habits and self-care during pregnancy have everything to do with how the baby fares in utero and after birth. If you’re pregnant, you probably get lots of advice — solicited and unsolicited...

Incontinence — There Are Solutions Mar 11th, 2020

Are you tired of worrying every time you laugh, sneeze, or cough because you might have urinary leakage or a full-on accident? Incontinence affects many women, and there are numerous reasons for why the problem occurs.    Women’s urethras are much shorter than men’s, so anatomy accounts for some of...

MonaLisa Touch Can Help With Post-Pregnancy Vaginal Issues Feb 1st, 2020

There’s no question that pregnancy, childbirth, and getting to know your new baby constitute some of the most exciting and joyous times in your life. The changes your body goes through during this period, however, are profound, and often rapid. Recovery from childbirth takes time and is different for each...

Preparing for Your Delivery Jan 1st, 2020

Your baby is coming whether you’re ready or not, and millions of women throughout history have delivered babies successfully without any formal training. However, the better prepared you are, the greater your chances of having a smooth delivery. Dr. Kevin Hooker at Lake Havasu OB/GYN Care specializes in preparing women...

When is Menstrual Bleeding Considered Abnormal? Dec 1st, 2019

Menstrual periods vary from woman to woman; what is normal for one woman might be highly unusual for someone else. This can make it hard to know what’s okay and what isn’t.  It is important to pay attention to your body and get checked out if anything is weird.  At...

The Importance of Prenatal Care Nov 1st, 2019

Congratulations! You’re expecting! After doing a little celebration dance and hugging your partner, one of the next things you should do is schedule a prenatal care visit. Prenatal care is the medical care you receive during your pregnancy. Even if you’re healthy and have had children before, it’s still important...

Don’t Let Menopause Ruin Your Sex Life: Try MonaLisa Touch®️ Oct 1st, 2019

Menopause can be a challenging transitional time in a woman’s life. Common symptoms women experience with menopause include hot flashes, weight gain, mood swings, sleep disturbances, and urinary incontinence. And one of the most troubling aspects of menopause is its effects on your sex life. Many women experience symptoms such...

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal—What Now? Sep 1st, 2019

Are you feeling anxious, afraid, or panicked because of an abnormal Pap smear test? Dr. Kevin Hooker and our compassionate team at Lake Havasu OB/GYN Care want to ease your discomfort.  We understand the fear and confusion abnormal Pap smear results can bring. That’s why we’ve put together this guide....

Everything You Need to Know About Having a High-Risk Pregnancy Aug 16th, 2019

The vast majority of pregnancies are, for lack of a better word, normal. Every pregnancy has its ups and downs, but most follow a routine. A woman becomes pregnant, carries the baby for around nine months, and gives birth to a happy, healthy child. A couple days later, both mom...

What Is Unexplained Infertility and What Are My Treatment Options? Jul 23rd, 2019

It can be difficult and even devastating to receive a diagnosis of unexplained infertility… that is, until you understand what that means. What sounds like a dead end is actually a open-ended diagnosis that lets you know nothing is inherently wrong. You still may be able to conceive, although it...

Your Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide Jun 18th, 2019

The arid, Arizona summers can be quite intense when you’re also dealing with a pregnancy. It isn’t just the issue of carrying extra weight that make the months of June through August so especially daunting, but that you also experience a number of new problems during a pregnancy, ones that...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: How to control vicious cycle of symptoms May 21st, 2019

As a society, we’ve gotten much better at discussing women’s health over the last few decades. Women are taken more seriously when they speak about issues from period discomfort to postpartum depression to body pain and beyond. Despite this, it seems as though Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) still lies on...

6 Tips to Prevent Having a High-Risk Pregnancy Apr 1st, 2019

When you have a high-risk pregnancy, it means there are dangers associated with it that could affect you or your baby. Some conditions can make your pregnancy a higher risk before you even conceive, like being over 35, having an existing medical condition or breathing problem, or a history of...

How Endometriosis Affects Fertility and What You Can do About It Mar 21st, 2019

Endometriosis is a chronic gynecological disorder that occurs when the endometrium, which is the tissue that lines the uterus, grows outside of the womb itself. Because this misplaced tissue continues to respond to the monthly fluctuations of your menstrual cycle, it still thickens, breaks down, and bleeds with every menstrual...

When do Ovarian Cysts Require Medical Intervention? Feb 12th, 2019

Most ovarian cysts are related to your menstrual cycle. They can develop, grow, and resolve without your even being aware. Some, however, cause significant pain and may become large enough to shift the affected ovary out of position. These are the cysts that require medical attention. Dr. Kevin Hooker is...

Remedy Painful Intercourse Without Hormones Jan 18th, 2019

If vaginal dryness has rendered sexual intimacy painful, rather than pleasurable, you’re far from alone. In fact, up to three in four women experience painful intercourse at some point in their lives. Most often, this is a result of the hormonal changes that accompany menopause. You don’t have to endure...