The Importance of Well-Women Care

The Importance of Well-Women Care

Women have unique health issues and concerns. That means a woman’s healthcare should be unique too. Healthcare needs to be proactive and preventive, and it all begins with well-women care. The nurse midwives at The Birth Center in Missoula, MT. provide a wide range of women’s health services, including well-women care.

What You Need To Know About Well-Women Care

Well-women care is designed for women of all ages, from teen girls who are just beginning menstruation, to senior women going through menopause. Well-women care is designed to help women who are thinking of starting a family, or women who are pregnant and having a baby.

Well-women care starts with routine visits at least once each year. During these visits, your nurse-midwife will:

  • Perform a comprehensive physical examination, including measuring blood pressure, height, and weight
  • Perform a comprehensive reproductive examination, including breast exam and pap smear
  • Order laboratory testing to evaluate overall health, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels
  • Order imaging studies including mammograms, ultrasounds, and bone density studies

For teen girls, well-women care includes:

  • Managing irregular or heavy periods and menstruation symptoms
  • Prescribing birth control
  • Counseling about sex and sexually transmitted diseases or infections

For adult women who are trying to get pregnant, well-women care includes:

  • Pregnancy and fertility counseling
  • Labor and delivery guidance
  • Prenatal care guidance

For women who are going through menopause, well-women care includes:

  • Prescribing medications to prevent osteoporosis
  • Prescribing hormone replacement therapy to manage menopause symptoms

Well-women care also includes tools and education to help you live your best life. Your nurse-midwife can provide:

  • Dietary counseling to help you maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise routine development to help you stay active
  • Stress management techniques to help calm your mind and body

Want To Know More?

To find out more about the importance of well-women care, talk with the experts. Call the nurse midwives at The Birth Center in Missoula, MT. You can reach them in the office by calling (406) 541-7115, so call today.

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