Time for Your Yearly Check Up?
If you haven’t had a women’s health check up in over a year, then it just might be time for you to come in! Experts recommend that once a year, without fail, women or anyone with a uterus, breast, or vagina visit a healthcare facility for a routine checkup.
Components Of A Well-Woman Visit
Seeing health care providers can be a little nerve-racking, but knowing what to expect during a well woman visit might help you feel more at ease. During this visit, your healthcare provider will take a detailed history regarding your overall health in the past year.
After this, a routine examination of the vagina, vulva, and breast is done to rule out any underlying health conditions. Based on this exam, you might be prescribed a pap smear or other investigations to make sure everything is okay. Common screenings done during this time are:
- Cervical cancer screening
- Breast cancer screening
- HIV screening
- HPV screening
- Diabetes screening
- Thyroid disease screening
- Hypertension and hypercholesterolemia screening
- Screening for mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression
Lastly, you can set some goals during this visit. It could be about wanting to conceive, family planning, personal issues, anything you want. And your healthcare provider will guide you accordingly.
Why Is This Visit Important
We’ve all heard the saying prevention is better than cure. At Birthways Family Birth Center, we strongly believe the same. The earlier you manifest health goals, the easier it is to accomplish them.
Receiving annual care can help you stay on top of your health before issues arise. Women’s prognosis of certain diseases have been significantly improved due to annual screenings.
Plus, these annual visits help us keep a better track of your health, so in case you plan to conceive later, we can guide you according to your health status and prevent any unforeseen health issues in reproductive health.
Well Woman Services Provided By Birthways Family Birth Center
At Birthways Family Birth Center, we are strong supporters of preventive care, which is why we provide well-woman services by a team of extremely qualified midwives.
We usually conduct hour-long appointments during which we discuss your health history, especially your reproductive history. Then we conduct a series of examinations and tests to make sure everything is healthy and happy inside your body.
Some exclusive services we provide at the birth center include:
- Annual pap smears
- Family planning and birth control counseling
- Peri and post-menopausal support
- Treatment for minor GYN issues
- Referrals to other healthcare providers if needed
If you have any other questions regarding your annual visit, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.