Blog Archive

Recognizing the Signs of Menopause and Managing this Life Transition Jun 22nd, 2020

An estimated 2 million women in the United States reach menopause each year. On average, women transition into menopause between the age of 45 and 55. It’s possible to begin experiencing symptoms as early as 35. For most women, this transition lasts between two and ten years. Recognizing the signs...

Choosing Birth Control that Fits Your Lifestyle May 20th, 2020

Roughly 60% of all women are using some form of contraceptive. Every woman is unique and there isn’t a single method of contraception that is right for every woman. The best contraceptive is the one that fits your needs and lifestyle. Women’s health expert and gynecologist Dr. Lori Davidson has...

How Does Endometriosis Affect Fertility? Apr 22nd, 2020

Endometriosis is a common and often debilitating condition that affects as many as 10% of women of reproductive age. Not only is it a painful condition, many women with endometriosis have a difficult time conceiving. Still, up to 25% of women who have endometriosis have no symptoms at all. If...

COVID-19 STATEMENT Mar 18th, 2020

As with everyone in the healthcare industry Dr. Davidson and the staff of Caring for Women’s Health take the current situation caused by the COVID-19 virus seriously. We plan to continue to see and treat our patients. We encourage patients who are showing any signs of any illness to cancel...

IUD Pros and Cons: Is it Right for You? Mar 3rd, 2020

Intrauterine devices (IUD) are an effective, reversible, hormone-free form of birth control. Still, like any form of birth control, it isn’t right for every woman. Whether an IUD is perfect for you or another type of birth control is a better fit depends on various factors, including your medical history,...

Is Leaking Urine Normal? Feb 1st, 2020

If you’ve ever been pregnant, you likely know what it’s like to leak a little urine when you sneeze or laugh. It’s very common, but when is it something you should see a doctor about? While urinary incontinence is common and nothing that you should feel embarrassed about, the involuntary...

What to Do About Vaginal Dryness Jan 5th, 2020

Vaginal dryness affects women of all ages and is especially common as women age. The important role of estrogen in vaginal lubrication means that women with declining estrogen levels are impacted the most. Vaginal dryness is more than a mere annoyance; it has a far-reaching impact on women’s sexual wellness....

Why I Like Liletta Dec 17th, 2019

In my years in practice, I have recommended may kinds of birth control for my patients. I know that no one solution is correct for what you may want, need, or your body needs. I could spend a lot of time reviewing the options but today I am going to...

Living with PCOS Dec 1st, 2019

As many as 5 million women in the United States are living with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This life-long condition impacts many aspects of health. PCOS tends to run in families. If you have a relative with PCOS, you’re more likely to develop the condition yourself. While there is no...

Myths and Facts You Should Know About HPV and HPV Testing Nov 1st, 2019

Despite its rank as the most common sexually transmitted disease, misinformation surrounding human papillomavirus (HPV) continues to cause confusion and misperceptions. It affects an estimated 79 million Americans, yet many people aren’t sure what to believe when it comes to separating fact from fiction. Gynecologist and women’s health specialist Dr....

What to Know About Incontinence After Birth Oct 1st, 2019

Childbirth is one of the most life-altering events in a woman’s life. You’ve created and carried a human and now get to experience the joys of raising a child. Most women hear about the sleepless nights, and issues like breast leakage after giving birth, but what about those instances of...

Lifestyle Changes that Can Ease Endometriosis Pain Sep 1st, 2019

The pain of endometriosis can derail your entire day, interfering with work, school, and your regular activities. While there’s no cure for the condition, you have options to help ease symptoms. Medications can provide relief from endometriosis-related pain. There are also things you can do right now to get control...

Here’s How Menopause Affects Mental Health Aug 1st, 2019

If you’ve entered menopause you’re not alone. Each year millions of women reach the end of their reproductive years, marked by a steady and drastic decline in female sex hormones.  You’re officially in menopause when it’s been a year since your last period. For most women, the winddown phase of...

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal: Now What? Jul 3rd, 2019

Cervical cancer rates have declined sharply over the past two decades. Some of the thanks goes to getting regular pap smears. Cervical cancer can be found at its earliest stages when it’s easier to treat and most likely to be cured. Pap smears can also detect abnormal changes to the...

How Hormonal Therapy Can Help Relieve Symptoms of Menopause May 31st, 2019

Each year millions of women transition out of their childbearing years as their ovaries stop producing estrogen. You’re in menopause when you haven’t had a period for at least a year. For some women, the transition to menopause is smooth and problem-free. For many others, it’s fraught with uncomfortable symptoms...

What You Should Know About Recovering from a Hysterectomy May 2nd, 2019

Since a hysterectomy relates to the removal of all things inside of a woman’s body, necessary to have, hold, and birth a baby, it becomes extremely important to know what to expect from recovery. Because the care of the mind and body is most important, we’d like to share a...

Does Endometriosis Affect My Fertility? Apr 1st, 2019

Endometriosis affects 1 in every 10 women. It occurs when the tissue lining the womb grows in other places like the pelvis and lower abdomen. This often causes abdominal pain, painful periods, and pain during sex. Women with endometriosis often report having a difficult time getting pregnant. Not every woman...

Everything You Need To Know About Pap Tests And When To Schedule Them Mar 5th, 2019

As a woman, it can be hard to find time for yourself. Between work, friends, family, and the responsibilities of life, it’s easy to forget to make time for you. But staying healthy means taking time for yourself. Annual well-woman exams are a time to check in with your health...

Here's What You Need to Know About HPV and HPV Testing Feb 11th, 2019

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease; close to 80 million men and women in the United States have HPV. It usually goes away on its own, but when it doesn’t, it can cause potentially serious health problems. Most women who have HPV are unaware that they...

How to Know if an IUD is the Right Birth Control Method for You Jan 7th, 2019

There are many effective forms of birth control. Intrauterine devices are among the most effective options, being more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. The form of birth control you choose is a decision you make after consulting with your healthcare provider and learning about the available options. In the...

Urinary Incontinence Can Mean You Need to Pay Your Gynecologist a Visit Dec 18th, 2018

As a woman, you may joke with your friends about sneezing and involuntarily losing some urine, but the reality of urinary incontinence is, well...nothing to sneeze about, and anything but a laughing matter. Dr. Lori Davidson of Caring for Women’s Health, in Greenwood, Indiana, is a compassionate and highly experienced...

Here's Why HPV Testing Should Climb to the Top of Your List Oct 26th, 2018

With over 100 different strains, the human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common and easy-to-transfer infection. Fortunately, most of these variations don’t lead to cancer, but there are some genital versions of HPV that lead to cervical cancer, and infection with the virus has been connected other forms of cancer in...

Are You Getting the Most out of Your Gynecology Visit? Follow This CheckList Sep 18th, 2018

Sure, the metal is cold, the tests are uncomfortable, and the doctor isn’t looking anywhere near your face, but that yearly trip to the OB/GYN is a vital part of a woman’s health. There are ways to make it easier, more comfortable, and get a truer look at your overall...

Top 5 Warning Signs of Endometriosis Aug 23rd, 2018

Top 5 Warning Signs of EndometriosisAre your periods heavier than normal and your cramps more than just a background nuisance? These, and other warning signs, may point toward endometriosis, which may affect 11% of women between the ages of 15 and 44.Here at Caring for Women’s Health, we specialize in...

What's the Best Type of Birth Control For Me? Jul 16th, 2018

When choosing your birth control method, you, of course, want to consider its health effects and success rates, but it may be your personality that casts the deciding vote.If, for instance, you’re someone who loves the comfort of a routine, taking a pill every day may suit you just fine....