Riverside Women's Health

Our Mission

From routine visits to complex procedures, we meet the changing needs of women throughout every life stage. Whether you’re having a baby, going through menopause, managing your risk of heart disease or facing cancer, we provide nationally-acclaimed care and fast access to Riverside physician specialists. Our Woman and Infant Care floor is home to the Peninsula’s only neonatal intensive care unit, and we're the Peninsula's only location for specialized robotic-assisted, minimally-invasive surgery for female cancers.


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    What role does good oral health play during pregnancy?

    Before you become pregnant, it is best to have dental checkups every 6 months to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you are pregnant and have not had regular checkups, consider the following:

    Have a complete oral exam early in your pregnancy. Because you are pregnant, you might not receive routine...Read More
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    How does menopause change bone structure?

    Both men and women lose bone as they grow older. But dropping estrogen levels around the time of menopause also leads to bone loss in women. Estrogen helps to build and maintain bone. After menopause, bone loss speeds up for several years as estrogen levels rapidly decrease. Bone loss can cause bones...Read More
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    How can I protect myself against the dangers of cosmetics?

    Following are some of the ways to protect yourself against the dangers of cosmetics:
    • Never drive and put on make-up. Not only does this make driving a danger, hitting a bump in the road and scratching your eyeball can cause serious eye injury.
    • Never share make-up. Always use a new sponge when
    ...Read More
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    Are cosmetic products with alpha hydroxy acids safe?

    Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) come from fruit and milk sugars. They are found in many creams and lotions. Many people buy products with AHAs, because they claim to reduce wrinkles, spots, sun-damaged skin, and other signs of aging. Some studies suggest they may work.

    But are these products safe?...Read More
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    How long do cosmetics last?

    You may not be able to use eye make-up, such as mascara, eyeliner, and eye shadow for as long as other products. This is because of the risk of eye infection. Some experts recommend replacing mascara three months after purchase. If mascara becomes dry, throw it away. Don't add water or, even worse,...Read More
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    What's the difference between silicone implants and saline implants?

    Implants are soft silicone sacs, inflated with either saline solution (salt water) or a synthetic silicone gel. Until 1992, when the FDA banned silicone-filled implants (except for use in controlled clinical trials among women seeking breast reconstruction), 90 percent to 95 percent of the implants...Read More
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    What precautions should I take when I dye my hair?

    You should follow these safety tips when dyeing your hair:

    Don't leave the dye on your head any longer than needed. Rinse your scalp thoroughly with water after use. Wear gloves when applying hair dye. Carefully follow the directions in the hair dye package. Never mix different hair dye products....Read More