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 is my ideal caloric intake when I'm pregnant?

    Your calorie needs will depend on your weight gain goals. Most women need 300 calories a day more during at least the last 6 months of pregnancy than they do pre-pregnancy. Keep in mind that not all calories are equal. Your baby needs healthy foods that are packed with nutrients -- not "empty calories"...Read More
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    What are the treatment options for infertility in women?

    Infertility can be treated with medicine, surgery, artificial insemination, or assisted reproductive technology. Many times these treatments are combined. In most cases infertility is treated with drugs or surgery.

    Doctors recommend specific treatments for infertility based on:
    • Test results
    • How
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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
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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? FDA...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
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    What increases my risk for osteoporosis?

    There are several risk factors that raise your chances of developing osteoporosis. Some of these factors are things you can control, while some you can't control.

    Factors that you can't control:

    • Being female
    • Having a small, thin body (under 127 pounds)
    • Having a family history of osteoporosis
    • Being
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    What are flares?

    Symptoms of autoimmune diseases can come and go, ranging in how bad they are, or all go away for a while (called remission). Flares are the sudden and severe onset of symptoms. You might notice that certain triggers, such as stress or being out in the sun, cause your symptoms to flare. Knowing your triggers,...Read More
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    What screening tests are available for different cancers?

    Mammograms can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. This type of mammogram is called a screening mammogram. Screening mammograms usually involve two x-ray pictures, or images, of each breast. The x-ray images make it possible to detect tumors that...Read More
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    What are flares?

    Symptoms of autoimmune diseases can come and go, ranging in how bad they are, or all go away for a while (called remission). Flares are the sudden and severe onset of symptoms. You might notice that certain triggers, such as stress or being out in the sun, cause your symptoms to flare. Knowing your triggers,...Read More
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    How can I reduce my risk for breast cancer?

    Because some studies suggest that the more alcoholic beverages a woman drinks the greater her risk of breast cancer, it is important to limit alcohol intake. Maintaining a healthy body weight is important because being overweight increases risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. New evidence suggests

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