Women’s Health News

Women’s Health News

Birth control while breast-feeding: What are your options?

Another pregnancy may be the last thing a woman has on her mind after she has had her baby and is caring for her newborn. Once sexual activity has resumed, couples should think about their birth control options if they want to prevent another pregnancy from occurring. After childbirth, most doctors will recommend that a woman visits

Why is my period late? Eight Possible Reasons

Having a late period can be very distressing, especially if a woman is used to having regular periods or is concerned about an unexpected pregnancy. However, there are many other reasons why a woman might have a late period, ranging from birth control to stress. Here are 8 possible reasons your period is late: Pregnancy

Mission Malawi: Henderson and Walton’s Lisa Franklin, MD

As a part of Birmingham based E3 Partners Ministries (www.e3partners.org), Henderson and Walton Women’s Center’s Lisa Franklin, MD and her family recently joined a team of 24 on a mission to spread Good News in one of the poorest countries in the world. The team was divided into three groups: medical, veterinary, and evangelism and

Understanding Infertility

Infertility is a very common problem affecting one in six couples in the United States. The rate of infertility increases as a couple gets older, with fertility decreasing significantly after 35. If you and/or your spouse are over the age of 35 and have been attempting pregnancy for 6 months or longer with unprotected intercourse,

What to Expect at Your First Gynecologist Visit

To those of you who have not made a trip to a gynecologist, the very thought of it probably makes you feel uncomfortable. Most of us are not even comfortable with looking at our own bodies, so baring it all in front of a physician you just met is not the most appealing idea. However,

Henderson & Walton’s Patient Spotlight

At Henderson and Walton Women’s Center, P.C., we think of our patients as family. So when one of our family members does something extraordinary, we can’t help but brag. This week we want to spotlight a patient who has overcome her struggle with her weight and who continues to power through her health journey. Her

Birmingham Parent’s 2016 Family Favorites

Henderson and Walton loves their patients and strives to provide each one with a wonderful experience. Please vote for us as a family favorite in the Birmingham Parent’s 2016 Family Favorites. We appreciate all of your support! http://birminghamparent.com/content/family-favorites-survey.html

Free Women’s Seminar on Bladder Leakage and Prolapse

Medical mission trip to Peru

It has been said that it is better to give than receive.  A few weeks ago, Dr. Beth Snowden and Dr. Cindy Lassiter traveled to Pucullpa, Peru on a medical mission trip where they provided care to people in several surrounding villages and found that no truer statement has ever been spoken. Pucallpa is a

Depression and dealing with holidays


For most people the holiday season is a time of happiness and joy. It’s a time that we rekindle the spirit of thanksgiving and celebrate the Greatest Gift ever given. But, for some, the holiday season brings with it feelings of depression and sorrow. Maybe you’ve lost a loved one, maybe you’ve lost your job,