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Laurie Blossoms

Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen, author of Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back, is the Adventurous Writer who created She Blossoms and "Quips and Tips." Laurie's degrees are in Psych, Education, and Social Work; she writes in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

should you get a hysterectomy

5 Questions to Ask Before You Get a Hysterectomy

My gynecologist recommended I get a hysterectomy because my periods weren’t just irregular, I was spotting all the time. He said it’s a simple surgery and I’d feel much better afterward. So, I scheduled the surgery without even thinking, “should I get a hysterectomy?” I didn’t ask the gynecologist any questions — nor did I get a second opinion from another doctor.
Signs You Should See a Fertility Doctor

5 Signs You Should See a Fertility Doctor About Getting Pregnant

One of the most important and saddest moments of my life was making an appointment with a fertility doctor. My husband and I were both almost 40 years old. We'd been trying to get pregnant for over a year. We'd read enough pregnancy books and visited enough infertility websites to recognize the signs of fertility problems.