Reproductive Health Specialist

Women's Center for Health and Wellness

Gynecologists & Reproductive & Sexual Health Care Providers located in Fort Smith, AR

Your reproductive system is complex and requires specialized care. The team at the Women’s Center for Health and Wellness, led by Thomas Wood, DO, supports your reproductive health and well-being by offering contraceptive information, pre-pregnancy support, fertility information, and postpartum care. For comprehensive management of your reproductive health, establish a relationship with the friendly, compassionate team today. Call the office in Fort Smith, Arkansas, or book an appointment online.

Reproductive Health Q & A

What is reproductive health?

A woman’s delicate and complicated reproductive system benefits from specialized, expert care. Taking preventive steps to protect it from infection and injury, as well as early detection of potential problems, helps ensure your long-term health. A healthy reproductive system also increases your chances of conceiving, whenever you’re ready.

What medical support helps promote good reproductive health?

The women’s health specialists at Women’s Center for Health and Wellness tailor your reproductive health support according to your age, your family planning needs, your health history, and your current health.

Included in the promotion of your reproductive health is:

  • Discussion of your menstrual cycle and treatment of any irregularities
  • Contraceptive use
  • Pap smears
  • Pelvic exams
  • Proper nutrition and supplements
  • Screening and treatment for any sexually transmitted disease
  • Evaluation for and treatment of vaginal infections

Your doctor reviews information about any previous pregnancies, your personal and family health histories, and your lifestyle when evaluating your reproductive health. They also help you manage your weight, which has a very real impact on your long-term health, including your reproductive health.  

What if I am struggling to get pregnant?

A diagnosis of infertility doesn’t come until you’ve been trying for a full 12 months to get pregnant with no success. For women 35 and older, the diagnosis comes after six months. 

Your doctor examines your lifestyle, performs a pelvic exam, runs blood tests, and provides other basic screenings to determine what may be causing fertility issues. They also offer recommendations about alcohol use, smoking, drug use, exercise, and fertility tracking to help you optimize your chances of conceiving – if and when you’re ready.

What health problems interfere with reproductive health?

Annual pelvic exams and attention to any symptoms, such as irregular bleeding, help prevent long-term problems with your reproductive health. With consistent care, your doctor can identify any problems early – before they become serious and when they’re more easily treated.

Issues that affect your reproductive health include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Ovulation disorders
  • Cancer treatment
  • Menopause
  • Polyps, fibroids, or pelvic adhesions
  • Older age
  • Tobacco or alcohol use
  • Being overweight or underweight
  • Too much or too little exercise

Schedule an appointment with Women’s Center for Health and Wellness to manage your reproductive health. Call the office today or book online.