Blog Archive

10 Tips For a Smooth Summer Pregnancy Jun 23rd, 2020

Taking care of yourself while you’re pregnant can be a challenge even in the best conditions. If your due date falls in the summer or early fall, the hot temperatures might make it even harder to stay healthy and comfortable. Dr. Patricia Brougher at Bluebonnet OB/GYN is dedicated to supporting...

Busting 5 Myths About Birth Control May 21st, 2020

Everyone has an opinion on birth control. From your family and friends to posts on the internet, it’s easy to become misinformed. Fortunately, our experts can clear up the contraceptive confusion. At Bluebonnet OB/GYN, Dr. Patricia Brougher and our team specialize in educating you on birth control so you can...

First Well Woman Exam? Here’s What You Should Expect Mar 25th, 2020

Well-woman exams are often associated with poking, prodding, and a general invasion of your physical privacy. While there is some truth to that, these exams go far beyond the uncomfortable investigations.  Your first exam can be especially awkward if you’re not sure what to expect. Fortunately, we’re here to prepare...

How WarmSculpting With SculpSure Can Give You the Body You Want Without the Repercussions of Painful Feb 4th, 2020

Every day on social media you see someone showing off their toned body after a workout or soaking up the sun in a bathing suit you can only dream of wearing. It doesn’t have to be this way anymore. You can get the body you’ve always wanted without extreme measures...

Considering a Hysterectomy? Here Are a Few Things You Need to Know Jan 1st, 2020

A hysterectomy is one of the most common surgeries for women in the United States — about 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) provides many guidelines to help practitioners determine when hysterectomies are appropriate and when a wait-and-see approach is best.  Because...

What Type of Birth Control Is Best Suited for My Lifestyle? Dec 1st, 2019

You have lots of options when it comes to choosing a safe and effective method of birth control. But, if you’re not sure what’s going to work best for your life, having so many options can be a bit of a double-edged sword. Choosing a birth control method is an...

How Menopause Affects Your Mental Health Nov 1st, 2019

When you go through menopause, your body undergoes significant physical changes as your menstrual cycles, and your ability to get pregnant naturally, end. During this time, your body’s hormones fluctuate, and your natural production of estrogen and progesterone declines. Along with annoying physical symptoms, these hormonal fluctuations also cause many...

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal — What Now? Oct 1st, 2019

Your annual women’s wellness exams are designed to ensure that your reproductive health is in good order, so it’s understandable that you may feel concerned if your Pap smear results are abnormal. However, abnormal results are fairly common and not necessarily cause for panic. But they do provide us with...

Pregnant for the First Time? Here's What You Should Know Sep 1st, 2019

Being pregnant for the first time is an exciting and exhilarating experience. If you have women in your life who have had children, they’ve probably shared stories about their pregnancies, but it’s a whole different thing when you’re the one who’s expecting. Dr. Patricia K. Brougher and nurse practitioner Laurita...

Why So Many Women Are Choosing the IUD for Their Birth Control Aug 1st, 2019

More and more women are choosing an IUD for their birth control, compared to other methods such as pills or condoms. The IUD is a small copper device that a doctor inserts into your uterus. It can be left in for years at a time, and is easily removable. On...

Put an End to Painful Sex After Menopause With MonaLisa Touch® Jul 22nd, 2019

Menopause can bring many changes. While menopause affects every woman differently, many women develop vaginal atrophy — also known as genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) — because of their changing hormones. This condition can make sex painful. If this condition sounds familiar, the MonaLisa Touch® may be able to help...

Morpheus8: The New Nonsurgical Facelift Everyone is Talking About Jun 28th, 2019

In Greek mythology, Morpheus was the god of dreams. As his name implies, he could shape and form the dreams of mortals. Aptly named for its ability to reshape your face, neck, and other areas of your body without surgery, Morpheus8 aesthetic treatments have the power to remodel your skin...

Eliminate That Double Chin for Good With SculpSure® Submental Mar 1st, 2019

Double chins may be adorable on babies, but they tend to become much less desirable for grown men and women. Here at Bluebonnet OB/GYN, upholding our commitment to offer the San Antonio community the latest technology and highest standard of women’s health care, Dr. Patricia K. Brougher and nurse practitioner...

Put Yourself First: Get Your Dream Body with SculpSure Feb 20th, 2019

Putting yourself first and having “me time” isn’t always something that comes easily to women who focus on their families and take care of others. Here at Bluebonnet OB/GYN in San Antonio, we believe it’s important for women of all ages to carve out time in their day to do...