Khashayar Shakiba, MD, FACOG, FPMRS

What Are the Most Effective Forms of Birth Control?

Unless you are actively trying to conceive, you and your partner probably use at least one form of birth control in order to prevent pregnancy. You may think your current method works just fine, but when was the last time you assessed your choice of contraception and how it affects your lifestyle […]

By | July 20th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

How Can I Cope with the Emotional Stress of Infertility?

According to, about 10 percent of women in the United States struggle to conceive or to carry a pregnancy to term. Despite the fact that infertility affects more than 6 million women, though, it remains a fairly unspoken condition that most women try to cope with on their own. […]

By | July 13th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

What Should My Birth Plan Include?

The American Pregnancy Association encourages women who are expecting to draft a one-page document that states in writing their preferences regarding labor and delivery. Often called a birth plan, this document is essential for reducing the stress of the unknown on the big day. […]

By | July 6th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

What Could Be the Source of My Vaginal Dryness?

Vaginal dryness is more common than most women realize, but it can still be devastating when it happens to you. The condition is nothing to be ashamed of, though, and you should feel comfortable discussing it with your doctor because several potential remedies exist. […]

By | June 21st, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

How Can I Relieve Menstrual Cramps?

If you experience pain, pressure, bloating, and discomfort during the first few days of your period, you are not alone. According to Women’s Health Concern, approximately 80 percent of women experience dysmenorrhea, which is the technical term for period pain, at some point in their lifetime. […]

By | June 15th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

How Can I Exercise during Pregnancy? 5 Safe Techniques Explained by a Ridgewood OBGYN

From swollen ankles and back pain to constipation and bloating, pregnancy has a lot of side effects that may make you want to lie in bed all day. However, getting up and moving is one of the most effective ways to ease some of the worst symptoms of pregnancy, and there are tons of activities that women can perform well into their third trimester. […]

By | June 1st, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

When Should I Visit a Gynecologist in Wayne? 5 Reasons to Make an Appointment

In 2012, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists revised its recommendations regarding Pap tests. According to Harvard Health Publications, women between the ages 30 and 65 only need to undergo a combined human papillomavirus and Pap test once every five years if they have had negative test results in the past. […]

By | May 26th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

5 Possible Explanations for a False Positive Pregnancy Test

Despite the countless advancements in modern medicine over the past few decades, there remains no foolproof screening procedure or diagnostic test. If you think you might be pregnant, a home pregnancy test may provide an accurate result; however, the only surefire way to determine your status is by visiting your gynecologist. […]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

3 Healthy Summer Habits for Women

Summer is almost here, which means soon you will have more opportunities than ever to eat well and get moving. Thousands of women might resolve to lose weight at the start of every New Year, but summer is a much better time to assess your health, revamp your goals, and revitalize your life, thanks to the plentiful produce and warm weather. […]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

What Are the 3 Stages of Menopause?

Women who experience menopause undergo three distinct stages as their bodies gradually stop menstruating. According to WebMD, most women can expect to go through menopause around age 51, which means they will enter the first phase, or perimenopause, when they are in their late 40s. […]

By | May 8th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments