Many women are mistaken in thinking that once they are done with having kids, they no longer need an OBGYN. The fact is that in post-childbearing years, you need to be followed by a gynecologist to assure good gynecological health. Women need to continue to have their annual pelvic and breast exams, discuss changes in their cycle, talk about prevention of various problems such as osteoporosis, breast cancer, cervical cancer, address changes in their bodies as they age, receive appropriate advise on contraception. Peri-menopausal years bring with them lots of physical, emotional and hormonal changes, and women definitely need to be followed closely to help them cope with problems and deal with symptoms of menopause. Post-menopausal years are also full of further body changes and do require gynecological care. So, yes, you do need to be seen by us even after you are done having kids!
Women of different ages may face various gynecological problems. If you have any of the following gynecological issues, please see your doctor to discuss them with her: