Are you up-to-date with an annual breast screening?
- Women who are 20 to 39 years old should practice breast self-awareness and undergo an annual clinical breast exam with your primary healthcare provider.
- Women 40 years and older should practice monthly self-breast exams and a yearly mammogram.
- Discuss individualized recommendations with your ob-gyn, especially if you have a personal or family history of breast disease.
When was your last Pap smear?
- Women 20-65 should have a Pap smear every 3 years. Earlier follow-up Pap &/or HPV testing should be completed if a Pap smear is abnormal.
- Women who have a new sexual partner should have an updated Pap smear.
When was your last annual wellness exam?
- CCRM requires that all patients have a yearly annual exam with their primary care physician to discuss family history and health risks that may affect general health.
Are you up-to-date on immunizations?
- This will help protect you and your child from serious diseases. For example, rubella is a contagious disease that can be very dangerous if you get it while you are pregnant. In fact, it can cause a miscarriage or serious birth defects. The best protection against rubella is MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine, but if you aren’t up to date, you’ll need it before you get pregnant. Talk to your ob-gyn or midwife about maternal vaccines and visit the CDC Website.