What to Know About Cancers That Affect Women

By on June 18, 2019

Although everyone should be concerned about their chances of cancer, it’s important to know about the cancers that affect women so you know what to look for and discuss with your gynecologist or primary physician. When it’s detected early, you have many more options for effective and life-saving treatment. Here are some things to know

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Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

By on June 7, 2019

Women’s health has come a long way in making sure women can live long, successful, healthy lives. That being said, there’s still the conundrum of why women regularly live longer than men, especially when this hasn’t always been the case. It’s believed that there are a few different factors that contribute to a rise in

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What Prenatal Lab Tests should I have Done?

By on February 20, 2018

What Prenatal Lab Tests should I have Done?

If you are pregnant, you may be wondering what tests you should have performed in order to properly monitor and manage your pregnancy. As with many obstetrical care groups, our practice recommends several tests to assess maternal well-being during pregnancy; these include: Blood type and antibody screen: This assesses antigens on your red blood cells,

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Indications of Operative Vaginal Delivery

By on January 23, 2018

Indications of Operative Vaginal Delivery

When spontaneous vaginal delivery is not an option, your Doctor may suggest that your delivery be completed using a technique called operative vaginal delivery. Operative vaginal delivery includes the use of forceps or vacuum to assist in the delivery of a baby. The use of forceps or vacuum is reasonable when an operative intervention to

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Understanding “The Pill”

By on December 18, 2017

birth control

While oral contraceptives have been around for many years, a number of economic, technological, and social obstacles had to be overcome before it would become available to patients. Present day, oral contraceptives are widely used and accepted as one of the most effective methods of birth control when used properly. Many patients think of their

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Pain Relief on Labor and Delivery

By on July 17, 2017

Spinal Anesthesia

There are five methods most commonly used as methods of pain relief used on labor and delivery. These include epidural, spinal and local anesthesia, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. Today we will discuss spinal anesthesia. What is Spinal Anesthesia? Anatomically, the path between the skin of the back and the spinal cord crosses skin, subcutaneous tissue,

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Pain Relief on Labor and Delivery: Epidural

By on June 20, 2017

The five most commonly used methods of pain relief used during labor and delivery are spinal anesthesia, epidurals, local anesthesia, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. Today we will discuss epidural anesthesia. What is Epidural Anesthesia? Epidural anesthesia is the most popular type of pain relief used during labor. In fact, 60-90% of women who give

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