Puberty in Girls: What to Expect

By on July 30, 2019

Puberty is a difficult time for a lot of reasons, but it’s also an important time for the body. Puberty is when some significant changes begin to happen, so it can often be helpful to know what to expect for your pre-teen. Here’s what to know about puberty, its timeline, and how it affects the

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What to Know About PCOS

By on July 10, 2019

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is an incorrectly named and poorly misunderstood disorder that affects about 10 million women world-wide. Although not much is known about it and its causes, it’s important to know about it and what to expect if your gynecologist suspects you’re living with it. Although it can primarily affect your quality

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What It Means to be a General Practitioner

By on July 2, 2019

Although it’s common for women to see a gynecologist for their women’s health concerns or Well-Woman’s screenings, gynecologists are more commonly becoming a source of general care for their patients. Called a general practitioner, this can mean that your gynecologist can provide some care beyond the typical women’s care. Here’s what to know about general

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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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