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An Update from Raleigh OB/GYN Regarding COVID-19

After careful consideration and guidance from the rest of the medical community, we have enacted a few new policies, effective Monday, March 16th. 1. No one other than patients and staff will be permitted to enter the office. If you rely on another person for transportation, they may wait in their personal vehicle during the … Continue reading An Update from Raleigh OB/GYN Regarding COVID-19

Preventing Infections During Pregnancy

February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month. For nearly forty years, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has recognized the importance of reducing prenatal infections in the US. They first focused on preventing mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV, but their efforts have expanded to other harmful infections during pregnancy.  Prenatal Infections to … Continue reading Preventing Infections During Pregnancy

Painful Periods: When to See Your Gynecologist

Most women are familiar with the pain and cramping associated with menstrual periods. However, the severity of period pain can vary greatly on an individual basis. Some women experience mild discomfort that is easily managed, while others have pain severe enough to interfere with everyday activities during the menstrual cycle each month. Painful periods may … Continue reading Painful Periods: When to See Your Gynecologist

8 Healthy Habits for the New Year

January will be here before you know it. Many women like to use this time to set goals for self-improvement in mental and physical health. To start down the path towards a healthier and happier you, follow these healthy habits for the new year. 1. Get Active  According to the American Heart Association, only one … Continue reading 8 Healthy Habits for the New Year

PCOS: What You Need to Know

Women of all ages can experience a number of gynecological and hormonal issues. Luckily, OB/GYNs and other medical professionals can successfully treat and manage them. One condition that affects a number of women is polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is often referred to by the initials PCOS. What is PCOS? Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is … Continue reading PCOS: What You Need to Know

The Menstrual Cup: Pros and Cons

There are many menstrual products on the market for people to choose from when dealing with their periods. One product that has been around for quite some time but has become more popular in recent years is the menstrual cup. The menstrual cup is a device that is inserted into the vagina to collect blood … Continue reading The Menstrual Cup: Pros and Cons

What Happens if My Baby is Breech?

As a woman approaches her due date, there are many concerns she may have about giving birth and safely delivering a healthy baby. If you are in your third trimester and getting close to full term, then you might be aware of the possibility of breech presentation. This condition affects a relatively small percentage of … Continue reading What Happens if My Baby is Breech?

Feminine Hygiene Products: What You Need to Know

Feminine hygiene product options have grown over the years. Many women remember when disposable pads and tampons were the only options. Some may remember further back when there was no such thing as an applicator on a tampon and pads didn’t have adhesive. But things change. Whether you are reevaluating your hygiene needs or are … Continue reading Feminine Hygiene Products: What You Need to Know

Health Screenings Every Woman Should Get

Throughout a woman’s life, there are many health concerns she should keep in mind. Often, these concerns change with age. One of the best practices in maintaining good health is getting recommended screenings to detect any illness early so it can be treated more easily. American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has a guide to … Continue reading Health Screenings Every Woman Should Get

What to Expect if You Have a C-Section

Whether you are currently pregnant or planning on getting pregnant, you have probably thought about birthing plans and the different ways babies can be delivered.   While vaginal birth is generally the recommended option in uncomplicated pregnancies, some women may require a C-section due to complications either during pregnancy or while in labor. It is important … Continue reading What to Expect if You Have a C-Section