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A Woman’s Guide to Cancer Screenings

Cancer is a health condition that impacts almost everyone in some way or another during their lifetime. For women, certain forms of cancer are more common. It can be challenging to understand each one. A general guide to cancer screenings is an excellent resource for staying on top of your health.  A Guide To Cancer … Continue reading A Woman’s Guide to Cancer Screenings

Differences Between a Midwife and OB/GYN

Raleigh OB/GYN Centre often works closely with midwives of City of Oaks Midwifery. Some people aren’t very familiar with midwives and what they do, so we wanted to highlight the key differences between a midwife and an obstetrician. Education Perhaps the most notable difference, midwives and OB/GYNs complete different levels of medical training. An OB/GYN … Continue reading Differences Between a Midwife and OB/GYN

Is Permanent Birth Control Right for You?

From pills to implants and everything in between, there are a wide variety of birth control options available. However, most methods are temporary – meaning you can start or discontinue use at any time. Permanent birth control may be the better solution for women who know they do not want to have children or are … Continue reading Is Permanent Birth Control Right for You?

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

Labor & Delivery Hospital Bag Packing List

Preparing for the arrival of your baby is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming–especially if you are a first-time mom. Once you’re around 34 weeks pregnant, you should start preparing for your delivery date. Even if you have a scheduled C-section or induction date, there is still the possibility you could go into labor … Continue reading Labor & Delivery Hospital Bag Packing List

9 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick While Pregnant

It’s always worrying when there’s a contagious illness going around. It can be even more worrying if you’re in a high-risk group or are pregnant. Some viruses are more dangerous to pregnant women and their babies than to the general population. The good news is that there are steps you can take to reduce your … Continue reading 9 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick While Pregnant

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

When Should I Get a Mammogram?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s an ideal time to talk about breast cancer screening. An estimated 1 in 8 women (or 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. To give yourself the best possible chance of survival, early detection is critical. The most reliable method for early … Continue reading When Should I Get a Mammogram?

Is the Flu Shot Safe During Pregnancy?

Fall is finally in the air. But, cooler temperatures also mean that flu season is on the horizon. Cases of the influenza virus are diagnosed year-round, but peak flu season typically occurs during the fall and winter from November to March. The time to get vaccinated is now, but is the flu shot safe during … Continue reading Is the Flu Shot Safe During Pregnancy?