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11 Breastfeeding Tips For New Moms

If you have made the decision to breastfeed your baby, you might have some questions about what it’s like and how you can nurse successfully. To prepare for National Breastfeeding Month in August, we have come up with some breastfeeding tips for new moms. 1. Enlist Help One of the first breastfeeding tips that can … Continue reading 11 Breastfeeding Tips For New Moms

5 Reasons Your Annual Women’s Wellness Exam Is Important

Though it’s probably not your favorite thing to do, your annual women’s wellness exam is one of the most important things you can do for your long-term health. Even though in most cases an annual pap smear is no longer required, that doesn’t mean you should skip out on your annual wellness exam altogether. Here’s … Continue reading 5 Reasons Your Annual Women’s Wellness Exam Is Important

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

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

What You Need to Know About Urinary Tract Infections

Your urinary tract is made up of your kidneys, bladder, ureters (tubes that connect your kidney to your bladder) and your urethra. The primary function of your urinary tract is to flush waste, including bacteria, out of your body through your urine. Sometimes things can go wrong and potentially harmful bacteria will begin to reproduce … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Urinary Tract Infections

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