What Age Should My Daughter See a Gynecologist?
Most parents are well-versed in preventative healthcare for their children. They follow the recommended schedule for well visits and immunization and schedule the sports physical so their child can play soccer. They know when it’s time for dental cleanings, and inevitably when it’s time to consult an orthodontist. But, when it comes to raising girls, … Continue reading What Age Should My Daughter See a Gynecologist?
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
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?
6 Signs of Endometriosis You Need to Know
Each time we turn on the news or scroll through social media, it seems like another female celebrity is sharing her experience with endometriosis–a disease in which the lining of the uterus grows in other places in the body. From Dancing with the Stars’ Julianne Hough and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi to Susan Sarandon … Continue reading 6 Signs of Endometriosis You Need to Know
Differences Between a Midwife and OB/GYN
Raleigh OB/GYN Centre recently began offering midwifery services. This service is not commonplace among most OB/GYN practices, 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 completes four years of medical school followed … Continue reading Differences Between a Midwife and OB/GYN
5 Best Things About Being Pregnant in the Winter
There is no such thing as the perfect time of year to have a baby. Each season comes with its own pros and cons to consider, however being pregnant in the winter can have its benefits. Temperature: Perhaps the most obvious benefit, when you’re pregnant in the winter you don’t have to worry about carrying around … Continue reading 5 Best Things About Being Pregnant in the Winter
3 Warning Signs of Postpartum Depression You Shouldn’t Ignore
A full-term pregnancy is made up of three trimesters, but did you know there’s actually a fourth trimester? Postpartum refers to the time period after the birth of a child when a mother’s body transitions back to its non-pregnant state. Every woman and every birth is different, but postpartum recovery may include the following: Abdominal … Continue reading 3 Warning Signs of Postpartum Depression You Shouldn’t Ignore
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?
Which Type of Birth Control is Right for You?
Birth control is not a one-size-fits-all solution, nor is it even one-size-fits-most. From pills to implants and everything in between, there are a wide variety of birth control options available. The type of birth control that is best for you will be determined by your health, lifestyle, access to certain methods, and even your insurance … Continue reading Which Type of Birth Control is Right for You?
Why You Should Never Skip Your Annual Women’s Wellness Exam
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 Why You Should Never Skip Your Annual Women’s Wellness Exam