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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

6 Tips for Protecting Your Newborn from School Germs

The school year is back in full swing. Unfortunately, just as you’re settling into your new routine, the back-to-school crud is likely to rear its ugly head especially as temperatures slowly begin to cool and flu season approaches. On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school … Continue reading 6 Tips for Protecting Your Newborn from School Germs

Struggling to Get Pregnant? You are Not Alone.

If you have been struggling to get pregnant, know that you are not alone. Believe it or not, one out of every eight couples in the United States have trouble conceiving. Infertility can be the result of both men and women and has a variety of causes. Read on to learn more about the causes … Continue reading Struggling to Get Pregnant? You are Not Alone.

NovaSure: Is It Right for You?

Heavy periods can take a serious toll on a woman’s life. Fortunately, there is a quick and effective solution to this issue. NovaSure endometrial ablation is a one-time procedure that’s designed to remove the uterine lining or endometrium, which is what causes heavy bleeding. This procedure can be completed in only five minutes and does … Continue reading NovaSure: Is It Right for You?