Elective C-Section

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An elective procedure is one that is scheduled in advance because it does not involve a medical emergency. Cesarean births (colloquially referred to as a C-section) are considered to be a major surgical procedure. During a C-section, the abdomen is cut open, the intestines are lifted out of the body, the uterus is cut open … Read More

Gestational Diabetes

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Gestational diabetes is a pregnancy complication that must be given special attention throughout a woman’s entire pregnancy. This complication can affect any expectant mother, without any known reason or prior blood sugar issues. With appropriate diagnosis and care, controlling blood sugar throughout pregnancy can prevent issues with the growing baby, the mother, and the entire … Read More

Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a serious medical condition for pregnant women that must be treated and addressed with great care and expertise. Preeclampsia is characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to other organs. At every prenatal appointment, women’s blood pressure rates are taken to ensure that no rise is evident. Even a slight rise … Read More

Miscarriage

Miscarriage is one of the most heartbreaking events that a couple may face in their relationship. Parents who have already had a child grieve knowing what they have lost, and couples who have yet to have children often wonder if they did something wrong or if they will be able to carry a successful pregnancy … Read More

What Not To Eat During Pregnancy

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The old saying, “You’re eating for two,” during pregnancy often gives women the personal permission to eat what they want and not stress over it. While it is not advisable to eat your way through pregnancy, especially if you hope to regain your pre-pregnancy figure after giving birth, eating extra calories is necessary for a … Read More

Bladder Issues

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Bladder issues are a common complaint among women. Whether it is an increased frequency, UTI infections, or urinary incontinence, bladder problems should never be ignored. The body is a dynamic machine that has thousands of working parts, each depending on the others for proper function. Issues with the bladder not only indicate a problem with … Read More

Stress and Your Monthly Cycle

Stress comes in many forms and has many different effects on the entire body. Stress can disrupt your sleep, prevent you from getting sleep, cause you to eat too much or too less, cause your skin to breakout, affect your mood, and it can also disrupt a woman’s menstrual cycle. When the body is under … Read More

Make Your Health Your New Year’s Resolution

As 2017 begins, now is the perfect time to decide that your health will be your New Year’s resolution. Women are more prone to certain conditions and diseases simply because of how their bodies are designed. The female reproduction system alone is highly complicated and intricate, and many different aspects of your health work together … Read More

Giving Birth During The Holidays

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Many people try to avoid getting pregnant in February, March, and April simply to avoid giving birth during the holiday season. Others think it would be fun to have a Thanksgiving or Christmas baby. While still others, either did not try to plan their pregnancies around certain months, or they simply got pregnant when they … Read More

Infertility Treatment

Infertility is a very personal and sensitive issue that many women throughout the US face. Women of all ages, backgrounds, ethnic groups, and economic status suffer with infertility, making it an issue that is not only common but also regularly dealt with by gynecologists and obstetricians. At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. we are proud to … Read More