Cervical Cancer Screenings

According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by infection with oncogenic, or high risk, types of human papillomavirus, or HPV. These sexually transmitted viruses are common in those who are sexually active with multiple partners, are having sex with someone who has multiple partners, or who is having … Read More

Abnormal Pap Smear

A Pap smear is a gynecologic procedure done to detect abnormal cells in the cervix. Most women anxiously await the results of their Pap smear to learn whether they are “in the clear” or if there are concerns. For women who receive a call with results of an abnormal Pap smear, anxieties and fear are … Read More

What You Need To Know About Vaginal Discharge

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Every woman deals with it, yet it is not something that most women readily discuss with others. Vaginal discharge is a normal part of being female as it is the body’s natural method of cleaning “down there.” Vaginal discharge is a mixture of cells produced by the vagina and cervix and the changes those cells … Read More

What is a VBAC?

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A VBAC (pronounced V-back) is a vaginal birth after cesarean delivery. A woman who has already given birth via cesarean is often a candidate to give birth vaginally with her subsequent pregnancies. The term VBAC was created because it was once suggested that if a woman delivered a baby via cesarean, she should deliver all … Read More

Endometriosis

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Endometriosis is a painful condition in which tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. With each menstrual cycle, the endometrium sheds through the vagina. Displaced endometrial tissue breaks down in the same way that normal endometrial tissue does, but because it has no way to exit the body, … Read More

Multiples = Multiple Concerns

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The term “multifetal pregnancy” includes twins, triplets, and higher-order multiples. With the process of in vitro fertilization (assisted reproduction), more multifetal pregnancies occur each year in the United States than ever before. Women who are pregnant with multiples face greater risks than those with a single pregnancy. At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. we are committed … Read More

Females and the Importance of Calcium

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Males and females are inherently different, and they both require specific supplements to help them achieve and maintain optimal life. While calcium is important for both men and women for bone health, women generally require more than men once they reach middle age as well as during and after pregnancy. Some studies suggest that calcium, … Read More

What Are Menstrual Cramps?

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Women who are between the ages of adolescence and menopause experience a monthly menstrual cycle. This cycle occurs over an average of 28 days, and it makes pregnancy possible. When a woman menstruates, her body is shedding the lining of the uterus and menstrual blood flows from the uterus through the cervix and then passes … Read More

Ovarian Cysts

Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can develop anywhere on or inside the human body. Ovarian cysts are cysts that develop on one or both of the female ovaries, typically during the time of a woman’s monthly cycle. It is estimated that most women will have at least once ovarian cyst within her lifetime, many of … Read More

Postpartum Depression

Months of pregnancy bring with them many changes in a woman’s body and the expectations of holding and loving a new baby. The anxious arrival brings forth cries of joy, exhaustion, and often other feelings that you possibly did not expect. Many women experience feelings of agitation and resentment, mixed with tears and the desire … Read More