Preeclampsia And Your Heart During Pregnancy


February is set aside by the American Heart Association as American Heart Month. The month is used to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it in their home and community. Preeclampsia is a disorder related to your heart. It is is a high-blood pressure disorder unique to pregnant women. According to … Read More

National Wear Red Day – February 2, 2018

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It’s National Wear Red Day on February 2 of this year according to the American Heart Association. The purpose of this day is to help raise awareness concerning cardiovascular disease and to help save lives. The entire month of February is considered American Heart month, so we will be focusing on your heart this month … Read More

Giving Birth by Cesarean Section


When a baby is delivered surgically rather than vaginally, it is called Cesarean section. The doctor will make necessary incisions in the wall of the abdomen and uterus to pull the baby from the womb. Cesarean sections, commonly called C-sections, are performed when a vaginal delivery is not possible for a number of different reasons. … Read More

Amniocentesis: What You Need to Know


For centuries, pregnancy has been a time of expectant waiting. For thousands of years, women had to wait until the end of her pregnancy to learn anything about her unborn baby. For some, these nine months were wonderful; for others, the months were shorter and the outcome was not what they dreamed it would be. … Read More

Multiples = Multiple Concerns


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

Breech Births


Most babies move into delivery position, with the head close to the birth canal, a few weeks prior to birth. Women who go into labor with their babies in the correct delivery position typically have an easier labor because the baby passes through the birth canal head first. This allows the baby to receive oxygen … Read More


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 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

Incompetent Cervix


Medically speaking, carrying a baby to full term is the objective of any pregnancy. Expectant mothers go through many emotions from the moment they find out they are pregnant to the moments after they give birth. Fear is a common emotion for pregnant women because they understand the importance of “doing things right” while they … Read More


Pregnancy is a time when women are experiencing literal life-change within themselves. As their baby (or babies) grows, there are often times when expectant mothers feel out of their comfort zones because of their lack of ability to really “do something” for their baby. Aside from eating a healthy diet, remaining hydrated, maintaining an appropriate … Read More