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

Incompetent Cervix

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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

Amniocentesis

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

Age and Conception

Many women are waiting longer to start a family these days due to taking time to establish their careers, to travel, to enjoy time to themselves. This is putting them at older ages for when they begin thinking of having children. While this is understandable, age does have a direct effect on a woman’s fertility. … Read More

Multifetal Pregnancy Care

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The term “multifetal pregnancy” refers to pregnancies of twins, triplets, and higher-order multiples. Multiple births are increasing in the United States, and it is important that women receive the specialized care that they need as these pregnancies often present challenges to both the pregnant mother and obstetrician. Multifetal pregnancies present more challenges than simply finding … Read More

Incompetent Cervix

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During pregnancy, there are many natural occurrences that women go through as their bodies grow a baby (or babies) and get ready to deliver. One of these occurrences is the change in the cervix. Before pregnancy, the cervix is closed and rigid, changing only slightly when menstruation occurs. However, during the progression of pregnancy the … Read More

Delivery Options

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There are more delivery options available for women than ever before here in the United States. While some may seem desirable, the physicians at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. believe that a hospital delivery is the safest place for delivery. There is a lot that can happen during labor and delivery, and being in a hospital … Read More

Amniocentesis

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Amniocentesis, also referred to as amniotic fluid test, is a diagnostic test that is often recommended by a woman’s obstetrician following abnormal test results, ultrasound screens, or other varying factors during pregnancy. This prenatal test allows women’s healthcare providers to gather information about the baby’s health before birth. The test results are very accurate, which … Read More

Multifetal Pregnancy

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Multifetal pregnancies include pregnancies where women are carrying more than one baby during a single pregnancy. Multifetal pregnancies include twins, triplets, quadruplets, and higher-order multiples. Twin and triplet pregnancies are often natural occurrences due to heredity and/or a mother’s age at conception. While all pregnancies are special and require specific care, multifetal pregnancies are treated … Read More