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

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

Pregnancy and Chickenpox

As a child, having chickenpox used to be seen as a rite of passage. However, since its introduction in 1984, and since the regularity of use in the last twenty years, there is a significantly lower chance of catching chickenpox as a child or adolescent. While some view this immunity via vaccination as a good … Read More

Breast Self Exam

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Breast cancer is one of the most concerning diseases among women in the United States. A simple tool that can save a woman’s life is a breast self-examination done in the privacy of your own bathroom. Women of all ages are encouraged to perform a self-exam of their breasts at least once a month. This … Read More

What to Expect After Delivery, Part 2

Pregnancy and child birth put your body through a great deal of stress. Below is the continuation of what you can expect after delivery: Constipation. Because your perineal area just went through a great deal of trauma, it is no surprise that most women are fearful of having their first bowel movement after child birth. … Read More

What to Expect After Delivery, Part 1

Whether you had an incredibly enjoyable pregnancy or a difficult one, giving birth is the culmination of months of hard work growing a baby. You finally have a precious new baby (or maybe babies!) to hold, to stare at, and to kiss to your heart’s content. While this makes the months of pregnancy worth it, … Read More

Letting Diaphragms Work for You

When it comes to contraception, diaphragms are among the oldest methods of birth control. A diaphragm is a small, flexible cup that is placed directly in the vagina to prevent sperm from reaching an egg. Diaphragms are made of silicone or latex, and are used in combination with spermicide. The most important thing to remember … Read More