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

Puberty: What to Expect With Your Growing Daughter

As children grow up, they develop through different stages, most of which are pretty predictable. Puberty is one of them – and it is often the most difficult. Understanding the specific physical and emotional changes that come with puberty can help you to prepare both yourself and your daughter for this important stage of life. … 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

Are Prenatal Classes Worth It?

There are so many things to prepare for when you are pregnant – a new (temporary) wardrobe, a nursery, washing and folding precious, itty-bitty clothes. But what about childbirth? Can you really prepare for labor? Aren’t childbirth classes a little “old fashioned?” Nurses, midwives, and doctors across the United States have reported a decline in … Read More

Treating Heartburn During Pregnancy

With as many pleasant and exciting things that occur during pregnancy, there are also just as many unpleasant and unexpected things that arise. For many women, heartburn is something that plagues them throughout their pregnancy, whether they ever experienced it before or not. Heartburn is caused by stomach acids flowing upward instead of downward. At … Read More

Kegels to Avoid Incontinence

The pelvic floor muscles are responsible for bladder control, bowel control, and to help hold the organs in place. When the pelvic floor muscles are weakened, the internal organs are not fully supported and many people have difficulty controlling the release of urine. This is especially true for women who are pregnant or who have … Read More

Back Pain and Pregnancy

At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. we understand that women experience very specific discomforts in their changing bodies throughout pregnancy. One of the most common complaints during pregnancy is the back pain that is associated with the every growing abdomen. It is obviously necessary for women to gain weight and for their abdomens to expand as … Read More

Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Vaginal discharge is a common complaint among women, and it is one of the most common reasons why women make an appointment with their gynecologist. From an overabundance of vaginal discharge to a foul smell, vaginitis symptoms cause many women to worry. Yet, when is vaginal discharge considered abnormal or as a cause to worry? … Read More