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

Females and the Importance of Calcium


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?


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

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



Menopause is a natural occurrence in a women’s life when the reproductive years have come to an end. Perimenopause means “around menopause” – because there are many changes that occur before and during menopause, which cannot be pinpointed to a specific date. Before true menopause sets in, a woman’s body will experience uneven spikes and … Read More

Pregnancy and Exercise

Pregnancy brings forth many different changes to a woman’s body, most of which occur quite quickly in just nine months’ time. One of the most noticeable is the weight gain that begins somewhere around the end of the first trimester. While weight gain is normal – and necessary – pregnancy is not simply an excuse … Read More

Irregular Periods

The duration and regularity of a menstrual cycle varies from woman to woman. While most women follow a routine cycle, some women can plan their year by their cycle. They can track their cycle on a calendar and know exactly which day of every month they will start their period. However, there are also many … Read More

Abnormal Bleeding


Abnormal vaginal bleeding is defined as bleeding that occurs when women are not expected to be on their period, a menstrual flow that is heavier than normal, or when a woman is pregnant or has already gone through menopause. Many women experience some type of abnormal bleeding, and there are many possible causes. Women who … Read More