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What is a VBAC?

 

A VBAC (pronounced V-back) is a vaginal birth after cesarean delivery. A woman who has already given birth via cesarean is often a candidate to give birth vaginally with her subsequent pregnancies. The term VBAC was created because it was once suggested that if a woman delivered a baby via cesarean, she should deliver all …

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Endometriosis

 

Endometriosis is a painful condition in which tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. With each menstrual cycle, the endometrium sheds through the vagina. Displaced endometrial tissue breaks down in the same way that normal endometrial tissue does, but because it has no way to exit the body, …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Perimenopause

 

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 …

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