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

Alcohol and Pregnancy Do Not Go Together

According to the Center for Disease Control, the U.S. Surgeon General, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, “There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant. There is also no safe time during pregnancy to drink and no safe kind of alcohol.” For those who enjoy consuming an alcoholic beverage on occasion … Read More

Swelling During Pregnancy

So many changes occur in women’s bodies throughout their entire pregnancies. With the growth of a baby (or babies!), women’s bodies grow and change almost on a daily basis. While women are expecting their abdomens to bulge out in their second and third trimester, they are often surprised by the amount of swelling that occurs … Read More

Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections are common among people of all ages, yet women are more likely to be affected (and affected again, and again) than anyone else. The design of the female body places the urethra close to the anus. One of the first things parents teach their young girls when they are potty training is … Read More

Pelvic Pain

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The pelvis is the lowest part of the abdomen, and many women feel a great deal amount of pain in this area on a recurring basis. There are several causes of pelvic pain, some of which are short in duration and severe, some of which are debilitating, and some of which are more constant yet … Read More

How Weight Affects Infertility

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There are often a few factors that can contribute to infertility. For a majority of women, these factors can be addressed and controlled through medication or medical treatment. There is an area, however, which is typically only controlled on a personal level – this being the area of weight. Women who are either overweight or … Read More

High-Risk Pregnancy Care

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Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation for women as their growing bodies get ready for the birth and introduction of their precious baby (or babies). While all pregnancies are special, there are some pregnancies that require extra care and attention. A high-risk pregnancy is one in which there is a condition present that increases … Read More

Low Libido

The term “low libido” refers to a woman’s decline in sexual desire and interest. It is a common problem for women, and it is often the result of many different conditions or a side effect from certain medications. At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. our doctors are here to help you find the treatment you need … Read More

Traveling While Pregnant

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It is difficult for most women to put their entire lives on hold for nine months while they are pregnant. This is especially true for women whose professions involve traveling, or for the traveling enthusiasts who love visiting new places. While traveling on a whole is not discouraged throughout a woman’s pregnancy, it is important … Read More

Abnormal Pap Smear

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A Pap smear is a test that allows your doctor to look at the cells from your cervix and see if there are any problems, such as cancer. An abnormal Pap smear indicates that the cells of your cervix have shown some slightly unusual changes and need further review and testing. Pap tests are done … Read More