Delivery Options

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There are more delivery options available for women than ever before here in the United States. While some may seem desirable, the physicians at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. believe that a hospital delivery is the safest place for delivery. There is a lot that can happen during labor and delivery, and being in a hospital … Read More

Postpartum Depression

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Giving birth and bringing a new baby home to the family is an exciting and magical time for parents. There is nothing sweeter than those first few weeks of baby noises, baby smells and sweet moments of bonding. However, with these sweet moments there can also come moments of stress and exhaustion, and these can … Read More

Endometriosis

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Endometriosis is a painful disorder in women where tissues that normally line the inside of the uterus grow outside the uterine wall. In this disorder, the displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as it normally would by thickening, breaking down, and bleeding with each menstrual cycle – yet it has no means of escaping the … Read More

Obstetric Ultrasound

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During pregnancy there are few things that women look forward to more than seeing their baby’s picture on an ultrasound screen. However, an ultrasound does much more than reveal a baby’s gender or allow parents to view their babies before they are born. Obstetric ultrasounds are methods of obtaining vital information on a baby’s growth … Read More

STD Testing

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are diseases that are passed from person to person through unprotected and liberal sexual encounters. Even with the numerous research that has been published and taught to patients since the 1980s, sexually transmitted diseases are still a common occurrence among women today. There are numerous sexually transmitted diseases and the consequences … Read More

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

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Abnormal uterine bleeding is irregular bleeding from the uterus. Periods that come more often than every 21 days, are farther apart than 35 days, or that last for longer than 7 days are considered abnormal (also called Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding). In most cases, this issue is not related to medical conditions. It is typically related … Read More

Amniocentesis

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Amniocentesis, also referred to as amniotic fluid test, is a diagnostic test that is often recommended by a woman’s obstetrician following abnormal test results, ultrasound screens, or other varying factors during pregnancy. This prenatal test allows women’s healthcare providers to gather information about the baby’s health before birth. The test results are very accurate, which … Read More

VBAC

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Many women are devastated when they learn that their babies must be born via cesarean. The “natural” method of delivering babies vaginally has been happening for thousands of years and is the expected method with any pregnancy. However, there are many times when a cesarean delivery is necessary for both the mother and baby (or … Read More

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the inability to hold urine in. This is a common medical condition that affects many women. When urine is involuntary released, the definition of urinary incontinence, it can be the cause of great embarrassment. In the United States alone, almost one forth of the population of women struggle with urinary incontinence. At … Read More

Infertility

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Infertility is diagnosed when women cannot become pregnant after having unprotected, regular sex for six months to one year. Infertility may be due to a single cause in one partner, or it can be caused by a combination of factors from one or both partners. It is estimated that 10-15% of Americans will suffer from … Read More