Incompetent Cervix

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During pregnancy, there are many natural occurrences that women go through as their bodies grow a baby (or babies) and get ready to deliver. One of these occurrences is the change in the cervix. Before pregnancy, the cervix is closed and rigid, changing only slightly when menstruation occurs. However, during the progression of pregnancy the … Read More

Helping Women Ensure a Healthy Pregnancy

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Staying healthy while pregnant is important not only for a woman’s physical and emotional health, but it can also help to ensure the health of the growing baby that you are so excited to meet. At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. we are proud to provide women with the highest standard of prenatal care before, during, … Read More

Fibroid Removal

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Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that grow from the muscles layers of the uterus. These fibroids can cause many unwanted symptoms for women that can lead to very heavy and painful menstrual cycles, premature birth, and infertility. At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A., we are a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology practice that is made up of … Read More

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


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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, 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