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

Elective C-Section


An elective procedure is one that is scheduled in advance because it does not involve a medical emergency. Cesarean births (colloquially referred to as a C-section) are considered to be a major surgical procedure. During a C-section, the abdomen is cut open, the intestines are lifted out of the body, the uterus is cut open … Read More

Gestational Diabetes


Gestational diabetes is a pregnancy complication that must be given special attention throughout a woman’s entire pregnancy. This complication can affect any expectant mother, without any known reason or prior blood sugar issues. With appropriate diagnosis and care, controlling blood sugar throughout pregnancy can prevent issues with the growing baby, the mother, and the entire … Read More


Preeclampsia is a serious medical condition for pregnant women that must be treated and addressed with great care and expertise. Preeclampsia is characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to other organs. At every prenatal appointment, women’s blood pressure rates are taken to ensure that no rise is evident. Even a slight rise … Read More

What Not To Eat During Pregnancy


The old saying, “You’re eating for two,” during pregnancy often gives women the personal permission to eat what they want and not stress over it. While it is not advisable to eat your way through pregnancy, especially if you hope to regain your pre-pregnancy figure after giving birth, eating extra calories is necessary for a … Read More

Giving Birth During The Holidays


Many people try to avoid getting pregnant in February, March, and April simply to avoid giving birth during the holiday season. Others think it would be fun to have a Thanksgiving or Christmas baby. While still others, either did not try to plan their pregnancies around certain months, or they simply got pregnant when they … Read More

Incompetent Cervix


Medically speaking, carrying a baby to full term is the objective of any pregnancy. Expectant mothers go through many emotions from the moment they find out they are pregnant to the moments after they give birth. Fear is a common emotion for pregnant women because they understand the importance of “doing things right” while they … Read More

Pregnancy and Chickenpox

As a child, having chickenpox used to be seen as a rite of passage. However, since its introduction in 1984, and since the regularity of use in the last twenty years, there is a significantly lower chance of catching chickenpox as a child or adolescent. While some view this immunity via vaccination as a good … Read More

Treating Heartburn During Pregnancy

With as many pleasant and exciting things that occur during pregnancy, there are also just as many unpleasant and unexpected things that arise. For many women, heartburn is something that plagues them throughout their pregnancy, whether they ever experienced it before or not. Heartburn is caused by stomach acids flowing upward instead of downward. At … Read More

Back Pain and Pregnancy

At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. we understand that women experience very specific discomforts in their changing bodies throughout pregnancy. One of the most common complaints during pregnancy is the back pain that is associated with the every growing abdomen. It is obviously necessary for women to gain weight and for their abdomens to expand as … Read More