Are Prenatal Classes Worth It?

There are so many things to prepare for when you are pregnant – a new (temporary) wardrobe, a nursery, washing and folding precious, itty-bitty clothes. But what about childbirth? Can you really prepare for labor? Aren’t childbirth classes a little “old fashioned?” Nurses, midwives, and doctors across the United States have reported a decline in … Read More

Post-Menopausal Bleeding

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when she stops all vaginal bleeding. Once a woman has gone more than one year without bleeding, she has completed menopause and should not have any further menstrual bleeding. Even the smallest amount of bleeding is considered to be abnormal. It is extremely important that any woman … 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

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

Can Soy Help With Hot Flashes?

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For a long time, dietary soy has been linked with reducing hot flashes: a common side effect of Menopause and Perimenopause in women. But is there any science to back this up?  There is, thanks to a study conducted by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and published in the online journal, Menopause.  However, there is … Read More

Study Finds That the Risk For Depression Lingers After Breast Cancer

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October is the month that we raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection and treatment.  However, Breast Cancer touches many aspects of a woman’s life, and the effects linger well after the Cancer has been detected treated and hopefully cured.  A study conducted by researchers in Copenhagen and published in the … Read More

Preventive Women’s Health

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Do you have smoke alarms installed in your home?  Do you have a home security system?  Do you own a car, homeowners, health or life insurance policy?  Most likely, you have answered yes to many or all of these questions.  All of these things mentioned above are examples of preventive measures we take everyday to … Read More

Menstrual Migraines

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According to the National Headache Foundation, women suffer migraines three times more frequently than their male counterparts, and menstrual migraines affect 60% of the women who experience migraine headaches.  A menstrual migraine is a severe headache that occurs before, during or immediately after a woman’s menstrual period, or during ovulation.  It is brought on by … Read More

Pre-Conceptual Genetic Testing

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The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has recently recommended that all couples of reproductive age who are attempting to conceive be offered pre-conceptual genetic testing.  The purpose of this testing is to identify those couples who are carriers of a variety of conditions that could affect their children. Carriers of genetic diseases do not … Read More

Reducing Your Baby’s Risk For SIDS

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SIDS stands for “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome“: a term that strikes fear in the hearts of new parents everywhere.  SIDS is not an illness or a disease.  Instead, it is a diagnoses that is given when a child under one years old dies and an exact cause cannot be found.  Approximately 2,300 infants in the … Read More