Mom and Teen Daughter

Why Your Child’s First Visit to the Gynecologist Should be at Age 13


Most parents are familiar with child timetables, like when they need to have an annual physical, because otherwise, their child won’t be able to play school sports. They also know when to start their kids on dental checks and eventually, orthodontia. However, many parents are unaware that adolescent females should see a gynecologist between 13 …

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Pregnancy Marietta GA

What You Cannot Do When Pregnant with Multiples


When you are pregnant with multiples, you need to take extra precautions. The additional weight and demand on your body make such pregnancies riskier than a singleton pregnancy. That means you will have to modify how you eat, exercise and dress differently than do moms of singletons. Things You Cannot Do During this exciting time, …

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Happy Woman

What is the Difference Between Hormonal and Nonhormonal Birth Control?


Thanks to scientific advances, there are various birth control options available. But how can you choose the best method for you? All Contraception is Either Hormonal or Non-Hormonal All contraception options fall into two categories: hormonal and non-hormonal. Understanding the differences between these two options is key to selecting a method. You will be able …

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Fitness Tips for Reducing Menopause Symptoms


Menopause is a phase of life that is unavoidable and uncomfortable for women. However, every woman will experience menopause differently. For some (lucky women), the symptoms are mild and pass rather quickly. For others, symptoms – including hot flashes, interrupted sleep, weight gain and unpredictable mood swings – can last for more than five years! …

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Pregnant Woman

How COVID-19 Vaccines Affect Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Fertility


The COVID-19 vaccine has been found to be safe and effective for use by women who are pregnant and breastfeeding and those trying to get pregnant now or who intend to become pregnant in the future. In fact, vaccination is strongly recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and two leading organizations representing …

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What You Should Know About Fibroids


It is not uncommon to have uterine fibroids and not know it. Other times, fibroids can come with many symptoms that range from inconvenient to painful. Still, some symptoms can be mistakenly dismissed as a routine part of life. Knowing what to watch for can help you listen to your body and ensure you know …

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Weight Loss After Menopause


Most women who enter menopause become concerned about gaining weight as their body changes. While the goal for our patients is to help them prevent post-menopausal weight gain, women do often gain weight during and after this stage of life. Is it possible to lose the extra weight and stay healthy? There are many things …

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How Often Should You Get a Pap Smear Done?


A Pap smear, or Pap test, is an important screening method for identifying cervical cancer. A Pap smear involves the collection of cells from the cervix by your doctor. Located at the top of the vagina, the cervix is the opening to the uterus. These cells are examined in a laboratory for abnormal cells. The …

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Woman in Pain

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)


PMDD is a severe type of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Although the reasons for PMDD are not known, it may be linked to the hormonal swings of a menstrual cycle. While PMDD can affect anyone who continues to menstruate, there is a greater risk if you have a family history of PMS, PMDD and mood disorders. …

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