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Lowering Your Risk for Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis stands for “porous bones.” Osteoporosis occurs when the rate of bone resorption outweighs the rate of bone formation. In result, the bones become weak over time and may fracture more easily. Contrary to what you may think, osteoporosis is not

Aug 6th, 2020
IUD

Every woman is unique. This includes how she responds to certain types of birth control. Did you know that there are up to fifteen methods of non-permanent contraception? Fortunately, the widespread forms birth control, including patches, condoms, traditio

Jul 19th, 2020
STD Testing

While it is not a comfortable topic, sexually transmitted diseases that go undetected can pose a serious threat to your reproductive health and overall health.

Jul 6th, 2020
Increasing Your Chances for a Successful VBAC

At North Pointe OB/GYN, we want to help you have VBAC delivery if that is your desire. Our providers are here to guide you during your entire pregnancy to ensure you have the best chance for a safe and successful VBAC.

Jun 22nd, 2020
Menopause and Mental Health

Menopause, or “the change of life,” is a stage of a woman’s life that marks the end of her productive years. While every woman is different, menopause typically occurs around 50 years of age and can be both exhausting and frustrating to manage.

May 21st, 2020
Missed a Birth Control Pill?

Birth control pills are an effective and convenient form of contraception. However, oral contraceptives do require a level of responsibility on your part.

May 8th, 2020
Period Pain: Normal or Endometriosis?

While periods, or menstrual cycles, are a normal part of a woman’s life, there are aspects about your period that may not be normal. Though it may sometimes be difficult, it is important to be able to distinguish if your period symptoms

Jan 17th, 2020
Finding the Right Birth Control Pill

Hormonal birth control, or oral contraceptives, have been one of the best advances in modern medicine. Birth control pills give women a very easy and trusted method to carry out family planning choices and prevent unwanted pregnancy. However, many women ar

Jan 7th, 2020
Midwives Offer a Full Spectrum of Care

There is no doubt that pregnancy is a special and rewarding stage of a woman’s life. However, it is also a time in which you will make many decisions about the care of yourself and your baby. It becomes very important to have as much support as possible du

Dec 23rd, 2019
STDs and Fertility

An STD (or STI) refers to any disease or infection that is primarily passed from one person to another through intercourse or a sexual act. Sexually transmitted diseases can be rooted in bacteria, fungi or viruses.

Nov 25th, 2019
What To Expect After a Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy involves the surgical removal of the uterus. Depending on whether the procedure is partial or full, a hysterectomy may also involve taking out the cervix, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Though this surgery

Nov 8th, 2019
What You Should Know About Prolapse in Menopause

For most women, menopause is no picnic. This phase of life can be burdened with some very uncomfortable symptoms, including hot flashes, trouble sleeping, weight gain, mood swings and more.

Oct 18th, 2019
What to Expect with a Twin Pregnancy

Nothing can be more shocking to a mom-to-be when they see two babies instead of one on that first pregnancy ultrasound. Twins are considered “twice the blessing and twice the responsibility.” Whether your news of multiples is a source of excitement or fear

Oct 3rd, 2019
Fibroid FAQ’s

Did you know that as many as 3 out of 4 women will have uterine fibroids at some point in their lifetime?

Sep 23rd, 2019
What You Should Know About Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common medical disorder in women in which tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus instead. It is marked by painful and irregular menstrual cycles. According to Mayo Clinic, more than 200,000 cases of

Aug 14th, 2019
The Importance of the Glucose Tolerance Test

It is not uncommon for pregnant women to dread the glucose tolerance test, which is typically given at 24-28 weeks of pregnancy. However, making you fast, get your blood drawn and then gulp down an 8-oz bottle of super sweet liquid isn’t punishment.

Aug 2nd, 2019
Night Sweats Explained

You go to sleep comfortably and peacefully, only to wake up in the middle of the night with pajamas and a pillow cases that are drenched in sweat. While night sweats are not uncommon, they can most definitely sabotage a good night’s sleep.

Apr 18th, 2019
BRCA Gene Testing

Genetic testing offers a way to detect how vulnerable you are to certain inherited diseases or cancers. One of the most widely used forms of genetic testing is specifically for women. It involves the BRCA gene mutation, which determines a woman’s risk for

Apr 6th, 2019
Bonus Benefits of Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills are primarily chosen to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. However, for the right patient, these oral contraceptives can do much more. Check out what other benefits Birth Control can offer.

Mar 27th, 2019
FAQ’s About Exercise During Pregnancy

Guidelines surrounding pregnancy and exercise have changed through the decades. Contrary to past belief, physical activity during pregnancy does not increase your risk of miscarriage or premature delivery.

Mar 5th, 2019
What to Expect from a Colposcopy?

A colposcopy is a quick and painless way for your doctor to find cell changes in your cervix that may turn into cancer. In most cases, the procedure serves as reassurance that everything is normal and okay. However, this painless procedure could also save

Feb 19th, 2019
Ovarian Cysts: Normal or Cause for Concern?

You’ve been told you have an ovarian cyst. While the term may frighten you, it is important to realize that cysts on the ovaries are a natural part of your ovulation cycle.

Feb 11th, 2019
Your Skin During Menopause

Menopause brings a host of unwanted symptoms. While you may be familiar with hot flashes and mood swings during menopause, you may not realize the impact your hormones can have on your skin.

Jan 18th, 2019
Period Cups: The New Trend for College Girls

When it comes to managing your menstrual flow each month, you have several options available. Tampons and pads are the most used methods to absorb vaginal bleeding, but there is another way that has recently gained a lot of attention ...

Dec 29th, 2018
Hormonal Balance and Why It Is Important

When it comes to a woman’s health, balance is critical. More specifically, hormone balance is the key to keep everything functioning the way it should inside your body.

Dec 4th, 2018
STDs: Myth Vs. Fact

Sexually transmitted diseases, more commonly referred to as STDs, represents one of those “less talked about” or taboo topics. However, it is not one that should be misunderstood. An STD is a disease or infection, and your body will suffer the effects.

Nov 26th, 2018
Positive Pregnancy Test? Take These 5 Steps

If you’ve recently gotten a positive on a home pregnancy test, congratulations on what is to come! Your mind is likely racing with excitement and anticipation over how your life is going to change.

Oct 25th, 2018
The Importance of a Clinical Breast Exam

Over the course of an 80-year lifespan, a woman has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer. The most treatable and earliest stages of breast cancer can produce no symptoms and are very difficult to detect – especially on your own.

Sep 24th, 2018
Birth Control Pills and Weight Gain

When it comes to women and birth control, weight gain is a common concern. This typically pertains to hormonal forms of contraception, such as birth control pills or hormone-containing IUDs.

Sep 10th, 2018
Don’t Ignore These Postpartum Symptoms

There is no doubt that pregnancy is an exciting time filled with many changes throughout your body. So much time and energy is focused on taking care of your body and growing a healthy baby inside the womb.

Jul 27th, 2018
What You Should Know About Miscarriage

There is no question that miscarriage is a delicate topic. Miscarriage occurs when the fetus or baby dies in the womb within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Jul 16th, 2018
Debunking Myths About Midwives

There are many misconceptions about midwives and what their qualifications and roles are in terms of caring for mother and baby. Here are some common midwife myths and the truth behind them.

Jun 25th, 2018
Ways to Beat the Summer Heat During Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Georgia weather aren’t always friends in the summer. With the scorching temperatures outside, a July or August due date can make your final weeks of pregnancy extremely uncomfortable. In fact, the extra heat can sabotage your desire to remain

Jul 12th, 2019
The Science Behind Pregnancy Cravings

Most people know the joke about pregnant women craving pickles and ice cream. But is this really a joke? You may be surprised to learn that there is some scientific truth behind pregnancy food cravings.

Jul 3rd, 2019
Breastfeeding: Benefits for Baby and Mom

Both breastmilk and formula can provide adequate nutrition for a healthy, growing baby. Not every new mom is able or willing to breastfeed – and that’s okay! However, it is helpful to understand the reasons why breastfeeding can be an excellent choice..

Jun 24th, 2019
Don’t Let a UTI Ruin Your Summer Vacation

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are responsible for up to 8 million visits to the doctor each year. Here’s insight on the causes and symptoms of UTIs and most importantly, how you can avoid a UTI in your future.

Jun 4th, 2019
Preventing High Risk Pregnancy with Preconception Health

A high-risk pregnancy means that you and your baby will require additional or special monitoring during your pregnancy to reduce your chances of developing serious or life-threatening complications. As many as 10% of all pregnancies fall into the high-risk

May 21st, 2019
4 Habits That Can Disrupt Your Menstrual Cycle Timing

For many women, their menstrual comes like clockwork. This can be helpful as you prepare for those “special” days each month. Click to learn more about which habits can disrupt the timing of your menstrual cycle...

May 14th, 2019
Reasons Your Pregnancy May Be Termed “High Risk”

While it is easy to feel frightened if your own pregnancy is deemed high risk, you should know that in the hands of a skilled physician, you have every chance of experiencing a healthy pregnancy and delivery.

May 14th, 2018
Heartburn During Pregnancy? Try These Five Tips

regnancy is a time of many changes. While it may be exciting to watch your belly expand as your baby grows, there are other less accepted changes that are common during pregnancy. Many women experience stubborn heartburn throughout their pregnancy.

Apr 20th, 2018
5 Reasons Why an IUD May Be Right for You

When it comes to birth control methods, there are a wide variety of options to choose from, ranging from condoms and pills to implants, patches and more. Intrauterine devices (called IUDs) continue to be a popular choice for preventing pregnancy.

Apr 9th, 2018
Labor & Delivery: Packing Your Hospital Bag

If you are pregnant and the big delivery day is quickly approaching, your mind may be filled with questions about what to expect and how you can prepare for your hospital stay.

Mar 26th, 2018
Don’t Believe These 5 Fibroid Myths

Fibroids are growths of fibrous tissue and smooth muscle cells. They often adhere to wall of the uterus. If you are a woman over the age of 35, it is not uncommon for you to suffer from this uterine condition. In fact, fibroids are the most frequently seen

Feb 19th, 2018
The Importance of STD Testing

here are some common symptoms associated with STDs. However, many women don’t experience any warning signs at all.

Jan 25th, 2018
Bad PMS? Don't Ignore It

For some women, PMS is more uncomfortable and disruptive than their actual period. While you may joke about feeling bloated during PMS or even blame an argument on your short-tempered PMS mood...

Dec 20th, 2017
Get the Facts on Ovarian Cancer

There are certain cancers that women need to be aware of. Beyond breast cancer and cervical cancer, females should be educated on the facts of ovarian cancer.

Oct 6th, 2017
Signs and Symptoms of an Ovarian Cyst

There are many types of ovarian cysts, and it is important for your physician to determine which type you have. If you have suspicions of an ovarian cyst, please call our skilled team of physicians at North Pointe OB/GYN Associates.

Oct 2nd, 2017
Are You Doing Your Kegels?

Have you ever been told to “do your Kegels”? This is an exercise you can perform at any time without anyone ever knowing. Pelvic floor muscles control your bladder and bowels as well as support the placement of your organs.

Jul 20th, 2017
Is an IUD Right For Me?

Deciding which form of birth control is an important decision, and one that our physicians at North Pointe OB/GYN are happy to help you with.

May 8th, 2017
Exercise and Pregnancy

While high risk pregnancies are certainly under their own set of guidelines, obstetricians today have an enlightened view of whether or not the average women should exercise during her pregnancy.

Apr 25th, 2017
Is It Perimenopause?

There’s a lot of talk about menopause. However, how much do you know about perimenopause?

Jan 26th, 2017
4 Signs of an Unhealthy Bladder

There are some key warning signs that tell you that your bladder health is in jeopardy and that you need to see a doctor.

Dec 21st, 2016
How Stress Affects Your Cycle

Prolonged or excessive stress can wreak havoc on both your mind and your body. For women, stress can even disrupt their menstrual cycle.

Nov 15th, 2016
How Pregnancy Affects Your Oral Health

Pregnancy impacts nearly every part of your body. While you may be focused on your growing belly or swollen feet, your mouth is also experiencing changes.

Sep 16th, 2016
Treating an Incompetent Cervix

Learning you have an incompetent cervix during pregnancy can be frightening. An incompetent cervix essentially means that your cervical opening is failing to remain closed, either due to a damaged, weak or short cervix.

Sep 16th, 2016
Your Body After Delivery

After delivery, there will be a strong focus on your baby and all of the newborn essentials. While this is undoubtedly important, it is also helpful to be prepared on what to expect with your own body.

Sep 16th, 2016
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