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The Benefits Of Taking Folic Acid Before And During Pregnancy

The CDC recommends that if you are a woman considering getting pregnant, start taking folic acid. If you just found out you are pregnant, start taking folic acid and continue to take it while you are pregnant. Even if you are a woman of child bearing age, the CDC says you should routinely take folic acid. That makes it pretty clear that the benefits of taking folic acid before and during pregnancy must be immense.

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Sensitive Topics Worth Mentioning To Your OBGYN

Most of us are wary of looking stupid or asking stupid questions, but at your OBGYN, there is no such thing as a “stupid” question or subject. Trust us, we have heard it all. So squelch that feeling, and ask us whatever you want. That’s why we’re here. Here are just some sensitive topics worth mentioning to your OBGYN.

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Symptoms During Pregnancy That Warrant A Conversation with Your Doctor

A woman’s body goes through many changes during the nine months of pregnancy. Some are expected like nausea in the early months, weight gain (of course), and certain crazy cravings. When you notice something unexpected or concerning, don’t ever hesitate to contact Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates. There are certain symptoms during pregnancy that warrant a conversation with your doctor or even a trip to the ER.

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When To See Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates About A Heavy Period

Heavy bleeding during your period is sometimes known medically as menorrhagia. Although every woman is different and menstrual cycles can vary, when should you see Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates about a heavy period?

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The Importance Of Regular Breast Self Examinations

It’s difficult to overemphasize the importance of regular breast self examinations when one in eight women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. When it comes to breast exams and screening tools, more is always better. Let’s find out how to do a breast self exam, when to do it, and why they are so important.

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Beloved Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates Clinicians Retired

Three of our beloved, long-time clinicians — Judith Cox, RN, CNM,  Marie Kilroy, RNCNP, and Susan Whitlock, RNCNP — have retired.

JUDITH COX, RN, CNM

Judith joined Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates in 1990. In January 2000, Judith became Nurse-Midwifery Service Director for Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates.

MARIAE KILROY, RNCNP

Mariae joined Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates in 1995.

SUSAN WHITLOCK, RNCNP

Susan joined Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates in 1995.

We wish them all the best during their retirement and thank them for their long-term commitment to Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates. 

 

5 Tips To Prepare Your Home For A Newborn

You have spent several months preparing the nursery for your bundle of joy including new furniture, curtains, paint, and a spanking new rocking chair just for you. That feeling of satisfaction shouldn’t lull you into a sense of complacency, though. Sorry, there is still much to do! You have the time before your little one comes home to complete a few more tasks, so we suggest 5 tips to prepare your home for a newborn.

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What Questions Should I Ask My Obstetrician About Genetic Testing?

What questions should you ask your obstetrician about genetic testing? The best approach depends on what you really want to know. Every parent-to-be wants to have a healthy beautiful baby, but of course there is always a chance your child will have some abnormality or disorder. The good news is there are prenatal screening tests that will provide you with answers, IF you want to know. Here are some clarifying questions. Continue reading “What Questions Should I Ask My Obstetrician About Genetic Testing?”

Don’t Let Periods Rule Your Life

Yes, they show up about every 30 days, they are uncomfortable or sometimes painful, can give you headaches and slow you down, and can transform you into the wicked witch of the east every month before they start. No wonder they’re known as the “curse.” Yes, the decades of having your period affect your life in various ways, but don’t let periods rule your life. Some side effects are normal, but some are definitely not. Let’s look at ways you can gain some control. Continue reading “Don’t Let Periods Rule Your Life”

Tips On How to Choose The Right OBGYN For You

This particular choice for your medical care is not one made lightly at it is very personal and intimate. Maybe you decided on a doctor that your friend recommended. Perhaps you chose one near your home and place of work for convenience. The question is: are you getting the right care and personal service you truly want? Let’s look at tips on how to choose the right OBGYN for you!

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COVID-19 Alert!

To ensure our patients are taken care of, we remain open, just in a limited capacity. However, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms or fever with cough or shortness of breath, please call our office to reschedule your appointment at (404) 355-0320. You may also contact our office for any questions.

To minimize the number of people in the office, please come to your appointments alone. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we are happy to Facetime your loved ones!

For your safety and the safety of nurses, doctors, and other patients, we are requesting that you please wear a mask to the office. See notes below for safely wearing a medical mask:

For our pregnant patients who are anticipating a visit to the hospital soon, we ask that you limit visitors to just 1 healthy visitor per patient for Labor & Delivery, Antepartum, and Postpartum rooms.  This is to protect you, your baby, and your family/visitor.

We appreciate your understanding.

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