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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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”
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!