There is good news and bad news concerning morning sickness. If you are suffering with it right now, the good news is doctors believe it’s a sign that the placenta is growing normally. The bad news, according to the Cleveland Clinic, is that although 70% of pregnant women get it early in the first trimester, the cause is not totally known. Whatever is causing it, here are some tips for how to alleviate first trimester nausea symptoms. » Read more about: How To Alleviate First Trimester Nausea Symptoms »
Once you have made the decision to get on contraception, you will need to decide on a contraceptive method. One popular form is an IUD. It is better than 99% effective, so it is considered the most reliable birth control method available. Let’s walk through what a woman can expect during an IUD insertion. » Read more about: What To Expect During An IUD Insertion »
The flu is more likely to cause a serious illness in a pregnant woman than someone the same age who is not pregnant. That is but one reason to get the vaccine. Should you get the flu shot during pregnancy? Absolutely! » Read more about: Should You Get The Flu Shot During Pregnancy? »
This flu season, it’s especially important for pregnant women to get a flu shot. At OBGYN Associates of Akron, we’re offering preservative free flu shots available now for women who are pregnant. » Read more about: Preservative Free Flu Shots Available »
A monthly breast self-exam is another tool women have in conjunction with annual mammograms to find cancers early and improve survival rates. You use your hands and eyes to detect any changes in the look and feel of your breasts. Not a replacement for annual mammograms, it is still valuable to be familiar with the normal consistencies of your breast. When cancer is detected early, the chances of survival are much improved. Let us go through how to perform a monthly breast exam. » Read more about: How To Perform A Monthly Breast Exam »
One of the most important imaging tools physicians have at their disposal is a mammogram. They have become vitally important because they save lives. They are so important we now can get one on a mobile mammography bus. Important enough that it’s women’s healthcare practically coming to your door, but why are routine mammograms so important? » Read more about: Why Are Routine Mammograms So Important? »
There have always been old wives tales about pregnancy and most likely you have heard a few.
Carrying your baby high means you’re having a girl. Carrying low, obviously it must be a boy. Let’s not forget having heartburn, which means your baby will have lots of hair.
These silly predictions are all in good fun, but there are some more serious pregnancy myths. Let’s talk about 7 pregnancy myths, debunked. » Read more about: 7 Pregnancy Myths, Debunked »
You have just found out you are pregnant, and you are overwhelmed with excitement. There are so many things to do and plan for, but first things first. That means schedule your first prenatal visit with OBGYN Associates of Akron! To help you prepare for that all important visit, here are some pertinent topics to discuss during your first prenatal visit. » Read more about: Topics To Discuss During Your First Prenatal Visit »
Surprise, you’re pregnant! If this truly is a surprise, stay calm, talk with your partner and consider all your options. The truth is no one can tell you exactly what to do after you get a positive pregnancy test. You might be thrilled to begin or increase your family, be upset because it’s a surprise and it’s not part of your plans, or you may have emotions somewhere in between. However you react, here are some guidelines. » Read more about: What To Do After You Get A Positive Pregnancy Test »
Could getting your COVID-19 vaccine affect the results of your mammogram? Maybe. A common side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine is swollen lymph nodes under the arm on the same side as the vaccine injection.
Here are a few things to know about lymph node swelling, the COVID-19 vaccine, and timing of your mammogram. » Read more about: What You Should Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine and Mammograms »