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When To Schedule Your First Gynecological Visit

For parents of adolescent girls, or if you are a young teenager yourself, you may wonder about when to schedule a first gynecological visit. You may be surprised by the answer including both when and why.

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What Medications Are Safe During Pregnancy?

Category: Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, whatever you put into your body can affect your growing child. So when you have a headache, an allergy, or any other common ailment, what medications are safe during pregnancy?

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How To Alleviate First Trimester Nausea Symptoms

Category: Pregnancy

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.

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What To Expect During An IUD Insertion

Category: Gynecology

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.

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Should You Get The Flu Shot During Pregnancy?

Category: Pregnancy

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!

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Preservative Free Flu Shots Available

Category: 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.

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How To Perform A Monthly Breast Exam

Category: Breast Cancer

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.

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Why Are Routine Mammograms So Important?

Category: Pregnancy

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?

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7 Pregnancy Myths, Debunked

Category: News, Pregnancy

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.

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Topics To Discuss During Your First Prenatal Visit

Category: Pregnancy

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.

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