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4 Ways to Create a Safe Home Environment Before Baby is Born

In addition to seeking prenatal care, eating a healthy diet, and avoiding smoking, alcohol, and harmful substances, it’s also important to create a safe home environment to bring your child home to. Even though your baby is not yet born, here are just 4 ways you can start now to prepare for your baby’s arrival.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects up to 1 in 10 women of childbearing age and is the most common cause of infertility. But what causes it? Who gets it? And how is it treated? Let’s talk about it.

Mental Health During Pregnancy

Pregnant woman sits on a bed, looking down at her belly.

While some degree of stress is normal as you adjust to body and life changes, if you find that negative thoughts and feelings are starting to dominate your thinking, impacting your ability to function in your daily life, this could be a sign that you are experiencing a mental health condition.

What You Can Learn From Your Period

What You Can Learn From Your Period Photo

The timing, color, and amount of your flow, as well as any pain that accompanies it, can tell you a lot about what may be happening in your body. Learning to listen to your period and understand its patterns is a great way to educate yourself so you know what is normal and when to call your doctor.

The Fourth Trimester: A Care Guide for Moms

Even though newborns require an enormous amount of care during the first months after birth, we must not forget that moms are navigating immense changes as well. This care guide offers tips and resources for supporting moms during the "fourth trimester"

5 Ways to Prevent a High-Risk Pregnancy

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We can never guarantee perfect outcomes, but there are steps you can take to reduce your likelihood of having a high-risk pregnancy. Here are 5 things you can do to take control of your health before even becoming pregnant.

Genetic Testing

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Genetic testing is a medical test that identifies changes in chromosomes, genes, or proteins. The results of a genetic test can be used to confirm or rule out a potential genetic condition or help determine a patient’s likelihood of developing or passing on a genetic disorder. More than 1,000 genetic tests are currently in use, and more are being developed every day.

Infertility

Negative Pregnancy Test

One of the most disheartening experiences a couple goes through is difficulty getting pregnant. If you think you or your partner could be infertile, schedule an appointment at OB/GYN Associates. After getting a full history, we will discuss options for testing and/or medications.  

STDs and STIs

Sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs) are on the rise in Iowa. More than half of Americans will contract an STD in their lifetime—most of them before the age of 25. There is no harm in coming in for a quick screening. In just a few days, you will have peace of mind knowing that you are either STD/STI-free or getting the best treatment as quickly as possible.

Uterine Ablations

A uterine or endometrial ablation is an alternative procedure to a hysterectomy for women seeking to reduce heavy uterine bleeding. A thin layer of the lining of the uterus is destroyed, reducing menstrual bleeding to lighter or normal levels.

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