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Advanced Maternal Age: Pregnancy Over 35

With more women waiting to grow their family until later in life, the term “advanced maternal age” is becoming a much more common topic. But what does it mean, and how important is it?

Heart Health and Pregnancy

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S., so it is essential that we all understand how to keep our hearts healthy. But for women, pregnancy adds an additional layer to this. Let’s talk about how to keep your heart healthy before and during pregnancy.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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OB GYN Associates does not currently have the COVID-19 vaccine to offer to patients, but we can answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the vaccine as it relates to women who are pregnant, may become pregnant, or who are lactating.

PMS: Premenstrual Syndrome FAQs

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Many women feel physical or emotional changes during the days before their period begins. When these symptoms happen regularly and they affect a woman’s normal life, they are known as premenstrual syndrome, or PMS.

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

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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

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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.

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