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BRCA Gene Testing FAQs

BRCA gene testing shows whether you have inherited mutations in your BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. Let’s answer some of the most common questions about BRCA gene testing to help you understand what it is and what it does.

Menopause FAQs

Menopause marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years, when menstruation ceases. You can learn more about menopause here, or read on for some of our most frequently asked questions.

Summer Health Considerations for Pregnant Women

Pregnant women are among the people most likely to become overheated or experience complications from the heat, such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and dehydration. Here are some commonly asked questions and answers regarding pregnancy and hot weather so that you can enjoy your summer while staying safe and healthy.

8 Topics You Should Always Discuss With Your OB/GYN

 

Have you ever wondered if something you were experiencing could be a sign of a potential health problem but were too afraid to ask? Lots of women feel embarrassed to bring these issues up, but trust us–your OB/GYN has seen and heard it all, and we are here to help you. Here are 8 things you should always discuss with your gynecologist:

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.

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