We hear this question quite frequently: is my menstrual cycle normal?
Since every single woman is unique, and we love that, it is hard to define “normal.” Most of the time we talk more about what is “average” rather than normal to help women understand if their cycle falls within average parameters.
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All the excitement of baby showers, preparing the nursery, and bringing your little one home is over. After all of your friends and relatives have left, it’s normal to have a bit of a “let down.” You may feel a little sad or moody when everything settles down into normalcy. It happens to lots of women, but is it just baby blues or postpartum depression? Continue reading “Baby Blues Or Postpartum Depression?”
Because we are still learning about COVID-19 and how it spreads, the risk to pregnant women, the fetus, and infants remains inconclusive. Research is ongoing, but here is what you should know now about COVID-19, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.
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Medical technology continues to improve and innovate the way surgeons can perform surgery. Robotic surgery was approved by the FDA in 2005 and is a relatively new less-invasive technique, but different from both laparoscopic and open surgery. Before undergoing any kind of surgery for gynecologic cancer, discuss with Birmingham Obstetrics & Gynecology these 5 things to know about robotic surgery for gynecologic cancer.
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If you struggle with your weight, you’re already tired of hearing about weight loss secrets, seeing ads on TV about how to lose weight, or getting well-meaning advice from friends and family. Shut all of that out, and focus instead on these 12 untrue assumptions about weight loss that may actually be the best way to silence the weight loss cacophony.
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Birmingham Obstetrics & Gynecology offers several minimally invasive robotic surgery options, but it can be difficult to separate the true difference between all of these highly-technical terms as compared to traditional surgical methods. Read on to discover what makes robotic surgery such an incredible treatment for your medical condition!
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If you’re new at this breastfeeding thing, it’s certainly worth taking some time to review this advice from others who have gone through it themselves and have a few tips to share.
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If you decide to vacation, visit old friends, or must travel for work, pregnancy shouldn’t stop you from flying or driving to your destination. As long as you are having a normal pregnancy and you have gotten the OK from Birmingham Obstetrics & Gynecology, travel is generally approved and safe, but there are some caveats.
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Can you believe we’re approaching the end of the year already? In November and December, our office will be closed on a few select days so that our staff can enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Continue reading “Holiday Hours”
We all know that exercise is one of the most beneficial ways to relieve stress, even though we sometimes don’t want to do it. Those who live with endometriosis often find that exercise also works for their painful symptoms as it releases endorphins, which help to ease and slow pain. Let’s look at why, and the ways, exercising to improve symptoms of endometriosis may work for you.
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