Introducing Dr. Banahan

Birmingham OBGYN is proud to introduce our newest physician, Dr.Banahan. She will be starting with us on Sept. 3rd.

Dr. Banahan is a cum laude graduate of The University of Richmond. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is Board Eligible in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr. Banahan is married and enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and golden retriever.

7 Reasons you Might Miss your Period

woman calculates future plansIt’s your time of the month. You’re anticipating the terrible cramps, PMS and exhaustion, but nothing happens. While most women automatically rush to the store to buy a pregnancy test after a missed period, there are a few other reasons you might be skipping the tampons this month.

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2015 Parents' Picks Awards Finalists!

Parents Pick Awards 2015Birmingham OB/Gyn was voted as a finalist as best OB/Gyn Practice by Birmingham Magazine and Alabama Baby & Child Magazine readers. Dr.Przybysz was voted as a finalist as best OB physician! Thank you so much for your support, we truly appreciate it! We are so proud of our caring staff and doctors whose commitment is to make your visit with us a pleasurable one.

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Dr.Orso named recipient of the 2015 Hetty Butler Terry Community Service Award

ronald-w-orsoDr. Ron Orso has been selected by the University of Alabama Medical Alumni Association (MAA) as the recipient of the 2015 “Hettie Butler Terry Community Service Award.”  The “Hettie Butler Terry Community Service Award” is awarded for “outstanding commitment to community service.” It is awarded to those who have strongly contributed to the advancement of their community through volunteer efforts, and philanthropic endeavors.

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Dr.Heath Receives Board Certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

We would like to extend our congratulations to Dr. Christy Heath who is now board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr.Heath received her certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery  (FPMRS) as recognized by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery is a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology dedicated to helping the many women who suffer from urogynecological conditions including incontinence and pelvic prolapse. This subspecialty combines elements of gynecology, urology and pelvic reconstructive surgery to manage and treat pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Heath specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with pelvic floor disorders including: urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse, overactive bladder, and pelvic floor dysfunction as well as routine gynecological conditions. Dr. Heath performs minimally invasive gynecological surgery which provides faster recovery, smaller incisions and shorter hospital stays. We are so proud of her accomplishment! To schedule and appointment please call: (205) 933-8334.

NEW! Birmingham Ob/Gyn Patient Portal

Birmingham Ob/Gyn is excited to announce our new, online patient portal! The portal is a secure and easy way for patients to keep track of their personal health record and efficiently communicate with our practice. Simply log in with your username and password to begin using the portal today.  The portal can be accessed from our website or by clicking this link:

If you have any questions feel free to contact us online or call the office at (205) 933-8334

Staying Comfortable In The Summer Heat During Pregnancy



It’s summer, it’s hot and you’re pregnant. Is the high number on the thermostat causing you more discomfort?

Try these five tips for staying comfortable in the summer heat during pregnancy:

1. Plan errands and walks in the morning

Take care of outdoor tasks in the morning when it’s a bit cooler. Also if temperatures are expected to exceed 90, limit activity on those days including in the morning.

2. Reduce your sodium intake

Sodium is important during pregnancy because it contains iodide. However, reducing sodium intake will help reduce swelling.

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What are the Advantages of Having a 3D 4D Ultrasound Over a Standard 2D Procedure?

You already know the advantages of a 3D or 4D ultrasound for you as the mother. You get to see your baby’s little face and see all those adorable features well before your child is born. This brings a greater sense of connection between you and your unborn child. You will be able to say “she looks just like me” well before she is even born. However, what you may not know is that there are also medical advantages to the advanced methods of ultrasound. Your doctor will be able to use the detailed data to find out much more about the baby.

Below, you will find out more about the advantages to this type of ultrasound.

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What to Expect For Your First Annual Gynecological Exam

Going to the gynecologist isn’t something women eagerly anticipate. The anxiety and discomfort women feel is increased when it’s their first annual exam. There are a few things to keep in mind before having your first annual exam.

What should I prepare for my exam?

The most important thing to do before your first gynecological exam is research. Women should be prepared to discuss their family medical history and be ready for questions about their menstrual cycle. Some of the most commonly asked questions your provider may ask include:

When was your last period?
How long does your period typically last?
What age did you start your period?
Are you sexually active?

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