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First Trimester Bleeding

Bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy is very common, but it can cause a lot of anxiety. Read on to learn more about first trimester bleeding.
May 21st, 2024

National Women's Health Week

Every May beginning on Mother’s Day, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) leads National Women’s Health Week (NWHW). This year, NWHW takes place May 12 – 18th. Let's dive into everything that makes Women's Health so important!
May 13th, 2024

Benefits of Exercising During Pregnancy

It's natural to prioritize rest and caution during pregnancy, but maintaining a regular exercise routine can bring many benefits for both the expectant mother and her growing baby.
Apr 29th, 2024

Benefits of Delivering a Baby In a Hospital

Bringing a new life into the world is a special moment. While there are various options for childbirth, such as home births or birth centers, delivering a baby in a hospital offers numerous benefits that cannot be found elsewhere.
Apr 8th, 2024

Navigating Fatigue During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is filled with excitement and anticipation, but it can also be exhausting! Let's discuss the causes and options for helping manage fatigue during pregnancy.
Mar 18th, 2024

The Importance of the RSV Vaccine in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a remarkable journey filled with anticipation, joy, and careful considerations for the health of mother and baby. Let's look into the significance of the RSV vaccine during pregnancy. It has become an essential part of prenatal care.
Feb 26th, 2024

Essential Vitamins and Supplements to Balance Hormones 

Hormones and insulin resistance can cause issues for many women, especially upon entering perimenopause.. Fortunately, there are natural methods and herbal remedies to help regulate hormones without the need for pharmaceutical therapy.
Jan 30th, 2024

Managing Endometriosis Symptoms

Endometriosis is a difficult disease to navigate. Besides medication and surgical treatments, there are several at-home ways to help manage the pain of endometriosis.
Jan 15th, 2024

Tiktok Made Me Do It: Vaginal Health Edition

While TikTok can be a source of entertainment, it is important to be cautious about taking advice on sensitive topics like vaginal health from social media platforms, including TikTok. Here are some reasons why you should exercise caution.
Dec 10th, 2023

Coping with Morning Sickness During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time for joy and celebration. But if you find yourself struggling with morning sickness, it can be a real challenge. Here are some strategies to help you make the most of the holidays while managing the symptoms.
Dec 6th, 2023

Love, Risks and Taylor Swift

Who hasn't heard of Taylor Swift at this point? It would be fun to talk about an uncomfortable subject with her help! Let's explore the decision to open ourselves up to love and sex.
Nov 26th, 2023

Common Skin Changes During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, there are a variety of changes that happen in your body, including your skin. Read on to learn more about what you could expect.
Nov 14th, 2023

Am I Normal? Vaginal Discharge

Vaginal discharge is a normal and natural part of reproductive health. Yet, it's a topic that many people feel uncomfortable discussing openly. 
Nov 7th, 2023

It's Spooky Season! Are You Afraid to Visit the Gyn?

There are lots of frightening things out there this time of year. You know the best thing for your health is to see your gynecologist... but what if you have anxiety about the visit and the exam? Here are some tips to reduce anxiety when visiting your Gyn.
Oct 29th, 2023

What is Postpartum Depression?

Many women experience postpartum depression. It is important to know that it is a common condition with effective treatment options available.
Apr 25th, 2023

Tdap Vaccine in Pregnancy

The Tdap vaccine is an essential tool in protecting both pregnant women and their unborn children against serious illnesses. Here are several reasons why every expectant mother should get the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy.
Apr 3rd, 2023

Should I be Meditating?

The health benefits of meditation and mindfulness are numerous. Should you be meditating?
Mar 20th, 2023

Recovering From Surgery

Recovering from surgery can be difficult. Here are some general tips to help make your recovery easier.
Mar 6th, 2023

How Do I Get Pregnant?

If you're trying to conceive, you may be wondering, "How do I get pregnant?" While it may seem like a simple question, there are many factors that can impact your ability to conceive. Here are some key things to keep in mind:
Feb 27th, 2023

What is the Deal with Pregnancy Cravings?

If you are currently (or have been) pregnant, then we don't have to tell you that pregnancy cravings can be INTENSE at times. But what is doing on with those exactly?
Feb 20th, 2023

NIPT: A Comprehensive Overview

NIPT is a simple blood test performed during pregnancy to screen for chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome. In this blog post, I will discuss the basics of NIPT, its benefits, and limitations, and why it has become a popular choice.
Feb 13th, 2023

Screening for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer screening is very important. The purpose is to detect the disease as early as possible. The earlier the diagnosis, the more treatable the disease.
Jan 30th, 2023

Planning to Breastfeed?

There are many benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and babies. However, this can be one of the most challenging things for a woman to do. The goal of this post is to give you some tips and tricks to help if you choose to breastfeed.
Dec 19th, 2022

When Your Newborn Needs to go to the NICU

Although most of the time it is not needed, some newborn babies need a higher level of care and extra help with the transition to the outside world. Let's talk about what to expect if your baby needs to go to the NICU.
Nov 8th, 2022

Vaginal Care

There should be more education about how we should take care of our bodies! Read on to learn more about vaginal care.
Oct 31st, 2022

What is an Endometrial Ablation?

Excessively heavy periods can not only be very disruptive to a woman's everyday life, it can also lead to health problems like anemia. An endometrial ablation may be the answer.
Oct 17th, 2022

Nutrition in Pregnancy

Eating a healthy, nutritious diet during pregnancy can be difficult. Here are some tips to make sure you are getting the right nutrients.
Aug 30th, 2022

Recovering After a Miscarriage

Miscarriages are very common, and are often very difficult emotionally. It is important to be gentle with yourself and allow yourself the time you need to heal, both emotionally and physically.
Aug 22nd, 2022

Permanent Birth Control (Sterilization)

Elective sterilization has become more popular as a method of contraception (birth control). Sterilization can be done at any time or at the time of a cesarean section.
Jul 11th, 2022

Weight Gain in Pregnancy

Common questions in pregnancy are “am I gaining enough weight” or “am I gaining too much weight”? Let's review what to expect!
May 10th, 2022

Postpartum PADsicles!

Once you get home with your new baby, you will need to be sure you are not only taking care of your child, but also yourself. Introducing... Postpartum PADsicles!
Apr 25th, 2022

All About Endo... Endometriosis

For many women, painful periods are a fact of life. But when the pain is so bad that it interferes with your life, that's not normal and you should see an OB/Gyn for evaluation.
Apr 18th, 2022

Why am I Having Trouble Controlling my Urine?

It is very common to experience issues with lack of urinary control and the irritating associated problems. Read on to learn more about these issues and what can be done to help!
Apr 7th, 2022

Preparing for Gyn Surgery

Preparing for a major surgery may feel overwhelming. Our surgeons are here to guide you through the process.
Mar 29th, 2022

Preparing for Labor & Birth

Spring is approaching! and many parents-to-be are nearing delivery. Let us help you prepare for labor and birth.
Mar 23rd, 2022

What You Need to Know about Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancies occur in 1 out of every 50 pregnancies. They present a high-risk situation because they can cause permanent damage to her reproductive tract if the ectopic pregnancy is missed or isn't treated soon enough.
Mar 14th, 2022

What Exactly is an Epidural?

Epidurals help women tolerate the pains of labor, including contractions and the process of delivering an infant... but what is it, exactly?
Mar 6th, 2022

The Truth About Breastfeeding

Choosing to breastfeed, formula feed, or both is one of the biggest decisions that expectant parents will make. Weighing the pros and cons of each method can help you decide what is best for you and your baby.
Feb 22nd, 2022

Pain Control in Labor

Labor and childbirth are painful. Thankfully there are many different options for pain control during the labor and delivery process.
Feb 1st, 2022

Weight Gain and Exercise in Pregnancy

Whether you are newly pregnant or planning pregnancy, you might be wondering what kind of changes you need to make with your diet and exercise!
Jan 10th, 2022

Grief and Loss Through the Holidays

The holiday season is not always a happy time for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Let's explore how to manage grief and loss during the holiday season.
Dec 13th, 2021

Contraception Options

If you are looking to prevent pregnancy in the short term, long term or permanently, you may be overwhelmed with all the options available. Here are the pros and cons of the most common methods of contraception.
Nov 23rd, 2021

Bleeding after Menopause

What is going on exactly if you are having bleeding after menopause? The causes of bleeding after menopause are usually benign, but any bleeding seen after menopause must be taken seriously and thoroughly evaluated.
Nov 15th, 2021

Holiday Travel Tips for Expectant Mothers

The time of year is upon us when families get together for the holidays. We get many questions around this time of year about safe travel during pregnancy. Learn how to keep yourself and your unborn baby safe and healthy while traveling.
Nov 8th, 2021

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! As we move towards the end of the month, let’s review some facts about breast cancer and what we can do to screen for breast cancer and treat it.
Oct 25th, 2021

Low Libido: Not in the mood for "it"?

A LOT of women tell me that they are just not that interested in sex anymore. Most of these women don’t really understand why they are not in the mood for “it” any longer... so what is the issue?
Oct 18th, 2021

Do I Need a Pap Smear?

You come in for your annual exam ready for your breast exam, pelvic exam and Pap smear, only to find out that your provider won't be doing a Pap smear this year. Why?
Oct 5th, 2021

The Importance of Getting Your Flu Shot During Pregnancy

Fall is here, and along with dusting off your Halloween décor and grabbing your pumpkin spice latte, it is also time to think about getting your annual flu shot.If you are pregnant, it is especially important to be vaccinated against the flu.
Sep 27th, 2021

Traveling While Pregnant

Family vacation planned? Best friend’s wedding? You may be wondering if you need to cancel your upcoming travel plans because you have recently found out you are pregnant. Good news! There are certain methods one can follow to ensure safer travel.
Sep 21st, 2021

What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

You may hear about "vaginal rejuvenation" and wonder what that is all about. There are many ideas and techniques that can be utilized to broadly improve the condition, state, or function of the vagina.
Sep 13th, 2021

Alcohol and Pregnancy

September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Month, an opportunity to share there is no known safe amount, no safe time, and no safe type of alcohol during pregnancy.
Sep 7th, 2021

COVID Vaccination in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

As the Covid-19 pandemic drags on, we understand that many patients and their loved ones have questions about how to stay safe and healthy, and especially may have concerns if they are pregnant or breastfeeding. We are here to help answer your questions.
Aug 24th, 2021

What are Uterine Fibroids?

Depending on the size, number, and location of the fibroids, symptoms can vary widely. Some women with fibroids have few if any symptoms, and some women have a LOT of trouble because of their fibroids.
Jul 26th, 2021

What is this Robotic Surgery that I am hearing so much about?

We are proud to say that we are one of the most experienced robotic surgical teams in Central Florida. If you need gynecologic surgery, please make sure that you consider the benefits of the robotic option with highly trained surgeons at Premier Ob/Gyn!
Jul 19th, 2021

Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy

Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy or “morning sickness” is one of the most common and bothersome symptoms of early pregnancy. Fortunately, there are a lot of remedies that can help you through this difficult time.
Jun 29th, 2021

Postpartum Depression: You are not alone

As soon as your baby is born, all the maternal feelings and parental knowledge just magically appear out of nowhere, right? Wrong. Some women struggle with feelings of anxiety, sadness, and insecurity after delivery, and even develop postpartum depression.
Jun 21st, 2021

Having difficulty with low sex drive?

Having difficulty getting that motivation to be intimate? You are not alone. More than 40% of women have been reported to have sexual concerns.
Jun 14th, 2021

Am I in Labor?

You’ve been waiting for months to meet your new baby, but how will you know when it’s "go time"? The onset of labor doesn’t always follow the same set of rules for everyone. Keep reading to learn about the onset of labor!
May 25th, 2021

The Wonderful Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Have you or your friends begun to move into the menopause years, and found increasing problems with hot flashes, night sweats, excess moodiness and difficulty sleeping? Hormone replacement therapy may be the answer for you!
May 18th, 2021

Discharge: What's normal?

Every person with a vagina has vaginal discharge. This is normal! This week's article tackles your questions all about vaginal health and vaginal discharge.
May 9th, 2021

Choosing an Obstetric Provider: What is a Midwife?

Many women believe that an OB/GYN is the only option if they plan a hospital delivery; however, many hospital births are actually attended by Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs). Let's discuss the role of CNMs and debunk some common misconceptions.
May 2nd, 2021

What is a Pap Smear?

You might be preparing for your first gynecologic visit and wondering what you have just signed up for. Or you might have had numerous Pap smears but are still uncertain exactly what it means. Let's discuss all things Pap!
Apr 25th, 2021

9 Common Pregnancy Discomforts and How to Get Relief

Pregnancy can be a very exciting time, but that doesn’t mean that everything about being pregnant is a walk in the park. Thankfully there are lots of tips and tricks to help manage the bothersome symptoms.
Apr 12th, 2021

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Feb 20th, 2024
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