Posted in April 2012

How do I know if I’m menopausal?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN …………………………….. I wish there was an easy answer to this question. I get asked this question from patients as young as 35 to those well into their 50s. For some women, they struggle with menopausal symptoms for years. Other lucky women just stop having periods, … Continue reading

Why is this taking so long? When you wanted to be pregnant yesterday

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN …………………………….. You stopped the pill 3 months ago.  You’re acting like newlyweds on your honeymoon, and yet your period came again – right on time!  Ugh – you start to wonder if you are ever going to get pregnant?!? Ever since we became sexually active, … Continue reading

What’s the nuva ring?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN …………………………….. Typically, my patients come talk to me about birth control during their annual exams. Some of my patients love taking the birth control pill. They never forget, set it by the toothbrush, and have been taking it nightly for years. But, there is another … Continue reading

Should my daughter get the HPV vaccine?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN …………………………….. Yes – and your son should get vaccinated, too!  HPV is the major cause of cervical cancer.  There are 2 HPV vaccines currently approved: Gardasil® and Cervarix®. Both vaccines are highly effective in preventing infections with HPV types 16 and 18, two high-risk HPVs … Continue reading