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What should I be doing to prepare for my baby’s delivery?

Our guest blogger, Laurie Braswell, is a certified nurse midwife delivering babies with Roswell OB/GYN since 1999. As a part of our caring and dedicated midwife practice, Laurie shares her insights into a successful delivery. . The most important thing is to know that you can do this.  Every women has doubts about if she … Continue reading

Do you feel your baby clock ticking? Can we buy more time? Egg freezing – is it really an option?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… I recently read the Wall Street Journal article written by Sarah Elizabeth Richards who explains why she decided to freeze her eggs. I thought it was excellent for several reasons.  As a women’s health care provider, I am acutely aware of women’s ticking fertility clocks. … Continue reading

Bras make your Breasts Sag

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… A little note to lighten your week… a recently published study from France evaluated the effects of bras on the breast in 320 women over a 15 year time span.  They concluded that bras actually make breasts more saggy!  Go figure… I must admit, the … Continue reading

Why should my kids get the HPV vaccine?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… I’ve heard it from my friends, “I’m not giving my daughter the HPV vaccine. She’s never had sex.” Okay, I hope your daughter isn’t having sex at 11 years old.  But, I promise you she will likely have sex at some point in her life.  … Continue reading

The Next Generation Condom

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… Bill Gates announced a new grant for the invention of the Next Generation Condom.  As many of you know, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation works to improve global health.  One of their main priorities is to reduce the incidence of HIV.  Condoms are the … Continue reading

Folic Acid Reduces the Risk for Autism

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN…………………………………. A new study released from Norway, suggests a forty percent reduction in the risk for autism when women start taking folic acid supplementation at least 4 weeks prior to conception.  This study looked at 85,000 women and the effect of taking folic acid supplementation starting … Continue reading

Is any amount of discharge normal?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN…………………………………. When women complain of discharge – it can come in many different varieties.  Vaginal discharge may cause an odor, itching or may just be a change in color or consistency.  Some vaginal discharge is normal – it helps with lubrication for intercourse and protects the … Continue reading

Back in the saddle again…

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN…………………………………. The divorce is final and the dust has settled.  You grieved the loss of the marriage, did your soul-searching, and now you are ready to start the next stage of your life.  If you are like many recently divorced women, it has been a while … Continue reading

Should I get a Mirena IUD?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN…………………………………. The Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) is placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy.  The progesterone effects are local to the uterus.  It is more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. The Mirena contains progesterone that is slowly released over a 5 year period.  The progesterone … Continue reading

Why don’t I get a pap this year?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN…………………………………. It might feel a little shocking to hear you do not need a pap smear each year.  But, it might be true for you. In patients over 30 with no prior history of abnormal pap smears, we screen for abnormal cells on your cervix and … Continue reading