Women and Zika

By Dr Richard Robbins Through July 21st, over 400 pregnant women in the USA (not including US territories where there are another 400) contracted the Zika virus. As best we know, ALL of these patients got their Zika in a Zika zone of transmission. Please refer to the CDC for active Zika territories http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/active-countries.html.  Zika symptoms … Continue reading

Do I still need to see my gynecologist every year?

Yes!  It’s not easy for us to keep up with the pap smear guidelines, so we can’t expect our patients to know them.  The confusion surrounding the frequency of gynecology appointments stems from the changing pap smear guidelines.  Although you may not receive a pap smear every year, you still need a gynecology check up. … Continue reading

How to Reduce Your Risk for C-Section

According to the 2014 CDC data, approximately 32% of all deliveries are performed by c-section in the United States.  Many of our first time moms want to know how to reduce their risk of delivering by c-section.  We recommend talking with our midwives.   While our midwives don’t manage all our labor patients, they manage a … Continue reading

Will getting my tubes tied reduce my risk for ovarian cancer?

Risk reducing bilateral salpingectomy (aka removing the fallopian tubes). Guest Blogger Dr Richard Robbins discusses the benefits in reducing ovarian cancer by removing the fallopian tubes. Removing Fallopian tubes to prevent ovarian cancer? Why? And who should have it done? Here’s the general premise. Ovarian cancer as you know is generally a terrible disease, often … Continue reading

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

How to lower your risk for breast cancer

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… Caucasian women are at higher risk for developing breast cancer over their lifetime in comparison to Asian and Black women.  Researchers in the United Kingdom designed The Million Woman study to investigate the factors that increased Caucasian women’s risk for breast cancer.  The study enrolled … Continue reading

I’m so miserable, why won’t my doctor induce me a little early?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… It’s your last month of pregnancy and you are over it.   Your back is killing you, your varicose veins – even those in unmentionable places- are aching, your legs are swollen, you haven’t slept a full nights sleep in weeks, and you want this … Continue reading

Obesity Increases Risk for Preterm Delivery

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… In a recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, Swedish researchers revealed the link between obesity and preterm delivery.  Preterm delivery is the leading cause of infant death, prolonged hospital stays and long term disability.  The study identified an association between obesity … Continue reading

When to start mammograms?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… A new study released last week in the Journal Cancer suggests early screening mammograms may save lives.  The study analyzed 7301 women diagnosed with breast cancer between 1990 and 1999.  There were 609 documented deaths from breast cancer.  Of those who died from breast cancer, … Continue reading

The Flu Vaccine: Pregnant Women and their Families Need It!

Thank you to this week’s guest blogger, Dr Richard Robbins! Flu vaccine will be available VERY soon. Our first shipment is due at our office in 2 weeks! If you are pregnant, flu vaccine is important both for you and your unborn child. Why? Pregnant women naturally have weakened immune systems for the duration of … Continue reading