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Topics To Discuss During Your First Prenatal Visit

You have just found out you are pregnant, and you are overwhelmed with excitement. There are so many things to do and plan for, but first things first. That means schedule your first prenatal visit with Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates!
Mar 4th, 2021
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6 Signs You May Have Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a confusing condition with various symptoms, no symptoms, or severe symptoms. It’s not always easy to diagnose, leaving many women to suffer with pelvic pain and other unpleasant symptoms for years. Here are six signs you may have...
Feb 7th, 2021

The Importance Of Regular Breast Self Examinations

It’s difficult to overemphasize the importance of regular breast self examinations when one in eight women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. When it comes to breast exams and screening tools, more is always better.
Sep 9th, 2020

5 Tips To Prepare Your Home For A Newborn

You have spent several months preparing the nursery for your bundle of joy including new furniture, curtains, paint, and a spanking new rocking chair just for you. That feeling of satisfaction shouldn’t lull you into a sense of complacency, though. 
Aug 10th, 2020

Don’t Let Periods Rule Your Life

Yes, they show up about every 30 days, they are uncomfortable or sometimes painful, can give you headaches and slow you down, and can transform you into the wicked witch of the east every month before they start.
Jun 5th, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions About Covid-19

Mar 18th, 2020

6 Life Lessons From Living With Endometriosis

Coping with endometriosis is a constant struggle. This painful disorder causes tissue that should be lining the uterus to grow outside of it and in various other places. If you are currently struggling with endometriosis, or beginning to suspect it...
Feb 3rd, 2020

12 Amazing Beginner’s Breastfeeding Tips

If you’re new at this breastfeeding thing, it’s certainly worth taking some time to review this advice from others who have gone through it themselves and have a few tips to share.
Jan 6th, 2020

8 Fertility Factors And What To Do About Them

Women who decide to put off having children may find later in life that they have difficulty trying to conceive or carry to term. If you are not ready for kids just yet, but still think you may want them someday, it is wise to consider all the factors...
Oct 7th, 2019

Your Guide For Reducing Your Risk For Birth Defects

Birth defects are more common than you may think. In fact, about 1 in 33 babies born in the US has a birth defect, according to the CDC. Not all birth defects can be prevented, but you can take steps that will increase the likelihood of giving birth...
Sep 9th, 2019

New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines You Should Know

If you have been confused in the past by changes in breast cancer screening guidelines, buckle up! Recently, more changes have been passed down as guidelines, so it’s important to make sure you’re knowledgeable. 
Jul 11th, 2019

HPV And The Importance Of The Gardasil 9 Vaccine

Whether you are a parent or a young adult, you should understand the significant dangers of the HPV virus and how it is spread. As a parent you do everything in your power to protect your children from harm.
May 22nd, 2019

13 Super Foods For Expectant Mothers

These days we hear about super foods for this and super foods for that. There is one group of super foods you shouldn’t ignore though, and those are designated for expectant moms.
Feb 22nd, 2019

How Menopause Can Affect Your Sleep Schedule

If night sweats and day sweats aren’t enough to ruin a normal day, now your clothes seem to be shrinking a bit. At least that’s what you keep telling yourself. Now the knockout punch comes;
Jan 30th, 2019

9 Things To Consider About IUDS

Intrauterine devices, abbreviated as IUDs, have been around for years. However, they only recently became popular among women in the United States. Learn why so many women are choosing IUDs as their method of birth control,...
Sep 18th, 2018

5 Great Ways To Lose The Weight After Menopause

Many women experience weight gain as a side effect to menopause. Your body is trying to deal with a reduction in estrogen, and as a result, you are likely to see a few extra pounds added to your frame.
Aug 9th, 2018

How Can Heat Affect Your Pregnancy?

f you are pregnant, summertime is not your friend. You already know how uncomfortable you feel even with the AC cranked up, and how quickly any kind of activity wears you out.
Jul 9th, 2018

Retirement Announcement

It is with mixed emotions, Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology is announcing Dr. Debra E. Brand’s retirement after 28 years of providing excellent care and service for her patients.
Jun 5th, 2018

Common Health Issues For New Mothers

New moms may think they are ready to tackle anything once they’re at home with their sweet baby. After all, they have been through nine months of ups and downs, difficult sleeping, and morning sickness.
May 15th, 2018

How To Prevent Prenatal Infections

Pregnancy is a joyful time for moms-to-be, but as you decorate the nursery and plan for the baby’s arrival, don’t forget to take precautions to prevent prenatal infections. They can be dangerous for both mother and baby.
Mar 13th, 2018

Pregnancy And The Flu

According to the CDC, this flu season has hit the United States harder than in recent years. Because pregnancy can increase the length of infection and can lead to more complications, such as pneumonia,...
Feb 12th, 2018

How Is Stress Affecting Your Health?

Nearly everyone will experience some type of stress in their lives. Stress can be caused by a variety of factors including, work, money, health, family and a laundry list of other items that are often unavoidable.
Jan 8th, 2018

Your Guide To Sexual Health

Each year, it is estimated that there are 20 million new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in the United States. Here’s your guide to preventing, diagnosing, and treating STIs. 
Nov 3rd, 2017

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

While ovarian cancer is only the ninth most common cancer in women, it is the leading cause of death for cancers of the female reproductive system. The ovaries are responsible for releasing eggs during ovulation and producing female hormones.
Sep 6th, 2017

What You Should Know About First Gyn Visit

WHEN IT’S TIME FOR YOUR FIRST GYNECOLOGY VISIT, WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW. If you’re scheduling your first visit and are curious what a gynecologist is, you aren’t alone. 
Aug 23rd, 2017