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My First Appointment: A Girl’s Guide To Visiting Her Gynecologist

Will My First Gyn Appointment Be Awkward Or Uncomfortable?Before going to your first appointment, most girls have many questions. Are gyn exams painful? What if you’re going to the gyn on your period? Honestly, it’s completely normal to be nervous before your first gynecological exam. Let us demystify the experience and reassure you that there is nothing to fear with our expert Alpharetta gynecology ObGyn's. We all know how essential it is to take care of our health.  Read more

Getting Pregnant With Letrozole

Are You Having Ovulation Difficulty?Many couples who have struggled to get pregnant often undergo testing to determine a reason. If your provider believes that you may be having ovulation difficulty, you could be a candidate for Letrozole.In the simplest terms, Letrozole induces ovulation. Letrozole is an oral fertility medication that is a helpful aid to induce an egg to develop and be released in women. It is used to induce ovulation in women who cannot ovulate or to help produce mult  Read more

10 Reasons You Should See Your Gyno

What are the common reasons gynecologists are seeing new patients?Most women have an idea of when to see a gynecologist to maintain and strive for good health, but it can be challenging to get over fears or misconceptions about going to your ob/gyn. Moreover, our Alpharetta gynecology specialist can treat and diagnose problems your general practitioner may not be trained to recognize. In fact, most women prefer a well-women clinic—our care providers at Roswell Ob/Gyn understand a wo  Read more

7 Questions To Ask Your Gynecologist

Along with nervous anticipation of possible discomfort, the annual trip to the Alpharetta gynecology doctor's office is often met with anxiety. Is everything healthy and normal down there? Should I be concerned about cervical cancer? What’s the deal with this lingering bump? OMG—is it an STD?Speaking up about a strange smell, itchy bump, or a nonexistent libido is no doubt uncomfortable—but we cannot stress its importance enough to bring up during your first gyno appointment. Thou  Read more

Celebrate The 20th Anniversary Of National Women’s Health Week

Stay active. Eat healthy. And get lots of sleep. Most importantly? You can start today! National Women's Health Week was created to encourage every woman to make healthy choices—and this year marks the 20th anniversary of the national event.National Women's Health Week, which begins each Mother's Day, is a reminder for all women and girls, especially during the current pandemic of COVID-19, to make health a priority and take the best care of themselves. It brings into focus the importance  Read more

Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping

Preparing for the labor and delivery of a new baby is an exciting time. In your research, you may come across the term “delayed cord clamping” as a practice that is gaining popularity as a birth preference. Delayed umbilical cord clamping occurs when the doctor or midwife waits longer than 30-60 seconds after the delivery of the infant before the umbilical cord is clamped and cut. Speak to a Roswell Alpharetta gynecology specialist to learn more.For preterm infants, both the American  Read more

Why should I Get the Flu Shot?

Flu vaccine for the upcoming flu season is available now.If you are pregnant , flu vaccine is important both for you and your unborn child. Why?Pregnant women naturally have weakened immune systems (seemingly to tolerate the presence of their unborn child). National statistics confirm pregnant women have more risk of severe infection and even death from flu. Plus, severe flu infection can trigger preterm labor. At Roswell ObGyn almost every year a pregnant patient with flu end  Read more

National Women’s Health Week

It is National Women’s Health Week.  The goal this week is to promote healthy living for women.  We encourage women to seek preventative care with an Alpharetta women's health doctor.  Every year, women should have pelvic and breast exams.  Women ages 21 to 65 should start seeing an OB/GYN and start getting regular pap smears.  Depending on your pap smear history, you and your provider will determine the frequency.  Women age 40 and older should get regular mammograms.  At age 50, wome  Read more

Recurrent Bladder Infection? Could it be IC?

Monday morning one of our phone nurses at our, Alpharetta Gynecology, receives a phone call from a patient.  The patient says, “I know I have a bladder infection.  I have these same symptoms 3 or 4 times per year.  Can you please call me in an antibiotic?”Our phone nurse declines to call in the antibiotic until the patient comes in for a urine culture. The patient gets frustrated because she needs to fit an appointment with our office into her busy day.  We empathize with your f  Read more

Aspirin or NSAIDs (such as Advil or Aleve or even prescription NSAIDs) in pregnancy

By Dr Richard Robbins Do not take Aspirin or Advil(ibuprofen) or Aleve (Naproxen sodium) during pregnancy unless specifically told to do so by one of our providers.Please be careful, because Aspirin, Advil, or Aleve MIGHT be one of the many ingredients in over-the-counter cold medicines. You have to look at the ingredients and if you are lucky, you’ll know what the heck all those strange words mean. I apologize that companies are not asked to list the category of each of their ingred  Read more