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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 has the ability and strength to actually deliver her baby.  Just know that you are no different than all the women who came before you and that you have the  Read more

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 over one million women in the UK between 1996 to 2001.  The goal of the st  Read more

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 baby out!  We can definitely empathize with you.  The final month of pregnancy can be so uncomfortable.  It is typicall  Read more

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 and preterm delivery rates.Researchers analyzed data fro  Read more

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, 71 percent had not been screened in over 2 years.  Half of the cancer deaths  Read more

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 the pregnancy. National statistics confirm pregnant women have more risk of severe infection and even death from flu. Plus, severe flu infection can trigger preterm labor.New  Read more

CA 125 – Does it really help us detect ovarian cancer?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN…………………………………A new study released by MD Andersen suggests we should take a second look at drawing CA 125 levels in postmenopausal women to help predict the development of ovarian cancer.  Until the release of this new data yesterday, studies suggested we should avoid drawing CA 125 levels in healthy women.  As explained in an excellent article on CancerConnect.com, CA 125 blood  Read more

Improving Fertility for PCOS Patients with Simple Diet Changes

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN…………………………………A recent study completed in Tel Aviv suggests eating the majority of calories at breakfast time can improve ovulation in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome.  As we know, patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) typically have trouble with elevated insulin levels also known as insulin resistance.  The elevated insulin levels effect the reproductive ho  Read more

A Proven Anti Aging Remedy

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN…………………………………A recent study by Australian researchers suggests that the best anti aging remedy is simply applying sunscreen regularly. It is back to basics. You can spend lots of money on all the expensive anti aging concoctions promoted by the cosmetic companies or you can just make sure you protect yourself from the sun.  The study randomized 903 adults into 2 groups – those that used sun  Read more

Obesity as a Diagnosed Illness

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN…………………………………A recent decision by the American Medical Association recognized obesity as a diagnosable illness.  Previous obesity was just a description or symptom.  As a diagnosable illness, insurance providers may be more willing to cover costs of weight loss interventions.In our practice, we see overweight and obese patients struggle with weight loss.  I am hard pre  Read more