Category: OBGYN

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    8 Ways to Manage Period Cramps

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    Your period might be the culprit in a few seriously uncomfortable symptoms each month—and for more than half of all menstruating women, painful cramps are one of them. Fortunately, according to Mon Health OBGYN, Dr. Kerri Hall, women suffering from period cramps have many available options to manage symptoms and cope with pain. “Menstrual cramps … Continued

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    7 Nutrition Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers

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    Between lack of sleep and non-stop cluster feeding, eating healthy while breastfeeding can fall low on your priority list. But maintaining a healthy diet is not just necessary for easing back into a healthy pre-pregnancy weight. It’s also important for boosting mood and energy levels, which can both be in short supply during the postpartum … Continued

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    Endometriosis: Signs and Symptoms You Need to Know

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    What is endometriosis? A condition in which tissue usually occurring within the uterus invades other organs, endometriosis affects around 10% of women of reproductive age, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. And without treatment, the symptoms and pain associated with endometriosis can worsen, says Mon Health Obstetrics & Gynecology’s Dr. Amanda Sherman. … Continued

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    Cold Remedies Safe for Breastfeeding Mothers

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    Mon Health Lactation Specialist, Pamela Poe, and OBGYN Craig Herring, weigh in on how breastfeeding mothers can get through the trenches of sickness with cold remedies that are safe for baby and mom’s milk supply. It’s tempting to reach for over-the-counter medicines to combat nasty cold symptoms like sneezing, coughing and sore throat. But for … Continued

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    Peripartum Cadiomyopathy – A Rare but Deadly Threat to Pregnant and Postpartum Women

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    Dr. Samantha Crites, Mon Health Cardiologist, and Dr. Shane Prettyman, Mon Health OBGYN, weigh in on a rare, but sometimes silent and deadly threat to pregnant and postpartum women. What is peripartum cardiomyopathy? Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is heart failure that occurs during pregnancy or immediately after childbirth. It is rare and varies in severity—with mild … Continued

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    Feeling Off After Delivery? Your Thyroid May Be To Blame

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    It’s no secret that pregnancy and childbirth send a woman’s body through a rollercoaster of new changes. But did you know that 5 to 10 percent of new mothers struggle with symptoms of postpartum thyroiditis—an inflammation of the thyroid that occurs after pregnancy? What is postpartum thyroiditis? “‘Thyroiditis’ simply means inflammation of the thyroid, which … Continued

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    Postpartum? Find the Birth Control Option Right for You

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    During pregnancy or soon after delivery, you may wonder when you should resume birth control and which method is right for you. Choosing a postpartum birth control method depends on a few important factors. Questions to ask when choosing a postpartum birth control method When should I start taking birth control after having a baby? … Continued

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    Zika Virus Still a Threat to Pregnant Women

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    Although news coverage is minimal, the Zika virus remains a threat to women who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant. While the Zika virus doesn’t originate in the United States, pregnant women who plan to travel need to know the risks, according to Dr. Candi McCullough, Mon Health OBGYN. “Overall, Zika is still considered … Continued

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    Meet Morgantown Native and Mon Health OBGYN Erica Arthurs

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    Growing up, Dr. Erica Arthurs witnessed firsthand how special doctor-patient relationships were each time she went out in public with her dad, Mon Health Wedgewood Primary Care’s Dr. Brian Arthurs. So when it came time to choose a career path, the decision was simple. “I would always see patients and families of patients coming up … Continued

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    Postpartum Recovery Period Checklist

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    Your hospital bag might be packed with newborn must-haves, but does it include everything you need to heal after delivery? Your hospital or birth center may or may not provide a few mesh panties, pads and topical treatments for healing. But just in case you don’t head home with a starter kit—and because it’s always … Continued