Category: OBGYN

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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

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    Consuming Caffeine While Pregnant or Nursing: Here’s the Scoop

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    Whether it’s pregnancy or postpartum, the health of a growing baby is every new mom’s first priority. We tighten up our diets and sacrifice some of our favorite foods to minimize health risks to baby. And it leaves many of us wondering—do I have to give up coffee, too? According to health experts at Mon … Continued

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    5 Infant Safe Sleep Tips

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    “Sleep when the baby sleeps” is a piece of advice you’ll probably hear a lot as a new parent. But how can you rest assured that baby stays safe as both of you slumber? “Sleep is critical for the development of a baby—-and they’ll need plenty of it,” said Dr. William Hamilton, Mon Health OBGYN. … Continued

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    Gestational Diabetes: What Pregnant Women Need to Know

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    You’ll be examined, screened and tested frequently during pregnancy, and one of the reasons is to check for a disease that affects around 9 percent of all pregnant women—gestational diabetes. During pregnancy, changing hormone levels drastically alter a woman’s metabolism. And under the right circumstances, this can cause temporary spikes in blood sugar levels for … Continued

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    Diagnosing and Treating PCOS

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    Around 1 in 10 women will be diagnosed with PCOS—or polycystic ovarian syndrome—in her lifetime. A leading cause of infertility, PCOS is more than a diagnosis tied to reproductive issues. Women with PCOS often struggle with lifelong health issues ranging from thinning hair and acne to chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, according … Continued

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    OBGYN Shares 6 Common Menopause Signs

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    While the thought of menopause can be scary, Mon Health OBGYN Amanda Sherman encourages her patients not to fear the life change. “Menopause is simply another life transition, and your healthcare providers are here to help you manage symptoms and changes as they occur,” said Dr. Sherman. “Though your body is changing, the symptoms are … Continued

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    Is My Baby Getting Enough Breast Milk?

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    It’s a constant worry on the mind of new breastfeeding moms and the top contender on every breastfeeding FAQ list: “How do I know if my baby is getting enough breast milk?” It’s a valid concern for any new parent. Proper nutrition for infants, especially in the first few weeks after birth, is critical for … Continued

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    Spotting Between Periods – Should I See a Doctor?

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    While spotting between periods is most likely not a huge cause for concern, according to Dr. Kerri Hall, a Mon Health obstetrician and gynecologist, it’s not normal. “Most of the time, the cause of spotting is benign and can be simple to pinpoint,” said Dr. Hall. “But you still need to visit your doctor to rule … Continued

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    10 common skin changes during pregnancy

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    A woman’s body undergoes drastic changes throughout the course of pregnancy. Some changes, like those affecting the skin, may cause soon-to-be moms to worry. Fortunately, according to Dr. Candina McCullough, a Mon Health Obstetrician and Gynecologist, most skin changes in pregnancy are quite common and benign. “Most pregnancy-related skin changes can be explained by the … Continued