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Adolescent Gynecology and Counseling

As a girl matures and enters puberty, it's important to have her first gynecology appointment. However, the thought of going to a gynecologist for the first time may make her feel nervous, embarrassed or even frightened if she doesn’t know what to expect. Additionally, she may not understand why she needs to go, especially if she is feeling fine.

Birthing Options

There are two types of birthing options available to a woman: vaginal or Caesarean, also referred to as a “C-section.” The type of birth a woman has is determined by her medical condition and/or pregnancy history.

Contraception Counseling

When it comes to contraception, there are many options to choose from and each have their pluses and minuses. While you likely already know about birth control pills and condoms, there are other options you might not know as much about that could be good choices for you.

Family Planning and Pre Pregnancy Visits

If you want to have a baby, it is important to prepare for pregnancy, not simply “go off your birth control method.”

Fetal Monitoring

Fetal monitoring is a way for a gynecologist to check on the health, heart rate and heart rhythm of an unborn baby. 

Gardasil Immunizations

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most commonly transmitted sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the U.S. It can cause genital warts and other warts in various parts of the body and can also cause cervical cancer. If a woman does not develop warts, the only way she will know she has HPV is if she has an abnormal pap smear. HPV can also contribute to other types of cancer, including cancers of the vagina, vulva, anus, penis and throat. 

High-Risk Pregnancies

​The term "high-risk pregnancy" is used to describe a pregnant woman who has one or more factors that may put her or her fetus at risk. It is important to recognize that the term "high-risk" is not meant to cause a woman and her partner to worry; rather it is a way to identify her situation so the gynecologist ensures she gets more specialized attention during her pregnancy.

Infertility

There are many reasons why a couple might be infertile: dysfunction of a woman’s ovaries, a woman being over age 35, issues with the fallopian tubes or uterus and sperm disorders are some of the leading causes.

Low Birth Weight

In the U.S., the average newborn weighs approximately 8 pounds. If a baby is less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces at birth, however, that baby is considered low birth weight. Babies weighing even less when born—3 pounds, 5 ounces—are described as being very low birth weight.

Menopause Management

For many women, menopause, the phase of life when a woman’s menstrual periods stop, can be a challenging time. Additionally, the years leading up to this point, called perimenopause, can also pose difficulties.

Postpartum Care

The time after giving birth is known as “postpartum.” Chances are, whether a woman has a vaginal or Caesarean birth, she will experience some soreness or pain after delivery. However, a gynecologist can offer a number of care and treatment options that can help her while she heals.

Postpartum Depression (PPD)

In the first days and weeks after giving birth, most women experience a mild form of sadness that is commonly referred to as the “baby blues.” It is due in large part to the dramatic hormonal changes that follow childbirth.

Postpartum Hemorrhage

Postpartum hemorrhage is a term used to describe excessive bleeding after a birth. It is more common in Cesarean births. Most postpartum hemorrhage occurs right after delivery.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Management

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of symptoms that occur one to two weeks prior your period, then typically go away after your period starts.

Preterm Birth

A full-term birth is 40 weeks. Babies born prior to 37 weeks of pregnancy are called preterm or premature. Premature babies are born small and are at high-risk for serious health problems after birth as well as later in life. Additionally, the earlier the birth, the greater the chance for complications.

Routine and Yearly Exams

An important part of your preventative healthcare is having a yearly gynecological exam.