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Mt. Auburn Stories: Amy Palmisano

At Mt. Auburn, we’ve taken pride in offering individualized women’s health care for several generations. With our longstanding tradition, we get to know our patients and get the privilege to play an active role in their lives and their wellbeing. Amy Palmisano has...

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Everything You Need to Know about Preeclampsia

At Mt. Auburn, we are dedicated to keeping mothers comfortable and safe during pregnancy and delivering happy, healthy babies. Many complications can arise during the nine month stretch of pregnancy, and it’s important for mothers to-be to know what could happen,...

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Managing Your Diet in the Third Trimester

It’s Almost that Time! You’re in the third trimester of your pregnancy. This means that you are between 28 and 40 weeks pregnant, and your baby is becoming more and more developed. By week 37, your baby’s bones and organs are considered full-term and your baby is...

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Eating Right in the Second Trimester

You’re Starting to Show... You’re in the second trimester! These three months are an important time during your pregnancy because it’s when your baby is developing the most rapidly. Here are some tips to make sure you are eating a nutritious diet in order for your...

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Meet the Doctors – Dr. Mable Moy Roberts

Mt. Auburn OB GYN boasts generations of specialized medical care and service from an incredible team of physicians. Dr. Mable Moy Roberts has been a physician at Mt. Auburn for 18 years and is one of the many reasons why women from all around the Cincinnati area...

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Meet the Doctors: Emily Wiebracht

Patients trust our practice because of our generations of service and our team of amazing physicians. Dr. Emily Wiebracht has been with Mt. Auburn OB GYN for 5 years, and we want you to learn a little more about her. Dr. Wiebracht is from Perrysburg in Northwest Ohio....

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Meet the Doctors: Donna Cirasole

Patients trust our practice because of our generations of service and our team of amazing physicians. Dr. Donna Cirasole has been with Mt. Auburn OB GYN for 14 years, and we want to share a little more about her. Dr. Cirasole is from Copiague on Long Island, New York....

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Introducing Mt. Auburn’s Fresh New Brand

You may have noticed our new look across our website and social media platforms. Throughout our 80 years of operation, most of our clients frequent our practice through word-of-mouth referrals or belong to a family that has trusted our practice for several years. We...

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Put Your Best Heart Forward

It's February, and you know what that means. Love is in the air! But what's equally as important as that chocolate heart your loved one will give you on Valentine's Day is your very own blood-pumping heart! February is American Heart Month, which is a much-needed...

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Meet Our Doctors

Women all over the Greater Cincinnati area have trusted Mt. Auburn OB-GYN with their healthcare needs for generations. Whether our patients are seeking guidance during pregnancy or coming in for a yearly check-up, our team of physicians, nurses and supporting office...

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Why do My Gums Bleed?

You may find your gums bleed more easily while you are pregnant. This is caused by the increased blood supply to the oral tissues during pregnancy. You should brush at least twice daily using a soft toothbrush and floss daily. It is recommended to continue routine...

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Menopause

As Americans are living longer, most women live a third of their lives after menopause. Women view menopause as another phase of life and are viewing it as a new beginning. What Is Menopause? Menopause technically means the "end of menstruation." The transition time,...

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Hormone Replacement Therapy

What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy? Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) consists of using two hormones, estrogen and progesterone, to relieve the symptoms of menopause. Menopause is a naturally occurring event in the lives of all women. One third of your life will...

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones lose mass, becoming thin and weak. Some bone loss is to be expected as part of the aging process, but with osteoporosis the bone loss is so severe that it causes bones to become porous, brittle, and likely to break. The...

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What is Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)?

More than 60 viruses make up what is known as Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). These viruses can cause warts anywhere on the human body. The HPV types that attack the genital tract are sexually transmitted.

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Monthly Breast Exam

  Ninety percent of breast lumps are found by the women performing self breast exams. By examining your breasts monthly, you will become familiar with your breasts and more likely to notice any changes. You are looking for any change in your breast. You can...

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Am I in Labor?

How exciting! The day you have been preparing for is finally approaching. Soon your baby will be born. You are probably feeling a mixture of excitement and apprehension. You may also be tired and irritable as the baby gets larger. Your due date is based on the first...

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What do I Need to do Now that I’m Expecting?

Pre-register with hospital We deliver at Christ Hospital located at 2139 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219, (513)585-2000. Consider a birth plan If you have a birth plan, please share it with your provider. If desired, there are several options to provide pain...

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How Can I Tell if I’m in False Labor?

How Can I Tell if I am in False Labor? False labor can occur about the time you would be expecting labor to begin. Sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference between false labor and true labor without a doctor checking your cervix for changes. One good way to...

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Everything You Need To Know About Breastfeeding

What are the Benefits of Breastfeeding? When possible, we recommend breastfeeding your baby. Mother?s milk contains all the essential nutrients needed during the first 4 to 6 months of life, in an easily digestible form. Breast milk also contains antibodies to protect...

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Vaginal Infections

What Are Vaginal Infections? Vaginal infections are the most common gynecologic disorder. Many of the agents that cause vaginal infections are normally found in the vagina in small numbers. The normal vaginal flora generally keeps the agents from overgrowing. Whenever...

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Thyroid Disorders

What Is the Thyroid? The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that regulates the body's metabolism and organ function. The gland is located across the base of the neck below the Adam's apple and in front of the windpipe. The thyroid produces hormones that affect nearly...

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HIV and AIDS

AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is the most severe form of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). AIDS was first reported in 1981 and is now a worldwide epidemic. HIV progressively destroys the cells of the immune system thereby damaging the body's ability to...

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Human Papilloma Virus and Condyloma (Venereal Warts)

HPV, or Human Papilloma Virus, may well be the STD of the new millennium. The virus has been studied for a relatively short time but already 80 different genotypes have been identified in the US. Approximately 20 to 30 are known to infect the genital area. Even though...

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Pubic Lice, Crabs

What Are Pubic Lice or Crabs? Public lice, or crabs, is the common name for Pediculosis. Pediculosis is a tiny crab-like parasite that is usually found in the pubic hair of infected men and women, and occasionally in the hair of the chest, armpits, eyelashes and...

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Molluscum Contagiosum

What Is Molluscum Contagiosum? Molluscum contagiosum is a benign viral infection of the skin caused by the pox virus. Molluscum contagiosum most often affects young children who pass it to each other through saliva while in adults the virus is sexually transmitted....

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Hepatitis

What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It can be caused by viruses or other factors, including alcohol abuse, certain medications or physical trauma. Some cases of hepatitis are not a serious threat to health, but the disease can become chronic...

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Syphilis

What Is Syphilis? Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by small spiral-shaped bacteria called Treponema pallidum. Syphilis once caused devastating epidemics, but it can now be easily diagnosed by a blood test and effectively treated with antibiotics....

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Genital Herpes

What Is Genital Herpes? Genital herpes is a contagious viral infection that is most often acquired through sexual contact. The viruses that cause genital herpes are related to the group of viruses that include chicken pox and mononucleosis. Herpes Simplex Virus 1...

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Gonorrhea

What Is Gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is a curable sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is spread through sexual intercourse, whether it is vaginal, oral or anal. Gonorrhea can also be passed to a newborn during delivery....

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Chlamydia

What Is Chlamydia? Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the US, affecting 3-5 million women and men a year. It has been referred to as a "silent epidemic" because the infection has no symptoms in 2/3 of all infected women and half of...

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Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

HIV and AIDS are the most feared of all the sexually transmitted diseases and generally the first to come to mind. The other STDs are more prevalent, though. In order to prevent any STD it is important to know how they are spread, the common symptoms and how they are...

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, also known as PCOS, is the most common hormonal disorder in women of reproductive age. Affecting up to 10% of the population PCOS is one of the leading causes of female infertility and is associated with long-term health risks of heart...

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease? Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, also known as PID, is not a single illness. It is a broad term covering a variety of infections of the internal reproductive organs including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, ligaments supporting...

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Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

What Is a LEEP Procedure? LEEP is a procedure to treat abnormal cells, also called dysplasia, on your cervix. Cells on your cervix are constantly growing and changing. Sometimes these cells grow and change abnormally. These abnormal cells are usually first noticed on...

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Laparoscopy

A laparoscopy is a procedure which allows your physician to look directly at your reproductive organs using an instrument called a laparoscope. This diagnostic procedure allows your doctor to see problems that could not be seen with a pelvic exam, x-rays, or...

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Colposcopy

What is a colposcopy? A colposcopy is an outpatient procedure to view the cervix and the vagina through a high-powered microscope called a colposcope. The colposcope looks like a pair of binoculars attached to a stand. It does not enter the vagina. Direct examination...

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Pap Test

What Is a Pap Test? The Pap test, or Pap smear, is a screening test for cervical cancer. The test can detect changes in the cells on the cervix. These changes may be cancerous, pre-cancerous, or caused by inflammation. Why Is a Pap Smear Needed Every 3-5 Years? Even...

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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

What Is Premenstrual Syndrome? Premenstrual Syndrome, commonly referred to as PMS, is a term used to describe the symptoms many women experience one to two weeks before the beginning of their period. Physical symptoms, accompanied by mood swings and depression, are...

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Everything you Ned to Know about Labor & Delivery

When will I know I?m in labor? It can be difficult to know exactly when you are in labor, especially if this is your first pregnancy. If you are unsure if labor is beginning, please do not hesitate to call. Braxton Hicks contractions are irregular and erratic...

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Optional Testing During Pregnancy

There are various options, both non-invasion and invasive, for Down Syndrome screening. Down Syndrome (DS) is a genetic disorder, also known as Trisomy 21, which causes lifelong mental and physical delays in development and increases the risk of other diseases. DS is...

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What are Common Symptoms of Pregnancy?

Nausea/Vomiting ? feeling nauseous during the first three months of pregnancy is very common. For some women, it can last longer, while others may not experience it at all. Try to eat 5-6 smaller meals a day in order to keep your stomach full at all times. Try bland...

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What is Umbilical Cord Blood Banking and Should I do it?

Your baby is born with a lifesaving gift: cord blood stem cells. After a baby is born and the umbilical cord has been clamped and cut, some blood remains in the blood vessels of the placenta and the attached portion of the umbilical cord. This cord blood and cord...

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Can I Change My Cat’s Litter Box during Pregnancy?

Cat feces may contain a parasite that can cause a serious infection. This infection can lead to birth defects. The chance of becoming infected is small, but it is best to be cautious. You should not change the kitty litter if at all possible. If you have to change the...

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What Nutritional Needs do I Have while Pregnant?

Eating right during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby. The amount of weight gained during pregnancy can affect the immediate and future health of a woman and her infant. Excessive weight gain puts patients at risk for...

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What are My Exercise Guidelines while Pregnant?

Regular exercise is important during pregnancy to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Walking, swimming, bicycle riding, and prenantal exercise classes are all recommended. You may continue normal sports activity, although it is not the time to take up a new sport. The...

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