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People of the Practice: Ruth Gildea

Ruth Gildea has been tasked to be the first person most patients meet as a nurse at our practice. What started as a part time job 31 years ago, has turned into the ultimate learning experience with the best co-workers. Day to day, Ruth triages patients’ phone calls,...

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What to Expect from your Yearly Checkup

Each year, there’s always a list of things you should do. Spring clean your house. Go to the dentist. Clean out your closet. Take a vacation. And, obviously, go to the gynecologist for your yearly checkup. There are multiple reasons why visiting the gynecologist is an...

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How to Find Ovarian Cancer Early

According to the American Cancer Society, it's difficult to accurately detect ovarian cancer, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. There are numerous ways to make detection more likely, including regular exams and recognizing high risk factors. Regular Exams...

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Selecting Birth Control That’s Right for You

You’re most likely familiar with “the pill,” but is it the right choice? Maybe it is, but maybe it isn’t. Birth control, also called contraception, comes in many forms, and there might be some that are better for your specific needs when compared to others. It is...

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People of the Practice: Ginny Smith

Ginny Smith has been a medical assistant for more than half of her 39 years at Mt. Auburn OBGYN. Going from the front desk to the billing department and finally to her current position, Ginny has always loved the deeply personal relationships that our practice has...

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How Vaccines Work: An Immunization Awareness Month Message

There has been plenty of debate over vaccines in recent years, and during National Immunization Awareness Month, we want to stress how getting vaccinations can be an important building block for starting a healthy life. Read on to find out what they do, why they’re...

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Things to Remember about Breastfeeding

August is National Breastfeeding Month! So, we wanted to share a few things about breastfeeding that every mom should know. Eat a Well-Balanced Diet During pregnancy, there are a lot of recommendations on what you should do and, more importantly, what you should eat....

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Protecting Your Newborn from Group B Strep

Group B streptococcus is a type of bacteria that is most often passed to newborns from their mothers over the course of labor and birth. During International Group B Strep Awareness Month, we at Mt. Auburn OBGYN want to inform you about this preventing potential danger to your future newborns.

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People of the Practice: Nicole Marshall

Nicole has spent 17 years at Mt. Auburn as a receptionist, and we could not be luckier to have her as the face that greets our patients. She loves getting to know patients and their families, and people are her passion. Learn more about her! A native of Northern...

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People of the Practice: Ethelda Roderick

Almost 40 years after starting at Mt. Auburn OBGYN, Ethelda Roderick considers the staff her family. She keeps our practice humming along as a surgery scheduler, with a strong commitment to serving our patients that has lasted through the decades. If you’ve scheduled...

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Your Baby and Cytomegalovirus

Cytomegalovirus, also known as CMV, is hard to spell, and even harder to pronounce, but it can pose a serious threat to unborn children. Out of our concern for expectant mothers as a women’s health center, and in recognition of National Congenital Cytomegalovirus...

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Supporting Cancer Survival in Cincinnati

Women’s health is obviously one of our biggest priorities at Mt. Auburn OBGYN, and our commitment to women in Cincinnati specifically has been strong for many generations. While we are equipped to treat a number of conditions, spreading health awareness is something...

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Overheating During Pregnancy

Welcome back to our blog. In this post, Dr. Cirasole has guidance on an important topic for pregnant women as the weather gets hotter. Summer is approaching, and we at women’s health centers such as Mt. Auburn OBGYN know just how hot and humid Cincinnati can be at...

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Know the Risks, and Protect Yourself from Zika

The Zika Virus is can cause serious birth defects, and without an available vaccine, the best thing you can do to protect yourself and your pregnancy is to avoid infection. Check out this helpful video and the below infographic, courtesy of the Centers for Disease...

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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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