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Local Cincinnati Support Groups for New Moms

Local Cincinnati Support Groups for New Moms

It’s true—being a parent can be one of the most meaningful and fulfilling things you’ve ever done. But raising a child can also be one of the hardest. Whether you’re expecting or raising a newborn, anxieties can creep in. Lack of sleep will make you moody. And, even...

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How to Introduce Your New Baby to Your Pets

How to Introduce Your New Baby to Your Pets

Babies are cute—but they're stressful to have around. That goes for humans and animals, so when you're preparing to bring a new baby home, you're going to need to be mindful of how the change might impact your furry friends. Before You Bring Your Baby Home If you have...

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The Benefits of Coconut Water During Pregnancy

The Benefits of Coconut Water During Pregnancy

The Benefits of Coconut Water During PregnancyDuring pregnancy, staying hydrated and getting essential nutrients while avoiding potentially harmful foods can be a tough adjustment to your everyday diet—but the uber-popular super-drink coconut water touts loads of...

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Pregnancy Tips in the Heat of the Summer

Pregnancy Tips in the Heat of the Summer

Summer Tips for Pregnant Women As the days heat up, we welcome summer and all that comes with it—pool days, warm nights, and summer pregnancies. In Cincinnati, the hot summer months of June, July, and August can be uncomfortable for many, as the average temperature...

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Are Prenatal Vitamins Important?

Are Prenatal Vitamins Important?

Pregnancy can bring on several new habits for most women. One habit that may be the most valuable is getting used to taking your daily vitamins. If you’re not already a daily vitamin-taker, here are a few reasons you want to begin adding certain supplements to your...

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What is covered under insurance during pregnancy?

What is covered under insurance during pregnancy?

What You Need to Know About Maternity Coverage One of the ten essential health benefits that must be covered by all health insurance plans offered is maternity coverage. Health insurance for pregnancy, labor, delivery, and newborn baby care is mandatory under the...

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Which Birth Control is Right for Me?

Which Birth Control is Right for Me?

It’s a defining moment in one’s life when seeking contraceptives for the first time. Whether it’s for the obvious reasons or maybe the not-so obvious, choosing the right one can be intimidating. It’s always important to weigh your options, and that’s why our Mt....

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The COVID19 Vaccine and Pregnancy

The COVID19 Vaccine and Pregnancy

Over the last year, health care has been at the center of everyone’s world. More than ever before, healthcare professionals have had to re-develop standard protocols and practices in order to do their best to stay in front of the COVID19 virus. So what does this mean...

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Gardening & Plants: Is It Safe While Pregnant?

Gardening & Plants: Is It Safe While Pregnant?

During the ups and downs of 2020, many people found solace by taking up gardening and tending indoor plants. Did you know that while pregnant, you must take extra precautions? We go over what you need to know in today’s blog. Is gardening or plant care a fun hobby for...

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Constipation Difficulties During Pregnancy

Constipation Difficulties During Pregnancy

It’s an awkward subject, but one that affects many pregnant people. December is Constipation Awareness Month and in today’s blog, we’ll be going over why pregnancy can lead to difficult bowel movements. We’ll also talk about how you can alleviate this issue!  ...

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Menopause and Marijuana…Wait What?

Menopause and Marijuana…Wait What?

Recently, more and more women are trying pot to help manage their menopause symptoms. IN today’s blog we’ll dive into this trend and find out how safe it is to use weed to treat menopause. What’s Going On? A study from October 2020, found that 1 in 4 women have tried...

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National COPD Awareness Month: COPD and Pregnancy

National COPD Awareness Month: COPD and Pregnancy

November is National COPD Awareness Month! Read on to learn more about this disease and how it can affect pregnancy.   What is COPD? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), is a group of diseases that can cause blockage towards one’s airflow and can cause...

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Is the Keto Diet Safe During Pregnancy?

Is the Keto Diet Safe During Pregnancy?

What is the Keto Diet? Keto (or ketogenic) diets consist of high fat and low carb meals. Instead of eating carbs like soda, sugar, and pastries and load up on more protein and fat. For example, from Healthline “for 2,000 calories a day, each meal might have 165 g fat,...

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What Gynecologist Wish You Knew Right Now

What Gynecologist Wish You Knew Right Now

Here are facts right now, that your gyno wishes you knew, especially before an appointment!    One: You Don’t Need Special Products For Your Lady Parts We are talking about those cleansers and products that make your privates clean and smell nice. Feminine...

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Why Do I Have Pregnancy Acne?

Why Do I Have Pregnancy Acne?

The main cause of pregnancy acne is an increase in hormones during your first trimester. The added level of hormones makes your skin produce more oil which in turn can cause the acne. If you don’t see acne flare-ups in your first trimester, you’re less likely to see...

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Debunking Myths about Labor and Delivery

Debunking Myths about Labor and Delivery

Pregnancy can be different for everyone, including the labor and delivery experience. Here are some common misbeliefs about labor and deliver before you experience it!    Once your cervix is dilated and you start contractions - it’s time to GO! This is not always...

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Tips for Breast Pumping for the First Time

Tips for Breast Pumping for the First Time

You’ve nailed the breastfeeding, now it’s time to take on breast pumping! But how? We go over you some tips in today’s blog!    Finding the Right Breast Pump for You If you haven’t found a breast pump yet and don’t know where to start - here are a few tips:...

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Immunization Awareness Month: 2020 is the Time to Vaccinate!

Immunization Awareness Month: 2020 is the Time to Vaccinate!

As school starts and summer comes to a close, here are reasons why you should get your flu shot!    COVID-19 and The Flu According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) says: “While it’s not possible to say with certainty what will happen in the...

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Questions I’m Too Scared to Ask My Gyno

Questions I’m Too Scared to Ask My Gyno

Let’s face it. There are definitely questions you’ve been too scared to ask your gyno because it’s just too awkward or embarrassing to ask! Today we’ll go over some of the most common questions patients are too nervous to ask their gyno.    Should I Still See My...

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Back Pain During COVID-19

Back Pain During COVID-19

Since quarantine started in March, many of us have been cooped up in our home when we were used to being active and social! When we ceased all that activity, and become nearly immobile, it did not help our bodies. This is especially true with our backs.  If you’ve...

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New Physician: Q&A Blog with Dr. Erin Requarth

New Physician: Q&A Blog with Dr. Erin Requarth

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Erin Requarth into the Mt. Auburn Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates staff! She will be joining us on August 3rd, but until then here’s some background from our newest physician in our latest Q&A:   What is your background? I...

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Pregnancy Cravings: Can They Be Harmful?

Pregnancy Cravings: Can They Be Harmful?

If you’ve been pregnant before or about to be, you've most definitely heard about pregnancy cravings. A pregnant woman may suddenly crave a very specific meal from a certain restaurant in the middle of the night, or combine foods that don’t make sense! (Pickles and...

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Where Did Tampons Come From?

Where Did Tampons Come From?

Did you know that 33.91 million women in the U.S. used tampons in 2019? Have you ever wondered: where in the world did tampons come from? Or how Toxic Shock Syndrome was discovered? We go over these questions and more in today’s blog.    What is a tampon?  A...

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Lactose Intolerance and Pregnancy

Lactose Intolerance and Pregnancy

As a mom-to-be, you know that your diet is important to help sustain and grow a healthy baby! What if you struggle with food allergies or sensitivities, such as lactose intolerance? How do you make sure you’re getting all the necessary nutrients with such diet...

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What is Fibromyalgia?

What is Fibromyalgia?

Feeling sleepy, moody, and having memory issues due to muscle pain? You may dismiss it away as seasonal depression or being cooped up inside due to quarantine, but it might indicate something more.    What is Fibromyalgia?  Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal pain...

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Mediterranean Diets for Gestational Diabetes

Mediterranean Diets for Gestational Diabetes

Did you know that May is International Mediterranean Diet Month? Mediterranean diets are not only delicious and beneficial for a healthy heart, but it also helps avoid Gestational diabetes!    What is Gestational Diabetes?  Gestational diabetes is diabetes...

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Tips for Moms During COVID-19

Mental Health Awareness Month: Tips for Moms During COVID-19

As we continue to keep as normal of a routine as possible during these challenging times, that doesn’t mean we don’t struggle from time to time. As parents balancing this new normal, here are some tips to help you navigate your new life-at-home balance.    New...

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Notice: New Patient Portal

Notice: New Patient Portal

We are excited to announce that we will be moving to a new patient portal: The Christ Hospital MyChart. Patients will need to contact our office in order to be sent a link to register to MyChart, if they haven't already made a MyChart account. We will send you the...

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What to Expect When Considering IVF

What to Expect When Considering IVF

In today’s blog, here’s everything you need to know about IVF, In Vitro Fertilization!   What is IVF? IVF is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) in which the fertilization is done by extracting eggs and sperm and manually combining them in a laboratory...

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Dr. Catherine Hamlin: Modern Day Mother Teresa

Dr. Catherine Hamlin: Modern Day Mother Teresa

Photo: Bruce Perry   Today we honor the life and work of Dr. Catherine Hamlin, an Australian obstetrician, and gynecologist who co-founded the world’s only medical center exclusively providing free obstetric fistula repair surgery to women.   Born in Sydney Dr....

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Infertility & Social Media: How They Don’t Always Mix

Infertility & Social Media: How They Don’t Always Mix

If you’re like 3.08 billion people in today’s world, you probably use social media. It’s been a staple in our lives for many years now, and it can be hard to imagine a world without it! The beauty of the internet is the ability to connect with others. Our stories can...

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Endometriosis: Painful for Many, But Greatly Overlooked

Endometriosis: Painful for Many, But Greatly Overlooked

Endometriosis. As a woman, you’ve probably heard of it before, know someone who has it, or perhaps you have the condition itself.  The truth is that this painful condition affects more than 200 million women around the world, but there’s still a lack of understanding...

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The Brief History of Dr. Helen Dickins

The Brief History of Dr. Helen Dickins

This week we celebrated National Doctors’ Day, and Women History Month was in March. However, we feel that women should be celebrated beyond the month of March! Today we wanted to share Dr. Helen Dickens story. She was the first African American woman to be admitted...

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The Toxicity of The “Bounce-Back Body”

The Toxicity of The “Bounce-Back Body”

You did it! You spent 9 long months developing a beautiful baby. You had your ups and downs, but you did it! Remember that you did something incredible. Growing a human being in your body can and does leave leftover remnants, like: stretch marks, extra weight, muscle...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Ohio Department of Health call center is ready to answer your questions about COVID-19 1-833-4-ASK-ODH Staffed from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.  Patients can also refer to the Ohio Department of Health's new COVID-19 website: www.coronavirus.ohio.gov    1. What are the...

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Visitor Restrictions at The Christ Hospital

Visitor Restrictions at The Christ Hospital

March 20, 2020 Update: Obstetrical services at the Christ Liberty campus are CLOSED.  If you have any questions during regular business hours (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri.), please call The Christ Hospital number: 585-1200. For all other hours, please call...

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The Coronavirus & Pregnancy

The Coronavirus & Pregnancy

**Update March 17, 2020: Pregnant women should be considered an at-risk population for COVID-19. The most recent research that indicated the virus is NOT transmitted from mothers to their babies.** The conversation about the coronavirus has been nonstop. And it can be...

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The History and Benefits of Wine

The History and Benefits of Wine

This week we celebrated National Drink Wine Day, and to celebrate one of our favorite beverages: we looked up its juicy history!    Ancient Beginnings Before wine became a staple beverage around the world, the first of its...

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Valentine’s Day Food We All Can Enjoy!

Valentine’s Day Food We All Can Enjoy!

Since Valentine’s Day is almost here and February is American Heart Month, we thought it’d be fun (and educational) to go over Valentine’s Day that’s actually good for your heart!   The Classic... Chocolate It sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s true! Chocolate, or...

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What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?

What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?

You may have heard of hyperemesis gravidarum before because the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has suffered from this condition while pregnant with her children over the years. Otherwise, here’s the 411 on this uncommon problem for pregnant women.   ...

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What You Need to Know About Your Cervical Health

What You Need to Know About Your Cervical Health

Did you know that 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year? January is Cervical Health Awareness Month! Today we go over how you can take care of your cervical health.    HPV Vaccination The human papillomavirus can lead to...

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Keeping Up With your New Year’s Resolutions!

Keeping Up With your New Year’s Resolutions!

Finding yourself having a hard time committing to your New Year's resolution? Or are you still trying to find the right resolution for you? Either way, we hope today’s blog gives you a boost to start chasing after your goals this year!    Exercise & Diet Ah,...

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Alcohol & Breastfeeding: New Year’s for New Moms

Alcohol & Breastfeeding: New Year’s for New Moms

Can I have my drink and breastfeed too? What exactly does it mean to pump and dump? In today’s blog, we want to settle the myths about pumping and dumping while giving more affirmative facts about safe alcohol consumption and juggling breastfeeding.   Can I Drink...

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Women’s Health: SAD During the Holiday Season

Women’s Health: SAD During the Holiday Season

Every year do you find yourself feeling down during the holidays and winter season? You may be chalking that up to just missing the summer, but actually it could mean you have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Research shows that it’s most common in women too. Here’s...

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How to Heal from Diastasis Recti After Pregnancy

How to Heal from Diastasis Recti After Pregnancy

Some women talk about the pregnancy “pooch” that sticks around post-pregnancy. What is this condition, and how do you get rid of it?   What is diastasis recti? What causes it? Diastasis recti, also known as “ab separation”, is where your left and right stomach...

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To Young Women Everywhere: Learning The Signs

To Young Women Everywhere: Learning The Signs

We read a study that totally shocked us. Almost to the point of disbelief. Out of a survey of 13,000 women, a stunning finding found that: 1 and 16 women are coerced into their first sexual experience and later experience sexual health problems. This study:  Was taken...

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Pregnant During Thanksgiving: The Do’s and Don’ts

Pregnant During Thanksgiving: The Do’s and Don’ts

Thanksgiving is fun until you remember you have dietary restrictions while pregnant. Uh oh, what do you do? Here are the do’s and don’ts for your Thanksgiving feast so you can eat stress-free. Don’t Eat Undercooked Foods Consuming undercooked foods can lead to...

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How to Deal with Insomnia While Pregnant

How to Deal with Insomnia While Pregnant

Insomnia can be hard enough to deal with normally, and you may be wondering how you're going to cope with it now that you're pregnant. Whether you’re a new mom or an experienced mother looking for new tips, here’s what to expect and how to handle pregnancy insomnia...

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Everything You Need to Know about The Birth Control Pill

Everything You Need to Know about The Birth Control Pill

Birth control can be an awkward topic to talk about, but it’s an important thing to be informed on. One of the most common forms of women’s birth control you may hear about is “the pill.” But what exactly is “the pill”?  How Does the Pill Work? A birth control pill is...

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Mental Health

Breast Cancer Awareness: Mental Health

Besides some kinds of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the US. It is likely that you or someone you know has been affected by breast cancer in some way. We always hear about the physical toll it takes, but what about the mental and...

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