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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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Can You Vape While Pregnant?

Can You Vape While Pregnant?

We all know you shouldn’t smoke while pregnant, but what about vaping? While it’s said that vaping is “safer than smoking”, research to prove this is still in the early stages. However, recently on October 8 there’s been almost 1,300 lung injury cases linked to the...

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The Importance of Yoga During Pregnancy

The Importance of Yoga During Pregnancy

Yoga is a great way to stay fit and healthy both physically and mentally. Did you know it can be even more beneficial during pregnancy? Physical Benefits Prepare for Labor: Labor takes a toll on the body. You’ll be using muscles you have not been accustomed to using,...

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5 Common Misconceptions about Ovarian Cancer

5 Common Misconceptions about Ovarian Cancer

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. As you may know, ovarian cancer is hard to detect so it’s important to be as aware as possible about potential symptoms and know the truth behind popular misconceptions about this disease. Here are the myths debunked...

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5 Tips for National Baby Safety Month

5 Tips for National Baby Safety Month

September is Baby Safety Month! The safety of your child is of utmost importance, so it’s vital to be aware of all aspects of safety. In honor of Baby Safety Month, we’re sharing a few tips to keep your baby free from harm! #1. Babyproofing the house can be...

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How to Take Care of Yourself After a Cesarean Delivery

How to Take Care of Yourself After a Cesarean Delivery

Cesareans, or C-sections, can be overwhelming to think about or even consider. The truth is when you have the right kind of preparation, support and mentality about C-sections it’s not as bad as you may imagine. We will go over some tips on how to take care of...

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Why is Blue for Boys & Pink for Girls?

Why is Blue for Boys & Pink for Girls?

When we think of babies, one of the first things we ask is: “boy or girl?” A baby in pink is assumed to be a girl and a baby in blue is assumed a boy. But why? When did these colors indicate gender? Why do we associate blue with boys and pink with girls? We dive into...

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National Breastfeeding Month: Tips for Breastfeeding

National Breastfeeding Month: Tips for Breastfeeding

Becoming a new mom can be a very exciting, but slightly terrifying experience for many women. It is easy to get caught up in the baby, but mothers need to be taking care of themselves as well, especially if they are breastfeeding. Breastfeeding requires proper...

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What’s the Deal with “Viagra for Women”?

What’s the Deal with “Viagra for Women”?

For years the very common condition of Erectile Dysfunction has had an easy-fix medication: Viagra. When used, regardless of personal feelings or sexual drive, it does what it is intended for. However in recent years, a new pill has hit the market that is considered...

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Everything You Need to Know about Cleft Lip and Palate

Everything You Need to Know about Cleft Lip and Palate

July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month! The Center of Disease Control (CDC) states that nearly “2,650 infants are born with cleft palate and 4,440 infants are born with a cleft lip with or without cleft palate.”  We go over everything you need to know...

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How to Guard Your Skin in the Summertime While Pregnant

How to Guard Your Skin in the Summertime While Pregnant

It’s summertime and all we want to do is soak up some rays and have a good time! Before you walk out the door with a beach bag and swimsuit, double check a few things that can protect you and your baby while out in the sun.  What Sunscreen Should I Use?  While...

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