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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 kind was crafted in 7000 BC using...

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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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Should You Still See Your Gyno. After A Certain Age?

Should You Still See Your Gyno. After A Certain Age?

From a young age, women are cautioned to keep up with their gynecology appointments on a yearly basis which is understandable considering they are about to undergo so many changes in their lives. Whether it is getting their first period, getting on birth control,...

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How to Get Ready for a Happy & Healthy Pregnancy

How to Get Ready for a Happy & Healthy Pregnancy

Deciding to start a family is an exciting time in a couple’s life, but it can also be very stressful. With the knowledge that every body and pregnancy is different, everyone is going to prepare for pregnancy in various ways. For some, pregnancy will come natural and...

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How to Handle Your Periods When Playing Summer Sports

How to Handle Your Periods When Playing Summer Sports

Let’s be real here–periods are not a pleasant experience as is, but to have to deal with them during the summertime while being involved with strenuous sports–no thank you. These days our lives are filled with so many activities and responsibilities to keep up with that putting your life on hold once a month can be aggravating and a nuisance. Periods bring along many unwanted symptoms such as cramps, headaches, and body aches, as well as some serious cravings. There are many ways to manage these symptoms, and putting these tips and suggestions into practice during the summertime will make your sports season much more enjoyable and comfortable.

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Everything You Need to Know about Your Period

Everything You Need to Know about Your Period

Have you ever had questions about menstruation but weren't sure exactly how—or who—to ask? It's easy to understand why. Let's face it: Even the word menstruation (which is just the longer version of "period") sounds a bit mysterious and complicated. The good news is...

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Our Best Tips for Moms of ALL Shapes and Sizes

Our Best Tips for Moms of ALL Shapes and Sizes

One of the most important things to understand about motherhood is that not all moms are created equally. In fact, there are multiple "stages" of momhood that need to be considered — each with their own unique challenges and rewards. By understanding which...

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How Celiac Disease Affects Pregnancy

How Celiac Disease Affects Pregnancy

May is National Celiac Disease Month which brings awareness to the hardships and effects this disorder has on individuals. Not only does it put a hamper on where and what you can and cannot eat, but it can also affect the stages of pregnancy. What is Celiac Disease?...

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IUD’s: What Are They and Are They Right For Me?

IUD’s: What Are They and Are They Right For Me?

Here’s what you need to know about IUDs and if they are the right form of birth control for you! What is an IUD? IUD, or intrauterine device, is a form of birth control and is a “T” shaped object that fits inside your uterus.  It works by stopping sperm from...

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HPV Prevention and Vaccination for Young Adults

HPV Prevention and Vaccination for Young Adults

Being that April is STI & STD Awareness Month, it seems necessary to highlight one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, HPV.  HPV, also known as the Human Papillomavirus, infects more than 75 million Americans and ranges from symptoms such as...

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Parents & Preemies: Handling The Stress

Parents & Preemies: Handling The Stress

When you first find out you’re going to be a parent, it can be a mixture of nervousness, fear, happiness, and excitement all at once! However when bringing new life into the world, no one expects having to deal with the surprise of having a baby weeks before they are...

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World Down Syndrome Day: Common Myths about Down Syndrome

World Down Syndrome Day: Common Myths about Down Syndrome

These days, there tends to be many common misconceptions regarding Down Syndrome. With World Down Syndrome day fast approaching, it is important to highlight the common myths that come along with this extra chromosome. When it comes to our bodies, our genes play an...

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