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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

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?

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

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”?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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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The Pros and Cons of Menstrual Cups

They say blossoming into womanhood can be a beautiful and momentous occasion. It also can be extremely expensive, on average up to $18,000 in your whole lifetime! That’s where the rise of menstrual cups have come to popularity. We go over the pros and cons of this...

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Tips for Dealing With 4 Common Pregnancy Symptoms

No one says that being pregnant is easy. It doesn’t matter if you’re a new mom or experienced mother dealing with some of these symptoms for the first time. Here’s our advice on how to battle 4 common pregnancy symptoms. Morning Sickness Whether it’s feeling nausea or...

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Mt. Auburn Offers State-of-the-Art Surgery

We are proud of the fact that we are a local practice focused on the women of Cincinnati. While proximity and friendly faces make Mt. Auburn a great choice for compassionate, individually-focused women’s health care, our technology and expertise are unparalleled as...

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Lunch Meat and Other Things to Avoid While Pregnant

Listeriosis is a serious infection, and it especially affects pregnant women. According to the CDC, pregnant women are 10 times more likely to contract listeriosis. So, how does this condition happen, and how can you prevent it? Skip the Deli Meat is one of the most...

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What to Know About Going Paleo or Keto

Popular diets always find a big resurgence right around the beginning of a new year. 2019 is no different, and two of the most popular are the paleolithic, or paleo, and the ketogenic, or keto, diets. So, what are they? Mt. Auburn is here to help you break it down....

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How to Schedule Your OBGYN Appointments in 2019

Planning out your year can be a lot of fun. You’re starting to figure out which trips you’ll be taking. Maybe you have a year full of weddings. Maybe there’s a Caribbean cruise you want to take. The possibilities are endless! This is also the time of year that you...

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Mt. Auburn Wishes You a Happy Holiday Season

Family, food and festive songs abound. It’s that time of year again, where people come from near and far to get together and celebrate the holidays. Our doctors and staff members are excited to spend time with their families, exchanging gifts, making cookies and...

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How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam

One in eight women in America will get breast cancer in their lifetimes. Getting a mammogram, which can detect cancer before you can feel a lump, every month is unrealistic, so it is very important to conduct breast self-exams at home to look for any abnormalities....

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Premature Birth

A premature birth is one that happens before the 37th week of pregnancy. Any birth after this point is considered a full-term pregnancy. Premature babies often have medical issues that require them to stay in the hospital longer than babies carried to term, and the...

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C-Section Vs. Vaginal Delivery

Today, Caesarean sections (C-sections) make up almost a third of all births. Sometimes this is due to complications with a vaginal delivery that make an emergency C-section possible, but more and more women are electing to deliver their babies via C-section. There are...

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Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

There are certain foods or drinks that everyone knows to avoid during pregnancy, like alcohol. But there are a lot more foods that people might not think to avoid. When a woman is pregnant, she is more susceptible to disease, because her immune system is affected by...

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Pregnancy After 35

Turning 35 does not mean you are automatically at increased risk for pregnancy complications than you were at 34. 35 is just a benchmark age where women on average are at higher risk for having trouble getting pregnant or for complications in pregnancy. Keep in mind...

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Breast Cancer Treatment Options

The type of treatment that a breast cancer patient receives depends on quite a few factors. The type of breast cancer, how far it has spread and how advanced it is all influence the type of treatment that is appropriate for each patient, along with the patient’s own...

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Dr. Wendel and His Six String

You may not hear this tune during his performances, but the guitar-playing career of Dr. James Wendel started with “Last Train to Clarksville.” One of the most popular songs in The Monkees catalog, it was all Dr. Wendel wanted to learn when he started to explore music...

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Risk Factors and Prevention for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis affects millions of women each year, and most do not know they have it until a bone breaks. So, what can you do to protect yourself from this silent disease? Risk Factors There are a few contributing factors of osteoporosis that are out of our control:...

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How to Tell if You Are in Labor

As your due date approaches, you are probably experiencing a range of feelings from excitement to exhaustion. Your due date is not necessarily the day your baby will actually be born; it is more of a guideline. It is calculated from the first day of your last...

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Introducing Dr. Boyd!

Our newest addition to the Mt. Auburn family, Dr. Heather Boyd, started with us on July 30 this year. We are excited to welcome her aboard! Dr. Boyd is originally from Memphis, Tennessee. She received her undergraduate degree from DePauw University in Indiana and her...

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Goodbye, Dr. Cirasole!

Dr. Cirasole has been with us for over 15 years, and we’re very sad to see her go! Before coming to Mt. Auburn, Dr. Cirasole changed jobs quite a few times due to her husband moving around for work, moving five times before coming to Cincinnati. She is originally from...

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STI Screening Tips

When am I supposed to get tested? How often am I supposed to get tested? How many infections should I be tested for? Questions like these are common, and it is important to know the answers to them in order to have a healthy sex life and to protect you and your...

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What to Expect During Your Ultrasound

There are a variety of ultrasound tests, and they are performed for an array of reasons. These tests can be performed anytime during pregnancy, and the number performed varies by doctor. There is not necessarily a recommended number that have to be performed during...

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A Guide to Exercising During Pregnancy

It is common knowledge that exercise in general is good for one’s health, but what about during pregnancy? Is exercising while pregnant safe for the baby? In most cases, exercise is beneficial to both the mother and the yet-to-be-born baby. Still, you should be...

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The Truth Behind Postpartum Depression

Whether you think you might be going through postpartum depression (PPD) or are worried you might develop it in the future, it is important to understand the disorder to ensure the health of you, your baby and your family. Postpartum depression is relatively common,...

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Choosing Your First Gynecologist

What does OBGYN mean? The “OBs” are obstetricians, which are the people who provide prenatal care and deliver babies. The “GYNs” are gynecologists, which are physicians who can treat women’s health issues. “OB-GYNs” are the doctors that practice both obstetrics and...

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How Does Insurance & Billing Work at Mt. Auburn OBGYN?

Have questions about insurance and billing? We have answers. Payment for healthcare can seem complicated and confusing, but we broke down all of the jargon for you. Take a look at some of the most frequent questions we get asked and the steps involved in the billing...

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What Causes Hepatitis and How to Prevent Infection

What is Hepatitis? The word “hepatitis” just means inflammation of the liver, and it can be caused by a number of things: heavy alcohol consumption, certain medications and other conditions, but the most common type is viral hepatitis. There are three main kinds of...

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Mt. Auburn Marches for Babies

April is an exciting month for the doctors, nurses and office staff of Mt. Auburn OBGYN. We all work to raise donations and awareness for March for Babies around this time, because healthy babies are so important to us. If you aren’t sure about what this event tries...

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How You Can Face Infertility

Many of the conditions we discuss in our blog specifically affect women, but infertility does not discriminate. This disease of the reproductive system can impact men and women equally. In fact, one in six couples have difficulty conceiving, and we encourage both...

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Stopping Yeast Infections

The phrase yeast infection makes many women uncomfortable on its own, but we can assure you that having a discussion about it is much less irritating than the infection itself. That’s why we are here to help with info about causes, symptoms and prevention of vaginal...

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Irregular Periods: Causes and What to Do

Periods are supposed to be on a timely schedule, right? Not exactly. They come just about once a month for many, but there are several cases in which this isn’t true. Even for two women who are considered to have regular periods, their time between periods can vary by...

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People of the Practice – Beth Senft

Beth Senft has been a registered nurse at Mt. Auburn OBGYN in Cincinnati for about four years. Her time at our practice is only a snippet of her 37 year career, but she has been an attentive, compassionate care taker. If you’ve made an appointment at our Mason office,...

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