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The Pros and Cons of Menstrual Cups

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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 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

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

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

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

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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You’re Pregnant! What Tests Should You Expect?

You’re Pregnant! What Tests Should You Expect?

The path to pregnancy is unique to each woman. Prenatal tests are also tailored to each of our patients. Health, age, ethnicity, medical conditions and family history are all factors that we take into account when considering prenatal tests. There are a variety of...

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Managing Pregnancy and Heart Disease

Managing Pregnancy and Heart Disease

Heart disease is a concern on its own without worrying about the complications involved with pregnancy. If you have heart disease or are at risk, there are some precautions you should take before getting pregnant and during your pregnancy. The following...

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People of the Practice – Cindy Twehues

People of the Practice – Cindy Twehues

Cindy Twehues is a registered nurse and the clinical manager for the practice. In addition to her professional titles, you may hear her being called the “baby whisperer.” She’s often called in to find a “hiding” baby when a patient is having a non-stress test. What...

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Preventing STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are diseases passed from one person to another through intimate physical contact and sexual activity including vaginal, oral and anal sex. They can range from minor discomfort to life threatening, so it’s important to know what...

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Get Screened for Cervical Cancer

Get Screened for Cervical Cancer

Early detection of cancer is so important in successfully treating the disease, and this is certainly true of cervical cancer. Detection can even find pre-cancers, so you get proper treatment to stop the cancer from forming in the first place. So, how can you start...

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New Year Pregnancy Prep

New Year Pregnancy Prep

If you’ve decided that 2018 is your year to start trying to have a baby, there are a few pregnancy prep tips to remember! Parents.com published a great article that featured a checklist to read over before you decide to add a baby into your life. It covered three...

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Holiday Traditions From Around the Mt. Auburn Family

Holiday Traditions From Around the Mt. Auburn Family

Pictured Clockwise: Amber King, Lisa Fisher, Ellen Nolen, Melodie Thiel, Nicole Baumann & Chelsea Saleh The holidays are a great time for festive songs, food and family, and we hope you’re enjoying all three this season. We surveyed our lovely staff to see how...

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Finding Cuddly Companions for Sick Kids

Finding Cuddly Companions for Sick Kids

Dr. Plecha works with an amazing, local non-profit that benefits children and animals. Read what she wrote about her experience with the organization, and find out how to support its mission. I work with Pets for Patients, which is a non-profit that rescues pets from...

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What the Survey Says

What the Survey Says

We truly appreciate all the patients, and families of patients, who have trusted our compassionate care for decades! You are at the center of all that we do, so we thank you for being so open and helpful in our recent survey. Now that the results are in, we’re excited...

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People of the Practice – Melodie Thiel

Melodie Thiel has been a registered for nurse for over fifty years! She’s enjoyed working at Mt. Auburn OBGYN since 1989. Melody’s secret to her satisfying career at Mt. Auburn is her co-workers. She says they are her favorite part about work, above all else. “I...

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Five Things to Know About Menopause

Five Things to Know About Menopause

Average Age is 51 According to the Mayo Clinic, the average age for a woman to experience menopause is 51, but it can happen several years earlier or later. Most commonly, women experience menopause in their 40s or 50s. It’s a Point in Time A common misconception is...

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Employee Breakfast 2017

Employee Breakfast 2017

On October 18, 2017, Mt. Auburn celebrated the hard work and dedication of their employees at their annual appreciation breakfast at the Hyde Park Country Club.

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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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