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When Should I Get a Mammogram?

  When should I schedule my first mammogram?   The most recent recommendations from the American Cancer Society, states that: Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms (x-rays of the breast) if they wish to do so. Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms … Continued

What is a Certified Nurse-Midwife?

  Have you heard the term Certified Nurse-Midwife lately at Summit OBGYN? Wondering what the different categories of midwives entail? For patients at Summit OBGYN, here is a great summary about the 5 types of midwives. Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) Certified Midwife (CM) Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) Direct-entry Midwife (DEM) Lay Midwife   Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) … Continued

3 Facts about Cleft and Craniofacial Conditions for Expecting Parents

Cleft and craniofacial conditions affect thousands of infants, children, teens and adults in the United States each year. Some are born with congenital anomalies like cleft lip and palate, others with more complex, life-threatening craniofacial conditions. (http://www.nccapm.org/index.html) 1. One of the Most Common Birth Defects. One out of every 600 newborns is affected by cleft lip … Continued

What Should You Do When You Get Pregnant?

Having a baby changes everything. Whether you’ve been trying to conceive for some time, or your pregnancy is unexpected, congratulations are in order! At the same time, you may be asking: “What do I do now?” Here are some key things to do once your pregnancy is confirmed: If you smoke, stop. Don’t drink alcohol … Continued

Helpful Tips to Guide You During Your First Month of Pregnancy

If you are reading this because you’ve just learned you are pregnant—congratulations! Now that you are expecting, you will experience a lot of changes in your body and your life over the next nine months. The team at Summit OB/GYN is here to help you navigate your physical and emotional changes and to ensure you … Continued

What Is the Difference Between Obstetrics and Gynecology?

In addressing women’s healthcare needs, obstetrics and gynecology are different but connected. Because gynecologists and obstetricians work with the female reproductive system, many physicians pair these medical specialties to become obstetricians and gynecologists or OB/GYNs. OB/GYNs can serve as consultants to other physicians or can be primary physicians for women. OB/GYNs can also conduct vital … Continued

Top Recommended Birth Control Methods for Intimacy

Worrying about becoming pregnant can negatively affect your libido and intimacy with your partner. Certain birth control methods cause women to experience lower progesterone and/or testosterone levels, both of which can also negatively affect sexual desire. Fortunately, there are plenty of recommended birth control methods that men and women can use to maintain, or enhance … Continued

Women’s Health at Every Age

Women’s healthcare needs change significantly throughout her lifetime, from family planning to menopause. The board-certified physicians at Summit OB/GYN provide compassionate and comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care to women at every age. Annual well-woman exams provide an excellent opportunity to educate our patients about preventive care or help them with any ongoing or new issues; … Continued

MonaLisa Touch®

A woman’s estrogen declines following childbirth, menopause or cancer treatments, which can cause itching, burning, pain during intercourse and mild urinary incontinence. MonaLisa Touch® helps restore vaginal health by stimulating collagen production to rehydrate and restore functional tissues. MonaLisa Touch is a revolutionary, nonsurgical, effective vaginal rejuvenation treatment that can be done in as little … Continued

Which Birth Control is Right for You?

Birth control is the act of preventing unwanted pregnancies, but that’s not all it does. For many women, birth control can help regulate menstruation and ease painful cramps and menstrual migraines. Taking birth control can also help manage the painful symptoms of endometriosis and lower testosterone levels for women suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). … Continued