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Am I At Risk For Gestational Diabetes?

  What is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a condition that can develop during pregnancy (gestation). Like Type 1 and 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes shifts how your cells use sugar (glucose). During pregnancy, the placenta releases hormones necessary for baby’s growth. These hormones can also block the action of the mother’s insulin, creating a condition … Continued

When Should I Schedule My First Gynocologist Appointment?

When Should I See a Gynecologist for the First Time? As females grow into teens and college-age students, it is important for them to receive the right health care. Gynocology is the study of medicine that specializes in women’s health, specifically that of the reproductive system. Many doctors, including both Dr. Biggs and Dr. Cohn, … Continued

How Can I Get Better Sleep While Pregnant?

Getting better sleep while pregnant Restful sleep throughout your pregnancy can be difficult. Each trimester there are things that make quality sleep tricky as your body makes room for a growing baby. Below are some tips to help you get a restful night’s sleep throughout your pregnancy, trimester-by-trimester. First Trimester Nausea. Morning sickness is not just … Continued

What Causes Female Incontinence?

What Causes Urinary Incontinence? Urinary incontinence commonly occurs with many women, yet is something not often talked about. Many may not be aware of the simple treatment options to improve their incontinence. Weight gain, injury, hormonal level changes or the natural aging process can cause urinary incontinence. Weakness in the pelvic floor muscles also can … Continued

Prenatal Vitamins: Should I take them before I am pregnant?

Prenatal Vitamins: Should I take them before I am pregnant?   Prenatal vitamins are one of the few supplements recommended by doctors across the board. There are several vital benefits to taking a prenatal vitamin daily. However, when should you start taking a prenatal vitamin? And what’s in a prenatal vitamin that makes it so … Continued

4 Reasons MonaLisa Touch May Be Right For You

4 Reasons MonaLisa Touch May Be Right For You As women age, estrogen production declines. The lack of estrogen can cause symptoms such as vaginal dryness, itching, urinary incontinence as well as painful intercourse, all of which can negatively impact your life. Also known as Vaginal Atrophy, the thinning, drying, and inflammation of vaginal walls … Continued

Start Your Year Off Right!

5 Tips on Women’s Health 5 Ways to Boost Women’s Health Most health tips are the same across the board for men and women, but there are a few that are a little different. The following 5 tips will help you, as a female, to feel energized and healthy this year. Eat a Healthy Diet … Continued

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