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The Biggest Factors Associated with Preterm Birth

The following are generally recognized as the most common factors associated with preterm birth, or when a baby is born too early, usually defined as before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Many factors can be avoided, like avoiding tobacco, alcohol or high-stress. Others are unavoidable, like race or prior preterm birth. Learn more by contacting Panhandle […]

How to Tell When Labor Begins: A Complete Guide

Will this be your greatest hour? Probably not. But, is delivering your precious baby going to be one of the most remarkable, memorable and difficult things you’ve ever done? Probably. You can do this! Awaiting the birth of a baby is an exciting and anxious time. Most women give birth between 38 and 42 weeks […]

VBAC: Your Options, Risks and Benefits

Everything You Need To Know About Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery It was once thought that if a woman had one cesarean delivery, all other babies she had should be born in the same way. Today, it is known that many women can undergo a trial of labor after a cesarean delivery (called TOLAC). After […]

Our Favorite Pictures of 2017 Shared By You!

We have the amazing honor and pleasure of serving some amazing families here at Panhandle OBGYN. And these precious folks often share amazing pictures with us. Every year, the most amazing birth moments, or growing babies, come to us in the form of shared pictures. Whether it’s a birth, or a Panhandle OBGYN-delivered 3-year-old in […]

7 Ways to Prevent Birth Defects

Healthy Habits Are Key to Health Pregnancy Not all birth defects can be prevented. But a woman can increase her chances of having a healthy pregnancy by adopting healthy behaviors, even before becoming pregnant. This is important because many birth defects happen very early during pregnancy, sometimes before a woman even knows she is pregnant. 1 […]

Ladies, Let’s Talk About Pain.

(Originally posted here) Let’s face it, pain is a part of pregnancy. Stretching, growing and adjusting is nearly always an uncomfortable process, especially in the later stages of pregnancy. The pains and sensations of pregnancy are difficult to explain to a person that has never experienced them. Newly pregnant mothers are often nervous about facing the […]

Robots? Not Exactly. A Person Is Involved.

Minimally Invasive Robotic Technologies Are Easy and Effective There’s often a stigma from women when it comes to robotics. They often drum up nightmarish images of metallic arms and gadgets wheeling around the surgery bed. Like something out of a comic book, or super hero movie, many women are terrified robotic surgeries will feel more […]

What Is 4D Sonography? Sonograms (Ultrasound) at Panhandle OBGYN

So you’re having a baby! Yay! One of the most amazing parts of any pregnancy is finding out the baby’s gender. A 4D, or “moving 3D”, sonogram from Panhandle OBGYN is truly a special way to see your growing baby, and to learn its biological gender. What Is 3D and 4D Sonography? In a 3D […]

Why Do We Offer BioTE at Panhandle OBGYN?

Getting Back To The Forefront of Hormone Replacement Therapy “It really gives us an option to treat many women who have been left out without other options,” Dr. May said. It’s an exciting time for us. Years ago, there were several studies that came out in major hormone replacement literature that set back hormone replacement […]

ACOG Guidelines for Exercise During Pregnancy

Source: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Watch: Dr. Barnett Talks About Exercise While Pregnant Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy? If you are healthy and your pregnancy is normal, it is safe to continue or start most types of exercise, but you may need to make a few changes. Physical activity does not […]