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Birth Control Options for Cuffing Season and Beyond

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash   While 2017-18 has been deemed the worst cuffing season ever, Punxsutawney Phil has said there are six more weeks of winter left to go. So you are probably going to have plenty of time and colder weather to Netflix and chill. There are more birth control options available […]

OTC Medications for When You’re Expecting

Pregnancy is a magical time in a woman’s life… …though it doesn’t always feel that way. Caring for two lives in the middle of cold and flu season can be overwhelming. Washing hands frequently, drinking plenty of liquids and getting lots of sleep are the best ways to remain healthy. But sickness can sometimes circumvent […]

HPV Infects 80 Million Americans

  January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Human Papillomavirus (HPV) comes in many forms, and is the greatest cause of cervical cancer. Nearly 80 million Americans have some form of HPV right now. Routine Pap tests are the best way to identify problems before cancer develops. At the beginning of the year, many people resolve […]

Advances in Hysterectomy Procedures Deliver Benefits

Photo by Emma Simpson This common procedure has improved in recent years. Learn more about the newest techniques. In the United States, 22 million women have had a hysterectomy. Every year, another 600,000 women have the procedure. One-third of all American women have likely had a hysterectomy by age 60. The hysterectomy is the second […]

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 […]

Avoiding Sickness While Traveling Outside The United States

If you are planning a trip out of the country, your health care provider can help you decide if travel outside the United States is safe for you and advise you about what steps to take before your trip. The CDC is also a good resource for travel alerts, safety tips and up-to-date vaccination facts […]

Travel During Pregnancy: Your Safety and Comfort

Traveling safely during pregnancy depends on whether you have any problems that need special care, how far along you are in your pregnancy, and your comfort. For most women, traveling is safe during pregnancy. The Best Time to Travel The best time to travel is probably the middle of your pregnancy – between weeks 14 […]

Essential Vitamins and Minerals to Include During Pregnancy

Vitamins and minerals play important roles in all of your body functions. During pregnancy, you need more folic acid and iron than a woman who is not pregnant. Taking a prenatal vitamin supplement can ensure that you are getting these extra amounts. A well-rounded diet should supply all of the other vitamins and minerals you […]

Nutrition During Pregnancy: The 5 Food Groups

While you are pregnant, the food you eat gives you the nutrients you need to fuel your body’s activities and help your baby grow. Eating a variety of healthy foods is the best way to give you and your growing baby the nutrition you both need. You also can get nutrients from pills containing vitamins […]

Mirena IUD: More Than Just a Contraceptive

Do heavy periods affect your life? If you answered yes, Mirena might be a good fit for you! In 2009, the FDA announced its approval for Mirena to be used as a non-surgical treatment option to help treat and manage heavy menstrual bleeding. Heavy periods take a physical, social and emotional toll as well. Studies show heavy […]