We hear this question quite frequently: is my menstrual cycle normal?
Since every single woman is unique, and we love that, it is hard to define “normal.” Most of the time we talk more about what is “average” rather than normal to help women understand if their cycle falls within average parameters.
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Postpartum depression does not discriminate. You can develop it whether your pregnancy was easy or difficult. You can suffer from it if you are a first time mom or already have a child, married or unmarried, and it occurs in women of all ages, races, and education. Simply put, it can happen to any woman, even you. That’s why understanding postpartum depression and how to deal with it is valuable information for all expectant mothers.
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a To alleviate any concerns that our OB patients may have about this topic, AWOG assures that we will continue to allow one support person to accompany patients while in labor. Please contact our OB Office if you have any questions about our policy.
Most young women begin to see a gynecologist in their teens and by the time they are in their 20s or 30s know the routine, know their bodies, and schedule annual visits. There are times, however, when abnormalities present themselves, and you wonder if you should see your doctor in between your normal visit. The answer is usually yes, and in case you’re in doubt, here are 11 signs you need to call your gynecologist.
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As always, the safety of our patients and staff continues to be a priority for providing care while practicing social distancing. Atlanta Women’s Obstetrics & Gynecology will begin providing in-office preventive and non-emergent care starting Monday, May 4th. This means that you may start scheduling your annual gynecological visits, consultations, IUD insertions, elective procedures, etc. at this time.
In the office, social distancing rules will still apply:
· Only the patient will be allowed in the office for the visit—no extra visitors.
· All patients will be temperature screened upon entering.
· Patients must wear a mask while in the office.
We are also limiting the number of patients that will be seen in the office each day. Please be mindful that the schedules will fill up much faster because of this. If you are due (or overdue) for your annual visit, please call (404) 352-3616 or schedule an appointment online today!
Even the most confident woman can suddenly panic when told she is pregnant. Whether it was a planned event or a surprise, from this moment unknown insecurities seem to take over, and you are suddenly afraid like never before. What is pregnancy anxiety and how can you cope with it?
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Atlanta Women’s Obstetrics and Gynecology is now offering remote video visits for our patients with healthcare needs that can be supported via telemedicine. AWOG patients are able to have visits with their physician using doxy.me, an easy and secure platform that can be used from any mobile device or desktop computer. Please call our office during our normal hours of operation to discuss your options today!
On the day of your delivery, you may enter the hospital two ways:
A) The Main Entrance on Peachtree Road, or
B) The North Parking Deck Bridge.
The North Parking Deck may be accessed from the hospital entrance on Collier Road. If you are coming from Peachtree Road, it will be the first entrance on the right. If you are coming from Northside Drive, you will pass the 275 Building, turn left into the next entrance and follow the signs to the North Parking Deck.
For your convenience, Piedmont has an interactive map as well as a free downloadable app that can assist you with getting to L&D once you have arrived at the hospital!
In an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19, Atlanta Women’s Obstetrics & Gynecology is seeing OB and urgent patients only at this time. We are available by phone for non-emergent, telemedicine consultations.
Please call (404)352-3616 during our normal business hours to reschedule your routine appointment or for any other questions you may have.