We know you are concerned during this time of uncertainty. We understand that it’s stressful to see your world transformed due to a serious virus that is impacting the entire globe. But we want to emphasize that this is a time for preparation, not panic. Rest assured, we are always placing your health at the […]
Are you concerned that your period is not normal?
Maybe you’ve compared notes with some of your friends, and you’ve noticed that you have heavy bleeding from periods, while they only have light spotting. The truth is, your period holds the key to your gynecological health, and understanding what constitutes an abnormal period enables you to accurately evaluate your menstrual health.
While most women picture nurse midwives as helping deliver babies, there’s so much more to their role than assisting during labor. What do certified nurse midwives do? The answers may surprise you as we examine the common misconceptions about these important members of your health care team. Misconception #1: What do certified nurse midwives do? […]
IUDs are trending, as they are slowly becoming one of the most popular forms of birth control in America. This is mainly due to the convenience of not having to worry about birth control for up to 10 years. However, many women may still wonder how does an IUD work? We’ve got all the information […]
While your OBGYN annual exam is a regular part of your routine, your daughter may be anxious or nervous—particularly if this is her first time visiting the gynecologist. “We understand that the first exam can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be,” said Dr. Martinelli. “We want your daughter to be as […]
There’s a dizzying array of health care information out there—some reliable, others not. As we head into 2020, you may be considering a list of resolutions to help you live a healthier life. Our Certified Nurse Midwives have some great tips and wonderful information to help you. As the leading OBGYNs in Chapel Hill and […]
Has your love life gone from satisfying to physically painful sex? Do you have a chronically dry vagina? Do you have more frequent urinary tract infections? If these sound too familiar, you may have signs of vaginal atrophy. When most women hear of vaginal atrophy, they think of something that occurs after menopause. However, it […]
“If I douche with Coke, I won’t get pregnant.” Some birth control myths seem silly. In reference to the one above, douching – with anything – will not kill sperm. Still, many convincing contraception myths remain. Understanding the truth about birth control methods—such as an IUD or Implanon— can help you separate fact from fiction. […]
As if being pregnant didn’t come with enough challenges! Approximately 10 percent of pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes. Which places their babies at risk for preterm birth and respiratory problems. But perhaps even more frightening is that most women with gestational diabetes do not have any symptoms. This is why a gestational diabetes screening […]
No one likes to talk about it, but almost every woman has experienced it. A dry vagina is not only uncomfortable, but it can lead to painful sex, itching and other problems. “Vaginal dryness is a common symptom of several conditions,” said Dr. Chappell. “This is one reason why we encourage you to schedule an […]