The struggle and heartbreak of infertility affects millions of Americans each year. Did you know that 12 percent of American women between the ages of 15 and 44 have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term? (Centers for Disease Control) There is no one simple cure for infertility. Treatment depends upon a wide […]
We’ve been caring for women of all ages for more than 40 years. We have dedicated our lives to providing the highest level of care for our patients. We don’t see a yearly exam as merely a time for a Pap smear; we see it as a crucial time to address any health issues you may have.
We also offer convenient locations, including our OBGYN office in Durham near Southpoint in addition to our Chapel Hill OBGYN practice.
Understanding your menstrual cycle is crucial to defining when you ovulate and calculating when you are most likely to get pregnant. “Women should be aware that if they have an irregular period, it can make the ovulation days difficult to determine.” Said Dr. Martinelli. “When examining fertility, it’s important to realize that an egg can […]
You’ve been in menopause for three years, and instead of menstrual cramping and PMS, you seek treatment for the inconvenience of hot flashes and night sweats. Then one day, you start bleeding again, just like you did when you had your period. You wonder why it is happening and if it’s the indicator of something more serious.
When you’re expecting, we believe it’s important for you to have family-centered care, and that’s one reason why we’re pleased to offer Centering Pregnancy ®. These sessions are a part of our pregnancy support services, and they provide educational information and more time with your health care team framed within a network of supportive women who are due around the same time you are.
You’re expecting a baby when you suddenly feel a sharp pain in your abdomen. Is this labor? Should you go to the hospital? Or is this Braxton Hicks, often referred to as “false labor”? Although there are differences between Braxton Hicks and actual labor, it can often be difficult to tell them apart, which is […]
While the average age for the onset of menopause is 51, estrogen can fluctuate in the years leading up to menopause (called perimenopause). Once you enter menopause and your ovaries are no longer producing estrogen, it’s highly likely that you’ll experience the classic symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats. These symptoms can be relieved […]
Because these words sound alike, it’s easy to mistake one with the other. We’ve taken the mystery out of these terms, and by examining a few simple facts, you’ll understand the difference between vaginosis and vaginitis.“The good news is that these conditions are highly treatable, we have extensive options available,” said Dr. Joshua Hardison.. “We also understand how these terms can be easily confused, and we encourage patients to ask one of our physicians or nurse midwives questions.”
Would you rather place your faith in a piece of sophisticated medical equipment or on a ring tied to the end of a string? Through medical imaging, we can accurately determine the gender of your child, yet many old wives tales, such as using the ring on the end of a string, still persist. Often, […]