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 […]
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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 […]
If you visit our office on Friday, you may notice that we’re making a bit of a fashion statement. These are “Jeans Days” at Chapel Hill OBGYN, and it has nothing to do with casual Friday. Blue Jean Friday is a continuous fundraiser we’ve created to help support the fight against breast cancer. Any member […]
You’ve heard all about the hot flashes and night sweats that accompany menopause. But how much do you know about perimenopause, the years of “transition” that lead to menopause? Here’s what you need to know about perimenopause, including a look at some of the latest menopause treatments to help alleviate the irritating symptoms. What is […]
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 […]