Bacterial vaginosis and other vaginal infections are extremely common. They occur when the “good” bacteria that naturally occurs in the vagina is offset by other types of bacteria, resulting in inflammation and infections. Hormonal changes may also contribute to this. The inflammation is generally referred to as vaginitis. Bacterial vaginosis is a specific type of vaginitis.
Yeast infections are not only annoying, they are very common. Three out of four women will have a yeast infection at some point in their lives, and most women experience at least two infections. Those with recurrent infections may experience as many as four or more a year. “Most yeast infections are easily treated. However, […]
Even if you haven’t entered menopause, chances are that you’ve heard someone complain about the inconvenience and discomfort of hot flashes. Roughly 75 percent of all menopausal women experience them, and for 80 percent, the hot flashes continue for two years.
Fibroid tumors are very common—between 20 and 80 percent of women will develop them by the age of 50. Not all of those with fibroids show symptoms. However, for those who do, these symptoms can be painful, causing multiple problems including heavy menstruation. (Office on Women’s Health).
At Chapel Hill OBGYN, we are thankful for all members of our wonderful care team. Our physicians, nurse practitioners and others are dedicated to providing only the highest level of compassionate care. More importantly, we take time to know you to determine how we can best assist you. We’d like to take this time to […]
Today, midwifery is more than simply a career – it’s a calling, and these skilled professionals receive extensive medical training and certification by the North American Registry of Midwives. We’re proud to have an amazing, dedicated team of midwives to not only help guide our pregnant patients, but to also assist every woman at every stage of life. It’s their calling, as one midwife says. Read for more inspiration.
Almost all women are familiar with the symptoms of PMS, which causes cramps, bloating and tender breasts. However, an estimated 3 to 5 percent of menstruating women have PMDD, which is an often debilitating condition that you could think of as an extreme case of PMS. Learn the signs.
Our main Chapel Hill office was flooded. We have a temporary location at 110 Conner Dr. Suite 4, which is in the building directly below 120 Conner Dr.
Certified nurse midwives attend births, provide prenatal and postpartum care, perform annual exams, conduct family planning visits and routine well-woman care throughout the lifespan. The journey requires years of diligent study and experience, first as an RN, and then in a graduate midwifery program.
A non-surgical alternative to a hysterectomy, this is a good treatment for option for women who have heavy menstruations and do not want to have children. Learn more about the benefits and side effects associated with this procedure.