News Blog 2012

Submitted by james.pearce on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 15:46

Why not just do a Cesarean Section?

Posted On: October 09, 2012

Often, patients ask "why not just do a cesarian section?". When a patient is in labor and they are frightened, it often seems like the quick way to have the baby and not have to worry about pain. This is not a good time to be asking about a cesarian section.

Labor Induction at 41 Weeks Lowers Cesarean Rate

Submitted by james.pearce on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 12:11

Inducing labor at 41 weeks gestation may lower cesarean rates in pregnant women without compromising the health of their baby, finds a study in the June issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Researchers at the University of Florida performed a systematic review of 16 randomized controlled trials that compared labor induction and expectant management for uncomplicated, singleton pregnancies involving 6,588 women who were past their due date.

In Office Permanent Sterilization

Submitted by james.pearce on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 12:10

The Essure procedure is the first and only FDA approved permanent birth control procedure to have zero pregnancies in the clincal trails.

What is the Essure procedure?

Essure is different than the traditional method of a surgical tubal ligation. With Essure, there is no cutting or burning of the body. Instead, an Essure trained doctor inserts, through the body's natural pathways (vagina, cervix and uterus) and into your fallopian tubes.

Halo Breast PAP is Here!

Submitted by james.pearce on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 12:08

Did you know that 70% of women who get breast cancer have no family history or other risk factors for the disease?

Did you know that breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women aged 20-59?

South Bay OB/GYN is proud to announce that we are offering a new test that can detect pre-cancerous changes in the breat 7-10 years before the cancer may be visible on a mammogram. The HALO Breast Pap Test detects abnormal cells in the milk ducts where 95% of all breast cancers originate.

New Study Shows that Bacterial Vaginosis is More Prevalent Than Previously Thought

Submitted by james.pearce on Tue, 10/27/2015 - 10:47

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) appears to be more common than previous estimates indicated, including among women who are virgins, according to a study in the November issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Researchers found that BV was prevalent among 27% of nearly 2,000 young, healthy women entering recruit training for the Marines. BV was found in 28% of the 1,675 sexually experienced women and 18% of the 263 virgins. 

The Skinny on Biodentical Hormones

Submitted by james.pearce on Mon, 10/26/2015 - 16:20

As many of the baby boomers are approaching the menopause there is great interest in hormone replacement therapy.  Since the WHI (Women's Health Initiative) Study, women have become frightened to use estrogen and have been looking for alternatives to reduce their troubling menopausal symptoms. 

Do You Have Problems With Your Teenager?

Submitted by james.pearce on Mon, 10/26/2015 - 16:13

Adolescence, or puberty is the period between 10 and 20 years of age.  Children start having physical and emotional changes secondary to the hormones, progesterone and estrogen in girls, and testosterone in boys. 

The transition from Childhood to Adulthood is not easy for them or for the parents.  Parents have been in control of their lives, time and friends.  Now, they relate to fashion, want to experiment and they spend more time with their friends than with their family.