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SouthBay OB/GYN Blog

Why Visiting Your Ob/Gyn Yearly is Important

A lot of changes can occur in a woman’s body in 12 months. Left undiagnosed or untreated, some of those changes could lead to infertility, terminal cancer and more.

This is why the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends an annual gynecological exam for all women who are sexually active Read More>


Why Not Just Do A Cesarean Section?

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. Read More >


Urinary Incontinence

Unwanted leakage of urine in women is a very common problem. It is also a source of great embarrassment and therefore, often not revealed to the doctor unless specifically asked. Older women often think it is a normal part of aging and others may think there is nothing they can do about it. Still other women think that only surgery will help and they are either too old, not interested or have knowledge of others in whom surgery was unsuccessful. It is important to understand that incontinence is not a normal part of aging, that there are a variety of types of incontinence and that surgery is only one of the treatment options. Read More >


The Myth of a Solo Practice

Many patients believe that if they are seeing a doctor in a small or solo practice, that they will have "more personal care". Good health care however, is not a personal issue. It is a medical issue. Read More >


Do You Have Problems With Your Teenager?

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. Read More >


The Skinny on Biodentical Hormones

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. Read More >


Halo Breast PAP is Here!

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

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


Labor Induction at 41 Weeks Lowers Cesarean Rate

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. Read More >


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

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. Read More >