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Trying to have a baby can bring up so many surprising emotions. Sometimes it’s exciting and emotional, other times it’s frustrating and confusing. No matter what you and your partner are going through, trying to conceive is a mixed bag of experiences and feelings—especially during the dreaded two week wait.

If you’re new to TTC, the two week wait is the period of time between your ovulation date and when you can take a pregnancy test and get an accurate result. For some women, especially those who have been trying to conceive for a while, the two week wait is a period of hope, fear, worry, excitement, and Googling every possible pregnancy symptom on the planet.

If you’re having trouble keeping your cool during your two week wait, here are five activities you can do to help you stay calm (and sane).

5 Tips for Staying Calm During Your Two Week Wait Make future plans.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the mindset of “oh, if I’m pregnant this month, I’ll be due during this season, and so I should plan xyz…” While some thought about having a baby in the future is good while you’re trying to conceive (such as possibly saving money or how you might handle childcare together), it’s important to not spend too much time planning out your entire future when you’re not sure if you’re pregnant yet.

Getting pregnant can take a lot of patience and if you jump ahead mentally, it can be even more disappointing to receive a negative result at the end of a two week wait. Instead of building your entire life around whether or not you might be pregnant, make some future plans with your partner or friends you can look forward to.

It can be helpful to plan a little vacation, going to see a favorite artist in concert, or visiting friends and family you haven’t seen in awhile. Life doesn’t stop just because you’re trying to conceive, so make sure you’re still making time to enjoy it!

Try a meditation app.

Lately meditation apps have been all the rage, and it’s easy to see why. De-stressing from everyday worries, tasks, and responsibilities is healthy for everyone. And it’s especially good if you’re worried about what the pregnancy test will say at the end of two weeks.

To help you stay calm and peaceful post-ovulation, try the app Calm. Calm is the number one app for meditation and mindfulness and provides you over a hundred guided meditations to help you manage anxiety, lower stress and sleep better.

Start a new hobby that excites or soothes you.

Another way to survive the two week wait is to indulge in some activities that fulfill (and distract) you. Make some time for yourself and try a new hobby you’ve always been interested in, such as cooking, painting, or learning to play an instrument.

Or, instead of a solo hobby, gather up your friends and check out some restaurants you might be interested in! There are lots of activities you can do alone, with your partner, or with friends that can help soothe you and take your mind off the long wait.

Put away your smartphone.

It’s all too easy to look up every single sign or symptom that you might be pregnant on the internet these days. Unfortunately, many women don’t know they’re pregnant until they miss their period and take a pregnancy test. And equally as unfortunate, many of the signs and symptoms of pregnancy are exactly the same as symptoms of PMS.

If you spend too much time on the internet looking up every “feeling” or twinge in your body, you’re going to drive yourself crazy. If you catch yourself doing it, stop, take a deep breath, and put away your phone for a little while.

Be honest about your feelings.

It’s important to keep an open line of communication between you and your partner during this time. Holding in your anxiety, your fears, and your disappointments won’t be good for you, or your partner.

It can be very lonely during the two week wait. Don’t be afraid to open up and talk about how you’re feeling! Whether you’re having a heart to heart with your partner, a family member, or a close friend, letting out your feelings and emotions is healthy. This time is supposed to be exciting, but it’s also normal to feel a lot of other emotions, too. If you aren’t quite ready to share with someone close to you yet, try journaling or another similar outlet. Getting your feelings out of your head is a good way to de-stress and ease some wait-induced anxiety or nerves.

Remember, getting pregnant can sometimes take a little while.

It’s important to keep a positive attitude during this time, even when it’s difficult to do so. Keep in mind that many healthy couples under 35 could take a year to conceive! In the meantime, have fun with your partner. Make plans for date nights and trips, and don’t forget to have a little hope. Your positive pregnancy test could be just around the corner!

Have you *finally* gotten your BFP? Are you looking for an OB/Gyn and live in San Tan Valley? Let us join you on your pregnancy journey and help you find a path to motherhood that works for you. Book an appointment today!

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Have you ever looked at your newborn and thought, “I just can’t do this” or “I feel like the baby doesn’t like me”? Perhaps you’ve had thoughts that are even worse. The good news is, you’re not alone and there is help for you.

Postpartum depression affects more women than you might think. There are more than 3 million documented cases in the U.S. every year. But when it happens to you, it can feel isolating, heart breaking, confusing, and discouraging—take heart knowing that you’re not the first, or the only, woman to go through it.

While every new mom tends to experience “baby blues” after giving birth, it’s important to understand the differences between postpartum baby blues and postpartum depression. And most importantly, make sure to visit your doctor if you think you might have postpartum depression.

Here’s what you need to know.

Signs and Symptoms of Postpartum Depression Vs. Baby Blues Common Signs of “Baby Blues”

Signs and symptoms of baby blues, which usually last only a few days to a week or two after your baby is born, may include:

  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Sadness
  • Irritability
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Crying
  • Reduced concentration
  • Appetite problems
  • Trouble sleeping

Your hormones are re-adjusting themselves, you’re probably not sleeping a lot, and you’ve got a brand new human at home. It’s a lot to take in, so it’s pretty common for new mothers to experience symptoms similar to the list above. If your symptoms disappear after a couple of weeks, you probably just had a case of “baby blues”.

Common Signs of Postpartum Depression

Sometimes postpartum depression may be mistaken for baby blues at first. However, the signs and symptoms are much more intense, last for a longer period of time, and may eventually interfere with your ability to care for your baby and manage other daily tasks.

Symptoms of postpartum depression usually develop within the first few weeks after giving birth, but may begin earlier (such as during pregnancy) or even up to a year after the birth of your child.

Postpartum depression signs and symptoms may include:

  • Depressed mood or severe mood swings
  • Excessive crying
  • Difficulty bonding with your baby
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Loss of appetite or eating much more than usual
  • Inability to sleep (insomnia) or sleeping too much
  • Overwhelming fatigue or loss of energy
  • Reduced interest and pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
  • Intense irritability and anger
  • Fear that you’re not a good mother
  • Hopelessness
  • Feelings of worthlessness, shame, guilt or inadequacy
  • Diminished ability to think clearly, concentrate or make decisions
  • Restlessness
  • Severe anxiety and panic attacks
  • Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide

If left untreated, postpartum depression could last for several months or longer. That’s why it’s so important to talk to your doctor or healthcare professional if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed above. You don’t need to suffer any longer.

What You Can Do About Postpartum Depression

If you’re feeling depressed after your baby’s birth, you may feel too guilty or embarrassed to admit it. But if you experience any symptoms of postpartum “baby blues” or postpartum depression, call your doctor and schedule an appointment. These feelings are normal and quite common so a medical professional will be able to help you feel better.

You should also call your doctor as soon as possible if the signs and symptoms of depression have any of these features:

  • Don’t fade after two weeks
  • Are getting worse
  • Make it hard for you to care for your baby
  • Make it hard to complete everyday tasks
  • Include thoughts of harming yourself or your baby

If you are feeling suicidal, don’t hesitate to seek help. You should:

  • Call a mental health professional.
  • Call a suicide hotline. In the U.S., call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or use their webchat on suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat.
  • Reach out to a close friend or loved one.

Postpartum depression happens to millions of women (and some new fathers) every year. The key is to reach out and ask for help. That’s the best thing you can do to care for your new baby, and yourself.

Don’t blame yourself for feeling this way—many new moms have gone through the same experience.

Reaching out to ask for help is a healthy part of self care. And while you are caring for a new baby, caring for yourself is just as important.

Don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed of the thoughts and emotions you’re having – you’re not a bad mom, you’re a human being. And it’s all going to be okay.

Talk to your doctor or another healthcare professional right away and they’ll be able to help you on the road to recovery. Remember, it will get better!

Are you looking for an OB/Gyn and live in San Tan Valley? Let us join you on your pregnancy (and post-pregnancy) journey and help you find a path to motherhood that works for you. Book an appointment today!


Resources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/postpartum-depression/symptoms-causes/syc-20376617

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Ranch dressing straight from the bottle? Orange juice? Potato chips even if you don’t LIKE potato chips?

You’ve seen it joked about on T.V. shows and in movies, but make no mistake: pregnancy cravings are real and they can be quite strange.

Let’s face it: pregnancy is a weird, wonderful, scary, and sometimes funny, journey filled with the unexpected. And while pregnancy is different for everyone, one thing many mothers-to-be have in common is pregnancy cravings.

Whether cravings are weird (pickle juice, anyone?) or non-existent (which is normal), it’s important to pay attention to them because they might be a sign that your body needs a specific nutrient. It could also be attributed to changes in hormones which affect your sense of smell and taste during pregnancy. While there’s no real link other than anecdotal evidence, there are a few cravings you should pay attention to.

Here are a few common cravings, plus a certain craving you should probably see a doctor about.

4 Pregnancy Cravings and What They Could Mean for You Bagels and Pasta

During the 1st trimester, many women aren’t craving much of anything. Even if you aren’t dealing with vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation, you could be feeling tired and nauseous, both of which contribute to a desire for carbohydrates. This is because your brain might be needing glucose, which eating carbs will give you. Consuming pasta, toast, crackers, or bagels could help you to satisfy this craving and ease some of that nausea and fatigue.

Sweets and Sugar

While it’s a common movie trope to see a pregnant woman consuming ice cream directly out of the carton, this is actually a real thing! Many pregnant women in the U.S. actually do experience pregnancy cravings for sweet treats. However, a word of caution. If you find yourself experiencing strong cravings for huge amounts of sweets during your 2nd trimester, you may want to talk about it with a doctor, especially if a sweet tooth isn’t normal for you. Some women develop gestational diabetes during their pregnancy which can lead to a strong desire for sugar and sweet foods.

Salty and Spicy Foods

Because pregnancy increases your blood volume, some practitioners believe that the sudden desire for salty foods such as fries, popcorn, spicy sauces, or nuts might be contributed to low sodium levels.

However, it’s more likely that if you live in the U.S., you’re more likely to have plenty of sodium in your diet already, so be sure to consume with caution.

Non-Edible Foods

This is one pregnancy craving that you shouldn’t take lightly. If you find yourself craving non-food items such as starch, large amounts of ice, clay, wax, chalk, coffee grounds, or more, tell your doctor or midwife.

Craving non-food items is a symptom of pica, which may indicate a mineral deficiency or severe anaemia. Giving in to cravings like this can cause harm to you and your growing baby, so be sure to seek medical attention right away. On the positive side, pica is relatively rare in well-nourished women from developed countries.

Pregnancy cravings are often relatively harmless, but if you feel unsure or concerned about what you’re feeling, be sure to check in with your OB/Gyn.

Your doctor or midwife has a lot of experience with pregnant women just like you. Be open about your concerns and your eating habits, and ask a lot of questions. They’ll be able to guide you in the right direction and help to ensure you’re getting the nutrients you and your baby need.

Are you looking for an OB/Gyn and live in San Tan Valley? Let us join you on your pregnancy journey and help you find a path to motherhood that works for you. Book an appointment today!


Resources:

https://www.babycenter.com/0_food-cravings-and-what-they-mean_1313971.bc

https://www.health.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-cravings

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/craving/201306/what-really-causes-pregnancy-cravings

https://www.momjunction.com/articles/simple-ways-deal-food-cravings-pregnancy_0010077/#gref

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2491403/

https://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/food-cravings-during-pregnancy

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So, you’ve taken a pregnancy test and it’s positive! You’re probably experiencing so many powerful emotions right now – everything from joy, to worry, to excitement, to fear.

Or maybe you don’t feel much at all because it hasn’t really set in yet.

Either way, it’s totally normal. Pregnancy is different for everyone. But one common denominator seems to be that every newly pregnant woman we meet has a lot of questions. And hey, we get it! Your body is about to experience a lot of change and you’re bringing another human being into this world – it’s a lot!

One of the most  frequently asked questions is, “when can you find out the gender of my baby?” Here’s what you need to know.

When Can You Find Out the Gender of Your Baby?

During the mid-pregnancy ultrasound, at about 18-22 weeks, you will probably be able to find out the gender of your baby. It all depends on the position of the baby and if the technician is able to get a clear view of your baby’s genitals. If at 18 weeks it’s tough to get a clear view, don’t worry! You’ll be able to find out if you have another ultrasound scheduled later in your pregnancy. By 19 or 20 weeks, it becomes much easier to tell whether your baby is a boy or a girl.

There is an exception to waiting until halfway through your pregnancy to find out your baby’s gender. If you became pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF), you’ll have preimplantation genetic testing where your embryos are tested for genetic or chromosomal abnormalities as well as sex. This test is almost 100% accurate in determining the gender of your baby, so you’ll likely know the gender before you’re even pregnant.

What else can you find out during this OB/Gyn visit?

Your mid-pregnancy ultrasound is also known as the “fetal anatomy survey” or the “fetal anomaly screen” or sometimes a level 2 ultrasound.

Aside from potentially learning the sex of your baby, the technician or doctor will also be measuring the size of your baby in comparison to others babies of the same gestational age or they may look at your placenta.

The technician may also look at the baby’s brain, stomach, urinary tract, kidneys, and other internal structures during the ultrasound. Some of the things they will look for during this visit will help them determine specifics about your baby and your pregnancy, and if any special follow up visits are needed.

If post-ultrasound you’re thinking of having a Gender Reveal Party, try one of these simple, classic ideas…

For each of these, have the nurse or doctor write down the gender of your baby on a note and slip it inside an envelope. That way, you and your partner will be surprised, too!

Balloon reveal:

Have a friend or close family member fill a box with helium balloons that are either pink (for a girl) or blue (for a boy). When everyone is gathered together at your party, open the box with your partner and watch as the balloons float out, announcing the gender of your precious baby!

Cake cutting reveal:

This one is an oldie but goody. Take the envelope with your baby’s gender to a bakery. Have the baker color the inside of the cake depending on the contents of the envelope (pink or blue). Then, when it’s time for cake at your party, cut into it and be surprised! It’s a classic reveal, and also a delicious one.

Confetti reveal:

This one is great if you have a crafty friend or family member. Have them fill a balloon with either pink or blue confetti, and then, in front of everyone, give it a good pop with a pin. Confetti will burst out revealing the gender of your baby. (We recommend doing this reveal outside or in an area that’s easy to clean up.)

No matter what you decide to do, and no matter what gender your baby is, holding your newborn in your arms will be an experience like no other.

Becoming a mother is a unique experience and every pregnancy is its own journey. Embrace all the moments, big and small. Once your baby arrives life will look very different (in a good way!)

Are you looking for an OB/Gyn and live in San Tan Valley? Let us join you on your pregnancy journey and help you find a path to motherhood that works for you. Book an appointment today!


Resources:

https://www.fisher-price.com/en_US/parenting-articles/all-about-pregnancy/gender-reveal

https://www.health.com/pregnancy/is-it-actually-possible-to-choose-a-babys-gender-through-ivf

https://www.verywellfamily.com/level-ii-ultrasound-2758767

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When you first receive that positive pregnancy test, your whole world suddenly changes. Maybe you’re filled to the brim with joy! Maybe you’re also feeling a little bit afraid and worried. You might be thinking, “what now?” or “How will my body change?” or “What should I expect?” All of these questions (and more) can be addressed during your first OBGyn appointment when you schedule a prenatal visit.

Here’s how to handle your first prenatal visit after seeing those double pink lines.

What to Expect During Your First OBGyn Appointment for Prenatal Care First, when should I schedule your first OBGyn appointment?

When you first take a home pregnancy test and the result is positive, you should call your OBGyn and schedule an appointment.

How should I prepare for this prenatal visit?

First, start behaving like you’re pregnant, even before a doctor confirms your home test.

Be sure to cut out alcohol, tobacco, and reduce caffeine if you’re having more than one cup of coffee a day. You’ll learn more about what you should and should not do while pregnant when you visit with the doctor, but those are the basics.

Write down your questions.

Having a written list will make it easier to get answers when you’re at the prenatal appointment. With so much happening at once, it’s easy to lose track of what you wanted to talk to the practitioner about.

Learn about health conditions in yours and your partner’s family history.

If there are any conditions, you’ll be able to let your practitioner know early on in the pregnancy.

Take a peek at your medicine cabinet.

Write down any and all medications that you might be taking. It’s important for your practitioner to assess what is and isn’t okay to take during your pregnancy.

What’s going to happen at this prenatal visit?

So many things will happen at this visit! This is generally considered one of the longest OBGyn visits during pregnancy because there are a lot of tests to run, questions to ask, and questions to answer. Here are a few things you can expect during the course of this OBGyn appointment:

  • You’ll receive a general health exam/check up.
  • You’ll receive confirmation of your pregnancy (even though your home test was positive, doctor’s like to run another test just to be absolutely sure)
  • Your practitioner will run some additional tests such as a urine test, bloodwork, STD test, blood sugar test, and genetic carrier screening.
  • You’ll receive an official due date.
  • Your practitioner will get to know you. They’ll want to know everything they can about your health history, lifestyle, and more so they can advise you how to best care for your growing baby.
  • You’ll get to ask your questions. Remember that list we mentioned? This is your chance!
Should my significant other come with me?

This is entirely up to you! Everyone’s situation is completely different and there’s no right or wrong way to go about it. Some partners want to be involved every step of the way. So, if they do, they are more than welcome to come and ask questions of their own.

Pregnancy is a journey and it’s different for everyone. That’s why it’s so important that you find an OBGyn who’s a perfect fit for you. Having the support and understanding of a provider you connect with will help make your pregnancy journey that much easier.

Are you looking for an OBGyn and live in San Tan Valley? Thinking you might be pregnant? MyOBGyne offers free and confidential pregnancy testing. Learn more here and set up an appointment to get tested today!

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For many women, the thought of having a hysterectomy can be scary. If your doctor has recommended that you have this procedure, it can feel a little daunting.

You might be thinking, “Where should I get it done? What should I expect during the surgery? What about after the surgery?”

These questions are common and completely understandable. It’s also normal to be nervous.

However, we have found that our patients usually feel better once they understand what’s about to happen and why it’s not as scary as it sounds.

Here’s what you need to know about hysterectomies, and why choosing a robotic hysterectomy could be your best option.

What is a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus and sometimes the cervix and supporting tissues.

Also, if your doctor is recommending one, you’re not alone. It is the most common non-pregnancy-related major surgery performed on women in the United States, with one in three women having a hysterectomy by age 60.

If you have not reached menopause, a hysterectomy will stop your monthly bleeding (periods). You also will not be able to get pregnant.

If the ovaries are removed in a woman before she reaches menopause, the loss of female hormones will also cause you to suddenly enter menopause (this is known as “surgical menopause”).

Why Do I Need a Hysterectomy?

Only your doctor can diagnose your health needs and recommend that you have a hysterectomy. If you think you might need one, please seek out the help of a medical professional, such as a doctor, gynecologist, or other medical provider.

However, many women need to have hysterectomies for the following reasons:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Cancer
  • Hyperplasia

Some other reasons why you might need a hysterectomy include chronic pelvic pain, heavy bleeding and chronic pelvic inflammatory disease.

If you are in need of a hysterectomy, choosing a robotic hysterectomy could be your best option.

What is a Robotic Hysterectomy & What are the Benefits?

A robotic hysterectomy, also known as the da Vinci Treatment, is a minimally invasive surgery.

During the robotic hysterectomy, da Vinci surgeons make just a few small incisions instead of a large incision – similar to traditional laparoscopy (in a laparoscopy, instead of a large open incision, surgery is done through a few small incisions using a tiny camera and long, thin surgical instruments. The camera takes images inside your body and those images are sent to a video monitor which guides surgeons as they operate).

Some of the benefits of choosing the da Vinci System, or robotic hysterectomy, over traditional open surgery include:

  • The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
  • State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is beneficial for performing complex surgery.
  • Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.
  • It’s minimally invasive, which means a much smaller scar and potentially less recovery time compared to open surgery.
Why Should I Choose MyOBGyne?

At MyOBGyne, our own Dr. Figueroa is able to expertly perform a robotic hysterectomy (da Vinci surgery) if you should qualify to have one.

In addition, our staff and physicians are caring, compassionate, and trained to provide you with an individualized approach to your health needs.

We believe in a personal approach and providing all women with incredible service while empowering them with the knowledge of how to care for their own bodies.

If you need to have a robotic hysterectomy, choosing MyOBGyne will be the best decision you make. Let our staff show you that we understand the importance of treating our patients with kindness, compassion, respect and dignity, no matter their health needs.

Are you looking for an OBGyn this year? Do you need a hysterectomy? Click to contact My OBGyne today and set up an appointment with our caring, compassionate staff.

Resources:

http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/womenshealth/factsheets/hyster.htm

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Did you know, as of 2010 San Tan Valley’s population exceeded 80,000 people? Now, 8 years later, San Tan Valley continues to grow and thrive, with many young people and families continuing to move into the area. Because of this growth, every year there are more and more options for fun activities all year long! Take advantage of the cool weather next week and get out and about. Here are some can’t-miss things to do in San Tan Valley.

5 Awesome Things To Do in San Tan Valley 1. Check out the Olive Mill

The Queen Creek Olive Mill is a gorgeous and relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Take a guided tour to learn about the fascinating process of turning olives into extra virgin olive oil. Enjoy the views of the groves and wander the shops in search of the perfect holiday gift for your friends and family. They also serve a luxurious and gourmet lunch and dinner with both indoor and outdoor seating. This is a one-of-a-kind experience!

2. Go for a hike in San Tan Mountain Regional Park

The San Tan Mountain Regional Park boasts magnificent views and, with the weather cooling off, now is the perfect time to be outside in Arizona! Get the whole family together for some quality-time spent outdoors and enjoy the mountain views.

3. Hit the links at Encanterra Country Club

Are you an avid golfer? Then Encanterra Country Club is a must! Tee-off with your family or friends and spend the afternoon relishing the perfect green grass and awesome views of San Tan Valley. The prices might be steeper for rounds in November, but it’s definitely worth it. Now is the perfect time for golfing in AZ.

4. Relax at Alvea Spa and Wellness

If relaxation is what you’re looking for, then up your self-care game and enjoy a spa treatment at Alvea Spa and Wellness. This sophisticated and gorgeous spa center is one of the premier boutique spa experience destinations in Arizona. Located at Encanterra, you can wave goodbye to your golfing friends as you head in for a massage.

5. Attend a fun Open House and enter a Spa Giveaway

Speaking of Alvea Spa and Wellness, how would you like to be entered to win a spa treatment valued at $169? My OBGyne is hosting a can’t-miss Open House event on Thursday, November 8 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Meet the staff at My OBGyne, tour the new facilities, and learn about what My OBGyne can offer you as a new patient to their practice. At the event, you’ll be entered to win the spa experience and also enjoy free food and drinks. Say goodbye to long commutes to the gynecologist and check out My OBGyne, now conveniently located in San Tan Valley.

Are you looking for an OBGyn and live in San Tan Valley? Do you want to learn more about our team and services (and be entered to win a Spa Package Giveaway)? Register for the My OBGyne Open House Event today by clicking here!


Resources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Tan_Valley,_Arizona

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g2481823-Activities-San_Tan_Valley_Arizona.html

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As the San Tan Valley population continues to grow (up nearly 10% in the last eight years), we feel it is our duty to also grow to accommodate the increasing need for accessible, high quality women’s healthcare.

If you follow our blog (or are a patient of our practice), you’ve already seen that we recently  moved locations (see this post) This move has allowed us to expand our team and provide services to more women in the area like you. And we are so excited about this!

To celebrate our new location and offer San Tan Valley women an opportunity to meet with our providers, we are hosting an Open House Event this November. If you’ve been looking for a new OBGyn in San Tan Valley, or you’re an existing patient who’d like to tour the new location and learn about new patient benefits, this Open House is for you.

Here’s what you can expect from this awesome open house.

Here’s why you can’t miss our celebratory Open House Event. Spa Giveaway!

You heard that right! This Open House is more than just a chance to tour our brand new facilities and get to speak with each of our staff – you can also be entered to win a luxurious spa giveaway from Alvea Spa at Encanterra. As a supporter of local business – and healthy, happy women – Alvea Spa has donated a spa package, valued at $169! We will be raffling off an Indulgence Pedicure & Alvea Relaxation Massage for one lucky winner at the event! Simply register and attend for a chance to win.

Free Chair Massages from Alvea Spa

In addition to the amazing giveaway, a massage therapist from Alvea Spa at Encanterra will be at the Open House and providing free chair massages to attendees. You’ll feel relaxed and ready to check out the rest of our brand new facility after a free, professional massage.

Meet & Greet with Our Experienced Providers

We’ve recently added a few new faces and with them, some incredible services for women of the valley. Meet our team in person, including our two physicians, mid-wife, nurse practitioner, and Uro-Gyn. We believe in treating all of our patients like respected members of our family – so why shouldn’t we get to know each other first? Come enjoy the meet and greet with every member of our San Tan Valley staff.

Discover Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

If you are suffering from a hormone imbalance, return your life back to normal with hormone replacement therapy. My OBGyne offers hormone replacement therapy that will:

  • Match your natural hormones and restore them to the proper levels
  • Be customized individually to your body
  • Measure results utilizing the lowest dosage of hormones required to restore balance

Learn more about hormone replacement therapy and how it can change your life at the Open House!

Learn More About A Midwife

Have you heard about midwives, but unfamiliar with what exactly they may add to your delivery experience? Or are you interested in having a midwife but want to meet them first? Well, you’re in luck! We are offering an exclusive Q&A session with our midwife for any attendees at the Open House for free. Get all of your important questions answered and learn more about our process at My OBGyne.

Free Tour

This will appeal to our existing patients as well as our new ones – we will be offering a free tour of our brand new facilities. You’ll be able to see the new soothing atmosphere, the larger patient rooms, and the upscale waiting room. It will be easy to imagine the fantastic treatment you’ll receive at My OBGyne!

Free Drinks & Snacks

We will be providing light snacks and drinks and snacks for our attending guests at the Open House – because it just can’t be a party without food.

Your Attendance Can Support a Great Cause

This event is completely free and open to existing patients, family and friends, or anyone interested in learning more about how to best care for themselves. We are huge advocates for supporting our communities – and giving back is an important part of what we do. We’ve partnered with Full Color Movement International, a local nonprofit charity supporting the end to homelessness. We are asking that in exchange for entry to our event, you bring one feminine hygiene product to donate to this great cause.

Here is a quick run down of the details again –

When:

Thursday, November 8, 2018

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where:

My OBGyne

Located at 36375 N Gantzel Rd, #103, San Tan Valley

Cost:

FREE with donation of (1) feminine hygiene product (such as a box of tampons, pads, or other such products).

What you’ll receive at this free event:

  • Tours
  • Meet and greet with staff
  • Food and drinks
  • Exclusive Q&A with midwife
  • Entered to win a $169 Spa Giveaway

Are you looking for an OBGyn and live in San Tan Valley? Do you want to learn more about our team and services (and be entered to win a Spa Package Giveaway)? Register for the My OBGyne Open House Event today by clicking here!

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Women have to go through a lot of discomfort in their lives. It might be dealing with sore breasts or cramping during that “time of the month” or general twinges and pangs in that mysterious area below the belly button. Regardless, all women deserve a gold medal for weathering through it all. Some pains, however, need to be monitored. If you are experiencing uterus pain or any kind of pain in your pelvic area, here are some causes you need to be aware of.

5 Causes of Uterus Pain (and What You Should Do About It) General Menstrual Cramps

Ah, yes. The glorious symptoms of PMS. If it’s your time of the month, or about to be, you may feel cramping in your pelvis and lower back. This uterus pain is caused when its lining breaks down and sheds (if no egg has been implanted, i.e. you’re not pregnant). The cramping is your body trying to get rid of that excess lining and generally lasts from one to three days. It’s pretty harmless (although uncomfortable). You can take some mild pain relievers to help with the cramping as well as place a heating pad on your pelvis. No need to consult a doctor unless the pain becomes extremely intense or you are bleeding profusely.

Appendicitis

If you are experiencing intense or sharp pain in the lower right part of your belly, accompanied by vomiting, you should definitely go to the hospital. It could be caused by appendicitis. If your appendix has burst or is infected, it can spread that infection all through your body which can cause serious health complications. Don’t ignore that pain! Go to the emergency room and make sure your insides are intact.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which is sometimes called a spastic colon, can cause belly pain (near your uterus), bloating, diarrhea, and other issues. Make an appointment to see a doctor – they can help diagnose it and give you a diet, medication or stress management plan to help battle the symptoms.

Ovulation

Believe it or not, some women can actually feel when they ovulate. Occasionally, when an egg is released from an ovary, you can feel a twinge on one side of your pelvis. This cramp is called mittelschmerz — German for “middle” and “pain”. It’s called this because it happens midway through your monthly cycle (often around the 14th day). This slight pain is totally harmless and normal. Only see a doctor if the pain persists longer than a few hours or becomes intense.

Ectopic pregnancy

This is pretty rare (like appendicitis) but it bears mentioning as it can have serious complications if untreated. An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg (an embryo) implants itself inside the fallopian tube and starts to grow. This can cause vaginal bleeding, sharp pain on one side of the pelvis, nausea, and dizziness. If you have these symptoms, go to the emergency room right away. An ectopic pregnancy can be very dangerous and life-threatening so it’s important to get help immediately.

If you have severe or unusual uterus pain, always make an appointment with a doctor or go to the emergency room.

While the most common causes of uterus pain are pretty harmless, there are some that can be life-threatening. Your body is amazing and important. Make sure you pay attention to any red flags and get some help if you need it. It’s always better to be safe rather than sorry when it comes to your body and uterine health!

Unusual uterine cramping? Do you think you might be pregnant? Myobgyne offers free and confidential pregnancy testing. Learn more here and set up an appointment to get tested today!


Resources:

https://www.webmd.com/women/ss/slideshow-pelvic-pain-causes

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For any of you who are pregnant, or just became mothers, you might feel that 2018 is a year for change. And if you’ve just welcomed a little one, then you definitely are feeling the shift! At My Obgyne, we also felt that it was time for a change for us. We decided to change office locations! Here’s why this new place is better for us (and for you!)

My Obgyne New Office Location is Better Than Ever

On July 2nd of this year, we made the move official. If you’ve been keeping up with us on Facebook, you’ll have seen photos of the progress: adding decals to the front door, moving boxes, and the lovely blue paint job. We have been so excited about this move and we’re so happy that it happened successfully.

Our brand new, beautiful office is located on Gantzel Road, just south of Combs, in San Tan Valley. Click here for our full address and a map. While we loved our old location, it was time to move to a new home where we could expand and better care for our patients.

Here are some of the perks of My Obgyne’s new location:

More Room!

We grew! This new office has more patient rooms which means we can see more of you (which is the best part of our job).

In-Office Lab

Say goodbye to waiting a long time for lab results to come back. We now have an in-office lab which is super convenient for patient and doctor alike.

Come see our new office today.

Suffice it to say, are so proud of our new area and My Obgyne location. Our gorgeously painted calming blue walls and artwork will make you feel right at home. Be sure to make an appointment with us today – we can’t wait to see all of you in our new place!

Not sure if you’re pregnant? Myobgyne offers free and confidential pregnancy testing. Learn more here and set up an appointment to get tested today!

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