Getting a Pap smear is an integral part of maintaining every woman’s health. It only takes a few minutes every three years and helps detect and curb cervical cancer. If you’re getting a Pap smear for the first time, you might be understandably nervous. That’s completely normal, but knowing what to expect can give youRead More
How Does Essure Birth Control Work?
Essure is a permanent and irreversible type of birth control for women. The implantable medical device was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002, but after receiving much controversy and increasing reports of complications, it was later withdrawn from use in the US and in other countries, by the manufacturer BayerRead More
Struggling With Chronic Pelvic Pain? Why a Robotic Hysterectomy Might Be The Solution
Chronic pelvic pain is defined as pain in the pelvis that occurs for two weeks every month and occurs every month for six months. As a final treatment for chronic pelvic pain, when conservative methods fail to relieve symptoms, your doctor may recommend a hysterectomy. A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus throughRead More
Everything You Need to Know about IUD Insertions
An Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a very small T-shaped device that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is a highly effective, long-term, yet reversible, type of birth control. How Does an IUD Work? An IUD is a very small, flexible, plastic device in the shape of a T that is inserted intoRead More
Are You at Risk for a High-risk Pregnancy?
In the United States, between 6 and 8 percent of pregnancies are considered high-risk. These numbers may seem negligible, but it is important that you know your own susceptibility to a high-risk pregnancy if you are planning to get pregnant or are already expecting. This way, you can take all necessary measures to ensure yourRead More
Healthy Pregnancy Advice from an OB/GYN
Becoming a mother is one of the most important and fulfilling experiences in many women’s lives. Naturally, if you are an expectant mother, your number-one priority is to have a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Let’s talk about some of the best advice from an OB/GYN (obstetrician/gynecologist) to women who are pregnant or trying to getRead More
What Is a Prenatal Care Doctor?
A prenatal care doctor is essentially an OB/GYN—a physician who specializes in providing care for women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. A prenatal care doctor is equipped to manage complex or high-risk pregnancies as well as perform the necessary interventions and procedures (e.g., cesarean section). It goes without saying that working with aRead More
Robotic Hysterectomy: A Closer Look at an Alternative to Vaginal Hysterectomy
In the past, women who had to undergo hysterectomies (surgical removal of the uterus) had only one option, and this involved a large abdominal incision, longer recovery time, and higher risk of complications. Fortunately, with the advances in surgical techniques and technology came the development of minimally invasive options—the most innovative of which is roboticRead More
Are You Pregnant? A Guide to Prenatal Care
Prenatal care, by definition, is the medical care a woman receives during her pregnancy. To us here at Aishling Obstetrics & Gynecology, however, prenatal care is more than merely delivering standard medical care. We take it as an opportunity to partake in our patients’ joyful anticipation and to live up to our commitment to deliveringRead More
What to Expect After an IUD Insertion
An intrauterine device (IUD) is a T-shaped contraceptive that is inserted into the uterus by an OB/GYN (obstetrician/gynecologist). You may be familiar with Mirena, Kyleena, or Skyla, which are hormonal IUDs, meaning they release progesterone to help prevent pregnancy for up to five years. A hormone-free IUD brand is Paragard, which is wrapped in copperRead More