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Do I Need to Tell My Gynecologist That I Want to Get Pregnant?

Ideally, your relationship with your gynecologist includes open lines of communication. If you share your desire to get pregnant, they’ll be able to help you prepare for pregnancy through good gynecological health. In fact, you can even opt for preconception counseling with an OB/GYN – who may be your current doctor or one affiliated with

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When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?

Choosing when you should take a pregnancy test requires a little bit of self-control. Those first few days after trying to conceive a baby can be an exciting — or a nerve-racking — time, depending on your personal threshold for uncertainty. The same goes for those first few days after your period was supposed to

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Human Error and Birth Control: What Are My Options?

When faced with the decision on which type of contraception is best for them, women are often asked to consider their lifestyle and family planning goals. A form of contraception that suits one patient well may not suit another, which is why it’s so important to be honest with your PGOMG provider about your expectations.

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Five Facts about Female Fertility That Might Surprise You

When discussing female fertility, there’s often two extremes: either too much pressure is placed on women from an early age to lay out future family planning goals or there is a total disregard for age, medical conditions and family history that may play a role in your ability to conceive. There’s a healthy balance between

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Who’s Responsible for Contraception and STD Prevention?

As a woman, safe, responsible sexual activity starts with taking control of STD and pregnancy prevention. Honest discussions about sexual responsibility are incredibly important, but relying on a new or ongoing partner to be in charge of contraception and protection may mean putting yourself at risk. When it comes to sex and relationships, the instinct

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Plan B: Myths, Facts and What You Need to Know about Emergency Contraception

Plan B, also called “the morning-after pill,” is emergency contraception designed to be used in the 72-hour period after intercourse if the contraception of choice failed. Plan B is most effective when taken as soon as possible post-intercourse. It is 95 percent effective if taken within 24 hours and is 89 percent effective when taken

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How to Switch Your Birth Control

Are you considering switching current method of contraception? Your choice of birth control is a personal decision and one that the providers at PGOMG respect. We work with patients to determine which form of contraception best fits their lifestyle and family planning goals, and we understand that your preference or needs can change over time.

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I Need Help Getting Pregnant. What Can I Do?

You’ve decided that you are ready to build your family, you stop using contraception, and then the first pregnancy test is negative. Perfectly understandable, right? However, what happens when every pregnancy test comes back negative? What can couples do when a pregnancy that seemed so expected months ago isn’t happening? The first thing you should

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Tubal Ligation vs. Contraception: What’s Best for You?

When it comes to contraceptive options, a decision will depend on your lifestyle and family planning goals – the same goes for those who are deciding between a tubal ligation and contraception such as the pill or an IUD. Every woman considering birth control options or considering changing her birth control is different. Perhaps you’ve

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Is an IUD the Best Form of Birth Control? Some Say “Yes”

At PGOMG, we offer women a range of contraceptive options in order to meet family planning needs. One option in particular has made headlines in the past few months, with some arguing that it is the best form of birth control currently on the market – this is the position taken by those who favor

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