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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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10 Tips to Help Women Have a Healthy Summer

Self-care during the summer is just as important as during the cooler months. A lot of self-care simply involves being aware of what your body is telling you it needs and being proactive when it comes to changes or symptoms. It’s easy to dismiss the latter, and even easier to hope an issue will go

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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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PCOS 101: Symptoms, Treatment and What You Need to Know

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the presence of small cysts on women’s ovaries that cause a hormonal imbalance, which can impact menstruation and fertility. Many women with PCOS blame their symptoms on difficult periods, and can remain unaware of the condition until symptoms increase in severity or the condition impacts family planning. What are the

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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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Five New Year’s Resolutions Your Gynecologist Will Love

The time for New Year’s resolutions is almost upon us. For those looking to improve their well-being in 2017, PGOMG has a list of five resolutions you can make to address your gynecological health. Schedule an annual well woman exam. Annual exams, also known as well woman exams, provide an annual opportunity for you to

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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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Which Kind of Birth Control is Right for Me?

Which kind of birth control is right for you is a very personal decision. Your doctor will be able to offer the best possible advice, but ultimately the decision depends on you and your individual situation. We believe that one of the best ways to help our patients make decisions about contraception is to provide

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