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These are exciting years full of life changes! We are here to support your goals, whether your focus is on building a family, growing your career, troubleshooting hereditary health issues, or other concerns.
Being free of worry about unplanned pregnancies can alleviate stress and allow you to focus on other life goals until you’re ready to consider motherhood. We have many contraceptive options and will work with you to identify the type that works best for you. We also provide long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), which include intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants. When and if you desire to pursue pregnancy, your doctor can easily remove the device and fertility is almost immediately restored. These have grown in popularity and are the most effective form of birth control.
Your doctor may speak with you about birth control for entirely different reasons. There are benefits to exploring contraceptive options, and not all of them involve pregnancy prevention. They can assist with such issues as heavy and irregular menstrual cycles, PCOS symptoms, acne, PMS and anemia, and some can lower risks of cancers and ovarian cysts.
When and if you decide to become a mother, our team of obstetricians are happy to help you grow your family! We offer you the benefits of a collaborative team of healthcare professionals. The physician you select as your primary obstetrician will lead your prenatal care team and monitor your pregnancy. Our other providers and support staff complete your care team, and provide their services and expertise along the way. Learn more about the array of obstetrical guidance, classes and care we provide here.
Infertility is generally defined as the inability to conceive after one year of attempting. Between ten and fifteen percent of couples in the United States have struggled with infertility. You are not alone in your struggle or your journey to overcome it. Our physicians provide treatments and guidance for issues that – once resolved – often eliminate the infertility issues. For patients needing additional assistance, we have longtime relationships with expert fertility specialists who can help you conceive.
At age 21, we recommend women begin receiving pap smears. This is a simple process where we collect cells from the outside of your cervix, so we can screen you for cervical cancer. Receiving the HPV shot, if you didn’t receive it during your teenage years, will also aid in preventing cervical cancer. If everything is normal and you are at a low risk, your provider may tell you that you can wait three years for your next pap test; however, you still need your annual gynecology visit for pelvic exams, clinical breast exams and your wellness checkups.