The 411 on PID

Each year, more than 1 million women in the U.S. are diagnosed with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)...

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Body Temperature During Pregnancy

Overheating during pregnancy can negatively affect a baby, depending on the heat intensity and the trimester.

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Prenatal Screening for Group B Strep

July is International Group B Streptococcus Awareness Month. Yes, there is a special month just for group B strep! Why? Because group B strep (GBS) harms as many as 4.1 million babies each year.

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What do you know about LARCs?

A LARC is a long-acting reversible contraceptive. Birth control is not one-size-fits-all, but a LARC may be right for you. They are a great option for a woman who perhaps wants a future pregnancy but desires effective, multi-year pregnancy prevention for now.

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Holiday Breastfeeding Tips

Are you breastfeeding this holiday season? Follow these tips from Certified Lactation Counselor, Libbie Stroud.

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Girl Talk with Dr. Vikki McKinnie

The next generation of Tallahassee women is growing up quickly, and I feel it is my responsibility as a healthcare provider to help them prepare for the road I know is ahead of them. The Girlology program provides the perfect method for this community outreach.

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Breastfeeding 101: Life-Inspired Lessons

As NFLWC’s Clinical Resource Coordinator, LPN, and Certified Lactation Counselor,  I host breastfeeding classes every 3rd Monday of each month in our OB lobby to give expectant moms the knowledge and confidence they’ll need to nourish their new babies.

This is my story, and why I am passionate about educating patients…

By: Libbie Stroud, LPN, CLC

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Binge Watching is a Dangerous Pastime

Have you binge watched Game of Thrones lately? You may think you’re safe in the comfort of your recliner and Snuggy®; however, binge watching and channel surfing are dangerous pastimes. According to the American Heart Association, binge watching TV (and other practices of a sedentary lifestyle) can increase your risk of dying from blood clots.

The inactivity and slowed blood flow can cause blood clots in your legs or pelvis. When these clots break free, travel to your lungs and become lodged in your small blood vessels, you risk death by pulmonary embolism.

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North Florida Women’s Care Receives Safety Certification

North Florida Women’s Care has been awarded Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence (SCOPE) for Women’s Health Program certification. SCOPE is a safety focused program of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).  North Florida Women’s Care is among the first ob-gyn offices in the country to be certified.

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NFLWC Celebrates Breastfeeding

August 1st kicks off World Breastfeeding Week, in honor of the adoption of the Innocenti Declaration in 1990 to ensure the protection, promotion, and support of exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, and continued breastfeeding up to and beyond 2 years by the World Health Organization. Tallahassee had several events to celebrate and raise awareness for breastfeeding in our community. We attended some fabulous local events including the Big Latch On, the TMH Breastfeeding panel, and the Wic Walk for Breastfeeding to show our support and celebrate Breastfeeding in our community.

by Katie Bankston, CMA, CLC

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