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Check out our videos! Mar 1st, 2018

Dr Lena Nguyen will be reviewing many topics of Obstetrics and Gynecology through a series of Vlogs (aka Video Blogs) called "Carpool OBGYN". You can see the videos through our Youtube and Facebook pages.  

How to Have A Healthy Pregnancy - 1 - General Information Sep 29th, 2017

How To Have A Healthy Pregnancy1 – General informationHaving a healthy pregnancy actually starts before you become pregnant!  The best outcomes occur when you have treated any health concerns before you get pregnant (high blood pressure under good control, diabetes well controlled with good glucose numbers, other medical issues evaluated...

Vaccines in Pregnancy - "Should I Get a Flu Shot and Tdap while I am Pregnant?" Sep 7th, 2017

Vaccines in Pregnancy – “Should I get a Flu Shot and Tdap while I am Pregnant?”Obstetricians are recommending to their pregnant patients that they get a Flu Shot (Influenza vaccine) and the vaccine against Whooping Cough/Pertussis (Tdap) while they are pregnant. Some women worry about the risks of vaccines on...

How Can I Avoid A C/Section Aug 9th, 2017

How Can I Avoid A Cesarean Section?Cesarean section (C/section) is the surgical delivery of a newborn which is indicated under a number of conditions including: placenta previa, placenta accreta, vasa previa, active herpes outbreak, fetal macrosomia in a diabetic mother (estimated fetal weight over 4500 gms), breach presentation (although babies...

What Is Osteopenia and Do I Need To Treat It? Jun 25th, 2017

What is Osteopenia and Do I Have to Treat It if I Have It? If you are concerned about your bone health and your possible risk of having a bone fracture in the future, a radiologic study called a DXA bone density is performed.  Your bone density score is then...

How Often Do I Need a Pap Smear? Jun 13th, 2017

How Often Do I Need a Pap Smear?A Pap smear is a screening test for pre-cancerous and cancerous changes of the cervix, which is the tissue at the base of the uterus, located at the top of the vagina.  It is obtained by placing an instrument (speculum) in the vagina...

Why are my periods so heavy? Jun 10th, 2017

Why are my periods so heavy?Menstrual periods usually start about age 12, but some girls start their periods as early as 9.  They tend to be irregular at first, but over the next 2 years or so a pattern starts to develop and periods are more regular.  The average period...

What is an IUD? Jun 5th, 2017

What is an IUD?An IUD (intrauterine device) is a small, usually plastic T-shaped object that is placed into the cavity of the uterus for the purpose of long-acting contraception.  The types available in the US are either hormonal or copper containing, and work by causing a reaction in the lining...

Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCS) May 31st, 2017

Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCS)   Commons.wikimedia.org/wikiApproximately 50% of pregnancies in the US are unplanned. Many women with an unplanned pregnancy had been using some form of contraception, but perhaps not as faithfully as needed to prevent a pregnancy, or they just had bad luck. We now have very effective forms of contraception that...

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