OB-GYN

July 30, 2020

4 Ways to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your OB/GYN

By Trisha McBride Ferguson Good doctor-patient relationships are important at every stage in life and help ensure the best health outcomes. For women, building a solid connection with their obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) is essential. Whether you’re visiting for birth control, family planning or a regular screening, these suggestions from Alisa Katherine Eanes, MD, an OB/GYN at […]

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July 29, 2020

The Breast Is Best: Baby-friendly Hospitals Support Breastfeeding for Its Lasting Benefits

By Cheri Hinshelwood World Breastfeeding Week in August is a great time to celebrate the long-term health benefits of breastfeeding — the most natural and nutritious way to sustain babies. “Many new moms haven’t had much exposure to breastfeeding and have to learn quickly to gain confidence and an understanding of how to be successful,” […]

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June 23, 2020

Ask the Doctor: Pelvic Floor Health

Sarah Bradley, MD, of Western Carolina Women’s Specialty Center, answers some questions about pelvic floor health. Q: What is the pelvic floor and what does it do? A: The pelvic floor is a group of muscles in the pelvis that support the organs in the pelvis, including the rectum, vagina, uterus and bladder. Contraction and […]

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May 6, 2020

Expect the Unexpected: A Traumatic Journey Ends with a New Baby

By Cheri Hinshelwood Paige Wood was expecting a new baby in a couple of weeks, but what she wasn’t expecting was the phone call that came the last week in June. Wood learned her husband, Ryan Neff, had been in a traumatic skateboarding accident and was being flown to Mission Hospital with serious injuries. The […]

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March 23, 2020

Pregnancy and COVID-19

Information and guidance around the current strain of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is rapidly evolving, and we understand that this may prompt some questions regarding the safety of expectant mothers. We are here to provide you with answers. What Is COVID-19? Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Symptoms […]

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January 18, 2020

Handle with Care: Managing Cold and Flu Season for Mothers-to-be

By Trisha McBride Ferguson Winter weather means cooler temperatures and an increase in the occurrence of colds and influenza (the flu). For pregnant women and those breastfeeding, these common ailments bring special considerations. Knowing what to do if you catch a cold or the flu is important to keeping both mother and baby healthy. Safety […]

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January 13, 2020

Cervical Cancer: One of the Most Preventable Cancers

By Carolyn Comeau October’s pink ribbons signify Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but many aren’t aware that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. It may get less press, but cervical cancer, which occurs when cells grow abnormally in the cervix, is a disease every woman should be mindful of. Prevention Is Key — and Easy Brian […]

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April 24, 2019

A Love of Community and Concern for Others – Q&A with Dr. Barrow

Brian Barrow, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Transylvania Women’s Care in Brevard, grew up in the Florida panhandle, which would shape his love for community and concern for others. We sat down with Dr. Barrow and discussed his passion for medicine and helping others, as well as his thoughts on serving the Brevard community. What drew […]

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November 4, 2018

Bathroom Blues: An Overactive Bladder Can Be Very Demanding

Nobody should know the location of every bathroom in western North Carolina, but some do. Opening the door or simply driving into the garage can trigger an uncontrollable urge to urinate. Learn how to reclaim your life from some leading urology experts. What is overactive bladder? According to Brian Cohen, MD, urologist with Mission Urology, […]

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August 2, 2018

Are Pain Medications Safe for Babies While Breastfeeding?

By Lorrie Harris-Sagaribay, MPH, MotherToBaby North Carolina Safe and effective pain management requires careful consideration for anyone, but breastfeeding moms have an additional factor to consider: the possible effects of pain medications on their breastfeeding babies. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends avoiding the use of codeine and tramadol while breastfeeding. Codeine and […]

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