Have You Considered These Family Planning Options?

Did you know that about half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned? According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, women with accidental pregnancies are more likely to deliver early and suffer from postpartum depression. At Cary OB/GYN, we know firsthand how an unexpected pregnancy affects you and your baby’s health, which…

When Should I Get My Next Pap Smear?

Not too long ago, women used to have a Pap smear every year during their annual gynecological exam. The test was performed to screen for cervical cancer. Though you still need an annual gynecological exam to assess health and undergo other preventive screenings, you no longer need a Pap test at every yearly visit. When you should get…

Gynecological Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). The World Health Organization learned of the new virus in late December 2019 and declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic in March 2020. Doctors and researchers are learning more and more about the virus and the disease on a daily basis. At Cary OB/GYN, our team…

Is Spotting From Birth Control Normal?

More than 72 million women of childbearing age in the United States use some form of birth control every year. When it comes to selecting a form of birth control, women have many options, including tubal ligation, birth control pills, and intrauterine devices (IUDs). The primary goal of most forms of contraception is to prevent unwanted pregnancy. But many…

Signs of an Ectopic Pregnancy

With an ectopic pregnancy, you may have all the usual signs and symptoms of a normal pregnancy: fatigue, nausea, and breast tenderness. Unfortunately, an ectopic pregnancy is dangerous to your health, and the fertilized egg won’t survive. Given the complexities surrounding an ectopic pregnancy, our experienced team at Cary OB/GYN wants to share some of the signs and symptoms…

Why Is the IUD So Popular?

Almost every woman in the United States uses contraception at some point during her life, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Though female sterilization (tubal ligation) and the oral contraceptive pill are the two most popular forms of birth control in the U.S., long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) like the intrauterine device (IUD)…