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Changes that the body experiences during pregnancy

As seen in the Odessa American’s Medical Matters: by Sanchita P. Yadalla, M.D. Dr. Yadalla is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG). She offers a full range of OBGyn services at the MCH ProCare Women’s Clinic and can be reached at (432) […]

Why your baby needs you to breastfeed

by Candy Powell BSN, RN, IBCLC, RLC, CCE, Lactation Consultant and Certified Childbirth Educator at the Medical Center Hospital Center for Women and Infants. As seen in the Odessa American’s Medical Matters at: Breastfeeding is a vital part of healthy child development and provides the best start to life for any baby. According to the […]

Gynecological Needs After Hysterectomy

by Dr. Avelino Garcia, MCH ProCare Women’s Clinic Many women assume that once a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) is completed, they no longer have need for a gynecologist. This, in fact, is not true! There are many health care needs for women, even after hysterectomy. Pelvic Pain or Pain with Intercourse A yearly pelvic […]

Urinary Incontinence

by Dr. Avelino Garcia As seen in the Odessa American Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_5e237dea-dd36-11e7-b864-efb69ed2f589.html Though many are embarrassed to discuss it, urinary incontinence is very common among women. Urinary incontinence is leakage of urine. It can range from leaking just a few drops of urine to complete bladder emptying. Other accompanying symptoms include having the strong […]

Mammography: Frequently Asked Questions

by Dr. Mason “Gage” Hicks, RadiologistAs seen in the Odessa American Medical Matters at: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_6a3aea48-b692-11e7-9190-137b296bd2ab.html Why do women need to have yearly screening mammograms? It reduces a woman’s risk of dying from breast cancer. Studies have shown that mammography screening cuts the risk of dying from breast cancer nearly in half. When should a woman […]

Breastfeeding benefits both mom and baby

As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”. by Dr. Avelino Garcia Breastfeeding is a fantastic bonding experience that benefits both mom and baby. There are many reasons that breastfeeding is so beneficial. If it is possible, it is encouraged to breastfeed for at least the first six months of life. Most healthy infants are […]

PERIMENOPAUSE

by Dr. Krystal Murphy Perimenopause and Menopause are natural events. However, the body undergoes some major changes during this time. Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when she naturally stops having menstrual cycles. This signals the end of her reproductive years. The time leading up to menopause is called perimenopause. These changes may […]

Why Gynecological exams are necessary over the age of 50

As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”. by Dr. Avelino Garcia Many women feel that there is no longer a need for a gynecologist after childbearing. For women over the age of 50, yearly exams are encouraged and very important. Even if a yearly pap smears are not needed, pelvic and breast exams can […]

Singing the Blues

Singing the Blues by Dr. Krystal Murphy Postpartum Blues or Baby Blues is a form of mild depression that generally starts 2-3 days after the birth of a child and should be taken very seriously.  Sometimes the signs are subtle, but the effects it can have on the new family are very real. Although lack […]