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Oral Contraceptives Reduce Risk for Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers - New York Times
01/25/2018
According to the New York Times, research shows that "The long-term use of oral contraceptives reduces the risk for ovarian and endometrial cancers, and the effect is especially evident in smokers, the obese and those who exercise infrequently, a new study found."
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What to Expect During the First Trimester of Pregnancy
01/01/2018
Pregnancy is one of the most exciting journeys a woman can take in life – but for many new moms, it can be a scary one as well. After all, entering a pregnancy for the first time comes with a lot of unknowns. How bad will morning sickness get? What do I have to avoid to help my baby grow? What should I expect during pregnancy? At Doylestown Women's Health Center, we understand how uncertain pregnancy can be, and our mission is to help keep you and your baby health through every stage of pregnancy. If you're getting ready to be a new mom, here's what you should expect during the first trimester of pregnancy.
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
10/12/2017
October is a special month for us here at Doylestown Women's Health Center – and no, it has nothing to do with Halloween! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as a proud provider of pregnancy care, OB/GYN services, and comprehensive healthcare to women throughout the Bucks County area, we are passionate about honoring and celebrating this important holiday. The breast cancer awareness movement has fundamentally changed public perception of cancer – and it continues to make a positive impact through initiatives like Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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5 Tips for Trying to Get Pregnant
10/10/2017
Trying to conceive? An important first step to take before you start trying to conceive is to go see your doctor for a checkup. Ideally, this should be during your cycle just before you start trying. After all, you’ll want to know about any underlying medical conditions and make sure you are healthy before you start trying to conceive. Follow these top 5 tips from Doylestown Women's Health Center and find out what you can do to get pregnant faster!
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Positive Pregnancy Test—Now What?
09/18/2017
So, you took a pregnancy test and got a positive result. Now what? Pregnancy can be an exciting time, but it can also be a time of uncertainty. That’s why we’re here to help you navigate this unchartered territory and make sure your pregnancy goes as smoothly as possible. Read more!
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Everything You Need to Know About IUD's
06/26/2017
At Doylestown Women's Health Center, we're proud to provide world-class pregnancy care, OB/GYN services, and women's healthcare procedures. We want each one of our patients to maintain a holistically healthy lifestyle, and we feel patient education is a vital part of that goal. To help you maintain optimal health and make the best choices possible about your health care, we've compiled some helpful information about intrauterine devices – more commonly known as IUDs.
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Why You Shouldn't Listen to WebMD
06/26/2017
At Doylestown Women's Health Center, we're proud to provide world-class obstetric and gynecology services to women throughout the Doylestown area, and we strive to take a compassionate approach to care. We believe patient education is critical to overall health and well-being, which is why we're always happy to talk with our patients and answer any questions they may have about their health care – and generally, we always prefer to be the ones answering those questions. The Internet has made a wealth of health information available at the touch of a button, and while that's often a good thing, it should never replace the conversations you have with a qualified professional OB/GYN or women's health care provider. Here are a few of the reasons we urge caution when consulting websites like WebMD for your women's healthcare information.
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Beware These UTI Culprits
05/22/2017
If you’ve experienced that constant and intense urge to urinate and a burning feeling when you do, you are not alone. According to the National Kidney Foundation, one in five women will experience a UTI, or urinary tract infection, at some point in her life. But some experts estimate that number is more like half of all women. And many of those women will have repeat infections.
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How to Announce Your Pregnancy to Your Family
04/21/2017
Getting pregnant can be one of the most joyful moments of your life: you're starting one of life's richest, most challenging, and most rewarding journeys. And, lucky for you, one of the first steps is also one of the most fun – telling your family! While some families may prefer a more serious, straightforward conversation, announcing a pregnancy to family can also be an opportunity to have some fun while celebrating the occasion.
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How to Announce Your Pregnancy to Your Significant Other
04/21/2017
Finding out you're pregnant can be one of the most exciting or most terrifying moments of your life – or both at the same time! But if you've conceived with a significant other, you now have the task of announcing the pregnancy to your special someone. Considering this is such big news, you may want to put some thought into how you tell them.
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NY Times: Do DHA Supplements Make Babies Smarter?
04/07/2017
Last week, the New York Times published an article about DHA, a “brain-nourishing” omega-3 fatty acid found in most infant formulas and prenatal nutritional supplements. Recent studies by the Cochrane Collaboration concluded that there isn’t a clear connection between formula with DHA and improved brain development in infants. In spite of this conclusion, many experts still believe that DHA is important for infants’ development and should be included in formulas.
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7 New Baby Must-Haves
03/20/2017
At Doylestown Women's Health Center, we're always looking out for ways to make it easier to stay healthy as a woman. Our commitment to your health and lifestyle extends past just your pregnancy and into your journey as a mother, and if you have a new baby on the way or have recently welcomed a child into the world, there are a number of products out there that make the beginning of the motherhood experience easier. Check out these 7 must-have products for making the start of motherhood a little bit easier!
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New Study Shows Language Lessons Start Before Birth
02/23/2017
The New York Times recently published an article about new discoveries in babies’ language learning. Using children who were born in one country and quickly adopted into another, researchers found that babies can hear languages before and after they’re born. They’re able to perceive sounds of one language while in the womb and carry those perceptions into their speaking skills later in life, giving them the ability to pronounce certain sounds that aren’t existent in the language they learn to speak after birth.
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Tips To Ease Gynecologist Appointment Anxieties
01/26/2017
Are you prone to anxiety or fear when it comes to doctor’s office and important health analyses? Here at Doylestown Women’s Health Center, it is our goal to help you remain as comfortable and at ease as possible during your appointments. The idea of a gynecology appointment may initially make you feel uncomfortable and anxious, but that doesn’t have to be the case.
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The Stork Club at Doylestown Women's Health Center
01/24/2017
The doctors and staff at Doylestown Women’s Health Center are thrilled to announce the official launch of the Stork Club, a one-stop hub for all the information our expectant patients will need for proper pregnancy care and management. We will be using this section of our website to provide pregnant women everything they’ll need to prepare for their appointments, understand what to expect through pregnancy, and more.
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The Importance of Getting Flu Shots
12/22/2016
Now is the perfect time to get your flu shot (as well as any other month soon following October). Here at Doylestown Women’s Health Center in Doylestown, PA, your health is our priority, and we are here to offer you the tips and tools to stay as healthy as possible this season! Our helpful and compassionate staff is here to answer any questions you may have, at any time. To begin, we are highly encouraging flu vaccinations in order to keep yourself and those around you free from the infection.
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How Stress Affects Women's Health
09/21/2016
Stress doesn’t have to be caused by a traumatic event. Your Bucks County OBGYN doctors at Doylestown Women’s Health Center know that women experience stress from a variety of life events, such as starting a new job, moving to a new city, or having a baby.
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Recommended Read: Article on HPV Vaccines in The New York Times
08/26/2016
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is by far the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. About 14 million Americans are infected annually, and nearly every sexually active person becomes infected at some point in their life. Additionally, it causes 90 percent of cervical cancer cases in women and most cases of cancer of the vulva, penis, vagina and oropharynx (the area encompassing the tonsils, tongue and back of the throat). Some strains of HPV can also cause genital warts.
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If It’s Time For Your Annual Checkup
08/15/2016
It is important for girls and women to stay on top of their annual checkups to keep their health in order. This type of important annual examination which is often referred to as “well-woman” visit, focuses on the female reproductive system and sexual health. The point of a well-woman exam is to keep you healthy and to give your doctor the opportunity to find and deal with any problems while they’re minor, before they have the opportunity to turn into bigger issues.
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If You’re Thinking About Getting Pregnant...
08/11/2016
If you are thinking about gettingpregnant, here are some helpful changes to make to your lifestyle that will improve both your health and the health of your baby, courtesy of the team at Doylestown Women’s Health Center.
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Doylestown Women’s Health Center on the Zika Virus in Bucks County Women’s Journal
08/03/2016
Doylestown Women’s Health Center was featured this month in the August/September issue of Bucks County Women’s Journal, where we discuss the Zika virus and how to prevent yourself from getting it if you are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant. As an expecting mother, the best way to protect yourself is to refrain from traveling to any area where the Zika virus has been confirmed. However, if avoiding travel isn’t an option, you should speak with your doctor about your travel plans and get an evaluation prior to your departure date.
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Postpartum Depression
07/22/2016
At Doylestown Women's Health Center, our doctors proudly provide the highest quality OB/GYN services to women of all ages in the Bucks County, PA community. Naturally, giving birth can trigger a slew of powerful emotions from sheer joy and excitement to anxiety and fear. Even though childbirth is supposed to be a happy time, some new mothers experience some degree of emotional vulnerability after giving birth which is a common phenomenon that's referred to as the “baby blues.”
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Dr. Ianieri Featured in Doylestown Health Video
06/21/2016
In early April 2016, Dr. Carolyn Ianieri, DO medical director of Obstetrics & Gynecology here at Doylestown Women's Health Center was featured in a Doylestown Health video where she spoke of how much she enjoys meeting her patients during their first pre-natal visit with us. In the video, Dr. Ianieri explained how she fell in love with obstetrics at pre-med school when witnessing her first delivery. The video also features a first-time mom named Victoria, who spoke very highly of the extraordinary care she received from Dr. Ianieri.
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Summer's Coming: Sunscreens 101
06/21/2016
With the outdoor temperatures rising, soon summer will be here, which means it's time to store away those baggy sweat pants and sweaters that cover your body all winter and pull out the more revealing summer attire. This is also the time of year when many women are looking for sunscreens to protect their skin against the harmful effects of the sun. But not all sunscreens are created equal as some provide higher levels of protection than others. With so many choices in sunscreen products, it can be very tricky to know how to best protect your face & body from the harmful effects of the sun. Here is an overview of what every woman should know about sunscreens including how to choose the right one.
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Safety Tips for Exercising While Pregnant
03/22/2016
The doctors and staff at Doylestown Women's Health Center are dedicated to treating every patient we see with the utmost care and attention.
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Single Motherhood: Secrets of Being a Successful Single Mother
03/22/2016
The doctors and staff at Doylestown Women's Health Center understand that some of our patients are entering the unknown as single mothers.
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Kudos to Doylestown Hospital
03/18/2016
“I had surgery recently at Doylestown Hospital and would like to publicly thank my wonderful surgeon, Dr. Jean Fitzgerald, and her wonderful team. They were great. I would also like to express my thanks to the entire staff of the Same Day Surgery Department. They were so helpful and caring. We are so fortunate to have Doylestown Hospital in our area..."
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Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Kimberly Schea Joins Doylestown Women's Health Center
03/04/2016
We are pleased and excited to announce that Kimberly Schea, CRNP has joined the care team at Doylestown Women's Health Center! Our OB/GYN office is located at 708 N. Shady Retreat Road, Suite #7, Doylestown, PA.
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What Is the Zika Virus and How Will It Affect Me If Pregnant?
03/02/2016
A story that has dominated the news of late is about the spread of the Zika Virus. This virus is a mosquito-transmitted infection that was first discovered in Uganda in the late 1940s and is common in Africa and Asia. The Zika Virus began spreading widely in the Western Hemisphere during the spring of 2015 when an outbreak occurred in Brazil. As a result of the rapid spread of the virus, the World Health Organization has declared the Zika Virus an international public emergency, due to the growing concern that the virus causes birth defects.
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Dr. Sendzik Announces His Retirement
02/03/2016
We are sad to announce that our own, Dr. Sendzik, has announced his retirement. Please wish him well and see below what he has to say to the patients of Doylestown Women’s Health Center.
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Tips If You're Expecting Your First Child
01/20/2016
There is no feeling that quite compares to the feeling you get when you are expecting your first child. You are most likely full of anticipation and excitement but at the same time a bit nervous and apprehensive, which are perfectly normal feelings to have when you have a new baby on the way.
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Benefits Of Breastfeeding
08/11/2015
August is National Breastfeeding Month! Breastfeeding has a number of short and long term benefits for both the baby and the mother. Our doctors at Doylestown Women's Health Center highly recommend breastfeeding. Read this month's blog to learn more!
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How To Prepare For Pregnancy
03/03/2015
Did you know that a healthy pregnancy begins before the pregnancy test is positive? The best time to start planning for your pregnancy is before you conceive!
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Giving Birth with Doylestown Women's Health Center
02/13/2015
We want your pregnancy and birth to be the experience that you hoped for. If you are thinking about having a baby, we encourage you to schedule a pre-pregnancy consultation with one of our doctors to discuss important pregnancy related issues. Give us a call at (215) 340-2229!
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Get Healthy in 2015!
01/27/2015
We appreciate you visiting our blog. If you are interested in making an appointment to see one of our doctors for any obstetric or gynecologic situation, please do so by contacting us at (215) 340-BABY (2229) during our business hours. We look forward to hearing from you! If you are a new patient, and unfamiliar with the services we offer, take a look at what you can expect at your first gynecologic or obstetric visit.
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