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Do I Have Morning Sickness or Hyperemesis Gravidarum? Nov 30th, 2020

The American Pregnancy Association states that up to 85% of women experience some sort of morning sickness during their pregnancy. While nausea and vomiting are common, too much could mean that there is a more serious issue. Hyperemesis gravidarum is a condition that causes extreme morning sickness that could cause...

5 Tips for Choosing the Right OBGYN Oct 5th, 2020

Search for an OBGYN can be a little daunting. It’s an important decision that can have a great impact on your health or the health of your baby. There are plenty of options to choose from and it may be difficult to narrow the field. Here are five tips to help you...

The Pros and Cons of Breastfeeding Sep 14th, 2020

The decision to breastfeed is a personal matter, but the decision may draw strong opinions from your family and friends. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) strongly recommend breastfeeding exclusively for the first 6 months of your baby’s life. However, the decision to breastfeed is...

What Should You Include in a Birth Plan? Aug 14th, 2020

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that physicians support a more individualized approach to labor management. This means that more in-depth birth plans will presumptively be more common place among expecting mothers. Birth plans can be short and sweet or more detailed. However you want to plan out your pregnancy, it’s...

Being Pregnant in the Era of COVID Jul 1st, 2020

Being pregnant can be very stressful. Adding COVID-19 to the list can be overwhelming. It’s natural to be worried and curious about how the coronavirus might affect your pregnancy. We are here to provide you with the necessary information to keep you “in the know” during this uncertain time. How...

Tips to Help Get You Through Your Pregnancy Jun 17th, 2020

During pregnancy, your life will change in ways you may have never thought of before. You must consider the well-being your baby, along with your own. Your body will go through visible physical changes, but you may overlook the mental stresses that come with pregnancy. As a trusted OB/GYN practice in the...

Is Breast Density Directly Linked to Breast Cancer? May 14th, 2020

There has been some discussion amongst medical professionals, whether there is a direct correlation between breast density and breast cancer. One should consider everything when it comes to personal health. It is crucial to find and prevent any underlying health issues from becoming life-threatening. However, at this time, evidence is leaning...

Painful Sex? It’s More Common than You Think Apr 15th, 2020

Painful sex is more common than you may think and has many different causes. In fact, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), 3 out of 4 women will experience painful sex in their lifetime. Depending on the cause, it could be a temporary problem or a long...

The Importance of an Annual Woman’s Wellness Exam Mar 15th, 2020

People today are juggling many responsibilities. Work, family obligations and other factors make it seem like you have no extra time to focus on your health. It’s easy to neglect your health – especially when you are feeling okay.   However, women have unique health needs that should be monitored routinely. ...

How to Sleep While Pregnant Jan 31st, 2020

Many women find themselves wondering how they should sleep while pregnant. Sleep gets tricky during the third trimester, which is also known as the most sleep challenged stage of pregnancy. As expectant mothers already have a tough time trying to keep up with demanding schedules, most mothers have a hard...

Improving Women’s Digestive Health Jan 30th, 2020

As women grow older, they find their digestive health patterns change. Eating and drinking the proper supply of nutrients can help the body grow, replace worn-out tissue and provide energy. If your body isn’t receiving the nutrients it needs, it can lead to health problems over time.   Understanding your digestive health will...

Top 5 Mobile Period Trackers Dec 29th, 2019

Most women’s menstrual cycle is 28 days. Normally, the length of a period is 3 to 8 days, averaging 5 days. What is the menstrual cycle? The monthly cycle causes a series of changes in a woman’s body as it prepares for the possibility of fertilization. During this time of the month,...

Is Flying While Pregnant Safe? Nov 13th, 2019

Nearly 50 million Americans are estimated to travel by airline this holiday season. While it may be instinctive to think that you shouldn’t be flying while pregnant, it can be perfectly safe as long as you follow some simple steps and understand your restrictions. The key is preparation. We will...

Survivorship: Your New Way of Life Oct 15th, 2019

Survivor. Survivor is a word that is commonly used to attribute to a person that once had cancer. Not everyone who once had cancer identifies with that word, but there is something inherent about the word survivor that lends itself to support and admiration. That’s why survivorship has become a way...

Hereditary Ovarian Cancer Most Commonly Caused by Gene Mutations Sep 16th, 2019

Mutations may sound scary or something out of a comic book, but they are more common than you think. According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, one in five healthy adults may carry a disease-related genetic mutation. While many mutations aren’t harmful, some are linked to various forms...

What Causes Cervical Cancer? Aug 14th, 2019

According to the American Cancer Society, over 13,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2019. For over 4,000, the disease will be terminal.   Cervical Cancer is the 4th most common type of cancer in women, however it is also the most treatable if caught in time. Due to its slow...

What to Expect for Your First Gynecology Visit Aug 1st, 2019

Going to the gynecologist (OBGYN) as an adult is a routine part of staying healthy, but when it is your first visit it can be unnerving unless you know what to expect. These feelings are very common when trying something new. To overcome them, it helps to understand what happens...

Postpartum Depression: You Are Not Alone Jun 30th, 2019

According to the American Psychological Association, two out of four new mothers experience what is commonly referred to as the “baby blues” after delivering a baby. Up to 15% of those women will develop a more severe and longer lasting depression called postpartum depression (PPD). If you are feeling intense bouts...

All You Need to Know About Having a “Big” Baby May 12th, 2019

Regardless of how many children you have had, expecting mothers’ minds are often filled with pressing questions. Will my baby sleep through the night? Will they have difficulty nursing? How big will my baby be? Most of these questions won’t be answered until after the baby’s born. For now, I...

Dr. Christopher Quinsey Featured in Lake Mary Life, January/February 2018 Issue Jan 17th, 2018

Be sure to check out this month’s issue of Lake Mary Life to read Dr. Quinsey’s featured article, or find it online here.