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5 Common Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids – Suggested Treatment

5 Common Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids – Suggested Treatment

Uterine Fibroids are benign growths that are actually an overgrowth of the normal muscle tissue of the uterus. These growths are not cancerous. They are not going to cause any long-term significant health concerns in terms of life or death. However, this cancerous type problem can cause a lot of very difficult symptoms that can be really challenging for your quality of life and on a day-to-day or monthly basis when you have your period. Studies show that uterine fibroids affects about 20% of women and increases to 30% in African American women. The good news, uterine fibroids treatment is available; more on this later.  Here are five symptoms to watch out for that could determine whether or not uterine fibroids is affecting you: Heavy Bleeding During Period – increased usage of pads and/or tampons to more than 10 times a day. Lots of Cramping – occurs during period cycle. Increased Urination Frequency – occurs when fibroids are pressing against the bladder. Constipation – occurs when fibroids cause resistance to bowel flow. Growth in Lower Abdomen – occurs when fibroids have distended (swelling) your abdominal cavity. Complications from fibroids can vary depending on where you are in your stage of life. Anemia can occur from heavy bleeding that causes low blood count. A symptom is extreme fatigue due to lack of blood flow. If you are taking over the counter medications, like Advil, Tylenol, etc to relieve pain, more serious complications with your heart and stomach can occur. At Providence, we have treated hundreds of uterine fibroid cases to help women improve their quality of life. Our philosophy is...
“The Talk” with Teens – Colleen Gardner

“The Talk” with Teens – Colleen Gardner

This is part 2 of Mom, Dad..We need to Talk! An in depth talk with Colleen Gardner about teens. In this discussion we navigate through discussing the choices that teens make that can have an impact on their entire life. Either watch the video or read below. Part 1 of this discussion can be found by clicking here, in case you missed it. Leah: Good morning! We are here with another Tuesday Talk. Thank you for joining us with Colleen. This is Part Two of Mom, Dad We Need to Talk. If you missed part one just go back and look for it on our Facebook post or go to our website and look for rendition one. Today we’re going talk with Colleen again, but we’re going to talk to the teens, okay. This is going to be a very great talk. Colleen is going to go deep now okay. So, you’re going to want to listen, take notes, share it with your following and go ahead and join in on the conversation because we want to hear from you too. So, we’ll begin with Colleen. Colleen: So, here we are ready today Leah? Leah: Yes Colleen: We’re going to talk further. Okay, now that your child’s in middle school and high school, where do we need to go with the talk beyond puberty? They’ve now gotten their periods. The boys are getting their beards growing and what-not. So, how do we continue the conversation? It’s hard because what is it that you want your teen to know? Why does it seem to be difficult for us to have...
Pre-Teen Sex Talk with Colleen Gardner

Pre-Teen Sex Talk with Colleen Gardner

Mom, Dad…We Need to Talk!….is the theme for this Tuesday Talk by Colleen Gardner.  Colleen gives a straight talk about what you can expect as a parent and she gives a great guideline to navigate this talk with your pre-teen.  You can watch the video, or, if you’re a reader read below: Leah:  Good morning! Good morning! Good morning! Welcome to another rendition of Tuesday Talk. This week’s topic, we are talking with Colleen Chase Gardner, we are going to talk about “Mom and Dad: We Need to Talk”. It’s about navigating ‘the talk’ with your preteen and your teen. Now this is a two-part segment.This week we are addressing the preteens and then our next Tuesday Talk, which is a month from now, we want you to join us then too. We’ll  be addressing how to navigate that conversation with your teenagers. Now this is going to be good. So, what I want you to do is, I invite you to share this. Go ahead and click on that little share button and share it with your family and friends, your following because they may need this information as well. So, we’re going to get started with Colleen and we’re gonna navigate through this very important talk. Alright Colleen, thank you for doing this talk with us. Colleen:  This is my first live talk so, looking forward to it being with you and then being with you again in March. Today’s talk though is really going to be more about how to get the puberty talk going with your 8, 9, 10, 11 year old son or daughter....
How Mindfulness Benefits Pregnancy and Overall Health

How Mindfulness Benefits Pregnancy and Overall Health

Hear Natalie Whitworth, CNM talk about the many benefits of practicing mindfulness to help with an easier, stress and worry free pregnancy term. Mindfulness is a technique that is free of charge and requires you to be present and breathe. Watch the video or read the transcript below: Leah: Good morning everyone, this is Lea with Providence women’s healthcare. Thank you for joining us on our first Tuesday talk. We are with Natalie, Whitworth, and we’re going to be talking about mindfulness. So you know I’m going to ask Natalie a series of questions, and I want you to engage. This is engaging thing so go ahead and ask your questions if you have questions, and we will get started. Leah: So Natalie, thank you so much for taking out time. Can you give us a little background about yourself, and how you became certified nurse midwife. Natalie: Oh sure, I am from, Georgia, and I’m really passionate about our community here and making women’s health care more accessible and really coming at it from a team-based holistic model. I did want to talk about mindfulness it’s really been just so impactful in my life, and I feel like it’s really the basis for wellness and how we start making our own lives better as women? I became a nurse midwife because I like that model of prevention based medicine and just kind of really coming alongside somebody having a conversation finding what works for them and approaching it not from a what’s wrong with your body, but how to get you where you need to be? Leah: That’s...
Best of Atlanta 2017-2018 Profile Series

Best of Atlanta 2017-2018 Profile Series

We have had wonderful year and what better way to close out this year than to be featured as one of Atlanta’s Top 12 Businesses in the Best of Atlanta Profile Series. The Best of Atlanta Profile Series is a weekly acknowledgment presenting professionals who demonstrate excellence in Law, Healthcare, Education, Technology, Non-profit and Business. As an OBGYN in Atlanta, we consider this to be a great honor. We are thankful for the support of our families, team, patients and peers who have helped to make this possible. View our profile by clicking on the link below:...
Doula Appreciation Night

Doula Appreciation Night

We had a wonderful time celebrating the service of doulas in Atlanta who have lovingly worked with many of our patients. Read more to discover more of this fun-filled event.

You Asked!  We Listened!  OBGYN Open Saturday

You Asked! We Listened! OBGYN Open Saturday

Every other Saturday for the rest of the Year! You Asked, We Listened! Saturday Hours Now Available In today’s fast-paced society, convenience is key to providing the best service for our patients. You asked we listened!

A Partnership for the Empowerment of Women

A Partnership for the Empowerment of Women

At Providence Women’s Health Care (PWCH), we believe in the full empowerment of women. Our practice was designed to support and aid women of all walks of life with medical care from adolescent years to marriage and throughout adult years. We don’t just practice medicine, we foster empowerment and we stand behind organizations that align with our core factors of support. Community Support As part of our community outreach, we have partnered with Women Only Entrepreneurs (W.O.E). WOE is a night of galvanizing unstoppable women to be empowered and comfortable in their own skin while being united and uplifted in sisterhood. The event curated through genuine, honest and transparent conversations about the woes, obstacles, and triumphs of a woman’s journey. The event combines fun-spirited activities that embrace femininity and stir the soul. Unstoppable Women PWHC loves the honest support of empowering women in and outside of our practice. In our decision to partner with WOE, we looked deeply into these aspects: Is this a heart-centered mission? Is the core of this organization a safe environment where women feel connected and free? Is the message and mission actually uplifting and supportive of women’s needs? Will women be inspired to achieve their dreams? With an emphatic YES! as the answer to all of these questions, we felt inspired to become apart of this great event. Come out and join us! Give yourself the opportunity and permission to let loose, network and connect with a tribe of heart-centered women who are ready to express their inner voices and take on the world fearlessly! Get your ticket by clicking here. A portion of...
A Dose of Loving Support – Welcome your New Certified Nurse Midwife

A Dose of Loving Support – Welcome your New Certified Nurse Midwife

Welcome your New Certified Nurse Midwife Just what the Doctor ordered; a dose of loving support. At Providence, we take our provider selection very seriously. We know that your experience depends on the quality of people in our family of providers. Our providers are just that…family. They are the best kind…the family you choose. We invite you to join us as we welcome to our family a great provider with a history targeted to support healthy pregnancies. Amanda Zimmerman brings a unique blend of expertise to the practice. We listened to your needs and found an addition to the team that is sure to support women’s prenatal needs; and in a short period of time with us, Amanda was made the list of Atlanta Parent magazine’s preferred Midwives! Go Amanda! Amanda not only makes a fine addition to our family of Certified Nurse Midwives in Atlanta, her passion as a nurse began as a child. She took heed to her calling which led her from Illinois to Atlanta where she graduated from Emory University. Pregnancy and childbirth are such powerful and precious events, that Amanda considers herself blessed to be able to take part in these life-changing moments. We couldn’t be more excited to add a highly-qualified provider to our family and team! View Amanda’s full profile by clicking here. Let us know what we can do better. Click on the experience button to talk to us. We would love to hear from you....
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