Blog Archive

Is Irregular Bleeding Ever Normal? Mar 16th, 2021

Menstrual bleeding is a normal part of every woman’s life, and although it can be a pain, it’s usually not a cause for concern. Sometimes, though, you bleed between periods or have heavy bleeding, which is not normal in most cases. Irregular bleeding can be a sign of a bigger...

Everything You Should Know About Mammograms Feb 16th, 2021

A mammogram is a diagnostic tool that helps detect the early signs of breast cancer. But how often should you get one? And is that the only thing you can do to protect yourself from breast issues? Dr. John Paul Roberts is an experienced OB/GYN who answers all your mammogram...

Why Prenatal Care Is So Important to a Healthy Pregnancy Jan 6th, 2021

So you just found out you’re pregnant. You’re probably ecstatic about your positive pregnancy test, but maybe also a little overwhelmed. What do you do next? The answer is pretty simple: Make an appointment with your OB/GYN. Prenatal care is vital to your health and your baby’s health throughout your...

Tips for Navigating a Winter Pregnancy Dec 9th, 2020

Whether you're trying to conceive or are already pregnant, you know life is about to change in a big way. If you find yourself pregnant during the winter months, there are a few more obstacles you might encounter, not only for your health, but also in getting to the hospital...

Everything You Need to Know About Endometriosis Nov 9th, 2020

For most women, your period is an inconvenience, but doesn’t cause you severe pain or make you miss activities. But if you’re suffering from endometriosis, your period may be more of a pain than you’ve bargained for. Dr. John Paul Roberts is our experienced OB/GYN who can help you navigate...

How to Avoid Gestational Diabetes Oct 7th, 2020

Pregnancy is such an exciting time in a woman's life. If you're expecting, you probably have a million questions running through your head. You may be anxious about complications that can occur during pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes. Our amazing team can help to calm your anxiety and help you...

Common Causes of Infertility Sep 18th, 2020

Starting a family is an important time in any couple’s life, and when you want a baby, the sooner the better. It’s normal to take a few months of trying to actually get pregnant. However, if it’s been a year and you still haven’t conceived, you may be dealing with...

Do My Symptoms Mean I’m in Menopause? Aug 20th, 2020

Women go through many stages of hormonal changes in their lifetimes. Starting with puberty, in pregnancy, and up through menopause, our bodies are constantly undergoing hormonal changes and sometimes imbalances. If you’re at the point in your life where menopause is imminent, you’re probably wondering what you can expect over...

6 Causes of Irregular Bleeding Jul 20th, 2020

As a woman, you’re used to the normal bleeding that you experience every month at the time of your menstrual cycle. Although it can be inconvenient, it’s necessary for your body to go through this on a regular basis. But sometimes bleeding happens outside of that normal window, and that...

What Are My Birth Control Options? Jun 25th, 2020

If you're at the stage of your life where you either aren't ready for kids, or you're done having kids, you're probably looking for birth control options to best suit your needs. Having birth control that's reliable can ease your mind and prevent a surprise at any point in your...

My Pap Smear Was Abnormal -- Now What? May 27th, 2020

Pap smears are something just about every woman experiences in her life, because yearly gynecological exams are so important for your reproductive health. However, anxiety might set in when you think of the possibility of results that you're not expecting. Dr. John Paul Roberts is an amazing OB/GYN who can...

Preconception Health: The Best Ways to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy Apr 20th, 2020

For many women, being pregnant is something they’ve dreamed of for a long time. Deciding you’re ready to welcome another life into the world is a big step. There are some ways you can help prepare your mind and body months before you get pregnant. Our OB/GYN, Dr. John Paul...

When Should I Start Getting Mammograms? Feb 29th, 2020

Being a woman isn't always easy, and part of that is getting regular gynecologic exams and breast exams. But at what age should you begin to get mammograms to screen for breast cancer? OB/GYN Dr. John Paul Roberts can ease all your worries about when you should start getting regular...

Why Hormone Replacement Therapy May Be the Best Way to Manage Your Menopausal Symptoms Feb 1st, 2020

If you’re nearing menopause or already there, you may be experiencing the unpleasant symptoms of menopause. There is hope though. Hormone replacement therapy may be able to ease some of your symptoms during this transition in your life. When you come to our office for a visit, Dr. John Paul...

What to Expect During Your First Prenatal Appointment Jan 15th, 2020

The word prenatal means “before birth,” and that’s exactly what prenatal care aims to do: keep you and your infant as healthy as possible throughout your pregnancy. Especially if you’ve never navigated this journey before, your first visit provides a wonderful way to get you on the right track in...