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  • Womens Health

    Watch Your Weight — Protect Your Baby

    Monica Ploetzke, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon
    11 MARCH 2019

    Weight gain – within limits — during pregnancy is considered normal. If a woman is overweight or obese BEFORE becoming pregnant, she affects the chances of conceiving and delivering a healthy baby.

  • Womens Health

    Women, Their Thyroid, Pregnancy and Periods

    Joycelyn C. Schindler, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Loris
    05 MARCH 2019

    A small bowtie- or butterfly-shaped organ, the thyroid sits in the front of your neck just above the collarbone and acts much like a regulator for the body. By storing and releasing two hormones (T3, T4), the thyroid controls how quickly you burn calories (metabolism) and how fast the heart beats.

  • Womens Health

    PCOS Hormone Imbalance; If Untreated, Triggers Infertility, Cysts and More

    Monica Ploetzke, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon
    01 MARCH 2019

    PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – ranks as one of the most common problems Gynecologists see in their patients.

  • Womens Health

    Preconception Health — Start Early for a Better Baby

    Joycelyn C. Schindler, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Loris
    21 FEBRUARY 2019

    Waiting until you are pregnant might be a bit late for the welfare of your baby. These days the topic of Preconception Health receives increasing attention. In its simplest sense, Preconception Health means care you receive before getting pregnant.

  • Womens Health

    Pelvic Health: What Young Women and Their Mothers Need to Know

    Monica Ploetzke, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon
    13 FEBRUARY 2019

    Most conversations and articles around the topic of Pelvic Health focus on women starting at age 35. Pelvic Health information for and about young women and teens are equally important.

  • Womens Health

    10 Causes of Irregular Periods or Heavy Bleeding

    Joycelyn C. Schindler, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Loris
    05 FEBRUARY 2019

    A woman’s regular period (menstruation) can be troublesome but reflects a body that is functioning properly.

  • Womens Health

    Fibroids: Greater in African-American Women than White. Why?

    Monica Ploetzke, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon
    31 JANUARY 2019

    Fibroids – non-cancerous growths in the uterus – are the most common pelvic tumor in women. Fibroids are also a major reason that women decide to undergo hysterectomies or myomectomies.

  • Womens Health

    Robotic-Assisted Endometriosis Surgery – Another Option for Women

    J. Michael Davidson, MD
    McLeod GYN Specialists
    22 JANUARY 2019

    Endometriosis – when the lining of the uterus grows elsewhere in the pelvis – can be painful, even dangerous, if left untreated. McLeod Gynecologist J. Michael Davidson, MD, describes a robot-assisted surgical approach to treating endometriosis.

  • Womens Health

    What Can I Do About My PMS?

    Candice W. Greenan, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    17 JANUARY 2019

    Oh, those headaches, back pain, fatigue, mood swings and sleep problems announcing the imminent arrival of a woman’s menstrual period. The average woman suffers the monthly ravage of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) for about 40 years.

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