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By Premiere OBGYN
September 13, 2021
Tags: Prenatal Visit  

Do you suspect you are pregnant? Visit your Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL, OBGYN of Premiere OBGYN for prenatal checkups.

What is the prenatal visit?

A prenatal visit is a regular visit to your doctor during pregnancy. While you are pregnant, you will book several prenatal visits during which your doctor will examine your health and your baby’s wellbeing.

What is the best time to schedule my visit?

The best time to schedule your first prenatal visit depends on several factors. The best way to determine when you should book your first prenatal appointment is by contacting your Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL, OBGYN if you suspect pregnancy, to tell them your health conditions and your medical history, and they will tell you when to visit.

How often should you have a prenatal visit?

The frequency of prenatal visits can differ highly depending on each patient’s needs. In most cases, the physicians will ask you to schedule an appointment every four weeks during the first two trimesters, every two weeks during the third trimester, and every week after the 36th week. In some patients who may require increased medical care, the physician may require more frequent visits.

What happens during the prenatal visit?

At your first visit, your doctor will evaluate your overall health condition, take your medical history, check your vital signs, listen to the heartbeat of your baby, and take the measurements of your abdomen. They may also take blood and urine samples to test them, checking for any health conditions.
Also, your doctor will discuss the symptoms of pregnancy that you are having and answer all of your questions and concerns.

Contact us

If you suspect you are pregnant, contact your Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL, OBGYN of Premiere OBGYN. Call us at (954) 961-9993 and book your appointment today!

By Premiere OBGYN
May 20, 2021
Category: Women's Health

The physicians of Premiere OBGYN in Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL, are here for all of your OBGYN needs. If you have already had a c-section birth and are pregnant again, you're likely considering what is best for you and your baby. Read about VBAC and come see us if you have additional questions.

What does VBAC mean?

VBAC stands for vaginal birth after cesarean. If you have already had a c-section birth, you may still have the option to deliver vaginally. There are benefits to delivering this way, but not every woman is a candidate.

Your OBGYN can help determine if you are a good candidate for VBAC. You could potentially be a candidate if you are under the age of 36, are at a healthy weight, and have had a successful vaginal delivery in the past. You may not be a candidate if you have had multiple c-sections in the past or are pregnant with multiple babies.

What are the benefits of VBAC?

In general, vaginal births have fewer risks than cesarean deliveries. There is less chance of blood clots and less risk of infections. With delivery, there is less blood loss and less pain after the birth. A vaginal delivery also means a shorter stay in the hospital. A c-section is routine and very common but is still a major surgery that requires recovery time and lifting restrictions. If you deliver vaginally instead of having surgery, you can resume your normal activities sooner.

Are there any risks?

The most serious risk is uterine rupture, which is a very rare occurrence but the uterus can tear and allow the baby to slip into the abdomen. Your doctor can help assess if you are at any additional risk based on your health history. The best way to find out if VBAC is right for you and your baby is to consult with your OBGYN in Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL.

At Premiere OBGYN in Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL, we are here for all your women's health needs. To find out if VBAC is right for you and your baby, contact us for an appointment at (954) 961-9993.

By Premiere OBGYN
February 12, 2021
Category: Birth Control
Tags: Birth Control  

The world of birth control can be daunting to some. There are many different types of contraception that all affect the body in unique ways. At Premiere OB/GYN we want you to carefully consider your options when looking for the right form of birth control! Visit our locations in Hollywood, FL, or Pembrook Pines, FL, to learn more about the options mentioned here, today.

What Should You Look for in a Birth Control?

What you want in birth control comes down to personal preference and your body's needs. Before making a choice, consider if you want to become pregnant in the future, how often you want your period, your hormonal balance, and other side effects related to the birth control method. For example, contraceptive pills are some of the most widely used forms of birth control available today. They can help you prevent pregnancy, but do not prevent STDs. Call your Pembroke Pine or Hollywood, FL, OBGYN to ask about the birth control options that are right for you.

Types of Birth Control:

  • Male and/or female condoms
  • Contraceptive pills
  • Sterilization
  • Diaphragms
  • Intrauterine devices (IUD)

Every type of birth control has its pros and cons. Again, consider the needs of your body when choosing the right birth control.

The Benefits of Contraception

Let us take a look at one of the most popular forms of birth control, contraceptive pills. Birth control pills encapsulate everything there is about making the right choice for your contraception. There are a few main types of pills: combination pill, minipill, and low-hormone pills. Each offers its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages so be sure to talk with one of the many skilled doctors at Premiere OB/GYN to learn the specifics of each pill.

No matter which birth control pill you take, they all work by altering the hormones in your body to prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg after sex. A combination pill, for example, is a combination of estrogen and progestin. It is the most common type of pill and can reduce the frequency and severity of periods. However, some people may benefit from the lower-doses of estrogen found in low-dose pills or may prefer the no estrogen in minipills. Regardless of your choice of birth control, you must be fully informed so you can make the right choices for your life. Talk with your Hollywood or Pembroke Pines, FL, doctor to find out how birth control can benefit you.

Premiere OB/GYN is dedicated to you! We want you to have the best birth control option that suits your needs. Call us today at (954) 961-9993 to speak with our experienced staff to help you choose the right contraceptive!

By Premiere OBGYN
November 24, 2020
Category: Women's Healthcare
Tags: Uterine Fibroids  

Uterine fibroids are basically noncancerous growths found in the uterus. They usually appear during a woman’s childbearing years. You’ll be glad to know that they’re not related to a raised risk of developing cancer of the uterus and almost always never develop into uterine cancer.

Lots of women develop these fibroids at some point in their lives. However, they may not know they have them since fibroids don’t usually cause symptoms. Your ob-gyn might detect these fibroids during a prenatal ultrasound or routine pelvic exam in our Pembroke Pines, FL, or Hollywood, FL, here at Premiere Obgyn.

Treating Uterine Fibroids

Plenty of women experience no symptoms or warning signs of uterine fibroids, or only certain bothersome but negligible symptoms. If this applies to you, your doctor may recommend a “wait and see” approach and careful monitoring. Otherwise, your ob-gyn in our Hollywood, FL, or Pembroke Pines, FL, may suggest the following treatments for treating your fibroids:

Medications

These work by targeting hormones responsible for regulating the menstrual cycle and treating symptoms like pelvic pressure and heavy periods. While they don’t get rid of uterine fibroids, they might shrink them. These medicines include:

  • IUDs or intrauterine devices that release the progestin hormone
  • GnRH or gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists such as triptorelin, goserelin, and leuprolide
  • Tranexamic acid
  • Oral contraceptives for controlling menstrual bleeding
  • NSAIDs or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for alleviating pain linked to uterine fibroids

Noninvasive Uterine Fibroid Treatment

This includes MRI-guided FUS or focused ultrasound surgery. This outpatient procedure will preserve the state of the uterus and doesn’t require an incision.

Minimally Invasive Uterine Fibroid Procedures

Some minimally invasive surgeries are capable of destroying fibroids without removing them via the procedure. These include:

  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Uterine artery embolization
  • Robotic or laparoscopic myomectomy
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Hysteroscopic myomectomy

Traditional Uterine Fibroid Surgical Interventions

  • Abdominal myomectomy is often recommended for treating very large, very deep, and/or multiple fibroids. This requires opening up the abdomen area to extract the fibroids.
  • Hysterectomy entails removing the entire uterus and is the only proven option for permanent fibroid elimination. This is a major procedure that ends your capability to have children in the future.

Take note that for all fibroid treatment options, except for hysterectomy, some tiny tumors that might not be detected during surgery could grow over time and result in symptoms that will require further treatment. Additionally, new fibroids that might or might not need treatment, could likewise develop. This is why routine checkups with your ob-gyn and proper monitoring are crucial.

Speak to Us For Help Treating Your Uterine Fibroids

Arrange an evaluation in our Pembroke Pines, FL, or Hollywood, FL, here at Premiere Obgyn by calling (954) 961-9993.

By Premiere OBGYN
September 18, 2020
Tags: VBAC  

Talking to Your OBGYN About VBAC

Many women who have already given birth by means of a Cesarean or C-section can still give birth vaginally. This is known as Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Whether you are a candidate for VBAC or not will largely depend on the reason for your previous C-section. The doctors at Premier Obgyn in Pembroke Pines, FL are happy to answer all your questions about VBAC and tell you if it’s right for you.

Am I a Good Candidate for VBAC?

Pembroke Pines patients who are possible candidates for VBAC include those who:

  • Had a previous C-section with a low-transverse incision
  • Have never had a uterine rupture
  • Have never had extensive uterine surgeries
  • Have access to a doctor who can perform an emergency C-section if necessary

Benefits of Choosing VBAC

The benefits of VBAC include:

  • Future pregnancies: If you wish to have more children in the future, VBAC may help reduce your risk of placenta previa.
  • Surgical complications: VBAC reduces your risk of complications such as infection, blood clots, and bleeding.
  • Shorter recovery: You will be able to return home sooner after a VBAC than after a C-section.

Factors that Reduce your Chance of a VBAC

If the following factors apply, they may make it less likely that you will be considered a viable candidate for VBAC:

  • You are overweight
  • You have gone over 40 weeks of gestation
  • You need to have your labor induced
  • You are an older mother
  • It has been 18 months or less since your last pregnancy
  • Your baby’s estimated birth weight is more than 8.8 pounds

You can contact the team at Premiere OBGNY to schedule an appointment at their Pembroke Pines office on (954) 961-9993 or their Hollywood office on (954) 961-9993. The doctors will be happy to answer all of your questions about VBAC.





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