Blog Archive

5 Ways to Manage Hot Flashes May 20th, 2021

Every year in the U.S., millions of women enter menopause — and as many as 80% suffer from hot flashes that often go hand-in-hand with a decline in estrogen. Hot flashes occur when the blood vessels near the surface of your skin suddenly dilate, resulting in feelings of warmth, typically...

Understanding Your Birth Control Options Apr 13th, 2021

At Dekalb Women’s Specialists, we help women in Decatur, Lithonia, and Stone Mountain, Georgia, select the best birth control methods for their lifestyles, goals, and needs. We offer an array of options, along with education and guidance to help you make the right choice for you. If you’re considering starting...

Everything You Should Know About Prenatal Care Mar 10th, 2021

Having an uneventful pregnancy and a healthy newborn is the dream of every parent-to-be. Getting regular prenatal care throughout your pregnancy is the best way to ensure you and your baby stay healthy — not just during pregnancy, but afterward, too. At Dekalb Women’s Specialists, our team of skilled, compassionate...

The Importance of a Well-Woman Exam Feb 15th, 2021

Women lead busy lives, with lots of demands and responsibilities at home, at work, and in their social lives. It can be hard to carve out the time to see the doctor, especially if you’re not sick. But if you’re not seeing the doctor for regular well-woman visits, you could...

Treatment for Your Menopause Jan 14th, 2021

Menopause is often called “the change of life” for good reason: It really does involve major changes to your body, and those changes can cause some pretty unpleasant symptoms. What’s more, not all women experience the same menopause symptoms, so to get real relief, you need treatment that’s focused on...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

How Do I Know My Pregnancy Is High-Risk? Dec 10th, 2020

More than 3 million babies are born each year in the United States, according to the CDC, and most of those births occur without any medical or health problems for either the baby or the mother. Still, complications do occur in up to 8% of pregnancies, and many of those...

How a Pap Smear Can Save Your Life Nov 16th, 2020

You might not look forward to getting your Pap smear, but just like a pelvic exam, it needs to be a regular part of your wellness routine. That’s because a Pap test is designed to check for the earliest signs of cervical cancer — and when cervical cancer is detected...

Top Gynecological Conditions da Vinci® Robotic Surgery Can Treat Oct 25th, 2020

Robot surgical systems may sound like something straight out of science fiction, but in fact, these cutting-edge systems have been around for more than two decades — with the da Vinci® Surgical System leading the way. Since receiving FDA approval in 2000, the da Vinci Surgical System has revolutionized many...

COVID-19 and Pregnancy Sep 25th, 2020

Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life. It’s one of anticipation, joy, and growth. Taking extra care of yourself during pregnancy is one of the many changes you must make to prepare for the arrival of your little one. But these days, it’s easy to be unsure just...

What Questions Should I Ask My Obstetrician About Genetic Testing? Aug 5th, 2020

What questions should you ask your obstetrician about genetic testing? The best approach depends on what you really want to know. Every parent-to-be wants to have a healthy beautiful baby, but of course there is always a chance your child will have some abnormality or disorder. The good news is...

Governor Kemp Signs HB 1114 – Postpartum Medicaid Extension Jul 6th, 2020

Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday signed legislation that will extend the amount of time eligible new mothers can receive Medicaid and cut down on patients being surprised by bills after receiving care. DeKalb Women’s Specialists’s Dr. Scott was in attendance as President of the Georgia OB/GYN Society.  The bills were part...

Is My Menstrual Cycle Normal? Jul 6th, 2020

We hear this question quite frequently: is my menstrual cycle normal? Since every single woman is unique, and we love that, it is hard to define “normal.” Most of the time we talk more about what is “average” rather than normal to help women understand if their cycle falls within average...

Meet & Greet Event Update: July 16th, 2020 Jun 11th, 2020

This year, DeKalb Women’s Specialists is offering Meet & Greet events to meet your providers, tour the hospital’s labor and delivery facility, and have an opportunity to ask questions. There is limited seating, so remember to RSVP! Event Details Attendees will have the opportunity to virtually meet their providers, ask...

Understanding Postpartum Depression And How To Deal With It Jun 8th, 2020

Postpartum depression does not discriminate. You can develop it whether your pregnancy was easy or difficult. You can suffer from it if you are a first time mom or already have a child, married or unmarried, and it occurs in women of all ages, races, and education. Simply put, it...

Congratulations Asia and Mandy! May 28th, 2020

DeKalb Women’s Specialists would like to congratulate Asia and Mandy, daughters of Dr. Kathleen Johnson, along with all the other 2020 graduates! May you celebrate your graduation remembering special memories from your past and exciting dreams for your future. Happy graduation!

What Is Pregnancy Anxiety and How Can You Cope With It? May 4th, 2020

Even the most confident woman can suddenly panic when told she is pregnant. Whether it was a planned event or a surprise, from this moment unknown insecurities seem to take over, and you are suddenly afraid like never before. What is pregnancy anxiety and how can you cope with it? But, I’m Supposed...

D.W.S. Is Now Offering Telehealth! Apr 7th, 2020

Because your safety and health is our top priority, we are proud to offer telehealth services at our offices! These services are for EXISTING PATIENTS ONLY, and appointments can be scheduled by calling (404) 508-2000 or requesting an appointment online. The issues we can address include: Vaginitis (Discharge, Yeast, BV) Birth control...

5 Things to Know About Robotic Surgery For Gynecologic Cancer Apr 6th, 2020

Medical technology continues to improve and innovate the way surgeons can perform surgery. Robotic surgery was approved by the FDA in 2005 and is a relatively new less-invasive technique, but different from both laparoscopic and open surgery. Before undergoing any kind of surgery for gynecologic cancer, discuss with DeKalb Women’s...

COVID-19 Updates Mar 23rd, 2020

COVID-19 Updates All Meet and Greet events will be cancelled until further notice.   Note that Coronavirus information can be obtained at the CDC website, please click here https://www.cdc.gov/and for specifics about Coronavirus and pregnancy click here https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html#anchor_1584169262 In order to maintain a normal pregnancy, we stress taking your prenatal vitamins and getting...

COVID-19 Call-In Mar 22nd, 2020

Dekalb Women’s Specialists in conjunction with Emory Decatur Hospital encourages patients to communicate with their Primary Care Physicians (Internal Medicine or Family Practice) by telephone if feeling sick with fever, cough or shortness of breath even if you are pregnant. It is very important that you call with your symptoms prior to going to any...

12 Untrue Assumptions About Weight Loss Mar 3rd, 2020

If you struggle with your weight, you’re already tired of hearing about weight loss secrets, seeing ads on TV about how to lose weight, or getting well-meaning advice from friends and family. Shut all of that out, and focus instead on these 12 untrue assumptions about weight loss that may...

4 Prenatal Vitamins You Need and How to Take Them Feb 2nd, 2020

Whether you are planning to become pregnant or gifted with a surprise, taking prenatal vitamins will only benefit you and your baby. DeKalb Women’s Specialists suggests these 4 prenatal vitamins you need in order to prepare your body for a healthy baby. Folic Acid This vitamin B is one of...

2020 Meet & Greet Events Jan 24th, 2020

This year, DeKalb Women’s Specialists is offering Meet & Greet events to meet your providers, tour the hospital’s labor and delivery facility, and have an opportunity to ask questions. There is limited seating, so remember to RSVP! Event Details Attendees will have the opportunity to meet their providers, ask questions,...

Patient Down 105 Pounds With DeKalb Women’s Weight Loss Program Jan 15th, 2020

Lori has lost 105 pounds since she has started DeKalb Women’s Specialists’s physician directed weight loss program! About Weight Loss with DeKalb Women’s Specialists Realize your weight loss goals and maintain them, with a physician-directed weight loss program customized for you. Our non-surgical programs offer strategies unavailable with commercial weight loss programs....

Postpartum Depression Symptoms List and Support Options Jan 3rd, 2020

Not the same thing as the familiar term “baby blues,” postpartum depression is a truly serious health issue, and according to the National Institute of Health, 15% of new mothers can suffer from it. If you have recently given birth, or know someone who has, remain mindful of these postpartum depression...

Exercising to Improve Symptoms of Endometriosis Dec 3rd, 2019

We all know that exercise is one of the most beneficial ways to relieve stress, even though we sometimes don’t want to do it. Those who live with endometriosis often find that exercise also works for their painful symptoms as it releases endorphins, which help to ease and slow pain....

Travel Warnings and Tips for Pregnant Women Nov 1st, 2019

If you decide to vacation, visit old friends, or must travel for work, pregnancy shouldn’t stop you from flying or driving to your destination. As long as you are having a normal pregnancy and you have gotten the OK from DeKalb Women’s Specialists, travel is generally approved and safe, but there...

Dr. Scott Elected 69th President of Georgia OB/GYN Society Sep 19th, 2019

DeKalb Women’s Specialists is so proud to announce that Dr. Scott was inaugurated as the 69th President of the Georgia Ob/Gyn Society! The Georgia Ob/Gyn Society is the voice for women’s healthcare in Georgia. In his inaugural speech, Dr. Scott states that this is a “lifetime career achievement” to lead...

Natural Pain Management Techniques for Childbirth Aug 16th, 2019

We have all heard the stories about how incredibly painful it is to give birth, but that hasn’t stopped a large number of women in recent years from deciding on a more holistic approach to the process. At DeKalb Women’s Specialists, we fully support a patient’s decision to do what is...

8 Fertility Factors and What to Do About Them Jul 18th, 2019

Women who decide to put off having children may find later in life that they have difficulty trying to conceive or carry to term. If you are not ready for kids just yet, but still think you may want them someday, it is wise to consider all the factors that...

Your Guide to Preterm Labor Prevention Jun 19th, 2019

Prematurity can cause many health issues for the child, and it occurs more frequently with women younger than 17 or older than 35. Avoiding risk factors and knowing the symptoms are only a part of your guide to preterm labor prevention. Risk Factors Out of Your Control Unfortunately, when it...

Join Us for Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma 2019! May 3rd, 2019

Dekalb Women’s Specialists would like to thank you for visiting our Team Fundraising page to support the “Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma” event! This cause is near and dear to our family here at D.W.S, with one of our own Dr. Scott losing his brother to this disease. We have...

Congratulations to Dr. Scott: President Elect of the Georgia OB/GYN Society! Feb 28th, 2019

There were 150 Ob/Gyns in attendance at The 68th Annual Georgia OB/Gyn Society Meeting this past weekend, held by the Georgia OBGyn Society at The Cloisters in Sea Island, Ga. where Dr. Scott was promoted to President Elect. His term for this prestigious organization will start August 2019. The Georgia Ob/Gyn Society...

5 Useful Coping Techniques For Women With Endometriosis Feb 15th, 2019

Endometriosis is a very painful condition with no cure in sight, and often it can remain undiagnosed for years. It’s no wonder that women suffering from endometriosis need some coping skills. What Is Endometriosis? It is believed that 176 million women have endometriosis. Endometrial tissue normally grows on the inside...

3 Types of Cervical Cancer and What You Should Know About Them Jan 8th, 2019

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common cancers affecting women. In past years, medical researchers have reported a significant decrease in incidences of cervical cancer, which has been attributed to increase in regular Pap tests being performed. Pap tests are a crucial part of preventing cervical cancer since...

5 Simple Ways To Avoid The Flu This Season Dec 18th, 2018

Unless you are a hermit, live in a bubble, or plan to stay in the woods alone from October through March, you are susceptible to the flu. Anytime you are near someone who is sick or touch something a sick person also touched recently, you put yourself at higher risk. Have...

Dr. Scott Named as a Top Doctor in Atlanta! Dec 15th, 2018

Our practice is very proud to announce that our own, Dr. Albert Scott, has been recognized by Atlanta Magazine as a Top Doctor of 2007!

Come and Meet your Providers! Dec 14th, 2018

Contact us today to learn more about our upcoming meet and greets! More information is below.

The Stages Of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Their Implications To Your Health Dec 4th, 2018

Although pelvic organ prolapse is a common disorder among women caused mainly by childbirth and menopause, it is not widely discussed due to embarrassment. Women will often keep early symptoms of this condition to themselves, hiding their discomfort from everyone including their physician. In spite of this lack of widespread...

The Best Exercises That Are Safe To Do While Pregnant Nov 14th, 2018

Moms to-be have a lot in common. Besides that so-called “glow” everyone says you have, there are swollen ankles, constipation, aches and pains, bloating, and fatigue. Let’s not forget about the fact that you can’t get a good night’s sleep. Yeah, that too. Moms to-be have a lot in common....

Holiday Hours: 2018-2019 Nov 11th, 2018

Be sure to check out our holiday hours for the 2018-2019 holiday season, including closures and extended hours! 2018-2019 Holiday Hours: 11/22 – closed 11/23 – closed 12/7 – 8am-12pm 12/14 – 8am-5pm 12-21 – 8am-5pm 12/24 – closed 12/25 – closed 12/31 – closed 1/1/2019 – closed

Should I Get A 3-D Mammogram? Oct 12th, 2018

For most of a woman’s life the question has always been “how often should I get a mammogram at my age?” Now, as technology continues to advance, there is a new question to ask your doctor: “Should I get a 3-D mammogram?” In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here’s...

2018 Winship Win the Fight 5k Run/walk Oct 7th, 2018

Our team will be participating in the 2018 Winship Win the Fight 5K Run/Walk. Will you help us make a difference? Winship Cancer Institute holds a special place in our hearts. For 80 years, Winship has been a national leader in seeking out new ways to defeat cancer and translating that knowledge...

How Menopause Can Affect Your Sleep Schedule Sep 19th, 2018

If night sweats and day sweats aren’t enough to ruin a normal day, now your clothes seem to be shrinking a bit. At least that’s what you keep telling yourself. Now the knockout punch comes; you begin to realize menopause can affect your sleep schedule. Women who have never had...

August is Breastfeeding Month Aug 15th, 2018

During August, organizations around the world spread awareness about breastfeeding and how it can benefit babies in all communities. Across the world, only about 38% of infants are exclusively breastfed. We at Dekalb Women’s Specialists support each mother in their decision on whether or not to breastfeed their child. It is important to know the benefits and...

Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Jun 11th, 2018

We can’t thank you all enough for coming out to support DWS in the race to cure Scleroderma. This event is near and dear to our hearts here at Dekalb Women’s Specialists. It is in honor of Dr. Scott’s brother who lost his battle to the disease in 2016. Here...

Common Health Issues For New Mothers May 30th, 2018

New moms may think they are ready to tackle anything once they’re at home with their sweet baby. After all, they have been through nine months of ups and downs, difficult sleeping, and morning sickness. Now that they have given birth, it should be smooth sailing, right? There are some...

Join Us in Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma! May 16th, 2018

D.W.S. Making Positive Changes Dekalb Women’s Specialists would like to thank you for visiting our Team Fundraising page to support the “Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma” event! This cause is near and dear to our family here at D.W.S, with one of our own Doctors losing his brother to this disease....

Our March 2018 Newborns! Apr 2nd, 2018

Meet our beautiful March newborns of Dekalb Women’s Specialists!

Our February 2018 Newborns! Feb 28th, 2018

Meet our beautiful February newborns of Dekalb Women’s Specialists!

Our January 2018 Newborns! Feb 5th, 2018

Meet our beautiful January newborns of Dekalb Women’s Specialists!

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Life After Cancer Jan 16th, 2018

Hearing the news that your cancer is cured is one of the greatest and most relieving feelings! After the initial wave of happiness, however, you may have a lot of questions about what comes next. About Cervical Cancer Cervical cancer is one of the main types of gynecologic cancers, but...

Our December 2017 Newborns! Jan 2nd, 2018

Meet our beautiful December newborns of Dekalb Women’s Specialists!

Our November 2017 Newborns! Dec 7th, 2017

Meet our beautiful November newborns of Dekalb Women’s Specialists!

Holiday Hours & End of Year Appointments Nov 16th, 2017

Can you believe we’re approaching the end of the year already? In November and December, our office will be closed on a few select days so that our staff can enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Dekalb Women’s Specialists Holiday Hours We will be operating on the following schedule:...

Our October Babies 2 Nov 9th, 2017

Meet our beautiful October newborns of Dekalb Women’s Specialists!

Aspire Fertility “Creates Families” with Fertility and IVF Services at DeKalb Women’s Specialists Oct 31st, 2017

Pictured left to right: Walter Shamp, Evelyn Miller, Obehi Asemota, MD

Join Us at 2017 Making Strides Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Oct 12th, 2017

Our team will be participating in the 2017 Making Strides Breast Cancer Awareness 5K on October 21st. We hope to see you there! Event details: 2017 Making Strides Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. SUNTRUST PARK HOME OF THE BRAVES 755 Battery Avenue, Atlanta, GA...

Our August Babies Sep 6th, 2017

Meet the beautiful August newborns of Dekalb Women’s Specialists!

Join Us at the 2017 Kaiser Perm 5K Aug 13th, 2017

Our team will be participating in the 2017 Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk on September 7th. We hope to see you there! Event details: 2017 Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Georgia World Congress Center – Building C 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW Atlanta, GA...

Our July Babies Aug 2nd, 2017

Meet the beautiful July newborns of Dekalb Women’s Specialists!

July is Fibroids Awareness Month Jul 19th, 2017

As common as uterine fibroids are, it’s obvious why a month is dedicated to it in an effort to help raise awareness, research, and funding. If you’re not familiar with the condition, you may be surprised to learn that by age 50, as many as 70% of white females and...

2017 Peachtree Road Race Jul 16th, 2017

Our team had a blast at the 2017 Peachtree Road Race!

See You At Peachtree Road Race Tuesday Jun 29th, 2017

Our team will be participating in the Peachtree Road Race on Tuesday, July 4th. We hope to see you there! Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Our May Babies Jun 4th, 2017

Meet the beautiful May newborns of Dekalb Women’s Specialists!

Join Us for a Good Cause at Hiking & Hotcakes! May 17th, 2017

Dekalb Women’s Specialists is participating in Hiking & Hotcakes – Run for Research 2017! We’d love for you to join our team or donate to the cause. Dr. Scott’s brother passed away from Scleroderma and this is something that we do each and every year in honor of him. Every donation as well...

Five Health Questions To Ask On Mother’s Day May 11th, 2017

As a mom, you’re dedicated to knowing your child’s medical history to ensure they stay as healthy as possible. You probably even track what they eat, drink, and breathe, just to make sure you’re preventing every ailment you can. But, do you ever think about your own mother’s medical history and...

Our April Babies May 7th, 2017

Here are the beautiful April newborns of Dekalb Women’s Specialists!

How Is Stress Affecting Your Health? Apr 24th, 2017

Nearly everyone will experience some type of stress in their lives. Stress can be caused by a variety of factors including, work, money, health, family and a laundry list of other items that are often unavoidable. You may know that long periods of stress and anxiety can leave you feeling...

Our March Babies Apr 3rd, 2017

The beautiful March newborns of Dekalb Women’s Specialists!

Could My Infertility be Caused by Endometriosis? Mar 9th, 2017

Endometriosis is a much more prevalent issue than many people might think. In fact, fewer than 1/3 of women know what endometriosis is, despite it affecting approximately one out of every ten women in the United States. Endometriosis occurs when uterine tissue begins to grow outside of the uterus. Because this...

Our February Babies Feb 27th, 2017

Here are the February newborns of Dekalb Women’s Specialists.

January Meet and Greet with Our Obstetricians Feb 6th, 2017

Last month, we hosted our quarterly Meet & Greet with all our obstetricians. This event gives new and expecting patients a chance to meet all of the providers that will be seeing them during their pregnancy. It’s also an opportunity to ask any questions they may have. If you are...

World Cancer Day 2017 Feb 3rd, 2017

Cancer is the leading cause of death around the world. Every year, approximately 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer and 7.6 million of them will die from the disease. For World Cancer Day in 2017, individuals and organizations are adopting the “We can. I can” approach to cancer. This means...

Our January Babies Jan 24th, 2017

What a precious way to start off 2017! Here are the January babies of Dekalb Women’s Specialists.

Cervical Cancer Detection & Prevention Jan 19th, 2017

40 years ago, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death in American women. Since then, the number of deaths has significantly decreased due to increased awareness of the symptoms and testing methods for this disease. Although the numbers have improved, approximately 12,000 women will be diagnosed and 4,120 will die from the...

4 Essential Medical Exams for Women Dec 20th, 2016

As women, we face unique health challenges. In order to maintain long-term health, prevention and early detection of medical conditions and diseases is key. Depending on your stage of life, the following exams are recommended. Pap Test A Pap Test is an exam that helps detect cervical cancer in women....

Our November Babies! Dec 7th, 2016

Dekalb Women’s Specialists is closing out the Fall with our November babies! Aren’t they precious?

Flu Shots for 2016/17 – What has Changed? Nov 16th, 2016

It’s the beginning of flu season, and in order to avoid a high fever, severe aches and a nasty cough, a flu shot could help patients lessen their symptoms or avoid them all together. Since the flu virus is always evolving, scientists are making important changes to how the vaccine is made....

Our October Babies! Oct 31st, 2016

Dekalb Women’s Specialists is proud to introduce you all to our October babies!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016 Oct 20th, 2016

While most people are aware that breast cancer is an issue, many still don’t take the necessary steps to detect the disease in its early stages. Every October, doctors, nurses and organizations use this month to raise awareness for the detection of breast cancer. Important Breast Cancer Stats for 2016 Most people in...

Join Dekalb Women’s Specialists in our fight against BREAST CANCER Oct 2nd, 2016

Dekalb Women’s Specialists will be participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k walk in Atlanta on Saturday, October 29th. We encourage all of you to join us in this cause! Our goal is to raise $5000 dollars. We will create a paper ribbon to display on our wall...

Our September Babies! Sep 30th, 2016

Dekalb Women’s Specialists is proud to announce all of our September babies!

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Sep 21st, 2016

While ovarian cancer is only the ninth most common cancer in women, it is the leading cause of death for cancers of the female reproductive system. The ovaries are responsible for releasing eggs during ovulation and producing female hormones. Over time, cancerous cells can develop on ovarian tissue. Symptoms of...

Kaiser Permanente 5K Walk/Run Aug 30th, 2016

Join Dekalb Women’s Specialists as we participate in the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk and Fitness Program. The event will take place on Thursday September 22nd, 2016 at 6:30 PM. Join our corporate team (details below)

Breastfeeding Month Aug 29th, 2016

During August, organizations around the world spread awareness about breastfeeding and how it can benefit babies in all communities. Across the world, only about 38% of infants are exclusively breastfed. We at Dekalb Women’s Specialists support each mother in their decision on whether or not to breastfeed their child. It is important to know the benefits and...

Dr. Al becomes a Vaccination Superhero! Aug 21st, 2016

Dr. Al Scott and other physicians from the Medical Association of Georgia Foundation, Inc. recently made a video showcasing the importance of vaccines. The video aims to raise adult immunization rates. Watch the video below and make sure to stay up to date on all your vaccines! Remember to contact Dekalb...

We’re Moving! Jul 27th, 2016

Dekalb Women’s Specialists is moving its Decatur office at Dekalb Medical Center across the street to the new Suburban Plaza Shopping Center! The move will take place in early August 2016. Our new address will be 2633 North Decatur Rd. Contact us if you have any questions!

Group B Strep During Pregnancy Jul 27th, 2016

In an effort to raise awareness about Group B Streptococcus (GBS), July has been made Group B Strep awareness month. Read these frequently asked questions about GBS to stay informed during your pregnancy and help us spread awareness in Atlanta, GA. What is Group B Strep? This type of bacteria, streptococcus...

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Considering Getting Pregnant Jun 28th, 2016

I’m sure someone has told you “You’re never completely ready to have a baby.” However there are some questions that you can answer ahead of time to ensure you’re as prepared as possible. Here are just a few questions to keep in mind while you plan your pregnancy: How long do...

Is it Okay to Eat Fish While I’m Pregnant? May 31st, 2016

Confused about whether you’re allowed to eat fish during pregnancy? You’re not alone. Nutrition becomes even more important when you’re pregnant because everything you eat impacts the baby’s development. The dilemma with seafood is that, even though it contains nutrients essential for developing the fetal brain, it also contains mercury...

When Should I Have a Gynecology Exam? Apr 27th, 2016

If you’re scheduling your first gynecology visit and are curious what a gynecologist is, you aren’t alone. Many women have questions when it comes to seeing a gynecologist and when they should schedule an appointment.  What Does a Gynecologist Do? A gynecologist is a medical doctor who specializes in women’s reproductive health, including...

Could Your Pelvic Pain be Endometriosis? Mar 28th, 2016

March is Endometriosis Awareness month – a good time to learn more about a disease that affects nearly 176 million women worldwide. What is Endometriosis? Especially common among women in their 30s and 40s, endometriosis occurs when the lining of the uterus grows on ovaries, bowel, rectum, bladder, or pelvic...

What you should know about the Zika Virus Feb 18th, 2016

While only about 20% of people with the Zika virus experience symptoms, the greater concern about contracting the virus has been the potential link to birth defects. What is the Zika Virus? The Zika virus is spread to people from local mosquitoes. The species of mosquito that transmits the Zika...

Should I Get a Hysterectomy for Chronic Pelvic Pain? Dec 30th, 2015

If you have pelvic pain that occurs for more than two weeks a month and has been there for more than six months, you might be suffering from Chronic Pelvic Pain, or CPP. Due to lack of knowledge on the condition that affects 15 percent of the population, CPP treatments...

Learn the ABCs of HPV Nov 29th, 2015

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is an incredibly common disease that is actually a group of more than 100 viruses. According to the CDC, about 79 million people in the United States currently are infected with HPV, and 14 million will become infected each year. Here are a few things you...

Do you have morning sickness? Oct 21st, 2015

Morning sickness is caused by hormones released by a woman’s body during pregnancy. Morning sickness occurs most often during the first trimester of pregnancy. Some women find that nausea and vomiting are worst in the morning, but symptoms can occur at any time of the day or night. Most women...

Breast Cancer Prevention Tips Sep 29th, 2015

October begins Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to breastcancer.org, one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over their lifetime. While some factors that increase your chance of getting breast cancer are out of your control, such as age and family history, there are some things you can do to...

Bioidentical Hormones vs. Natural Hormones – Which is Better? Aug 30th, 2015

Women are becoming increasingly interested in the risks and benefits of postmenopausal hormones. In recent years, the use of bioidentical hormones has become a popular topic. It’s important to be informed about the hormones before considering them. According to the Mayo Clinic, bio-identical hormones are hormones that are identical to...

Is a Yearly Pelvic Exam or Pap Smear Still Necessary? Aug 18th, 2015

Women no longer need to dread their annual pelvic exam! According to the American College of Physicians, a pelvic exam and a pap smear aren’t necessary to have every year. So what changed and is this the safest decision for women? What Does a Pap Smear Test? To better understand...

Are Antidepressants Safe During Pregnancy? Jul 28th, 2015

Antidepressants are commonly used to relieve symptoms associated with depression. However when antidepressants are used during pregnancy, there are a lot of things to consider. Even though untreated depression can cause emotional instability, treating depression with antidepressants while pregnant could cause harm to your baby. How Do I Know If...

Common Summer Pregnancy Skin Issues in Decatur, GA Jul 20th, 2015

It’s always important to protect your skin from the sun, but did you know that your skin is even more susceptible to damage while pregnant? Here are a few common skin issues that occur during pregnancy and tips on how to prevent them: Heat and Benign Rashes Your skin stretching...

How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant Jun 22nd, 2015

Deciding you’re ready to get pregnant is an exciting time in any relationship. According to what you’ve heard, making the decision to get pregnant is the hardest part of the conception process. Once you’re ready, it’ll happen instantly! But, getting pregnant isn’t as easy as it sounds. To improve your...

Epidural Myths Debunked Jun 10th, 2015

More than 60 percent of women in America choose to get epidurals however, are still a lot of misconceptions about the procedure. Here are just a few of the myths surrounding epidurals: 1.Epidurals are the same as spinal taps An epidural involves injecting pain relief medication into a space between...

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas May 3rd, 2015

Looking for something special to celebrate everything your mom has done for you? These great gift ideas are both useful and thoughtful!  1. Buy a Spa Gift Card  What better way to show mom you appreciate her than by giving her a relaxing day at the spa? Add a little...

Healthy Pregnancy Recipe: Spinach, Tomato and Cheese Omelet Apr 27th, 2015

Nutrition is even more important during pregnancy. Not only does your body need the appropriate nutrients, but you also need to provide your baby with a healthy environment to grow and develop throughout pregnancy. Prenatal Super Foods Eggs contain 12 vitamins and minerals, protein and choline, which promotes overall growth...

Medical Weight Loss Center! Apr 23rd, 2015

The physician directed weight-loss programs at the Stone Mountain Center for Medical Weight Loss help you fulfill and maintain your weight loss goals. Our programs are non-surgical and are customized to meet your individual needs. Each program begins with an initial consultation that helps our physicians determine which program is best for...

Questions to Ask Your Doctor if You Have Endometriosis Mar 10th, 2015

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. If you have endometriosis and you are ready to talk to your doctor about the condition and your options, then the best thing to do is ask the right questions. By getting answers to your questions you can approach your condition, and its treatment, in the...

Reasons to Look Forward to Menopause Mar 5th, 2015

Most people associate menopause with hot flashes and getting older. However, women may be surprised about the positive changes menopause can bring to your life. 1. No More PMS According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, PMS can cause a range of physical and emotional issues for at...

High Risk Pregnancy Care Feb 16th, 2015

Perinatology is a subspecialty of obstetrics that is concerned with the care of the fetus during high-risk pregnancies. Women who are a higher risk of developing problems or complications during pregnancy are often sent to a perinatologist to ensure the pregnancy is as healthy as possible. Factors that Increase the...

Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month? Jan 25th, 2015

Cervical Cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer, yet over 12,000 women in the US are diagnosed with it each year. Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections and is found in about 99% of cervical cancers. While almost 90% of...

Cervical Health Awareness Month Jan 25th, 2015

Cervical Health Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about women protecting themselves from HPV and cervical cancer. Here are just a few facts about cervical health that you might not be aware of: Every year, more than 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States. 91 percent...

Pregnancy and the Flu Jan 20th, 2015

According to the CDC, this flu season has hit the United States harder than in recent years. Because pregnancy can increase the length of infection and can lead to more complications, such as pneumonia, it’s important to know how to prevent the flu during pregnancy. Get vaccinated The flu vaccination...

Holiday Gift Ideas for Pregnant Women Dec 16th, 2014

The holidays are an exciting time; and they’re even more exciting when you’re expecting! Here are some great holiday gift ideas for pregnant women. 1. Nook Body Pillow The gift of a great night’s sleep is high on every pregnant woman’s list. The Nook Body Pillow is filled with memory...

What are the Advantages of Having a 3D 4D Ultrasound Over a Standard 2D Procedure? Nov 30th, 2014

You already know the advantages of a 3D or 4D ultrasound for you as the mother. You get to see your baby’s little face and see all those adorable features well before your child is born. This brings a greater sense of connection between you and your unborn child. You...

The Facts about Gestational Diabetes Nov 16th, 2014

American Diabetes Month takes place every November. Gestational diabetes affects more than 18 percent of pregnant women throughout the country. Though in most cases the condition is only temporary, it’s important to stay informed about the risk factors and life changes that need to happen if you have been diagnosed...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct 19th, 2014

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. In 2013, an estimated 232,340 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, while 64,640 will be diagnosed with non-invasive breast cancer. With early detection and treatment, women can fight back against breast cancer. Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Here Are Your...

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Sep 8th, 2014

Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly women’s cancers, affecting approximately 22,880 women each year. During ovarian cancer, one or more malignant cancerous cells are found in the ovaries, which are almond-shaped organs located on each side of the uterus. Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer Ovarian cancer is difficult to...

Tips on Traveling While Pregnant Aug 19th, 2014

Traveling can be a little stressful, and the stress is only intensified if you’re traveling while pregnant. Whether you’re traveling for a summer vacation or work, it’s important to keep your comfort and health in mind. Here are a few tips for traveling during pregnancy: 1. Focus on Time Traveling,...

Healthy Snacks for Pregnant Women Jul 14th, 2014

During pregnancy, it’s even more important to focus on eating healthy, clean food. Here are a few healthy snacks that are easy to carry with you while you’re on the go! 1. Trail Mix Some trail mix contains a lot of calories. However, if you make your own with almonds,...

Understanding Options for Your Hysterectomy Jun 22nd, 2014

Dekalb Women’s Specialists Hysterectomy Options in Decatur, GA There are times when a hysterectomy is a must in order to deal with medical conditions that can be quite serious. A hysterectomy can be performed in different ways, but the main purpose is to remove the uterus, and at times, the...

What to Expect For Your First Annual Gynecological Exam May 27th, 2014

Come to Dekalb Women’s Specialists in Decatur, GA for Your First GYN Exam Going to the gynecologist isn’t something women eagerly anticipate. The anxiety and discomfort women feel is increased when it’s their first annual exam. There are a few things to keep in mind before having your first annual...

ABC News Profile on da Vinci Surgery Feb 20th, 2014

New research suggest doctors will perform better with robotic assistance. Click here to view video.

Data shows clinical advantages to robotic surgery Feb 20th, 2014

With a 3-D view and greater dexterity, the da Vinci surgical robot offers many advantages

Launch of Our New Website Feb 20th, 2014

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new website.