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Let’s Talk About Sex! – Understanding Female Sexual Dysfunction

Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a widespread problem that has been estimated to affect up to 40% of women. It has far-reaching effects on a woman’s life, which may include impaired body image and self-worth, as well as relationship discord. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of women seek medical attention. Female sexual function – what […]

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Mammograms: Your Questions Answered

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Below, Dr. Lori Lilley discusses frequently asked questions related to mammograms and breast cancer screenings. Have a question you’d like to ask Dr. Lilley? Email us and reference this blog post. We’ll compile your questions and answer them in a future blog post. #1 – When should I start […]

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Mesh – What Is This All About?

Advertisements on television and billboards, website warnings, and telephone calls from vague clearinghouses are some of the ways many have been exposed to the word “mesh” in pelvic surgery. Often women delay getting evaluated for their pelvic floor disorder due to the negative media and their concern that mesh may be used in their treatment. […]

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Myths Surrounding Miscarriage

Miscarriage, though very common, can be quite challenging and often devastating to expectant mothers. Below, we provide answers to common questions related to miscarriage as well as information to dispel any myths. Causes & Predictors for Miscarriage The incidence for miscarriage is approximately 8 to 20 percent in early pregnancies (less than 20 weeks). Risk […]

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Exploring Myths About Pregnancy

As OBGYNs you can bet that we hear some interesting things about pregnancy and childbirth. Many patients ask if we can tell the sex of the baby by the way the are showing or whether or not craving pickles means that their baby will like pickles too. Some of these can be pretty sweet and […]

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WakeMed NICU Competes in Kangaroo-A-Thon

This year, the WakeMed NICU is hosting a Kangaroo-A-Thon from May 8th to May 19th. The Kangaroo-A-Thon is part of a larger, nationwide Kangaroo Challenge in which hospitals from around the world compete to encourage kangaroo care between new parents and their babies. Learn more about Kangaroo Care at WakeMed. What is a Kangaroo Care? Also […]

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