Dr. Brian Burton: “I’m Dr. Brian Burton I’m a OBGYN here at the Woman’s Clinic and I’ve been here since 2010.”
Dr. Jill Jennings: “My name is Jill Jennings and I’m an OBGYN here at the Woman’s Clinic, I started here in 2012.”
Dr. Michael Cope: “My name is Dr. Michael Cope. We have a great bunch of physicians and nurses, and staff, with a fantastic attitude.”
At what age should I start trying to have a family?
Dr. Michael Cope: “A lot of people ask about age and pregnancy, and when is the best time to get pregnant, and really that is a difficult question to answer. The age of when you get pregnant, is really, or should be most importantly when the age is right for you. No one should be under the pressure to have a baby by a certain age if it’s not the right time in their life to do that. The most important thing to remember is that it needs to be the right age for you and your family.”
Will my second pregnancy be just like my first?
Dr. Jill Jennings: “Every pregnancy is different. I mean I do feel like there will be some similarities and there’s definitely things that you are at risk for in your second pregnancy if you had them in your first pregnancy such as pre-term labor or preeclampsia, but no two pregnancies are ever alike.”
Is the vagina permanently stretched out after childbirth?
Dr. Brian Burton: “A common concern we get as gynecologists is how does a woman’s body change after giving birth. And the biggest target question there is about their vagina and “does my vagina go back to normal after having a baby?” Most women don’t have a big tear or have a lot of problems with a vaginal delivery. You have to think, that is what it’s designed for, is for a baby to come through that at the time of childbirth. For the most part, it does return to normal.”
Is skipping my period with birth control harmful?
Dr. Brian Burton: “We get asked a lot if it’s safe to take birth control continuously and to not have a period and the answer is if you are on a combined contraceptive or other contraceptive’s that control your periods, then yes it is safe to go without a period. If you’re not having periods off of birth control, that’s not normal and that shouldn’t be done. That could lead to long term problems.”
For any other questions about pregnancy, or starting a family, contact The Woman’s Clinic today at (501) 664-4131 to make an appointment!