Notes on Women's Health
Notes on Women's Health

Category: First OBGYN Visit

Amenorrhea in Women: 6 Facts You Should Know

Amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation of one or more menstrual periods. A woman is considered to have amenorrhea if she has missed at least three periods in a row or if she has not received their first menstrual cycle yet. In other words, amenorrhea is the term for when you do not have periods. Here are six facts about this condition, including possible causes.

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What to Look for When Searching for an Obstetrician in Fairfield County, Connecticut

Garofalo Obgyn Norwalk CT - surgical care & patient recoveryIf you’re looking for tips on choosing an obstetrician in Fairfield County, chances are, you’re pregnant. Congratulations! It’s natural to want the best possible prenatal care during your pregnancy – maybe you’re not super comfortable with your current OB/GYN, or maybe he or she practices solely gynecology. Whatever the reason, we’re guessing that you need to find a doctor quickly and are wondering how to begin.

There’s no simple answer here, as which type of doctor you choose is mostly based on personal preference. That’ why it’s important to consider what you want first and then find a doctor that fills those needs. To get started, ask yourself the below seven questions when searching for an obstetrician to help you find the perfect match. Read More

Finding the Right OBGYN – Important Considerations and Questions to Ask Potential Obstetricians

Finding an OBGYN finding OBGYN(obstetrician) to care for you and your baby is a huge decision to make as you start your journey towards parenthood, so it’s important to find the one that is right for you. If your gynecologist also practices obstetrics and you like your relationship, then it may be as simple as asking him or her to care for you during your pregnancy. But if you find yourself needing an obstetrician, you can start by asking one of your healthcare providers to make a recommendation, talk to other moms in your area, or go to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ website to find an CT obgyn in your area.

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Your daughter’s all-important first gynecologist appointment

daughters-first-gynecologist-appointment“When should my daughter make her first gynecologist appointment?” is a question our patients often ask during their visits to us, followed by an almost always immediate second question: “What kinds of things do you do to calm her nerves for the first visit?”

The optimum time for a first gynecologist appointment to our office is between the ages 13 and 15. As for the second answer, because it can be scary for your daughter as young girls often feel embarrassed or nervous discussing their bodies, we make the visit as pleasant and comfortable as possible, and consider this a get-to-know-you session, where we begin building relationships and talk about health, education and prevention.

In most cases young girls visit our nurse practitioner Laury Berkwitt, who specializes in women’s health, is a mother of two, and is passionate about caring for young women and adolescents. She knows how to speak to young girls and is able to get them to open up, talk and ask questions. Read More