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Women's Health Team

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Body After Baby

Posted by Women's Health Team on Jul 5, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Like most women, Becky Cunningham was so thrilled with her new pregnancy that she didn’t even consider the less pleasant aspects of her joy. The reality of pregnancy for many women is nine months of weight gain, swollen feet, hair loss, tender breasts and fatigue that are the side effects of creating a human being inside your body for nine months.

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Beaufort Memorial Serves Military Families

Posted by Women's Health Team on Jun 12, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Last month, Beaufort Memorial visited military families expecting a baby from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Marine Corps Recruiting Depot Parris Island and Naval Hospital Beaufort through a partnership with the New Parent Support Program (NPSP). On May 2, Dr. Christopher Benson, a board-certified OB-GYN at Beaufort Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, spoke with active-duty families at the Laurel Bay housing community.

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What is Gestational Diabetes?

Posted by Women's Health Team on May 15, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy and develops when the pancreas is unable to make enough insulin to cover your needs.

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Closing the Chapter on Open Hysterectomies

Posted by Women's Health Team on Apr 3, 2017 1:16:39 PM

We’ve come a long way since the days when having a hysterectomy meant a three- or four-day hospital stay, weeks of painful recuperation and an unsightly scar across the belly.

Thanks to advanced robot technology, today the uterus can be surgically removed through one small incision in the navel, allowing patients to return home the same day or after just one night in the hospital. Instead of six weeks of recovery, most patients can get back to their normal routine in just a few days. 

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Are Your Hormones Playing Havoc?

Posted by Women's Health Team on Mar 21, 2017 9:41:52 AM

Feeling drained and sapped of pep? It could be your hormones playing havoc with your health.

When one of my patients at Beaufort Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists complains about feeling fatigued, I’m eager to get to the bottom of what’s making them feel so exhausted.

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