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Heart Health for Women

February is National Heart Health Month ♥  Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among women, killing 1 in 3 women worldwide and 1 in 4 in the US. Several risk factors for CVD are unique to women, and the risk of CVD increases markedly after ovarian function stops at menopause. Other risk factors […]

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Landmark FABM Study: An Update

In September 2018, Dr. Rachel Urrutia along with five colleagues in the field of women’s reproductive health published a systematic review of studies looking at effectiveness of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (“FABMs”) for preventing pregnancy. Read more about this landmark study on the Reply blog here. Since the study was published, some online responses have raised […]

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PCOS: A Patient’s Story

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a gynecological problem that affects 1 in 10 women. Symptoms include irregular cycles, weight gain, excessive growth of facial or body hair, severe acne, and metabolic problems. In honor of PCOS Awareness Month last month, one of our patients decided to share her story in the hope that others will […]

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Seafood Intake and Pregnancy

New study links higher seafood intake to shorter time to pregnancy By Emily Kennedy, MSc, Reply Fertility Educator & Health Coach On the journey to parenthood couples often wonder if they could make any lifestyle changes to boost their fertility. A new study out of the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health has some advice: Try […]

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Landmark FABM Study

How effective are Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (“FABMs”) for preventing pregnancy?   August 15, 2018 The most comprehensive look to date at this question has just been published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, the official publication of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Rachel Urrutia, Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC Chapel Hill […]

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Q&A with Dr. Faith Daggs

Q&A with Dr. Faith Daggs Dr. Faith Daggs has known since childhood that she wanted to be a doctor, and she decided in medical school to focus on obstetrics and gynecology. She attended Catholic University in Washington, DC, followed by med school and ob/gyn residency at Georgetown. Following twenty years of practice at Geisinger Holy […]

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A Positive Approach to Gestational Diabetes

A Positive Approach to Gestational Diabetes On March 6 we hosted the First Tuesdays! talk, A Positive Approach to Gestational Diabetes. Reply’s own Emily Kennedy, Health Coach and Fertility Educator, led the presentation which reviewed the development of this condition and positive ways to make a big positive impact on your health. In addition, Reply […]

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The Mystery of Menopause: Explained

The Mystery of Menopause On February 6 we hosted the First Tuesdays! talk, The Mystery of Menopause: Explained. Reply’s own Tally Krienke, CNM led the presentation, which reviewed the stages of perimenopause and menopause. In addition, several Reply clinicians were on hand and provided insights on everything from nutrition to physical changes to libido. A […]

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Endo What?

Endo What? Join us Thursday, November 2, for an exclusive screening of Endo What?, a groundbreaking film about the devastating condition endometriosis. The event will be held on the UNC Campus and is presented by Reply Ob/Gyn & Fertility and Women’s Birth & Wellness Center. The presentation is FREE and open to the public, but […]

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Pregnancy and Exercise

Pregnancy and Exercise By Emily Kennedy There is a common misconception that exercise during pregnancy is unsafe. Fortunately, if you are healthy and your pregnancy is normal, it is safe to continue or start most types of exercise. Why be active during pregnancy? Regular exercise during pregnancy benefits you and your baby in these key […]

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