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Trying To Avoid Having A Family Soon? Nov 17th, 2022

Anyone thinking about birth control these days? When it comes to family planning, there are many options including daily pills, injections, implants, rings, and patches. These days, women of all ages choose one of the longest-lasting options, the intrauterine device or IUD. While it requires no thought once it’s placed,...

Are You Ready For Your Pap? Feb 2nd, 2022

Heading to the the gynecologist can be stressful whether it’s your first visit or your 10th. No matter how friendly your care provider is, no one looks forward to them poking around with hard objects and asking a lot of questions. While current guidance suggests you only get a pap...

Remember The Flu? Nov 11th, 2021

Have you ever googled “flu in pregnancy” while you are pregnant? If you haven’t, don’t. It’s very scary. For the sake of being informed, allow me to summarize.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, the most widely quoted source for information, the flu is more likely to cause severe...

Have You Created A Birth Plan Yet? Oct 14th, 2021

Birth plans are an important piece of your overall birthing experience at Nile Women's Health Care. Primarily used as a way to set expectations for your labor and delivery, birth plans are a great way to organize key information and think through various hospital scenarios. Many people stipulate the type...

Cramps. Why!? Mar 16th, 2021

From the time girls have their first period, many of them experience some level of cramps associated with their cycle. Some are fortunate enough to have minimal discomfort while others may be doubled over in pain for days. What causes these cramps in the first place? Cramps are caused when...

Not All Midwives Are Created Equal Mar 31st, 2020

Finally getting pregnant can be exciting. Deciding to make that leap into motherhood is a huge step that women take very seriously. They ponder all sorts of topics: What color should we paint the nursery? Which crib should we get? What’s the difference between strollers? Can I stay home with...

Laboring Moms Can Now Get Out Of Bed! Feb 13th, 2020

Wellstar North Fulton Hospital now has wireless fetal monitoring devices available. This is exciting news for both soon-to-be and currently pregnant women in Alpharetta/Roswell, who plan to deliver with Nile Women’s Health Care. Why? Because until now, electronic fetal monitoring forced many women to stay in bed. Fetal heart rate monitoring is...

The Home Pregnancy Test Is Positive. Now What? Jan 30th, 2020

Whether you were trying to get pregnant or received and unexpected blessing, congratulations! You’ve got a baby on the way. Well, not so fast. There is a very slight chance that you can have a false-positive result which would mean that you are not pregnant. Sometimes the test will give you a...

Welcome Johns Creek Obgyn To The Nile Family Sep 5th, 2018

Perhaps you heard about her level of experience from Dr. Verleger? Maybe you heard someone in the office silently whispering how to pronounce her name? Well, after an unforgettable summer where she married the man of her dreams and honeymooned in Egypt, Dr. Ijeoma Ibezue is ready to meet new people and...

New Office, All New Look! Aug 27th, 2018

A makeover has been long overdue and we’re proud to announce that the Johns Creek office has moved. The Johns Creek office is now located in a new, larger space just across the street from it’s present spot. Now located at 3855 Johns Creek Parkway, Suite D, we’re confident you’ll like the update....

Heavy Bleeding May Be A Sign Of Uterine Fibroids Jan 17th, 2018

Are you experiencing heavy bleeding with symptoms of anemia in Alpharetta, GA? This can be a potential sign that you’re at risk of uterine fibroids. Uterine Fibroids can cause women to experience abnormal menstrual bleeding, produce severe anemia, and complications during pregnancy. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors that grow on the walls of...

10 Ways For Moms-To-Be To Stay Hydrated This Summer Jul 5th, 2017

Having a summer pregnancy? Although we are halfway through the summer here in Georgia, the heat is just getting started. Nile Women’s Health Care would like to provide you pregnant moms-to-be with tips and tricks to keep you hydrated and safe in Atlanta as well as on vacation. These quick ideas...

What You Need to Know Now About The Zika Virus Jun 28th, 2016

With summer in full swing, chances are you have a vacation on the horizon. If it involves a trip to the tropics, you may want to read on. The World Health Organization issued new guidelines for the mosquito-borne Zika Virus earlier this month. According to the latest data, the virus is...

This Is Your Life Apr 26th, 2016

This month marks the beginning of a new decade for our small health care practice. It was born 10 years ago from the genuine idea of care and respect for women. Despite the changing of our name, we will continue to live out that brand promise everyday. In 2006, we...

We’re Done With ISIS Jan 8th, 2016

This year marks the 10th anniversary for  Isis Women’s Health Care but instead of hoisting celebration banners we are taking down the namesake that proudly delivered thousands of Americans. Thankfully we are not closing our doors but we are opening a new chapter. “Isis” is the name we carefully selected over ten...

Why a Low C-section Rate Matters Dec 16th, 2015

The numbers are in and North Fulton Hospital has the lowest c-section rate in Georgia at 11.7%, well below the state average of 23.9%! Released by the Leapfrog Group, the standardized rate list compares hospitals across the country choosing to respond. Nile Obgyn in Alpharetta/Roswell and Johns Creek is proud...

The Post-Partum Belly Doesn’t Look Good On Me Jul 17th, 2014

Pregnancy is exciting. People celebrate every milestone; positive pregnancy test, first ultrasound, gender announcement, baby showers, baby bumps, delivery, etc… But then what? The baby comes, the onslaught of people come and go and they take your precious sleep with them. Then you’re left holding a baby, tired and fat....

It Worked! I Chose The Sex Of My Baby (and other tall Nov 26th, 2013

After trying various methods to choose the sex of our baby, we were blessed with a girl.   After eight months of plotting, 39 weeks of planning, and three hours of labor, my husband and I got the baby we originally wanted. Meanwhile, I learned a lot more about the...

My Hospital Bag Is Packed But Not Ready To Go Oct 10th, 2013

While attempting to pack only the essentials in my bag for the hospital, I realized that I was carrying a lot of unnecessary baggage that I needed to shed – and fast! I didn’t remember what to pack in my hospital bag so I ‘googled’ it. Candles, incense, family photos,...

Confessions Of an OB Wife: I’m Pregnant and I still Crossfit Sep 6th, 2013

I’ve been getting the question quite a bit. “Are you still working out?” “Are you still doing that Crossfit stuff?” I used to sugarcoat my answer. “Well, you know, just a little.” Meanwhile my friends would be snickering behind my back calling attention to my obvious lie. In the beginning...

Did The Progesterone Pill Get Me Pregnant? Jun 26th, 2013

In our quest to have a third baby, I went overboard with trying to have a girl. It’s been a much longer process then I had anticipated since my last two pregnancies came so quickly. Factor in age and trying to “rig the system” for nearly a year-long journey. If...

A Shortened Luteal Equals A Longer Road Then I Imagined May 30th, 2013

In our quest to have a third baby, I went overboard with trying to have a girl. It’s been a much longer process then I had anticipated since my last two pregnancies came so quickly. Factor in age and trying to “rig the system” for nearly a year-long journey. It’s...

Can I Use The Chinese Lunar Calendar As An Effective Method of Gender Selection? Oct 2nd, 2012

It might be interesting to consider using the Chinese Lunar Calendar as an additional method of gender selection. How does it work? Can it work for me?  I told my girlfriend that I wasn’t going to try to conceive this month. She, of course, asked why. “Because according to the...

It’s Time To Become More Hostile! Sep 17th, 2012

My modified process of gender selection isn’t as easy as I thought it would be. I figured I’d do some research then have a little fun. Oops – this is way more complicated then I anticipated. Find out what we did this time around that had my husband exhausted! In...

Can Dr. Shettles keep me from walking the Ann Romney path of motherhood? Aug 31st, 2012

Ann Romney gave the speech of her life at the Republican National Convention. You know what stuck with me? The fact that they have five boys. FIVE boys. Of all the statistics thrown around during the RNC, my brain kept tossing that nice little figure back and forth. Clearly they...

Can We Choose the Sex of Our Baby? Aug 24th, 2012

It’s not really a secret. Dr. Frederick and I are going to try for a third baby. We have been blessed with two ridiculously active boys who are also caring, kind and a riot to be around. So the discussion came up to try and add one more to the...

Gifts of Grace Feb 23rd, 2012

I recently heard some great feedback from the midwives, Kim and Sherry, regarding the Atlanta Midwifery collaborative. For those of you that may not be familiar with the name, Atlanta Midwifery is a group compiled of the midwives practicing at North Fulton Hospital. They see patients at different offices in the area...

Head Down Isn’t Everything. Find Your Baby’s Position Today! Jan 17th, 2012

Were you excited when you found out your baby was head down and not breech? You most certainly had a reason to be happy now that you know you will less likely need a c-section. Unfortunately, most care providers do not inform you about ALL that is going on with...

Expecting? Plan To Get a Flu Shot This Season. Nov 18th, 2010

Pregnant women watch what they put in their bodies. There are several restrictions including, refraining from smoking, drinking alcohol, eating sushi and limiting caffeine. Along those same lines, some expecting women feel as though they shouldn’t get any immunizations for fear of hurting their baby or making them sick. As...

The OR of the future might actually be your doctor’s office! Sep 13th, 2010

As the new face of health care continues to evolve, several medical institutes and hospitals have begun to notice a significant shift in where many patients are electing to have their medical procedures performed. It is reported that the number of office-based procedures has grown from 5 to 10 million...

I Changed My Opinion On The HPV Vaccine Aug 9th, 2010

As parents of pre-teen children are preparing to get their kids off to school, they are not thinking about another vaccine. As it turns out, however, this is the exact time that we should look at one more – the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Now prepare yourself, this is a...

Yes, We do VBAC’s! Jul 29th, 2010

The new guidelines released by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) have resulted in our office getting quite a few calls from women asking if we do VBAC’s. I am happy to say, “Yes, we offer VBAC’s.” It’s been a part of my personal philosophy for many years;...

Preparing for Your Baby’s Best Birth Jul 8th, 2010

After calming the fears of so many soon-to-be mothers, I realized those who think through these basic points tend to be more relaxed and thus have better births. Interested? For some, pregnancy can be one of the most exciting nine months of their lives. For others, it can be confusing...

Weight Management – Solutions Are Easier Than You Might Think May 11th, 2010

Eat More, Drink More, Lose More Weight. There is no disputing the fact that exercise is important in any weight loss goal. However, what is often overlooked but crucial is diet – and not in the traditional sense of the word. Proper nutrition is THE most important step in any successful weight loss program. There are many variations of exercise which work...

Fixing a Good Problem to Have Feb 1st, 2010

My office manager excitedly brought something to my attention a few months ago. She said my schedule was booked about a month out. That’s the goal in a medical practice, right? To be busy with a schedule full of patients each time you’re in the office. I suppose but there...

H1N1 Vaccinations available at NILE! Nov 9th, 2009

NILE OB/GYN is now offering H1N1 shots to the public! All guests welcome starting at the age of 4. Vaccines begin at 8:30am and the last one is administered at 3:30pm. The office is closed from 12:30 to 1:30 for lunch. Cost is $20 cash or check.

Is There Proper H1N1 Etiquette? Sep 24th, 2009

(All provided information below has been quoted directly from a combination of medical websites) My wife came to me the other day and asked if she would invite her team from work over to our house for dinner. I knew something about her request smelled funny. Usually, she simply tells me her...

Changing Our Direction Apr 1st, 2009

If you have been in the office lately, you may already know that the website isn’t the only thing that has changed. How do you like the new website? We had the previous site since I started seeing patients at NILE in 2007 and like any outfit, sometimes it’s just...