| Posted On Sep 14, 2021 | By:

Your Teen’s First Visit to the Gynecologist

Dr. Lilja Stefansson, OBGYN at Atrius Health, answers sensitive questions with straightforward answers.

Dear Dr. Stefansson, my daughter is 13 years old and recently started her period. When does she need to have her first gynecology visit? – GrowingUp2Fast

Dear GrowingUp2Fast, this is an excellent question, and I wish I heard it more often! The adolescent years can be a challenging time where our kids are “not really children,

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| Posted On Apr 25, 2011 | By:

When trying to conceive “the old-fashioned way” may not be enough

Babies!  It seems as though they’re everywhere and that a different friend or relative calls you every week to announce her pregnancy.  If you’re “trying” and it hasn’t happened yet, it’s easy to feel alone, but you’re not.  

The majority of people trying to conceive will do so in the first six months of trying, but up to 1 in 6 couples will have difficulty conceiving (meaning not achieving a pregnancy in one year of unprotected intercourse). 

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| Posted On Apr 11, 2011 | By:

Planning for Baby

Have you and your spouse or partner decided you’re ready to have a baby?  It’s exciting to think about, that’s for certain.  Before getting caught up in the excitement of trying to conceive, however, you should think about planning a trip to your doctor. Seeing your doctor before you get pregnant provides an opportunity to make sure that you’re as healthy as possible—and it allows you to test for certain conditions that might affect your pregnancy (even before it happens).

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