8 Signs of Postpartum Depression

You have been dreaming about this time for nine months and maybe even years—the arrival of your long awaited baby. So why aren’t you elated? Why aren’t you thrilled when your little one recognizes you and smiles? Why aren’t you laughing with each little gurgle? You should be feeling all these happy emotions, and yet… all you feel is numb and sad. What’s wrong with me, you wonder. Here are eight signs you may have postpartum depression.

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Welcome to South Bay OBGYN, Dr. Bao-Quyen Nguyen!

We are excited to announce that Dr. Bao-Quyen Nguyen is joining our team of OBGYNS in October 2023! Dr. Quyen earned her degree from UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. Following that, she relocated to El Paso, TX, where she underwent her residency training at Las Palmas Del Sol Medical Center. Her skillset in minimally invasive surgery, stress incontinence, and high-risk obstetric care will be a valuable addition to our team.

Dr. Bao-Quyen Nguyen

Dr. Quyen’s commitment to women’s health is rooted in her passion for guiding women through pivotal life stages, from childbirth to menopause and empowering them to take control of their health decisions. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog, hiking, camping, and snowboarding. When not outside, she can be found crocheting, playing board games, or solving puzzles.

Please join us in welcoming to Dr. Quyen as she becomes a part of our team! We can’t wait to see the positive impact she’ll bring to our patients. If you’re interested in knowing more or scheduling a consultation with her, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Things That Can Cause an Abnormal Pap Smear

Women routinely have Pap smears during their well-woman appointments typically every three years until they are age 65 and older. Once results have been reviewed, if there is anything out of the ordinary, your OBGYN may call to inform you the test was abnormal and discuss next steps. No need to fret, let’s go through some common causes of an abnormal Pap smear.

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Fibroids: Myths vs Facts

There are many misconceptions about fibroids making it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Let’s start with the facts. One half of American women will develop fibroids by age 50. You are 3 times more likely to develop fibroids if your mother or grandmother had them. African American women are 3 times more likely to get them versus Caucasian women. Now let’s debunk myths you may have heard.

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Preeclampsia Warning Signs: Before & After Delivery

Preeclampsia is a serious condition that may happen after the 20th week of pregnancy or after giving birth. It causes high blood pressure and other issues which can stress your heart and cause problems during and after pregnancy. Keep reading to learn more about preeclampsia warning signs before and after delivery.

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What You Should Know About Premature Menopause

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when ovaries stop releasing eggs and estrogen levels drop. It usually occurs gradually over a period of time known as perimenopause. This natural part of aging comes with many side effects and normally occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. Some women go through this change of life earlier. Let’s dive into what you should know about premature menopause.

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