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Busting COVID-19 Myths, Coronavirus: Keeping Your Kids Safe and Climax Tips

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Parenting During COVID-19, STDs, And Ovulation Signs

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A Message to Our Patients Regarding COVID-19

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UTIs, Female Fertility and Cholesterol

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about birt  Read Full Story >>

Exercises For Increased Pleasure, Menstrual Cycle Overview & Osteoporosis

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Vaginal Wetness, Pelvic Pain, And Two Periods In One Month

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about birt  Read Full Story >>

Understanding the Female Sexual Response Cycle

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How to Know If You're Normal Down There

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12 Important Facts About Breastfeeding

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How Gut Health Affects Your Entire Body

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Having a Healthy Sex Life, Menopause and FAQs About Bacterial Vaginosis

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Sexual Health at Every Age, Placenta Health & Understanding Preeclampsia

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Nipple Facts, Kidney Stones and Cervical Cancer Prevention

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STD Rates Rising, Sex & Yeast Infections and Enlarged Ovaries

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Clitoris Facts, Checking Your IUD Strings & Missing Periods

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about birt  Read Full Story >>

Perimenopause and Your Period, Vaginal pH, and Signs of Clinical Depression

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Health and Conception, the Risks of Having a Baby Later in Life & Lupus

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Anorgasmia, Spicing Things Up in the Bedroom & Troublesome Ovarian Cysts

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about birt  Read Full Story >>

Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Anemia and Your Period, and Your First Gynecologist Appointment

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about birt  Read Full Story >>

Fertility Facts, Common Endometriosis Symptoms and Perimenopause

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about birt  Read Full Story >>

5 Ways Your Vagina is Unique, Parenting Resolutions and IUD Birth Control

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Hope in Treating Autism, Menopause & Hormones, Why the Flu Shot Is Important for Pregnant Women, and

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Chlamydia Screening, 5 Reasons Why Americans Are Having Less Sex, and Iron-Deficiency Anemia and You

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Colorectal Cancer Symptoms, Lowering Heart Disease Risks & The 5 Germiest Places in Your Home

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Introducing the patient portal, signs of food sensitivity & STD prevention

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Breast Cancer Awareness, Hospital Bag Must-Haves, Male Birth Control and Zika Update

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ARIZONA OBGYN AFFILIATES AND WOMENS HEALTH USA ANNOUNCE JOINT VENTURE PARTNERSHIP

Largest OBGYN practice in Arizona Initiates New Growth Plan Avon, Connecticut, October 15, 2018 - Women's Health USA, a healthcare and management serv  Read Full Story >>

Treat PMS and Menopause without Hormones, Fight Zika, Keep Kids Fit and Healthy

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10 Ways to Put an End to Menstrual Cramps. Period.

Are menstrual cramps cramping your style? Here are 10 solutions to this common problem, also known as dysmenorrhea: Nonsteroidal anti-inflamma  Read Full Story >>

Share Your Experience with AOA

If you had a great experience, please leave us a positive review on Facebook or Google+. If there's something we can improve, please let us know via  Read Full Story >>

Employee Spotlight: Meet Kim Swift, Our Certified Nurse Midwife

Kim Swift, MSN, CNM, BSN, is a certified nurse midwife (CNM) working with the New Horizons Women's Care branches of AOA located in Chandler and Gilbe  Read Full Story >>

From Pregnancy to Menopause and Beyond: 6 Screenings that Put You in Control of Your Health

With most medical conditions, it’s best to catch problems early before they develop into larger issues. Many problems are silent in their early  Read Full Story >>

Zika Facts, Health Screenings, Cramp Solutions, and Midwifery Services

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information ab  Read Full Story >>

Top 10 Facts About Zika Virus and Pregnancy

Worried about Zika? Here are the latest facts about the virus to help you protect your family’s health: Zika virus can be passed from a   Read Full Story >>

Three Stages of Menopause

Menopause is the transition period in a woman's life when her ovaries stop producing eggs, her body produces less estrogen and progesterone, and mens  Read Full Story >>

Flip Your Libido Switch Back to On with Addyi, Three Stages of Menopause, and Exercising for a Healthy Pregnancy

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Flip Your Libido Switch Back On With Addyi

Have you heard about Flibanserin (Addyi) – the new “Viagra for women?” It’s the first FDA approved pill to boost a woman&rsqu  Read Full Story >>

Exercising for a Healthier Pregnancy

We are all aware regular exercise is important to our health, but did you know that the right kind of exercise during pregnancy can not only help you s  Read Full Story >>

Join Our Facebook Conversation

With over 7,800 active Fans within our AOA Facebook community, the discussions are always lively, and the posts are always relevant to your needs, de  Read Full Story >>

Join Our Lively Facebook Conversations

We cover all the bases on Facebook from tips for new moms; updates on AOA physicians and staff; insights on new technologies to improve reproductive he  Read Full Story >>

The A,B,Cs of Amniocentesis

During pregnancy, the embryo is surrounded by amniotic fluid. Early in fetal development, amniotic fluid is mainly water with electrolytes, but as the   Read Full Story >>

Improving Your Bone Health

The right diet and adequate exercise is important for treating and preventing osteoporosis, a disease in which your bones lose density and become por  Read Full Story >>

Preventing Yeast Infections, Improving Your Bone Health, and The A,B,Cís of Amniocentesis

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Preventing Yeast Infections

Ask any woman you know and she’ll agree, having a vaginal yeast infection is no fun. It’s a very common infection to contract. About 75%   Read Full Story >>

Congratulations to Kim Swift of New Horizons Women's Care

The New Horizons Women’s Care Branch of AOA is proud to announce that Kim Swift has passed her NHWC post graduate training program. Kim is the   Read Full Story >>

Check out AOA's 'Office of the Week' on Facebook

With over 7,500 fans, the AOA Facebook page is the place to discover the quirky, practical, exciting, and need-to-know breakthroughs, fads, misconcep  Read Full Story >>

Your Healthy Vagina - What's Normal, What Isn't?

A healthy vagina is an essential part of your overall health. Ongoing vaginal problems can cause stress or relationship problems and damage your self  Read Full Story >>

Congratulations to our AOA Midlevel Providers, Your Healthy Vagina, and Pregnancy Myths

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about   Read Full Story >>

Pregnancy Myths That Need to Be Shattered

Fact or Fiction? Pregnancy Myths That Need to Be Shattered We all know that there is a lot of misinformation floating around in our culture about se  Read Full Story >>

How Will Pregnancy Affect My Breasts?

As you know, your breasts are designed to serve a basic and natural function – feeding your newborn child. Since most girls begin to develop brea  Read Full Story >>

Join Our Lively Facebook Conversations

With over 7,700 fans, the AOA Facebook page is the place to discover the quirky, practical, exciting, and need-to-know breakthroughs, fads, misconcep  Read Full Story >>

The Real Picture on Postpartum Body Changes

Expecting Your Body to Snap Back? Think Again. Magazines filled with photo-shopped pictures of new mom celebrities in their tight jeans create unreali  Read Full Story >>

Hip Hip Hooray for Winter in Arizona

For those of us lucky enough to live in Arizona, our winters are especially enviable. We are blessed with arguably the most beneficent winters to be   Read Full Story >>

Managing Adult Acne

Most of us probably think of acne as a troublesome challenge during our teen years, but a sizable percentage of adult women are affected as well. Unf  Read Full Story >>

Tips for Keeping Sex Play Safe, Managing Adult Acne, Winter in AZ, and The Real Picture on Postpartum Body Changes

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Naughty or Nice? Tips for Keeping Sex Play Safe

This Valentine’s Day weekend, the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey set new records for the highest-grossing Presidents Day weekend movie o  Read Full Story >>

Join Our Lively Facebook Conversations

From the New Year to the Super Bowl, our AOA Facebook Page is full of positive vibes and need-to-know information for 2015! It’s no coincidence  Read Full Story >>

What is Gestational Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which the glucose or sugar levels in your blood are too high. Normally, your stomach and intestines digest carbohydrates in   Read Full Story >>

Exercising for a Healthier Pregnancy

We are all aware regular exercise is important to our health, but did you know that the right kind of exercise during pregnancy can not only help you  Read Full Story >>

Baby Bathing Tips for National Bath Safety Month

Did you know that January is National Bath Safety Month? Water combined with smooth, hard surfaces can turns sink, bathtubs and floors into risky env  Read Full Story >>

National Bath Safety Month, Exercising for a Healthier Pregnancy, What is Gestational Diabetes?

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Facebook End of Year Fun

December was filled with tips for navigating the holiday season during pregnancy, favorite family holiday cards, and gift-wrapping ideas using baby&r  Read Full Story >>

A Sweet Treat to Ring in the New Year

While we don’t generally recommend having too much sugar in your diet, an occasional treat is part of the holiday season and these sweet treats a  Read Full Story >>

Congratulations to Our Growing AOA Family

Congratulations to Lisa Jaacks, MD, of Desert West OB/GYN Dr. Jaacks recently received a certificate of appreciation for teaching from Midwestern Med  Read Full Story >>

Improving Your Bone Health

The right diet and adequate exercise is important for treating and preventing osteoporosis, a disease in which your bones lose density and become porou  Read Full Story >>

Three Steps to Reducing Stress in 2015

We all know that the winter holiday season can be stressful. There are the added expenses for gifts, entertaining, and travel; unrealistic “Norma  Read Full Story >>

Three Steps to Reduce Your Stress, Improving Your Bone Health, and Congratulations to Our Growing AOA Family!

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The Holidays Have Arrived on Facebook

Can you believe the holiday season is upon us already? Our Facebook family sure can’t, but in order to alleviate some of that holiday stress we  Read Full Story >>

Dont Forget Your Kegels

Dr. Arnold Kegel first developed and wrote about this pelvic floor exercise in 1948. While both men and women can practice the exercise for different r  Read Full Story >>

Preventing Yeast Infections

Ask any woman you know and she’ll agree, having a vaginal yeast infection is no fun. It’s a very common infection to contract. About 75%   Read Full Story >>

Snapshots of AOA Successes

Everywhere we look throughout our AOA family, great things are happening and we want you to be the first to know. Dr. Monte Swarup was elected  Read Full Story >>

Five Ways to Keep Your Sex Life Sexy, Snapshots of AOA Successes, The Holidays Have Arrived on Facebook

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Five Ways to Keep Your Sex Life Sexy

Our sexual health, just like other aspects of our health is an essential part of being alive and is constantly changing as we develop and age. Addition  Read Full Story >>

AOA Statement - Phone Obstacles

Our AOA staff , along with our physicians and providers, would like to apologize for recent phone obstacles we've been facing at some of our AOA Family  Read Full Story >>

Have You Joined Our Conversations on Facebook?

Struggling to get your little one to sleep through the night in their own crib? You’re not alone, as that topic stirred one of the most popular  Read Full Story >>

Tips for Successful Breastfeeding

We’ve all heard stories about the challenges some women have with breastfeeding –sore nipples, plugged ducts, low milk supply, fungal infec  Read Full Story >>

News from Desert West, Getting the Sleep You Need, Your Developing Baby, and Tips for Successful Breastfeeding

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Your Developing Baby

Tracking the growth of your baby through all the stages of your pregnancy can be a fun, but sometimes mysterious, process. What’s happening ins  Read Full Story >>

Getting the Sleep You Need

A good night’s sleep not only helps us feel rested and ready to take on the challenges of our day, it is also essential to our ongoing health. Bu  Read Full Story >>

News from Desert West Obstetrics & Gynecology

Welcome to our newest physician – Dr. Amy Boots Amy Boots, D.O., has joined Desert West Obstetrics & Gynecology. An obstetrician/gynecolo  Read Full Story >>

Adult Acne and Hormones

Dermatologists estimate that as many as 30% of women between the ages of 20 and 65 experience breakouts. Your skin has very small exocrine glands that  Read Full Story >>

Preventing Painful Urinary Tract Infections

Cystitis is the medical term for a bladder or urinary tract infection (UTI). There are two basic types of cystitis: infectious and noninfectious. A UT  Read Full Story >>

Did You Miss This on Facebook?

From flu vaccines to breastfeeding in public, the AOA Family Facebook Page has been widely busy with some very intriguing topics! Discover everything  Read Full Story >>

AOA Physician Wins Award, Adult Acne and Hormones, and Preventing Painful Urinary Tract Infections

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Keeping Your Bones Healthy

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in our body. Only about 1% of this calcium supports critical metabolic functions such as vascular contraction an  Read Full Story >>

AOA Physician Wins Award from Midwestern University

In case you missed it on Facebook, we want to congratulate Dr. Raj Rathee of the Estrella Women’s Health Center. He was recently given a Precep  Read Full Story >>

AOA Docs Have Been Challenged to the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Have you heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge? The challenge is meant to raise awareness for ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease. It has taken social media  Read Full Story >>

What is Fibrocystic Breast Condition?

Fibrocystic breasts are made up of tissue that feels lumpy or rope-like. While this is a very common condition, it varies from woman to woman, and can   Read Full Story >>

The A,B,Cs of Amniocentesis

During pregnancy, the embryo is surrounded by amniotic fluid. Early in fetal development, amniotic fluid is mainly water with electrolytes, but as th  Read Full Story >>

Breastfeeding and the Return to Work

Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed infants during their first year of life and facilitates a quicker, often easier recovery for mothers after   Read Full Story >>

Breastfeeding and the Return to Work, The A,B,Cís of Amniocentesis, and AOA Docs Have Been Challenge

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Osteoporosis - Avoiding Bone Loss

About 80% of older adults diagnosed with osteoporosis are women. Women’s bones are generally lighter then men’s and in the years following   Read Full Story >>

Everything You Need to Know About Sperm

Surprisingly, in an era where so much information is at our fingertips, there are still some subjects where we’re a little murky on the facts. S  Read Full Story >>

Desert West Joins the AOA Family

Arizona OBGYN Affiliates (AOA) proudly announces the addition of Desert West OBGYN, adding 13 board certified physicians, three nurse practitioners,   Read Full Story >>

Planning a Pregnancy? Chart Your Monthly Cycle

If you’ve decided to start a family, there are some tips that can help you achieve pregnancy on your timeline. First, it is important to chart   Read Full Story >>

Learn and Have Fun on the AOA Facebook Page!

Our AOA Family Facebook Page combines two elements: fun and education. With over 5,000 Facebook Fans, there’s always a lot to talk about, laugh  Read Full Story >>

Desert West Joins the AOA Family

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Press Release: AOA / Desert West Partnership

Arizona OBGYN Affiliates 1661 E. Camelback Rd. #150 Phoenix, AZ 85016 Contact: Meghann Sepulveda Phone: 480-980-4987 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DESERT  Read Full Story >>

Robotic Hysterectomies, Folate for Life, and Really Painful Periods

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10 Things Pregnant Women Do Not Want to Hear

Tired of hearing “are you sure you’re not having twins?” Well, it appears that you’re not alone. An article titled “10 Th  Read Full Story >>

Are Heavy, Painful Periods Making it Hard to Enjoy Your Life?

Heavy, painful periods can make it difficult for you to enjoy your daily activities. Did you know that for women in their 20s, painful periods are th  Read Full Story >>

Why is Folate So Important?

For many of us, pregnancy is the first time we’re ever made particularly aware of folate, otherwise known as vitamin B9 or folic acid. But eve  Read Full Story >>

Why Patients Love daVinci Hysterectomies

What is a daVinci hysterectomy and why does it matter? First and foremost, it is minimally invasive surgery using robotics. Previously, most hysterect  Read Full Story >>

Endometriosis is Common and Often Painful

Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological illnesses, which can affect a woman at any age from her first period to menopause. Endometriosis   Read Full Story >>

Endometriosis, Menopause, and Planning Ahead for Pregnancy

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Thinking of Having a Baby? Here's How to Plan Ahead

If you and your partner are thinking of having a child, planning ahead can contribute to a healthy pregnancy. The American Congress of Obstetricians an  Read Full Story >>

See our Health Tip Videos on the AOA Facebook Page

As the temperatures begin to heat up, so is the activity on our AOA Family Facebook Page! Of course, the weather is always a big topic here in Arizon  Read Full Story >>

A Few Basic Facts About Menopause

Menopause is the transition period in a woman's life when her ovaries stop producing eggs, her body produces less estrogen and progesterone, and menstr  Read Full Story >>

The Dangers of Douching

In spite of all the forward-thinking articles in women’s magazines that cover just about every aspect of women’s bodies, there are still so  Read Full Story >>

Join the Discussion About What "Mother" Means on Facebook

“Mother (noun) – One person who does the work of twenty. For Free.” This quote was the single, most popular post on our Facebook P  Read Full Story >>

Exercising During Pregnancy

It is a good idea to keep moving during your pregnancy. You may feel nauseous and tired, especially during the first trimester, and uncertain whether e  Read Full Story >>

Preventing Yeast Infections

Ask any woman you know and she’ll agree, having a vaginal yeast infection is no fun. It’s a very common infection to contract. About 75%   Read Full Story >>

Congratulations Dr. Urig and Dr. Swarup for being recognized in Phoenix Magís Annual Top Docs Issue

We’re proud to congratulate two docs from our AOA Family on being named Top Doctors in the April issue of Phoenix Magazine. Dr. Michael Urig of M  Read Full Story >>

Congratulations Dr. Urig and Dr. Swarup, The Dangers of Douching, and Preventing Yeast Infections

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information abou  Read Full Story >>

Preventing Urinary Tract Infections

Women are four times more likely than men to contract a urinary tract infection or UTI. The urinary tract is the body’s drainage system for rem  Read Full Story >>

Join the Sleep Conversation on AOA Facebook

March was a fantastic month for our AOA Family! Thanks to our Facebook friends, we held a successful Live Chat with Kim Swift, our new Certified Nurs  Read Full Story >>

Important News for Our AETNA Patients

Notice to Aetna Patients: AOA is Still Your In-Service Provider Recently many of our patients received a notification from Aetna stating that our pr  Read Full Story >>

Important News for AETNA Patients, Why You Should Save Your Baby

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about bi  Read Full Story >>

Why Prenatal Vitamins Matter

It is common sense that eating a healthy diet is the very best way to get the vitamins and minerals your body needs. During pregnancy, getting enough f  Read Full Story >>

Aging and Your Sexual Health

A satisfying sex life is a natural part of being a vibrant adult, even as we grow older. Sometimes the changes in our bodies as we age can impact our  Read Full Story >>

Why You Should Save Your Baby's Stem Cells

Article Sponsored by StemCyte During your pregnancy, there are many decisions to make as you prepare for your new addition. One of those decisions is   Read Full Story >>

Notice to Aetna Patients: AOA is still your in-service provider

Recently many of our patients received a notification from Aetna stating that our practice was leaving their network and instructing patients on how to  Read Full Story >>

Are Menstrual Cramps Cramping Your Style?

Most women will experience some level of discomfort associated with their monthly menstrual cycle. For some women the discomfort will be mild, while fo  Read Full Story >>

Avoiding a Pregnancy Mask

As many as 50% of women will experience some level of skin discoloration during pregnancy due to those necessary, but oh-so-pesky hormonal changes that  Read Full Story >>

Whats Up on Our Facebook Page!

Our Facebook page was abuzz in February with our most recent AOA Family Contest. Congrats to our winner, whose adorable family selfie earned her a $15  Read Full Story >>

Welcome AOAs Newest Family Member - Kim Swift, Certified Nurse Midwife

Kim Swift, Certified Nurse Midwife New Horizons Women’s Care Where did you attend nursing school? I grew up in New Mexico and received my Mas  Read Full Story >>

Baby's First Photo, Avoiding a Pregnancy Mask, and Are Menstrual Cramps Cramping Your Style?

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about birt  Read Full Story >>

Baby's First Photo - Scheduling Your Ultrasound

Did you know that the ultrasound was first developed in 1956 in Glasgow, Scotland? Obstetrician Ian McDonald and engineer Tom Brown created the first p  Read Full Story >>

AOA Statement

We have recently been made aware that one of our AOA doctors, Dr. Laura Mercer, was filmed without her consent during her residency training during an   Read Full Story >>

The IUD Makes a Comeback

The history of the modern, t-shaped, copper intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) dates from the late 60’s when Dr. Howard Tatum of the U.S. de  Read Full Story >>

Enter Our AOA Selfie Contest!

On the AOA Facebook Page we’ve been running a contest that features the very popular trend of ‘Selfies.’ The entries are adorable!   Read Full Story >>

How Big is Your Baby Now?

Tracking the growth of your baby through all the stages of your pregnancy can be a fun, but sometimes mysterious, process. What’s happening insid  Read Full Story >>

Doctors and Teenagers - The "Sex Talk"

Doctors are natural sources information about sexuality and risk reduction for young people, but are those conversations happening? Just a couple of   Read Full Story >>

The IUD Makes a Comeback and Enter our AOA Selfie Contest!

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about bi  Read Full Story >>

A Refresher Course on the Benefits of Kegels

Dr. Arnold Kegel first developed and wrote about this pelvic floor exercise in 1948. While both men and women can practice the exercise for different  Read Full Story >>

De-Stressing Your New Year, A Kegel Refresher Course, and Holiday Selfies!

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about birt  Read Full Story >>

Join Our Facebook Family!

Happy holidays from the AOA Family Facebook Page! Looking for holiday shopping tips, Elf on the Shelf ideas, or crafts for the kids? These are just a  Read Full Story >>

How Does "the Pill" Impact Your Overall Health?

In the fifty-three years that the birth control pill has been available, the type of pills available and dosage levels have changed, but it remains a h  Read Full Story >>

De-Stressing Your New Year

We all know that the winter holiday season can be stressful. There are added expenses related to gift-buying, entertaining, and travel; an added layer   Read Full Story >>

Join Our Facebook Family!

It’s time for another AOA Family Live Facebook Chat, and we invite you to “like” our Facebook page to stay updated on Live Chat inf  Read Full Story >>

AOA Physician Accomplishments

Congratulations Dr. Hebets! Maricopa OBGYN The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is pleased to announce that Lexine Hebets, MD has successfully  Read Full Story >>

How Can I Prevent Osteoporosis?

The right amount of exercise is important for treating and preventing osteoporosis, a disease in which your bones lose density and become porous and br  Read Full Story >>

Nutrition During Pregnancy and Avoiding Food Borne Illnesses

First and foremost, during pregnancy it’s important to get extra folic acid and iron. Folic acid may help prevent major brain and spinal birth   Read Full Story >>

Loving Your Pregnant Body

During pregnancy, the changes your body goes through can be a bit overwhelming. Weight gain is only the beginning. Hormone fluctuations cause your ute  Read Full Story >>

Loving Your Pregnant Body and How to Prevent Osteoporosis

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about birt  Read Full Story >>

The Benefits and Risks of Breast Self-Exams

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a good time to take stock of the strides that are being made in treating breast cancer, but also   Read Full Story >>

Join Our Facebook Family!

Tired of the good old belly rub when you’re pregnant? You’re not alone! That’s just one of the more popular topics of discussion on o  Read Full Story >>

AOA Physician Accomplishments

Congratulations, Super Doctors! Super Doctors is an online publication that identifies top doctors that have been selected by their peers and research  Read Full Story >>

AOA is Founding Member of Groundbreaking U.S. Womens Health Alliance

AOA has joined in a unique collaboration, which includes 16 other practices with nearly 1000 physicians, to provide women with high-quality, affordable  Read Full Story >>

Did You Know? December is a Peak Month for Baby-Making

According to a study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology magazine (1), 9.1% of conceptions in the U.S. occur in December. What is it about this  Read Full Story >>

What You Need to Know About Postpartum Body Changes

Lately it seems every magazine is filled with pictures of celebrities and models who have recently given birth and are already rockin’ their tigh  Read Full Story >>

What You Need to Know about Postpartum Body Changes and December is Peak Month for Conceptions

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about birt  Read Full Story >>

My First Time: A Girl's Guide to Visiting Her Gynecologist

There are so many changes taking place in a girl’s body during adolescence and early adulthood that she may feel awkward and at odds with her bod  Read Full Story >>

Join Our Facebook Family!

First off, we want to thank each and every one of you who participated in our Facebook Live Chat with Dr. Oland. Thanks to you, it was a huge success  Read Full Story >>

New Horizons Introduces a Digital Picture Wall!

  We’ve all seen the bulletin boards in obstetricians’ offices with photos of the growing families that visit the practice. Well, N  Read Full Story >>

AOA Physician Accomplishments

Dr. Valerie Sorkin-Wells (Arizona Wellness Center for Women) gave a lecture at Argosy University in Phoenix on August 15th to discuss menopausal horm  Read Full Story >>

Endometriosis: Caring for the Most Common Gynecological Disease

You’ve been experiencing pain – before your period, during your period, and perhaps during or after sex. It’s important to check in   Read Full Story >>

Post Menopause Sex: The Symptoms Women Keep to Themselves

It isn’t just young people who are constantly being barraged with articles and advertising designed to make us feel inadequate about ourselves,  Read Full Story >>

Post Menopause Sex: The Symptoms Women Keep to Themselves

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Be Part of the AOA Live Facebook Chat with Dr. Oland!

Congratulations, Heather Johnson, on winning our Back-to-School Target Gift Card Giveaway! With school starting in August, we couldn’t resist hel  Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Dr. Laura Mercer, Maricopa OB/GYN

Dr. Laura Mercer was born and raised in Arizona, earning her bachelor's degrees from Northern Arizona University and her medical degree from the Univ  Read Full Story >>

Your Vagina - What's Normal? What's Not?

What is the vagina? Women’s sexual organs are both inside the body (the uterus, the ovaries, and the vagina) and outside the body, the vulva (inn  Read Full Story >>

AOA Physician Accomplishments

In July, Dr. Monte Swarup of New Horizons Women’s Care flew to Richmond, Virginia, to deliver a lecture on Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing. Hats of  Read Full Story >>

The Importance of an Iron-Rich Diet

Iron deficiency anemia is a condition that occurs when you don’t have enough of the protein hemoglobin in the red blood cells in your body. The m  Read Full Story >>

Common Breastfeeding Challenges

We’ve all heard stories about the challenges some women have with breastfeeding –sore nipples, plugged ducts, low milk supply, fungal infec  Read Full Story >>

Common Breastfeeding Challenges, The Importance of an Iron-Rich Diet, and Your Vagina: Whatís Normal

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about bir  Read Full Story >>

Join Our Facebook Family!

As always, we had a blast on our Facebook Page in July, celebrating not only America’s Independence Day, but also moms and dads all across Ariz  Read Full Story >>

The AOA Family Gains a New Practice - Arizona Gynecology Associates

Dr. Crawford was a founding partner in the Maricopa OBGYN practice in 1980. He has recently left the practice to for Arizona Gynecology Associates. W  Read Full Story >>

Starting a Family? Create Your Own Reproductive Plan

What is a reproductive plan and why is it important? A reproductive life plan is a set of personal goals about having (or not having) children and st  Read Full Story >>

Miscarriage Risks and Warning Signs

As many as 15% of pregnancies will be lost, and most losses occur very early – before eight weeks. Any pregnancy loss before 20 weeks is consider  Read Full Story >>

Put an End to Heavy, Painful Periods

Heavy, painful periods are not just a monthly annoyance that we have to put up with; they are a common cause of iron deficiency anemia. Iron deficiency  Read Full Story >>

Put an End to Painful Periods, Creating Your Reproductive Plan, and AOA Adds a New Practice!

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about b  Read Full Story >>

Respect Your Urethra: Avoiding Infections Down There

What is Cystitis? Cystitis is the medical term for a bladder or urinary tract infection (UTI). There are two basic types of cystitis: infectious and  Read Full Story >>

Join Our Facebook Family!

This month on our AOA Family Facebook Page, we celebrated two very important people: the stay-at-home-mom and the hard-working dad. Our AOA Facebook   Read Full Story >>

Text4Baby - Free Text Message Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Text4Baby is a free service created by a network of partners across the country to provide you with free text messages during your pregnancy and your b  Read Full Story >>

AOA Physician Accomplishments

We know that AOA is the best group in town. We’re proud of our physicians and the leadership positions they hold in hospital administration, teac  Read Full Story >>

Age and Fertility: More Doctors Are Asking

A recent story in the Wall Street Journal turned a spotlight on conversations doctors are having with women patients in their 30s. Increasingly, doctor  Read Full Story >>

Age and Fertility - More Doctors Are Asking

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about bir  Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Dr. Jordan Oland

Jordan Oland, MD FACOG Estrella Women’s Health Center Where did you attend medical school? Ross University School of Medicine How long h  Read Full Story >>

AOA Physician Accomplishments

AOA Physician Accomplishments We know that AOA is the best group in town. We’re proud of our physicians and the leadership positions they hold i  Read Full Story >>

Have You Joined Our Facebook Family?

What a wonderful month May is! We’re might be biased, but Mother’s Day is one of our favorite holidays, and this year we rewarded one ver  Read Full Story >>

AOA Family Announces New Clinical Trial

NO-COST CLINICAL TRIAL FOR TREATMENT OF HEAVY PERIODS SUFFERING FROM HEAVY MENSTRUAL FLOW THAT LEADS TO EXTRA SANITARY PROTECTION AND INTERFERES  Read Full Story >>

The Morning After Pill Makes News

What is the “Morning After” Pill? And Why is it in the News? What, exactly, is a “morning after” pill? It is a safe and effec  Read Full Story >>

Angelina's Choice - Assessing Your Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Angelina Jolie’s recent op-ed in the New York Times turned a spotlight on the complex factors that inform women’s health decisions when the  Read Full Story >>

Angelina Jolie's Choice - Assessing Your Breast Cancer Risk Factors

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Have You Joined Our Facebook Family?

Our AOA Family is amazing, and this month we featured some of their remarkable community work on our Facebook page. From Dr. Michael Urig’s award  Read Full Story >>

What Are Braxton Hicks Contractions?

You may or may not have heard the phrase Braxton Hicks prior to your first pregnancy. These are sporadic uterine contractions that begin as early as si  Read Full Story >>

Are You at Risk for Postpartum Depression?

Most of us look forward to the arrival of a new baby as a joyous event, but is also a time of tremendous upheaval and change. Many new mothers will f  Read Full Story >>

Fertility Myths Debunked

We all know that there is a lot of misinformation floating around in our culture about sex and pregnancy. We thought we’d set the record straig  Read Full Story >>

Fertility Myths Debunked!

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about bi  Read Full Story >>

Anorgasmia: What is a Normal Orgasm?

An orgasm is a feeling of intense physical pleasure and release of tension, accompanied by involuntary, rhythmic contractions of your pelvic floor mu  Read Full Story >>

AOA Physicians Named 2013 Top Docs in Phoenix Magazine

We're proud to announce that Dr. Michael Urig and Dr. Valerie Sorkin-Wells were two of the twelve doctors selected as 2013 Top Docs in Obstetrics/Gy  Read Full Story >>

Giveaway and 3Am Facebook Conversations

We want to congratulate Crissi McVeay on her recent $50 Target gift card for participating in our most recent Facebook Contest! Through our AOA Family   Read Full Story >>

Recovering After a C-Section

A Cesarean section, or C-section, is a surgery to deliver a baby. A horizontal incision is made in the mother’s abdomen and then in the wall of  Read Full Story >>

Affordable Care Act Update from Mike Urig, MD, President of AOA

A recent article in In Business magazine analyzed some of the impacts on both patients and healthcare providers under the new Affordable Care Act. Whil  Read Full Story >>

How Will Pregnancy Affect My Breasts?

As you know, your breasts are designed to serve a basic and natural function—feeding your newborn child. Since most girls begin to develop breast  Read Full Story >>

Anorgasmia: What is a Normal Orgasm?

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about birt  Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Fred Fingerhut, MD

Fred Fingerhut, MD Estrella Women’s Health Center Where did you attend medical school? Ohio State University How long have you been in Arizon  Read Full Story >>

February Means Romance on Our AOA Facebook Page

February is the month of romance, and boy, have we been busy on our AOA Family Facebook page! With our Valentine’s Day Contest, our AOA Family re  Read Full Story >>

Angie's Award - Recognition for Our Great Patient Service

In January, Arizona OBGYN Affiliates was awarded the 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award. This prestigious award is given annually to the top f  Read Full Story >>

Post-Birth Recovery

New mothers must take special care of their bodies after giving birth in order to have the energy and strength to best care for themselves and their   Read Full Story >>

Affordable Care Act Update - Birth Control Covered under Preventative Benefits

Healthcare reform under the Affordable Care Act is good news for women. Temporary birth control, like the pill and IUDs, as well as permanent birth c  Read Full Story >>

Managing Preeclampsia During Your Pregnancy

Those of you who have been glued to Downton Abbey this season have heard the term, but what exactly is preeclampsia and how is it treated these days?   Read Full Story >>

InTone Provides New Nonsurgical Treatment for Bladder Leakage

This article is brought to you by InControl Medical, LLC. For more information about your options to treat bladder leakage, please attend a free semi  Read Full Story >>

InTone Provides New Nonsurgical Treatment for Bladder Leakage

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Join the AOA Facebook Family

Did you know that the AOA has multiple locations throughout the Valley? Our AOA Facebook page shows you where you can find them, and gives you practi  Read Full Story >>

AOA Expands with Two New Locations in the West Valley and Gilbert

The AOA family is expanding! Estrella Women’s Health Center has opened a second location, conveniently located in the West Valley at I-10 and E  Read Full Story >>

Pregnancy - What to Expect in the First Trimester

Before you even know you are pregnant, your body will undergo a whole spectrum of hormonal changes, which affect almost every organ system in your bo  Read Full Story >>

Vaginal Health - What's Normal, What Isn't?

Vaginal health is an essential part of your overall health. Ongoing vaginal problems can cause stress or relationship problems and damage your self-c  Read Full Story >>

The "M" Word - Health Implications of Female Masturbation

While masturbation is a subject that women don’t tend to talk about as much as men might, research suggests that most women have masturbated at  Read Full Story >>

The Health Implications of Female Masturbation

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about birt  Read Full Story >>

Ovarian Cancer or Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Ovarian cancer is difficult to detect in early stages because there is a lack of specific symptoms and many women receive incorrect diagnoses before   Read Full Story >>

AOA Patient Profile - Mitzi English

Who is your AOA doctor? How long have you been with the practice? Dr. Valerie Sorkin-Wells, is my doctor and I have been a patient of Arizona Wellness  Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Charles B. Boag III, DO

Charles B. Boag III, DO, F.A.C.O.G. New Horizons Women’s Care Where did you attend medical school? Midwestern University, Arizona College of O  Read Full Story >>

Your Body on the Pill

News reports have made much of the Pill's effects your body. Here's what the science really says. A Cure for Acne? Many women have long believed t  Read Full Story >>

Sexuality After Breast Cancer

The loss of a body part can be very disorienting, and the loss of a breast or both breasts can cause profound worry to a woman facing a diagnosis of br  Read Full Story >>

Happy Holidays from Your AOA Family!!

Happy Holidays! Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more inform  Read Full Story >>

AOA Patient Profile - Michele Butler

Who is your AOA doctor? How long have you been with the practice? Dr. Valerie Sorkin-Wells, and let me think… it’s been a long while. I g  Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Matthew D. Moore, DO

Matthew D. Moore, DO, FACOG New Horizons Women’s Care Where did you attend medical school? Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopath  Read Full Story >>

Keeping Your Balance as You Age

Balance problems are among the most common complaints among older adults. Because of the increased risk of osteoporosis in women, maintaining good bala  Read Full Story >>

Afraid to Laugh? How Kegel Exercises Can Help

Dr. Arnold Kegel first developed and wrote about this pelvic floor exercise in 1948. While both men and women can practice the exercise for different  Read Full Story >>

Thyroid Disease and Your Health

The thyroid is a small gland at the base of the throat that produces T3 and T4 hormones that travel through the bloodstream and control various body ac  Read Full Story >>

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking in 2012

Sponsored Article: This article is sponsored by CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank. During pregnancy, a couple is faced with many important decisions. One of   Read Full Story >>

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking in 2012, Learn How to do Kegel Exercises

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about bir  Read Full Story >>

Urinary Tract Infections

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is caused when bacteria invades the urinary tract system, including the kidneys, bladder, ureters and urethra. They are  Read Full Story >>

Skincare During Your Pregnancy: What's Safe? What Isn't?

Most pregnant women understand that the food they eat, beverages they drink and medicines they take during pregnancy can have a profound effect on th  Read Full Story >>

Join our Online Community

Your AOA Family is committed to being available and accessible to you not only for office visits and triage questions, but also for emotional encourage  Read Full Story >>

Endometrial Ablation Can Safely Stop Your Heavy Periods

Endometrial ablation is a procedure for premenopausal women with heavy periods due to benign causes who are finished with childbearing. The procedure  Read Full Story >>

Skincare Dos and Donts During Pregnancy

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about birt  Read Full Story >>

Birth Control: Reversible and Permanent Options

Some studies show that nearly half of pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended. Since 2000, several new methods have been introduced into the mix, giving  Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Celeste Pottorff, DO

Celeste Pottorff, DO Maricopa OB/GYN Where did you attend medical school? Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine How long have you been in Ar  Read Full Story >>

Vaginal Yeast Infections

Many, if not most, women will get a vaginal yeast infection at some point. Candida albicans and other germs normally live in the vagina and keep each o  Read Full Story >>

Talking with Your Gynecologist About Sex

Many women feel uncomfortable asking their doctor questions about sex. It may seem to you that whatever uncertainty or discomfort you’re experien  Read Full Story >>

Talking with Your Gynecologist About Sex

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about birt  Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Chelsea W. Crum, MD, FACOG

Chelsea W. Crum, MD, FACOG Paradise Valley OB/GYN Where did you attend medical school? Attended University of Arizona School of Medicine. Residency  Read Full Story >>

AOA Patient Profile - Tamara Leal

Who is your AOA doctor? How long have you been with the practice? Dr. Staci Mayer with Maricopa OBGYN. I have been going to her practice for severa  Read Full Story >>

Vitamin Supplements During Pregnancy

While it is important to eat right and get a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins to stay healthy, it becomes even more critical to yo  Read Full Story >>

Late Onset Acne

While both men and women can experience persistent acne that lasts into adulthood, women going through menopause are more likely to experience late o  Read Full Story >>

Understanding Menstrual Migraines

Women are three times as likely as men to suffer from migraine headaches and they can be tricky to treat. A migraine will usually begin with a gradual   Read Full Story >>

Share Your AOA Family Experience!

We love our patients and we hope you feel the same about the AOA Family! Please share your thoughts about your experience with AOA by writing a brie  Read Full Story >>

Share Your AOA Family Experience!

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about bir  Read Full Story >>

What is Round Ligament Pain?

While you may not hear much about it, pregnancy can bring on a fairly common abdominal pain caused by the stretching of the round ligament. This is the  Read Full Story >>

AOA Patient Profile - Connie Tieke

Which AOA branch do you go to? How long have you been with the practice? I have been going to New Horizons Women’s Care since I was referred t  Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Staci A. Mayer, MD, FACOG

Staci A. Mayer, MD, FACOG Maricopa OBGYN Where did you attend medical school? University of Pittsburgh. How long have you been in Arizona? Since   Read Full Story >>

Molar Pregnancy and Gestational Trophoblastic Cancer

A molar pregnancy is one where the early placenta develops into an abnormal mass of cysts. The embryo doesn’t form at all or is malformed and u  Read Full Story >>

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

In the United States it is estimated that over 750,000 women a year will experience an episode of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). PID is an infectio  Read Full Story >>

Ligament Pain During Pregnancy Can Be Surprisingly Painful

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about birt  Read Full Story >>

AOA Patient Profile - Chrysa Anastasiou

Which AOA branch to do you go to? I have been with New Horizons Women’s Care for 3.5 years What do you like about AOA? The staff at AOA ar  Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Brock C. Jackson, M.D. - Maricopa OBGYN

Where did you attend medical school? Georgetown University How long have you been in Arizona? Since 2001. What do you enjoy the most about your   Read Full Story >>

Osteoporosis - The Most Common Bone Disease

It is estimated that one out of five women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis – a thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone over time. The dise  Read Full Story >>

What is Gestational Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which the glucose or sugar levels in your blood are too high. Normally, your stomach and intestines digest carbohydrates in yo  Read Full Story >>

AOA Doctors Making a Difference

Dr. Matthew Moore Elected President of Phoenix OB/GYN Society On June 8, AOA announced that Matthew D. Moore, DO will proudly serve as President of  Read Full Story >>

Good News for AETNA Patients!

In mid-May, Arizona OBGYN Affiliates (AOA) announced that it continues to be an ”in-network” provider for Aetna insured patients, who may  Read Full Story >>

Arizona OB-GYN Affiliates (AOA) Voted Best Hospital/Medical Center for 2012

You may have missed the news, but your AOA Family of providers has been named the best in a reader poll conducted by the East Valley Tribune! Readers   Read Full Story >>

AOA Affiliates Voted "Best Hospital/Medical Center in the East Valley"

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about bir  Read Full Story >>

Dr. Frederick D. Fingerhut, Arizona OBGYN Affiliates Physician, Awarded 'Teacher of the Year' by St. Joseph's Medical Center

Wednesday, JUNE 8th, 2012 – Arizona OBGYN Affiliates (AOA) proudly announces Frederick D. Fingerhut, MD as Teacher of the Year by St. Joseph&rsqu  Read Full Story >>

Dr. Matthew D. Moore, Arizona OBGYN Affiliates Physician, Elected President of Phoenix Ob/Gyn Society

Wednesday, JUNE 8th, 2012 – Arizona OBGYN Affiliates (AOA) announces that Matthew D. Moore, DO will proudly serve as President of the Phoenix Obs  Read Full Story >>

Are Heavy, Painful Periods Making You Anemic?

Heavy, painful periods can make it difficult for some women to function in their daily activities and for women in their 20s, painful periods are the l  Read Full Story >>

AOA Patient Profile - Sharity Montijo

Patient Name Sharity Montijo Dr. Gerald Pass, New Horizons Womens’ Care – Casa Grande Who is your AOA doctor? How long have you been   Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Gerald Pass, DO - New Horizon

Gerald Pass, DO New Horizons Women’s Care - Casa Grande Where did you attend medical school? Michigan State University How long have you be  Read Full Story >>

Sex After Menopause: What to Expect

While our bodies constantly change throughout our lives, one of the biggest changes we experience is menopause, which marks the end of our reproductive  Read Full Story >>

Ending Your Heavy Periods with Endometrial Ablation

If you’ve finished childbearing, and are experiencing heavy, painful periods due to benign causes, the AOA Family of physicians can offer the tre  Read Full Story >>

AOA Physicians Available To See Aetna Patients

Arizona OBGYN Affiliates (AOA) is pleased to announce that it continues to be an ”In-Network” provider for Aetna insured patients, who may  Read Full Story >>

AOA Physicians Available To See Aetna Patients

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about birt  Read Full Story >>

Arizona OBGYN Affiliates Physicians Available To See Aetna Patients

Wednesday, MAY 16h, 2012 – Arizona OBGYN Affiliates (AOA) is pleased to announce that it continues to be an ”In-Network” provider fo  Read Full Story >>

Arizona OB-GYN Affiliates Voted "Best Hospital/Medical Center" for 2012

Monday, April 23th, 2012 – Arizona OB-GYN Affiliates (AOA) was named “Best Hospital/Medical Center” of the East Valley. Each year, th  Read Full Story >>

AOA Patient Testimonial

AOA Patient: Sarah Ingalls, New Horizons Women’s Care “I had my annual exam with Dr. Reyes-Hailey and she was prompt, courteous, and   Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Florian T. Walter, DO

Florian T. Walter, DO Estrella Women’s Health Center Your Name: Florian T. Walter, DO Where did you attend medical school? Chicago college   Read Full Story >>

AOA Patient Profile - Rebecca Propes, New Horizons Women

Patient Name Rebecca Propes Drs. Swarup and Villa, New Horizons Women’s Care Who is your AOA doctor? How long have you been with the practi  Read Full Story >>

Bladder Control

Bladder control can be a problem for women of all ages, not just older women. Control issues can run the gamut from leakage during exercise or strenu  Read Full Story >>

Win a $150 Target Gift Card through our AOA Facebook Contest!

Visit the AOA Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/aoafamily) to be part of our newest contest, celebrating moms! We want your most adorable mom and baby p  Read Full Story >>

Women and Depression

Depression is a growing problem for societies everywhere. The World Health Organization has named depression as the #4 cause of disability in the wor  Read Full Story >>

2012 Phoenix Mag Top Docs List

Each year, Phoenix Magazine publishes a list of the top doctors, as chosen by their peers, from throughout the Metro Phoenix-area. This year, four Ar  Read Full Story >>

Four AOA Doctors Named Phoenix Magazineís 2012 TOP DOCS

Your AOA family of physicians and providers are committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more infor  Read Full Story >>

Arizona OBGYN Affiliates are Phoenix Magazine Top Docs

Phoenix Magazine Top Docs 2012 Include Four Physicians from Arizona OBGYN Affiliates (March 18, 2012, Scottsdale, AZ.) Four physicians from Arizona O  Read Full Story >>

What is Cord Blood Banking?

Umbilical cord blood is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord after a baby is born and the umbilical cord is cut. It contains red blood cells, w  Read Full Story >>

AOA Patient Testimonial

It is with great pride that we share a few words from our AOA patients: Open Letter to AOA from Ralon Violette To: Maricopa OB GYN & Jill Be  Read Full Story >>

AOA Patient Profile - Ralon Violette

Dr. Staci Mayer, Maricopa OBGYN How long have you been a patient of this practice? Over 12 years Can you tell us a little about your family? I am   Read Full Story >>

Sexually Transmitted Infections, Part II

In last month’s newsletter we covered chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and hpv. While these can be embarrassing to talk about, knowing more about th  Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Andrew C. Villa, Jr., M.D.

Andrew C. Villa, Jr., M.D. New Horizons Women’s Care Where did you attend medical school? University of South Florida How long have you bee  Read Full Story >>

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga of all kinds has exploded on the scene over the last twenty years or so. If you’re pregnant, prenatal yoga can be a great exercise solution  Read Full Story >>

News from AOA on Protecting Your Reproductive Health

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about bir  Read Full Story >>

AOA Patient Profile - Spanning Three Generations

Lisa Taylor Maricopa OBGYN Associates Who is your AOA doctor? Maricopa OBGYN – Dr. Brock Jackson I understand that three generations of your  Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Michael Urig, MD

Michael Urig, MD Maricopa OBGYN Associates Where did you attend medical school? University of Colorado School of Medicine. Residency in OB/GYN at   Read Full Story >>

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

While it can be an embarrassing subject to bring up, it is important to know as much as possible about sexually transmitted infections, including how t  Read Full Story >>

Mammograms and Breast Health

A mammogram is a special low dose X-ray of the breasts to look for changes that are not normal. The results are recorded on X-ray film, or directly int  Read Full Story >>

News from AOA on Protecting Your Reproductive Health

Your AOA family of providers is committed to working with you to help protect your overall reproductive health. Looking for more information about bir  Read Full Story >>

Pregnancy and Exercise

Most of us are aware of the benefits of regular exercise, but did you know that exercise during pregnancy can help you stay in shape and prepare for   Read Full Story >>

Arizona OBGYN Affiliates are Super Doctors

2012 Super Doctors Includes Eight Physicians from Arizona OBGYN Affiliates   (January 4, 2012, Scottsdale, AZ.) We are pleased to announce that   Read Full Story >>

Basic Facts about Ovarian Cysts

A cyst is a fluid-filled sac. In most cases a cyst on the ovary does no harm and goes away by itself. Most women have them sometime during their lives   Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Mary Deka, M.D. - Paradise Valley OBGYN

Where did you attend medical school? University of Arizona, Texas A & M, Banner Good Samaritan Hospital How long have you been in Arizona? I h  Read Full Story >>

Learning to Love Your Pregnant Body

Happy New Year from your AOA family of physicians! We hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season. We’re looking forward to providing you   Read Full Story >>

Pregnancy and Body Image

For many women, body image can be a concern, particularly during pregnancy. Some women welcome the changes a pregnancy brings, while others can be a bi  Read Full Story >>

Cervical Cancer Prevention

Cancer is a disease where cells in the body grow out of control and is always named for the part of the body where the disease originates, even if the   Read Full Story >>

Basic Facts About Ultrasound

During pregnancy, doctors use ultrasound tests to examine the fetus. An ultrasound exam is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to scan a w  Read Full Story >>

Your First Visit to the Gynecologist

Taking care of your health is very important. Regular visits to your AOA gynecologist are important if you care about your body and want to stay heal  Read Full Story >>

AOA Patient Profile - Dana McDonald - Arizona Wellness Center for Women

Dana McDonald Dana McDonald has lived in Arizona since she was seven years old. She’s been a patient of Dr. Nancy Harris at the Arizona Wellness  Read Full Story >>

Postpartum Depression

Depression after childbirth is called postpartum depression. When you are pregnant, levels of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone increase gr  Read Full Story >>

A Favorite Holiday Recipe - Secret Kiss Cookies

These are so simple and so delicious. From our family to yours, enjoy! Secret Kiss Cookies 1 cup butter, softened ½ cup sugar   Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Dr. B.J. Ho - Estrella Women

B.J. Ho, D. O. Estrella Women’s Health Center How long have you been with the practice? 1 ½ years Where did you attend medical schoo  Read Full Story >>

Happy Holidays from Our AOA Family to Yours!

Happy Holidays! We are so grateful to have each and every one of you as members of our AOA family. We wish you and your family the very best during t  Read Full Story >>

AOA Patient Profile - Carol Trombino, Paradise Valley OBGYN

Carol Trombino, Paradise Valley OBGYN   Carol Trombino has been a patient of Dr. Gina Dado’s for just over four years, having been refer  Read Full Story >>

The Three Stages of Menopause

Menopause is the transition period in a woman's life when her ovaries stop producing eggs, her body produces less estrogen and progesterone, and menstr  Read Full Story >>

Managing Your Menopause Symptoms

Depending on the severity of your symptoms, your medical history and overall health,  managing your symptoms can include hormone therapy, medicati  Read Full Story >>

Permanent Birth Control Options

There may come a point when you decide that you do not wish to become pregnant again and you may wonder about the permanent birth control options avail  Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Dr. Gina Dado, Paradise Valley OBGYN

Gina Dado, M.D., Paradise Valley OBGYN   How long have you been with Paradise Valley OBGYN? I’ve been with Paradise Valley OBGYN just over  Read Full Story >>

AOA Tips for Managing Menopause & Permanent Birth Control Options

Each month, Arizona OBGYN Affiliates (AOA) sends you the very latest news on your reproductive health. Our goal is to keep you informed and help provid  Read Full Story >>

Tips from AOA on Understanding and Relieving Your Painful Periods

Each month we’ll be sending you the very latest news on your reproductive health. Our goal is to keep you informed and provide the tools you need  Read Full Story >>

AOA Patient Profile - Heather Wood

Patient of Dr. Janice Donnelly, Paradise Valley OB/GYN   Heather Wood has been a patient of Dr. Janice Donnelly with Paradise Valley OB/GYN (par  Read Full Story >>

Tips for Relieving Menstrual Period Pain at Home

The following steps may allow you to avoid prescription medications: Apply a heating pad to your lower abdomen (below your belly button). Be car  Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Valerie Sorkin-Wells, MD

Valerie Sorkin-Wells, MD  Arizona Wellness, Scottsdale  How long have you been with Arizona Wellness? 25 years Where did you attend   Read Full Story >>

Premenstrual Syndrome or PMS

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to a wide range of physical or emotional symptoms that typically occur about 5 to 11 days before a woman starts her   Read Full Story >>

Two Types of Painful Periods

Painful menstruation affects many women and although some pain during menstruation is normal, excessive pain is not. For a small number, the discomfo  Read Full Story >>

Endometriosis: One of the Most Common Gynecological Diseases

With more than 5.5 million women in the United States and Canada diagnosed, endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological diseases. It can af  Read Full Story >>

Cute Baby Search Needs Your Vote!

AOA Family has been using social networking to have some fun and find the cutest baby in the Valley. The deadline for submissions is now October 15 and  Read Full Story >>

AOA Patient Profile - Cynthia Applebaum

Cynthia Applebaumhas been a patient with the Arizona Wellness Group (part of the AOA family) since 1985. She learned about the practice through a  Read Full Story >>

Planning Ahead for Your New Family Member

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, there are approximately 4 million children born each year in the U.S. Of those, 8.2 % are born   Read Full Story >>

Five Key Ways to Boost Your Preconception Health

Increase your intake of folic acid. All people need folic acid, but it is is especially important for women who are planning to get pregnant. T  Read Full Story >>

The Importance of Creating a Reproductive Life Plan

A reproductive life plan is a set of personal goals about having (or not having) children and steps for how to achieve those goals. Everyone needs to m  Read Full Story >>

Welcome to Arizona OBGYN Affiliates First Email Newsletter

Welcome to our inaugural AOA e-newsletter, where we will share the most up-to-date knowledge about women’s health and give you the tools you need  Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Dr. Monte R. Swarup

Dr. Monte R. Swarup, MD, FACOG (Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) New Horizons Women’s Care, Chandler   How lo  Read Full Story >>

Meet the AOA Family - Sarah Colwell, D.O.

Sarah Colwell, DO Estrella Women's Health Center Where did you attend medical school? Midwestern University. How long have you been in Arizona?   Read Full Story >>