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Get Educated and Empowered About Your Healthcare Planning Today

What is National Healthcare Decisions Day? National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is an annual event celebrated on April 16th worldwide. NHDD is a national initiative to empower and encourage all adults to plan for and safeguard against a health crisis in the future, a process called advance care planning. Making important decisions about your health…

Finding A Women’s Health Group That Is Right For You

Choosing the women’s health group that is right for you is important.  Not only do you want to work with experienced and knowledgeable health professionals, but you also want to choose a practice with compassionate providers and competent administrative staff.   Visiting your Gynecologist vs. Your Family Doctor Some women believe that visiting their family doctor…

Depression During & After Pregnancy: It’s Not Just In Your Head

Many expectant and new mothers experience depression. The stress produced while your body is going through the changes that pregnancy brings along makes you more vulnerable to the condition. Age, substance abuse, familial history of depression, and lack of support can contribute to your chance of developing postpartum depression. Those with depression during their pregnancy…

Sharing our Support and Belief for the Covid-19 Vaccine

Southwest Ob/Gyn Is Confident in the COVID-19 Vaccine A lot of women may have serious questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. The United States Food and Drug Administration presented an Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer-BioNtech mRNA vaccine for 16 years of age and older as a 2-dose regimen given three weeks apart. The Pfizer vaccine…

What is the Difference Between an OB/GYN and a Gynecologist?

To understand the difference between an OB/GYN physician and a gynecologist, one must know that both encompasses two separate medical specialties. Women see an OB/GYN provider for their health needs, including pregnancy and menopause management, while seeking an obstetrician has its own set of requirements. Although both gynecologists and OB/GYNs are medical doctors in women’s…

When Should I See a Gynecologist?

Gynecologists specialize in the area of reproductive medicine in women. They help women with pregnancy, childbirth, menstruation, hormone disorders, and other issues specific to the female body. Preteens, teens, and adults should visit with their gynecologist regularly. There are other times when a visit is necessary outside of the regular gynecological visits. Here we share…

What Happens at Your First OB/GYN Visit?

Every woman, at some point in their lives, will have their first visit to their Houston Gynecologist. It is the recommendation of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) that girls have their first appointment between 13 and 15 years old.   Physicians who specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology help you with information regarding your…

Dispelling 11 Common Myths about Your OB/GYN Visit

Information gleamed from family members and the internet can cause confusion regarding your visits to your Houston OB/GYN.  This misleading information can cause fear and trepidation about your upcoming appointment or lead you to delay getting the regular gynecological care that you need.  It can also steer you in the wrong direction when asking for…

Top Houston Obstetrician – Dr. Utsavi Shah

Southwest OB/GYN is pleased to have our own Dr. Utsavi Shah named one of Houstonia Mag’s Top Doctors. One of eight distinguished in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology on the Top Doctors List, Dr. Shah studied at Baylor College of Medicine in the Houston Medical Center and specializes in high-risk obstetrics and minimally invasive…

What Can I Expect at My First Prenatal Visit?

The at-home pregnancy test says you’re expecting! You’re excited and there are a million things running through your mind. One of the first things you should do at this point is to schedule your first prenatal appointment. Your provider will have a host of questions, will perform a number of screenings, and have plenty of…