The OGAWNY Blog - OB•GYN Associates of WNY

Have You Been in For Your Checkup Lately?

Posted on: 12/28/20

Let’s face it: going to the doctor’s isn’t at the top of everyone’s to-do list, even in a perfect world. Add Covid-19 into the picture and the anxiety multiplies. In reality, however, a doctor’s office is one of the safest places to be right now! A CDC study from June found that over 40% of […]


COVID-19 Infection and Vaccination during Pregnancy Summary

Posted on: 12/16/20

COVID-19 Infection and Vaccination during Pregnancy Summary Currently, available data suggests that symptomatic pregnant patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk of more severe illness compared with non-pregnant peers. Even though the risk for severe COVID-19 is low, these data indicate an increased risk of need for ICU admission and ventilatory support in pregnant women […]


Five Reasons Why You Should Schedule an Annual OBGYN Appointment

Posted on: 03/10/20

The holiday season has come and gone, the seasons are changing, and just like that, it’s a new year. Soon it’ll be time to file your taxes, get your vehicle inspected, and (gasp) slip on the familiar white paper gown for a yearly OBGYN visit. Or is it? While the circumstances for each individual certainly […]


What You Should Know: Safe Sex Practices and the Importance of STD Testing

Posted on: 12/4/19

STD rates continue to rise among Americans. Although research has shown that Americans are having less sex than in the past, people are still contracting STDs at an alarming rate. So what is the cause? Is it a lack of education? Overindulgence in risky behavior? Bad luck? Truth be told, there are numerous explanations and […]


Premature Birth: What to Know to Minimize the Risks

Posted on: 11/5/19

According to the March of Dimes, premature birth is the number one killer of children under the age of 5. In 2017, almost one in 10 babies born in the United States was born too early. That’s about 400,000 babies every year. When babies are born prematurely, it often leads to health problems, developmental disabilities, […]


How Mammogram Guidelines Have Changed

Posted on: 10/1/19

In 1966, Houston radiologist Robert Egan created what we know today as the modern mammogram. Utilizing x-ray imaging specifically formulated for breast tissue, Egan paved the way for the hundreds of millions of women who have since had mammograms. Fast forward over 50 years, and while the principle of mammography remains the same, some guidelines […]


Five Healthy Habits to Start BEFORE Trying to Conceive

Posted on: 09/26/19

So you’ve decided you’re ready to start a family. Having children is one of the most exciting, fulfilling, and meaningful things a person can do in his or her lifetime. While it sure is exciting to share the news you’re expecting, here are some things to consider before you pull the trigger on bringing new […]


Saving Lives with Blood and Organ Donations

Posted on: 08/2/19

With our annual OGAWNY blood drive coming up, it’s time to talk a bit about the importance of giving blood and what you can do personally. First off, did you know roughly every two seconds, someone in the world needs blood? In America alone, around 4.5 million people will need a blood transfusion this year. […]


Stay Active During Your Pregnancy

Posted on: 07/1/19

Did you know doctors recommend at least 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity physical exercise? They do, and it applies to pregnant women as well. Now that the weather is nice again, you might be asking yourself what kind of activities you can do to stay active during your pregnancy. Fortunately, there are plenty […]


Your First Gynecologist Appointment and What to Expect

Posted on: 06/26/19

Growing up, children in the United States normally visit their pediatricians with regularity. At some point, however, there will be situations in which a pediatrician will pass along continuation of care to another specialized doctor. In the case of female reproductive health, this doctor is a gynecologist.  The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, or […]