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Welcome to Southwest Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology’s New Blog!

Dr. Payne, as well as the nurses and staff at our office, are committed to serving our community. We are dedicated to helping women improve their lives through better choices. This blog will serve as a forum to discuss the latest obstetrical and gynecological medical developments and health advice. We want to help YOU to be fit and happy. Whether your goal is to lose weight, grow your family, or simply take a more active role in managing your well-being, we are here to help you succeed. Join us in celebrating women’s lives. Together we can make a difference!

However, we can’t do this alone – we need to hear from you! Let us know what topics you’re interested in and what issues really matter to you. Please contact us with topics of interest at info@swgaobgyn.com, or use our contact form. We look forward to your feedback!

Best regards,
The Providers and Staff at Southwest Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology

November is Prematurity Awareness Month

November is Prematurity Awareness Month! Premature birth occurs in about 11 to 13 percent of pregnancies (more than half a million babies ) in the US. Almost 60 percent of twins, triplets, and other multiple deliveries result in preterm births. Our country’s premature birth rate has risen by 36 percent over the last 25 years. That’s serious cause for concern.

A baby born before 37 weeks is considered premature.  Babies born early are at risk of long-lasting health problems and lifelong disabilities. Although babies born very preterm are a small percentage of all births, these very preterm infants account for a large proportion of infant deaths. More infants die from preterm-related problems than from any other single cause. Some premature babies require special care and spend weeks or months hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The earlier a baby is born, the more severe his or her health problems are likely to be. Those who survive may face lifelong problems to include mental disabilities, cerebral palsy, respiratory and intestinal problems, as well as vision and hearing loss. 

 

Southwest Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology is committed to promoting health and well-being of our pregnant moms!

To learn more, please visit the link below from the CDC!

CDC - Preterm Birth-Prematurity - Maternal Infant Health - Reproductive Health

Southwest Georgia Obstetrics & Gynecology desires to provide its patients with informative content and articles related to women’s health and management. However, these links and the information provided should not take the place of visiting your Physician if you are experiencing medical discomfort or if you require additional information concerning a medical issue. Dr. Paul Payne is not liable for any medical advice or information given out on this page. However, we welcome appointments to discuss any problems or concerns you may be having. Thank you for your understanding.