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    Some OB/GYN Issues Can't Wait Until After COVID-19

    As we all carefully ration each excursion outside our home, it's challenging  to know what  types of gynecological concerns warrant an office visit, which can be discussed on telehealth, and what issues can really wait until life gets a little more back to normal.

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    'Virginity Tests': A Gynecologist Sets the Record Straight

    I will never forget the first time I was asked to perform a "virginity exam." I was a rather new doctor when a woman I knew from the ...

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    What an OB/GYN Is Really Thinking During Your Exam

    If you’ve ever wondered what annual check-ups are like from the other side of the stirrups, here’s a glimpse inside my head during an ...

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    Do I Really Need a Yearly GYN Exam?

    Guidelines for pap smears and cervical cancer screening have changed a lot in the last few years, leaving many women to wonder if they ...

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    Do I Have an Ovarian Cyst?

    While your ovaries are mostly awesome organs of reproduction, sometimes they can be a real pain. Let’s talk about the awesome part first. ...

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    Is ‘Seeding’ After C-Section Safe?

    In my 10 years as an OB/GYN, I have read many interesting birth plans, but over the last month I’ve had several patients request something ...

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    Hate Going to the GYN? Why You Can Relax

    No woman looks forward to going to the gynecologist. Gynecologists know this, so don’t think we’re offended when you’re grumpy and nervous. ...

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    Is My Anxiety Normal?

    All of us worry. But do you ever wonder if you worry more than normal? Do you ever think your worries could be affecting your health? The ...

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    4 Easy Changes for Better Sleep

    When a woman comes into my office telling me she can’t sleep, I take her complaint seriously. Without enough sleep we’re not only just ...

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    I Have No Sex Drive – Could It Be My Hormones?

    In the office this week I saw a frazzled soccer mom, a newlywed, an executive empty nester and a marathoner all with the same symptom: low ...

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  • Heather Rupe, DO

    Heather Rupe, DO

    Heather Rupe, DO, is a board-certified OB/GYN in private practice in Franklin, TN, and serves as the vice chief of staff at Williamson Medical Center. She is the co-author of The Pregnancy Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey to Motherhood and The Baby Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey through Baby’s First Year.