Blog: Updates & Resources

Do All STDs Have Symptoms?

An itchy rash, unusual discharge, unsightly bumps — these may be signs of a sexually transmitted disease (STD). But not all STDs cause noticeable symptoms, and many trigger only mild symptoms at first. Here’s what you need to know.
Dec 6th, 2022

What Is a Pap Test?

A Pap test, also called a Pap smear, is an important health screening every woman should get. Keep reading to learn more about this simple exam and when you should schedule yours.
Nov 7th, 2022

How MonaLisa Touch Can Help with Your Vaginal Dryness

When estrogen levels drop due to changes in your cycle, pregnancy, or menopause, you can develop vaginal dryness. Learn how MonaLisa Touch®, a pain-free, outpatient treatment, can restore your most delicate tissues.
Oct 10th, 2022

The Role of Estrogen in Your Female Health

Created in your ovaries, fatty tissue, and adrenal glands, estrogen plays a key role in your reproductive and overall health. Take a moment to learn what you need to know about this hormone and the signs you could have an estrogen imbalance.
Sep 7th, 2022

How Did I Get This Painful UTI?

If you’re dealing with the pain and discomfort of a urinary tract infection (UTI), chances are you want to know how you got the infection and how you can avoid getting another one. Keep reading to learn what you need to know.
Aug 1st, 2022

8 Symptoms of Menopause and What To Do About Them

Menopause is a natural part of life. But it and the period leading up to this key change can bring a host of symptoms. Here’s a look at eight common symptoms of menopause and how we can help you manage this major life transition.
Jul 1st, 2022

Don’t Ignore These Signs of Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects at least 10% of women, and researchers think many more go undiagnosed. If left untreated, this condition can cause many problems. Knowing the signs can help you get the medical assistance you need.
May 1st, 2022

Common Myths About Working with a Midwife

Midwives are advanced nurses who’ve helped hundreds of thousands of women across the globe manage childbirth. But many myths still circulate about this special medical practice. Keep reading as we separate fact from fiction.
Apr 1st, 2022

What Happens During Infertility Counseling?

If you’ve been trying to get pregnant and haven’t been successful, infertility counseling could be the next step. Take a moment to learn what’s involved and what you can expect.
Mar 1st, 2022

5 Important Facts About Vaginal Atrophy

If you’re worried you’re experiencing vaginal atrophy and the unpleasant symptoms it brings, there are some important things you need to know. Keep reading to learn the key facts about vaginal atrophy and how we help improve your condition.
Feb 4th, 2022

What Causes Morning Sickness?

For the majority of expecting women, the joy of pregnancy is often accompanied by morning sickness. Take a moment to learn what causes this unpleasant side effect of pregnancy, and find out what you can do to feel better.
Jan 5th, 2022

4 Types of Incontinence and What to Do About Them

Urinary incontinence can make you feel embarrassed and alone with your troubles. But more women struggle with bladder leaks than you may think. Keep reading to learn about the different types of incontinence and how we can help.
Dec 6th, 2021

I’m Struggling with Postpartum Depression

Having a baby is exciting, but the changes it brings to your body and lifestyle can take a toll. If you’re experiencing feelings of sadness or anxiety that aren’t going away, it could be due to postpartum depression. Here’s how we can help.
Nov 4th, 2021

Have Your Estrogen Levels Declined?

If you’re in your late 30s, 40s, or early 50s and wondering if your estrogen levels are declining, we’ve got you covered. Take a moment to learn some of the common signs of declining estrogen and what it can mean for you.
Oct 6th, 2021

Common STDs and How They're Treated

If you’re sexually active, you’re at risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Fortunately, many common STDs are highly treatable when detected early. Read on to learn about these common infections and the treatments that are available.
Sep 6th, 2021

5 Methods to Diagnose Fibroids

Nearly 80% of women develop at least one fibroid in their lifetime, but knowing if these benign tumors are the cause of your symptoms can be difficult without medical intervention. Learn about the different ways we diagnose uterine fibroids.
Aug 10th, 2021

What’s Included with a Keepsake Ultrasound?

If you’re expecting and ready to get a closer look at the newest member of your family, a keepsake ultrasound can help you meet your unborn baby sooner. Learn more about what’s included with this popular service.
Jul 21st, 2021

How Often Should I Get a Pap Smear?

If you shrug your shoulders at Pap smears, you shouldn’t. Pap smears reveal essential health information that can save your life. Read on to learn more about Pap smears and how often you should have them.
Jun 17th, 2021

The Benefits of the MonaLisa Touch

If you’re struggling with intimate issues, such as vaginal dryness, painful sex, or urinary incontinence, vaginal rejuvenation offers an effective solution. Keep reading to learn about the amazing MonaLisa Touch® and the many benefits it offers.
May 13th, 2021

What to Do About Vaginal Dryness

Is vaginal dryness taking the pleasure out of your sex life? You’re not alone. Many women struggle with this common problem, which is often caused by hormonal imbalances. Take a moment to learn how you can treat vaginal dryness.
Apr 1st, 2021

Understanding Your Birth Control Options

If you want to avoid getting pregnant but aren’t sure which method of birth control is right for you, our informative guide can help. Read on to learn more about your options and the questions to consider as you choose.
Mar 4th, 2021

Addressing Concerns About Your Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of excitement, but it can also be a time of seemingly endless questions and concerns. Understanding more about what to expect can help put you at ease. Keep reading to learn more.
Feb 7th, 2021

How Can a Midwife Help My Pregnancy Experience?

Midwives view pregnancy and childbirth as one of life’s natural processes, not medical events. Take a moment to learn how working with a modern midwife can enhance your pregnancy experience and help you achieve a safe labor and delivery.
Jan 1st, 2021

The Importance of Getting a Pap Test and Pelvic Exam

If you’re like most women, scheduling a pelvic exam and Pap test probably isn’t at the top of your to-do list this holiday season. But these important health screenings could save your life. Read on to learn why they’re important for every woman.
Dec 1st, 2020

What Do Keepsake Ultrasounds Offer?

The moment you first meet your baby is one you never forget. Now you and your family can meet your baby sooner with keepsake ultrasounds. Take a moment to learn more about this special imaging process.
Nov 4th, 2020

Why the MonaLisa Touch Might Be Right for You

Many women with intimate issues, such as vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, and painful intercourse, are seeking relief with the MonaLisa Touch®. Read on to learn how this technology can treat these and other issues.
Oct 11th, 2020

What’s Included in Midwifery Services

Midwifery considers pregnancy and childbirth as natural life processes, giving you and your baby individualized care in an intimate, family-centered environment. If you’re considering midwifery services, here’s what you can expect.
Sep 4th, 2020

Common Causes of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition in which your bones become thin, making you more vulnerable to debilitating fractures and breaks. But what causes osteoporosis and can you prevent it? Read on to learn what you need to know about this bone disease.
Aug 31st, 2020

What Can I Do About Vaginal Dryness?

Many women experience vaginal dryness due to changes in their hormone levels or gynecological health. Now there’s a solution that offers lasting help. Read on to learn what you can do to make vaginal dryness a thing of the past.
Jul 21st, 2020

Women's Healthcare and COVID-19: What You Should Know

Maintaining your health and protecting yourself against infections and other health conditions is imperative during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Read on to learn more about women’s healthcare and COVID-19.
Jun 17th, 2020

10 Symptoms of Fibroids

If you’re a woman in your 30s, 40s, or 50s, there’s a good chance you could develop fibroids. These benign uterine growths can be painful, but not all fibroids cause pain. Learn the symptoms of fibroids and what you can do about the condition.
May 21st, 2020

5 Tips For Preventing UTIs

If you’ve suffered from urinary tract infections (UTIs) in the past, you know how painful and frustrating they can be. Unfortunately, UTIs have a way of coming back, again and again. Read on to learn five tips for stopping UTIs before they start.
Feb 1st, 2020

What You May Not Know About Modern Midwives

There are generally two classes of people: Those who would never think of delivering a baby without a midwife, and those who have no clue what a midwife really is. Here’s your guide to modern midwifery.
Jan 3rd, 2020

Could Your Hormones Be Causing Those Migraines?

Changes in hormones often cause migraines in women during their reproductive years, and these migraines tend to worsen during times of dramatic hormonal changes. Appropriate treatment can help you find relief.
Dec 1st, 2019

Does Endometriosis Cause Infertility?

Endometriosis is common among women of reproductive age, but it is frequently misdiagnosed. It can also be one of the most common causes of infertility. If you are having trouble conceiving, this ailment could be the reason why. Keep reading to learn more.
Nov 1st, 2019

Pregnancy FAQ: The Most Common Questions Answered

Pregnant for the first time? You probably have questions about what’s happening to your body. Understanding what causes different symptoms can help keep you from being surprised or concerned.
Oct 1st, 2019

Don't Let Menopause Ruin Your Sex Life: Try MonaLisa Touch

Though menopause is a time in a woman’s life that’s free from the worry about pregnancy, the symptoms of the condition can make enjoying sex more difficult. The MonaLisa Touch®, which can treat vaginal atrophy, may be able to help.
Sep 1st, 2019

Should You Consider Implant Birth Control?

There are many birth control methods out there. If you’re looking for one that doesn’t require you to keep track of contraceptive devices or follow a daily regimen, implant birth control may be for you.
Aug 1st, 2019

What Comes After an Abnormal Pap Smear?

If you get a call from your doctor’s office with news that your Pap smear came back with an abnormal result, your first reaction may be to freak out. But there may be no need. Learn more about Pap smears, what an abnormal result means, and what you can do.
Jun 1st, 2019

How Fibroids Can Affect Your Everyday Life

Although some 75% of women develop uterine fibroid tumors, only about 20% of them experience symptoms. If you’re one of them, you may want to learn how those symptoms can impact your day-to-day life and what you can do about them.
Apr 30th, 2019

Welcome to Our New SCWH Blog!

Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare is happy to announce the coming of our new blog on our website! Stay tuned for more from us.
Apr 4th, 2019

Rejuvenate Your Health and Confidence With The MonaLisa Touch®

If you’ve been through menopause, either naturally or induced due to cancer treatment, chances are you’ve heard of vaginal atrophy. Also known as “genitourinary syndrome of menopause,” the condition happens when the body’s estrogen levels drop, and its...
Apr 2nd, 2019

SCWH’s Adolescent Gynecology Services

Southern Crescent Women’s HealthCare provides comprehensive gynecology care throughout all stages of a woman’s life – adolescent gynecology, onto childbearing years, into post-menopause, and retirement...
Mar 28th, 2019

Piedmont Fayette Named One of America’s 50 Best Hospitals

For the fifth consecutive year, Piedmont Fayette Hospital has achieved the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award. In addition, Piedmont Fayette Hospital earned the designation as one of America’s best hospitals for 11 consecutive years...
Feb 13th, 2019

Breastfeeding Workshop on February 12th, 2019

AMERIGROUP Community Care & Smart Choice Breastfeeding Partnership Presents: Breastfeeding Workshop Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:00pm – 4:00pm Southern Crescent Women’s HealthCare 1279 Highway 54 West 3rd Floor Classroom B Fayetteville, GA 30214...
Jan 10th, 2019

2019 Update: OB and GYN Care at Piedmont Newnan Hospital

Our OB and GYN care for Southern Crescent Women’s HealthCare (SCWH) patients at Piedmont Newnan Hospital was temporarily on hold since September. During this time, all hospital-based care for SCWH patients was at Piedmont Fayette Hospital...
Jan 9th, 2019

SCWH Offers Postpartum Depression Care

Within a few days of giving birth, many women can experience feelings of sadness, emptiness, or exhaustion. For many women, these “baby blues” are typically mild, last a week or two, and go away on their own. However, sometimes the feelings of extreme...
Jan 3rd, 2019

Meet Dr. W. Darrell Martin, MD, FACOG

Every month, Southern Crescent Women’s HealthCare interviews one of our team members – meet Dr. Darrell Martin! Dr. Martin has been practicing medicine for over 40 years. He, alongside Raul Takagi founded Southern Crescent Women’s HealthCare in 1984...
Oct 23rd, 2018

Happy National Midwifery Week

National Midwifery Week was created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives to celebrate midwives and midwife-led care. This year, National Midwifery Week was September 30th to October 6th, 2018...
Oct 5th, 2018

Happy National PA Week!

National Physician Assistant (PA) week is October 6th – 12th, 2018. The weeklong holiday recognizes the profession and its contributions to the nation’s health. Meg Hanshaw is a certified Physician Assistant who...
Oct 4th, 2018

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 27th

The United States 
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) hosts an annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This year, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 27th from 10am Р2pm. There are drop off locations near all SCWH...
Oct 4th, 2018

Update: OB and GYN Care at Piedmont Newnan Hospital

OB and GYN care for SCWH patients at Piedmont Newnan Hospital will be temporarily on hold from September 1, 2018 to January 14, 2019. During this time, all hospital-based care for SCWH patients will be at Piedmont Fayette Hospital...
Aug 15th, 2018

Meet Dr. Crystal O. Slade, MD, FACOG

Every month, Southern Crescent Women’s HealthCare features one of our team members here on our website. Meet SCWH Physician Crystal O. Slade, MD, FACOG! Dr. Crystal Slade is a board-certified physician who has been working at Southern Crescent Women’s...
Aug 8th, 2018

Join the 2018 Fit for the Cure Event

Southern Crescent Women’s HealthCare is teaming up with Wacoal and Belk for their annual Fit for the Cure event! Wacoal will donate $2 to the Susan G Komen Foundation for each complimentary bra fitting and an additional $2 will be donated...
Aug 2nd, 2018

Meet SCWH Physician Deborah Shepard, MD, FACOG

Every month, Southern Crescent Women’s HealthCare features one of our team members here on our website. Meet SCWH Physician Deborah Shepard, MD, FACOG. Dr. Deborah Shepard relocated from a Florida practice to join the Southern Crescent team...
Jul 19th, 2018

Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation with the MonaLisa Touch

Some women find that changes in gynecological health may be embarrassing to talk about, even with their doctor. There is a treatment that can help! When estrogen levels decline – whether it is due to perimenopause, menopause, or induced menopause...
Jul 6th, 2018

Come to the 2018 Baby Expo on May 6, 2018!

When you attend the 2018 Baby Expo on Sunday, May 6, 2018, from 1pm – 6pm at the Eagle’s Landing Country Club, you can enter to win a baby basket that contains 42 delightful items for baby and mom.
Apr 26th, 2018

Piedmont and Anthem Blue Cross Reach New Agreement

Piedmont and Anthem Blue Cross have shaken hands on a new agreement as announced today on the Piedmont Healthcare website and via their last email announcement. The email said “The arrangement ensures patients that have Anthem Blue Cross insurance can con
Apr 17th, 2018

Meet SCWH Physician Kristie Dyson, MD, FACOG

Every month, Southern Crescent Women’s HealthCare features one of our team members on our blog. Meet SCWH Physician, Dr. Kristie Dyson! Dr. Dyson is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She has been practicing for 7 years. She graduated with honors...
Mar 16th, 2018

SCWH Pregnancy Packet

Southern Crescent Women’s Healthcare put together a Pregnancy Packet for our patients that covers common pregnancy topics and questions including...
Feb 27th, 2018

Meet SCWH Physician Elizabeth W. Killebrew, MD, FACOG, NCMP, CCD

Every Month, Southern Crescent Women’s HealthCare features one of our team members on our blog. This month we feature SCWH Physician, Dr. Elizabeth Killebrew! Dr. Elizabeth Killebrew is the President and Senior Partner of Southern Crescent Women’s HealthC
Feb 20th, 2018

Meet SCWH Physician Dr. Edwin Bello, MD, FACOG

Every month, Southern Crescent Women’s HealthCare features one of our team members on our blog. Meet SCWH Physician Edwin Bello, MD, FACOG. Dr. Edwin Bello received his undergraduate degree from the University of Puerto Rico and completed medical...
Feb 5th, 2018

Meet SCWH Physician Benita Bonser, MD, FACOG

Every month, Southern Crescent Women’s HealthCare features one of our team members on our blog. Meet SCWH Physician Benita Bonser, MD, FACOG Dr. Benita Bonser received her MD degree from the University of Michigan, which included a fellowship in Nigeria.
Jan 30th, 2018

Hablamos Español

En Southern Crescent Women’s Healthcare, tenemeos proveedores que hablan español. Southern Crescent Women’s Healthcare es un grupo de profesionales compuesto de médicos, enfermeras parteras certificadas, y enfermeras practicantes que están capacitadas...
Jan 16th, 2018

SCWH’s Online Patient Portal

Southern Crescent Women’s Healthcare offers access to an Online Patient Portal to all our patients. The Online Patient Portal allows you to: View your health record from any Internet-enabled device Exchange secure messages with your healthcare provider...
Jan 8th, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Wishing You the Merriest Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Dec 25th, 2017

Safe Medications in Pregnancy

If you get a minor illness, such as a cold, runny nose, mild sore throat, headache, or temperature less than 100.4,° the following is a list of safe medications that can be used.
Dec 1st, 2017

SCWH is a Member of the U.S. Women’s Health Alliance

The U.S. Women’s Health Alliance brings higher quality, more affordable healthcare to women across the nation and help our Members achieve healthy sustainability in their private practice. Their mission is to effectively collaborate as one unified organiza
Nov 15th, 2017

2017 Baby Expo on October 22nd in Atlanta

When you attend the 2017 VII Baby Expo on Sunday, October 22nd, at the Marriott Atlanta – Peachtree Corners, you can enter to win one of the great giveaways, including this set!
Oct 2nd, 2017

Celebrate National Midwifery Week

National Midwifery Week was created by The American College of Nurse-Midwives states (ACNM) to celebrate and recognize midwives and midwife-led care. Southern Crescent Women’s Healthcare celebrates the midwifery services that we are able to deliver...
Sep 27th, 2017

Have You Scheduled Your Well-Woman Examination?

Having a yearly well-woman examination is an opportunity for you to take charge of your health. Annual gynecology visits can help find problems early or prevent health problems before they occur. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists...
Sep 7th, 2017