*GeorgAnna is now seeing women for annual exams/gynecology care at Thrive OB* 

 

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annual exams/well woman care

GeorgAnna offers annual exams, gynecology, and well woman care at Thrive OB, providing access to quality care affordable to all women, of any age. 

To make an appointment please visit Thrive OB at: https://www.thriveobgyn.com

 

Birth control/family planning

All the options below are options for birth control or family planning are offered.  Here is a great link to an explanation of various options. 

Some options are:

IUDs

  • Most effective birth control option other than tubal ligation, immediately reversible (you can remove the IUD and become pregnant again).

  • Paragard copper IUD - non hormonal, compatible with breastfeeding, effective for up to 10 years yet immediately reversible (just take it out). Can be inserted immediately after you give birth and immediately effective.

  • Mirena IUD - has hormones, effective for up to 5 years. Intended for those who have given birth before.

  • Skyla IUD - smaller version of the Mirena, effective for up to 3 years, ideal for those who have not given birth before.

Hormonal options (more effective than hormone free):

  • Mirena IUD - has hormones, effective for up to 5 years. Intended for those who have given birth before.

  • Skyla IUD - smaller version of the Mirena, effective for up to 3 years, ideal for those who have not given birth before.

  • Birth control pills (combined hormonal methods are not compatible with breastfeeding, although progestin only pills are fine while nursing)

  • Nuva-Ring hormonal method that is easy to use, but not compatible with breastfeeding.

Hormone-free options:

  • Paragard copper IUD - non hormonal, compatible with breastfeeding, effective for up to 10 years yet immediately reversible (just take it out). Can be inserted immediately after you give birth and immediately effective.

  • Diaphragms, spermicides, cervical caps, and condoms (male and female condoms are available) are barrier methods.

  • Natural family planning, fertility awareness, rhythm method, sympto-thermal method, and the two day method are other hormone-free options (details below).

fertility awareness (there are some great apps for this)