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When to Consider a Midwife Through Your Pregnancy Dec 1st, 2021

Becoming a parent involves many decisions as you work to navigate the best fitting path for you and your growing family. One of the earliest choices may involve what type of medical care and birth plan you envision. For many people, a midwife plays a crucial part in this journey....

Can Surgery Help My Incontinence? Nov 7th, 2021

Are you tired of worrying every little cough or sneeze may result in a leak? Have more conservative urinary incontinence treatments failed to bring relief? Is this issue impacting your daily life and social activities? If so, you may be a good candidate for surgery. Here at Habersham OBGYN in...

Help for Balancing Your Hormones Oct 13th, 2021

Aging is more than simply adding years on the calendar — it can include significant changes to your body. Fortunately, in the case of imbalanced hormones, help is available. Dr. Thomas Hatchett, our midwife nurse practitioner Britteny Barron, and our highly skilled staff provide a wide range of integrative health...

Understanding Your Contraception Options Sep 8th, 2021

To many people, an OBGYN and midwife mean pregnancy and a new baby. While these medical professionals certainly play an important role in shepherding a woman through labor and delivery, they also do much more, including advising on important topics like contraception. Here at Habersham OBGYN in Demorest, Georgia, our...

What to Expect During an Ultrasound Aug 17th, 2021

Most everyone is familiar with X-rays and their diagnostic use, but ultrasounds can play an important role, too. Whether you're pregnant and seeking information about your unborn baby or are suffering from a medical issue like pelvic pain, infertility, or another ailment, this imaging method can provide vital insight. Dr....

The Importance of Pregnancy Care Jul 19th, 2021

It's natural for parents to want the best for their children. By getting proper pregnancy care, they can make sure their babies are off to a healthy start before they are even born. At Habersham OBGYN in Demorest, Georgia, Dr. Thomas Hatchett, our midwife nurse practitioner Britteny Barron, and our...

What's Your Ideal Prenatal Schedule? Jun 28th, 2021

When you're expecting a baby, there are many decisions to be made, from names to nursery colors. Fortunately, physicians and midwives can help create an ideal prenatal schedule for your situation, leaving you one less thing to worry about. Dr. Thomas Hatchett, our midwife nurse practitioner Britteny Barron, and our...

The Many Benefits of Having a Midwife by Your Side May 24th, 2021

Pregnancy, labor, and delivery can be an exciting time for new parents-to-be, but it can also be overwhelming and potentially stressful at times. Midwives can be a valuable resource for everything from education to medical care, as well as serving as a vital member of the birthing team. Here at...

Say Goodbye to Incontinence, Once and for All Apr 21st, 2021

Do you find yourself rushing to the bathroom and still not always making it in time? Or perhaps you worry every cough, sneeze, or laugh will cause an embarrassing leak. If urinary incontinence is affecting your life and other treatments have not helped, it may be time to consider incontinence...

5 Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy Mar 21st, 2021

Aging brings with it a variety of aches, pains, and other symptoms that many people figure are just the price of getting older. However, that isn't always true. In the case of a hormone imbalance, treatment is available to improve symptoms. At Habersham OBGYN in Demorest, Georgia, Dr. Thomas Hatchett...

How Ultrasounds Have Changed Over the Years Feb 16th, 2021

Ultrasounds have a special role during pregnancy, as parents-to-be are able to "see" their baby for the first time and keep a photo memento they can hang on the refrigerator. This state-of-the-art technology is so common now, a pregnancy without one is almost unimaginable. But until relatively recent times, parents...

Everything You Need to Know About Hormonal Birth Control Jan 13th, 2021

Family planning is a very personal decision. Fortunately, there are many options available, including hormonal birth control. Dr. Thomas Hatchett and our expert team at Habersham OBGYN in Demorest, Georgia, help women from their teens to post-menopause with all their gynecological and obstetrical needs, including birth control options. Whether you...

Busting These 5 Myths About Midwives Dec 9th, 2020

Pregnancy typically comes with a lot of excitement — and decisions to be made. While it's fun to consider names, nursery decorations, and stroller options, it's important to also think what type of prenatal, birth, and postpartum experience you desire. Many people find using a midwife to be a great...

Tips for Surviving Your Winter Pregnancy Nov 5th, 2020

The weather outside might be frightful but if you're pregnant during the winter, you may be dreaming of something delightful — the birth of your new baby. While cold weather can be challenging in some ways, there are a number of tips that can help make it more tolerable. Dr....

What is Preeclampsia? Oct 1st, 2020

Many pregnant women may struggle with finding time for so many prenatal visits, but these checkups are important to ensuring the baby is healthy and growing normally. They are also critical to making sure mom-to-be hasn't developed any health concerns such as preeclampsia. Here at Habersham OBGYN located in Demorest,...

4 Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance Sep 3rd, 2020

Many health issues come with big red flags such as chest pain for heart problems or a lump in the case of cancer. However, other medical problems like a hormone imbalance can be more subtle. Fortunately, there are signs that can indicate a problem. Dr. Thomas Hatchett and our highly...

What to Expect From Incontinence Surgery Aug 2nd, 2020

Do you dread every cough, sneeze, or laugh because of the urine leak that often accompanies it? Or do you find yourself scoping out the nearest bathroom every time you leave the house? If you have tried conservative treatments for your urinary incontinence but not found success, incontinence surgery may...

Gynecology and COVID19: What You Should Know Jul 2nd, 2020

COVID-19 has upended our lives in a wide variety of ways, including impacting our non-virus-related healthcare. However, as we settle into the "new normal," it's important to return focus to our other medical needs to make sure we remain as healthy as possible. Gynecological care is one of these areas. ...

Which Type of Incontinence Do I Have? Jun 9th, 2020

Whether you fear leaks when you laugh or spend too much time thinking about where the nearest bathroom is, urinary incontinence can significantly affect your life. Fortunately, there are treatments available. Here at Habersham OBGYN located in Demorest, Georgia, Dr. Thomas Hatchett and our highly skilled team provide a wide...

Which Type of Birth Control is Best for Me? May 1st, 2020

The good news is there are more birth control options available than ever. The challenge is choosing the right one for your situation and lifestyle. Fortunately, there are questions you can discuss with your doctor to help select what's best for you.  Dr. Thomas Hatchett and our highly trained team...

Solve These 3 Health Problems by Balancing Your Hormones Apr 15th, 2020

When most people think about hormone issues, things like PMS and menopause come to mind. In reality, hormone imbalances can affect men and women and wreak havoc on the body in a number of ways. Here at Habersham OBGYN, located in Demorest, Georgia, Dr. Thomas Hatchett, midwife Britteny Barron, and...

How Your Obstetrician Can Help You with Prenatal Care Mar 5th, 2020

Congratulations, you're pregnant! Now what?   Many new parents-to-be can feel overwhelmed by all the choices to be made, from which car seat is safest to what color to paint the nursery. Fortunately, when it comes to prenatal care, the decision is a no-brainer. Start early and go regularly. There...

5 Reasons BioTE® Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy May Be Right for You Feb 1st, 2020

A hormonal imbalance can strike both women and men as they age, as well as individuals dealing with certain health issues. Fortunately, BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can assist in reducing unpleasant symptoms and help you feel like yourself again.  Here at Habersham OBGYN in Demorest, Georgia, Dr. Thomas...

Pregnant for the First Time? Here’s What You Should Know Jan 1st, 2020

There’s nothing more joyful than learning that you’re pregnant, but you likely have tons of questions, too. Every pregnancy is different of course, but many moms-to-be find themselves wondering — about whatever’s happening or however they’re feeling — is this normal? The process of growing a baby is nothing short...

What Is Endometrial Ablation and Why Would I Need It? Dec 18th, 2019

Almost 10 million women of childbearing age in the United States experience menstrual periods that include heavy bleeding, cramps, and pain severe enough to impact their daily lives. Symptoms go beyond those of regular cycles and they’re often enough to interfere with school, work, or other tasks and obligations. The...