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How to Prepare if You're Thinking About Getting Pregnant Dec 1st, 2021

Pregnancy is a time of major change. Getting your body ready for pregnancy before you conceive is one of the best things you can do to reduce the risks of developing complications during pregnancy and delivery. But how do you get started? At his practice in Newburgh, Indiana — which...

What if I Have an Abnormal Pap Smear? Nov 1st, 2021

Pap smears (or Pap tests) play an important role in helping identify cervical cancer in its early stages. Worldwide, about a half million new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed every year, making it the second most common cancer-related death in women. Because Pap smears are so inextricably linked with...

Are Uterine Fibroids Serious? Oct 1st, 2021

Say the word “tumor,” and most people immediately think of cancer. But not all tumors are cancerous. Uterine fibroids, for example, are usually benign. Uterine fibroids are made of muscle fibers and connective tissue, and they rarely contain cancer cells. They’re also very common. In fact, as many as 80%...

Most Common Causes of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Sep 1st, 2021

Having a miscarriage can feel like your world has been turned upside down. But as upsetting as pregnancy loss can be, for most women, it’s an experience they only have to go through once. Unfortunately, about 1% of women have recurrent pregnancy loss, defined as two or more miscarriages. For...

5 Signs of Endometriosis Aug 1st, 2021

Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside of it. Developing most commonly between the ages of 30-40, it affects more than 10% of American women of child-bearing age.  Although endometriosis is relatively common, many women don’t recognize its symptoms, or they attribute...

7 Tips to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy Jul 18th, 2021

If you’re planning to get pregnant, you’re probably pretty excited — and maybe a little nervous, too. After all, you’ll be creating a whole new person. To give that new family member the best possible start, now’s the time to prepare your body for the strains and rigors it’s about...

Not Your Mother’s Hysterectomy: Learn About the Benefits of our Minimally Invasive Procedure Jun 24th, 2021

Having a hysterectomy certainly isn’t a decision women take lightly. It is, after all, a surgical procedure. The good news is, many hysterectomies today are performed using minimally invasive surgical techniques, a change that’s ushered in a lot of benefits for women who need the surgery. At his practice in...

Factors That May Make Your Pregnancy High Risk May 24th, 2021

Even though pregnancy can be a time of anticipation and even a little worry for many women, most pregnancies progress without any problems, resulting in a healthy delivery. But sometimes, pregnancy poses medical risks, either for the mom-to-be, the unborn baby, or both. These are high-risk pregnancies, and they affect...

5 Causes of Pelvic Pain Apr 13th, 2021

Most women are no strangers to temporary pelvic pain, thanks to monthly menstrual cramps. But some women experience pain a lot more frequently and for a lot longer. In fact, the National Institutes of Health reports that about 15% of American women have chronic pelvic pain that lasts for six...

What Constitutes Heavy Bleeding? Mar 16th, 2021

If your periods are unusually heavy, you’re not alone. In fact, about 10 million American women suffer from heavy bleeding, or menorrhagia, making it one of the most common medical complaints among women in the United States.  As a top-rated board-certified gynecologist in Newburgh, Indiana, Paul W. Morrison, M.D., uses...

Understanding Your Birth Control Choices Feb 16th, 2021

Birth control helps millions of women take control of their health, their bodies, and their futures, playing a critical role in helping them decide when — and if — they want to start or expand a family. Of course, birth control only works when it’s used properly. And that means...

The Many Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery Jan 14th, 2021

While many gynecological issues can be treated conservatively, there are some conditions that  require surgery to correct them. Today, a lot of surgeries are performed using minimally invasive approaches.  Minimally invasive surgery offers significant advantages for women, both during and after their procedures. In fact, the American College of Obstetrics...

Understanding the Tests Performed During Your Pregnancy Dec 9th, 2020

Pregnancy is an exciting time for expectant moms and dads, but it can also be a time of worry. Most parents spend a fair amount of time concerned with the health of the baby and mom-to-be. Fortunately, regular prenatal exams and ongoing testing provide essential monitoring for both. As a...

Treatment for Your Abnormal Bleeding Nov 6th, 2020

Abnormal menstrual bleeding is surprisingly common. In fact, as many as a third of all women have medical treatment for periods that are abnormally heavy. Other women may have very long periods, very short periods, or miss their period entirely for months at a time. None of these patterns is...

Life After a Hysterectomy Oct 2nd, 2020

Each year in the United States, more than 250,000 women have in-patient hysterectomies to remove their uterus. In fact, according to the National Women’s Health Network, hysterectomy is the second most common surgical procedure among American women of reproductive age, surpassed only by Cesarean section. But just because hysterectomy is...

Everything You Need to Know About HPV Sep 10th, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are the most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States, affecting about 80 million people. Even though the infections are not uncommon, there are still a lot of misconceptions about HPV, including what it is,...

Myths and Facts About Birth Control Aug 20th, 2020

Birth control has come a long way since the introduction of the pill 60 years ago. Today, women have lots of options to prevent pregnancy. However, the number of choices means women have a lot of information — and misinformation — to sift through. Knowing the truth about contraceptives is...

How to Survive the Hot Summer Months While Pregnant Jul 20th, 2020

To say that the summers in Indiana tend to be warm is a major understatement. Fact is, in Indiana, it gets hot — really hot, with average summer temperatures in Newburgh ranging from the high 80s well up into the 90s (and sometimes higher). That kind of heat isn’t enjoyable...

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Pelvic Pain and Bleeding Jun 18th, 2020

If you suffer from pelvic pain, you’re not alone. As many as 15% of American women suffer from pelvic pain that lasts six months or more. And some studies show that pelvic pain affects as many as 30% of women of childbearing age.  Because pelvic pain can be caused by...

Routine Care During Pregnancy and What to Expect May 27th, 2020

Whether you're expecting a baby or still considering getting pregnant, proper health care plays a crucial role in having a healthy pregnancy and delivery for you and your baby. And, the best way to get it is through routine prenatal checkups. As an experienced obstetrician and gynecologist, Paul W. Morrison,...

Opiate Addiction Treatment During Pregnancy Apr 27th, 2020

The number of opiate users continues to rise at a disturbingly high rate, and now includes an estimated 1 in 50 pregnant women. Opiates describe a specific class of drugs. You can either get them through a prescription ― codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine ― or in illegal forms, such...

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE Mar 24th, 2020

To reduce the risk of infection to our patients and staff, we are following CDC recommendations and taking the following precautions.*We are seeing patients only at this time and strongly advise all visitors to stay home or in the car, this includes children. If you are a minor you can...

How to Protect Yourself Against Covid-19 and the Flu During Pregnancy Mar 17th, 2020

There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our practice, in either hospital system we practice in (Deaconess Hospital in Evansville and Newburgh or St. Vincent’s Hospital Evansville), or our community at the time I am typing this. However, limiting the spread of this pandemic will require extraordinary measures...