Obstetrics & Gynecology

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“I would really like for people to know that a lot of pelvic floor conditions are treatable and that this is the place where they can receive that care,” urges Dr. Christopher Tarnay,

By uclahealth • November 19, 2019

“We’re really excited about the ‘magic hour’ our midwife will be helping us create right after I give birth,” says Natalie Smith, who is expecting her first baby in October.  “Barring any unforeseen circumstances, once our midwife delivers the baby, she’ll step back so we can have some intimate, uninterrupted family time. She’ll take care [...]

By uclahealth • October 4, 2019

While you’re in labor, it’s like you’re in a cocoon with your family and nurse-midwife.  You’re charting your own course in your own world, comfortably and naturally,” says Carliegh Garcia, who is expecting her fourth child in December.  

“The birth process for my first three – all delivered by By uclahealth • October 4, 2019

The program provides routine well-woman check-ups in addition to pregnancy-related care

The UCLA Health Nurse-Midwife Program, based at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, [...]

By uclahealth • October 4, 2019

Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that develop in the uterus and can range in size from that of a pea to as large as a watermelon. Having fibroids is quite common: 70 to 80 percent of women will develop uterine fibroids during their lifetimes — and the likelihood of developing fibroids increases as a woman [...]

By uclahealth • October 4, 2019

“Here in Los Angeles, for the third year in a row, we are declaring September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month,” proclaims Paul Koretz, councilmember for the 5th district city of Los Angeles."

“More than 22,000 women are diagnosed each year, with a 50% mortality rate. Part of this high mortality rate [...]

By uclahealth • September 27, 2019

“I really appreciate that City Hall is continuing their support for ovarian cancer awareness,” effuses 46-year-old Flower Miller, who was honored by the city of Los Angeles for her strength, determination, and awareness efforts. Flower was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in April of 2014.

“When I met

By uclahealth • September 27, 2019

“It’s incredible to see the city of Los Angeles recognize ovarian cancer and bring awareness to this,” says Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, MD/PhD, director of the Gynecology Oncology Discovery Laboratory at UCLA Health.

“Ovarian cancer awareness is a cause that’s very near and dear to my heart. It’s something that [...]

By uclahealth • September 26, 2019

Within a woman’s pelvis are the many organs that make up the reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina.  Gynecologic cancer — the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells — can develop in any one of the reproductive organs.

Early detection saves lives

All women are at risk for gynecologic cancer [...]

By uclahealth • September 19, 2019
I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in July 2018. I will never forget the first phone call I received and the feeling of my heart sinking to the ground as the news was given. We had to act fast, it was go time... ready or not. I know god was [...]
By Happy Patient • March 28, 2019