Choosing to breastfeed your baby gives your baby the best and earliest healthy start in life. Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to bond with your baby. Breast milk has antibodies that can prevent your baby from getting sick and it has all the nutrients your baby needs to grow and develop. It can help prevent against health problems in your baby such as allergies, eczema, ear infections and stomach problems. Breastfed babies are also less likely to be obese or have diabetes.
Breastfeeding has benefits for mothers as well. Mothers who breastfeed find it easier to lose weight after pregnancy and it may help lower their risk of breast and ovarian cancers and other diseases. Breastfeeding is the natural, healthy choice for both mom and baby.
At Nature Coast Women’s Care, we want you to know that we are here to answer any questions you have regarding breastfeeding your baby and to get you connected with local support groups to help you maximize the benefits of breastfeeding.
You may have heard about the Zika virus in the news lately. We asked our own Dr. O what Tallahassee women, especially those who are or are about to become pregnant, should know about this virus.
Dr. Okoroji of Nature Coast Women’s Care in Tallahassee, FL, says right now there are no known cases in Tallahassee or in the State of Florida that anyone has been infected with the Zika Virus. The Zika Virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus transmitted primarily by the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes. Given the mobile nature of people traveling this could change.
Dr. Okoroji says, “I recommend that travelers going to South and Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands where the virus transmission is predominant take precautions when visiting. If you are pregnant, try to avoid traveling to the places Zika Virus transmission is ongoing if possible. If it’s not possible to avoid those places, then they should adhere to the CDC guidelines that have been released for traveling in those areas. Please be aware of the symptoms of the Zika Virus and contact your Doctor if you become ill.”
“My experience was amazing! I went in with a little reservation regarding the pain and over results once the procedure was complete, but Dr. O helped to relieve me of my fear. The way he handled the procedure caused me minimal pain and the end result is exactly as he said it would be. Thanks Dr. O!”
Big thank you to Alicia Acevedo for submitting her story and picture to us!
“I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Okoroji. I felt truly supported and cared for throughout my pregnancies and enjoyed my appointments very much as Dr. O never made me feel rushed or like my questions or concerns were unimportant. I had a VBAC and a healthy baby girl.”
“I loved not being rushed at my appointments. I loved the full support and encouragement of my VBAC and all of my decisions regarding my pregnancy, labor and birth. Most importantly, I love that Dr. O truly practices evidence-based care.”
We’d like to thank Ms. Tyler for submitting this review through our website. If you’d like to submit a testimonial, we’d love to hear it. Simply fill out a simple formand you can be featured on our upcoming Stories page!
Elizabeth is a native of Tallahassee, Florida and attended Leon High School. She obtained a Bachelor’s in Nursing from Florida State University and a Masters in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her degree foci were adult/ gerontology and women’s health. Read more
We’re creating a new featured story/testimonial page and would love to hear your story. We will feature your story on our website and would especially love to show pictures of your baby if he or she was delivered by Dr. O! It’s a great way to tell everyone about your baby’s journey into life. Thanks for participating! Read more
Nature Coast Women’s Care is proud to be one of the only women’s health centers in the area that offers same day appointments. As well, we are also a Healow partner which helps you as a patient stay connected with many great technological tools.
What is the Healow Patient Portal?
If you need to schedule a visit with Nature Coast Women’s Care you can simply visit our website and click on the “Book an Appointment” button that is powered by Healow. You will be presented with a page that lets you easily schedule your visit with us. Read more
Essure is the only non-surgical permanent birth control available.
• Non-surgical—Essure is a short 10-minute procedure that can be performed right in your doctor’s office. There’s no downtime to recover—most women go home within 45 minutes and resume normal activities in 1-2 days
• Proven—Essure is 99.83% effective*
• Non-hormonal—Essure inserts do not contain or release hormones
• May be available at no cost—Essure may be covered by your health insurance plan at no cost†
• FDA-approved and available for over 10 years