Pregnancy & newborns

Dr. Mughelli loves babies

Dr. Mughelli and his staff are committed to providing pregnant mothers “personal” care from conception, through childbirth, to post partum follow-up. He understands each pregnancy is special and unique. Mothers with a history of miscarriages, hypertension, diabetes, toxemia, STD’s, or may be concerned with such conditions as vaginal birth after ceasaren, or premature labor, can rest assured they are in experienced hands with Dr. Mughelli. These are just some of the many complications associated with childbirth that Dr. Mughelli has successfully managed in his over 30 years in practice.

By “personal” care Dr. Mughelli is referring to the level of care he extends to all his patients. From FREE pregnany tests, to a FREE initial OB visit for uninsured patients, Dr. Mughelli and his staff demonstrate their understanding of the sensitive and often stressful conditions facing the expectant mother.

Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to exceeding your expectations.

 

Taking Control of A Leaky Bladder

Nervous about going out because your bladder sometimes leaks? Or constantly worried about getting to a bathroom on time? Overactive bladder is often caused by a disruption in the nerve signals from the brain to the muscles involved in urination.

What Causes Incontinence?

  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Vaginal Delivery
  • Obesity/BMI
  • Hysterectomy
  • Physical Activity
  • Smoking
  • Family History
  • Diet
  • Other Medical Conditions

According to most incontinence experts and the National Association for Continence, you may have overactive bladder if you have one of the following symptoms:

  • You feel a need to go to the bathroom more than eight times a day.
  • You get up in the night more than once to go to the bathroom.
  • You sometimes feel a sudden urge to go to the bathroom and worry you won’t get there in time.
  • The urge to urinate is overwhelming.
  • Some urine leaks out before you can use the toilet.

You may have mixed incontinence (overactive bladder plus stress incontinence) if you also have one of the following symptoms:

  • Some urine leaks out when you cough, sneeze, or laugh hard.
  • Some urine leaks out when you lift something or bend over.
  • Some urine lifts out when you run, have intercourse, or exercise vigorously.

Here are ten ways to live a normal life despite bladder worries:

1. Be sure you’re not drinking too much — or too little.

2. Identify and avoid your trigger food(s).

3. Get the knack.

4. Keep on Kegeling.

5. Visualize a delay.

6. Quit smoking.

7. Treat your bladder the same, seven days a week.

8. Make sure all of your doctors know about a new prescription.

9. Wear tampons or pads for extra security.

10. Get the right diagnosis.

The best way to live normally with an overactive bladder is to be sure of the source of the problem, so you get to the right treatment. Only 17 percent of baby-boomer women say they’re likely to immediately contact their doctor when they experience an embarrassing health condition or symptom, such as incontinence, according to a 2011 Harris Poll. And more than half (55 percent) wouldn’t contact their doctor at all, even if the symptoms got worse!

This is changing, doctors say, as more people become aware of the options surrounding incontinence.