Blog Archive

What's Involved in Our Family Planning Services Aug 1st, 2022

As the name implies, family planning is a service that helps women to build (or not) their families intentionally and safely. This ability has been called one of the top-10 great public health achievements of the 20th century, and we're doing our part here at Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology. To...

What Causes Vaginal Laxity? Jul 1st, 2022

Perhaps you find that wearing your favorite swimsuit or underwear is uncomfortable as your genitalia get twisted in the garments. Or, perhaps your sex life isn’t what it used to be thanks to a looser vaginal canal. These are the hallmarks of vaginal laxity, and they can present considerable quality-of-life...

Tips to Make Recovery From Vaginal Childbirth Easier Jun 1st, 2022

Whether it’s your first child or you’ve already been through childbirth before, the process usually isn’t something that you rebound from straight away. Most mothers go through 4-6 weeks of postpartum recovery as their tissues heal and their hormones rebalance, at the same time as they care for a newborn....

Rev Up Your Sex Life With Vaginal Revitalization May 1st, 2022

Transitioning through menopause can be a double-edged sword for your sex life. While you no longer have to deal with monthly periods, you may experience a decline in vaginal health that can make sex uncomfortable.  Whether your sex life has been affected by menopause or another event, such as childbirth,...

Five Areas of Your Body You Can Tackle With Body Sculpting Apr 1st, 2022

While it may seem like summer is still on the distant horizon, the warmer months will be here before you know it, and you want to be ready with a body you’ll be proud to show off.  To help give you a leg up in the battle of the bulge,...

What Makes a Pregnancy High Risk? Mar 1st, 2022

“High risk.” The words stop you cold during an otherwise joyful time as you make plans to expand your family. Before you panic, it’s important to understand that there are any number of reasons why your pregnancy can be classified as high risk, from your age to preexisting health conditions....

Include These Things in Your Postpartum Plan Feb 1st, 2022

As you paint the nursery, assemble the crib, and install the car seat in preparation for your newborn, there are a few other points to consider as part of your postpartum plan. Whether you’re going to be new parents or you’re adding to your family, having a plan in place...

Endometriosis: Can da Vinci® Surgery Help? Jan 1st, 2022

Thanks to moderate to severe endometriosis, you’re struggling with pain, or the condition is causing problems with fertility. In either case, you want to find a solution that effectively remedies the problem without having to resort to invasive surgical procedures. Answering the call is our innovative da Vinci® robotic surgery...

Why Are Fat Pockets So Difficult to Lose? Dec 1st, 2021

You sweat, you cut calories, you try intermittent fasting — no matter your efforts, stubborn pockets of fat refuse to take the hint and continue to cling to your body. To call fat stubborn is an understatement, and there are several reasons why certain pockets of fat can be difficult...

Five Reasons to Seek Treatment for Ovarian Cysts Nov 1st, 2021

If you’re still menstruating, and we were to perform an ultrasound on your ovaries, the odds are good that we would find a cyst or two. Most of these cysts occur naturally, as part of ovulation, and they’re what we refer to as functional cysts, which typically disappear on their...

How Your OB/GYN Can Help With Family Planning Oct 5th, 2021

Family planning is referred to as one of the top-10 health achievements of the 20th century, as it allows people to determine family size and spacing of children. While many people assume that family planning is solely about birth control, this branch of our practice goes far beyond contraception. At...

Do You Need to Have Fibroids Removed? Sep 1st, 2021

There are two important points to consider when it comes to uterine fibroids: 1) They’re usually benign, and 2) Up to 80% of women develop fibroids during their reproductive years and few require treatment. That said, there are times when uterine fibroids can become problematic and removal is your best...

Four Causes of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Aug 5th, 2021

You want to head out and enjoy an afternoon with friends, but your period has started with what seems like a deluge of blood and considerable discomfort. If heavy bleeding is impacting your quality of life, it’s important to understand the underlying cause, as well as your treatment options. At...

Is a Vaginal Ring Right for Me? Jul 8th, 2021

Pills, patches, on-the-spot protection — these are just a few of the many ways that you can prevent an unplanned pregnancy. In fact, the range of choices is so large that choosing the right contraceptive for you can be confusing. To help you make an educated choice when it comes...

Da Vinci® Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: What to Expect Jun 15th, 2021

Pelvic organ prolapse is very common — it affects up to 50% of women, especially as they grow older. Some women experience symptoms, such as incontinence, and if you find yourself in this group, you want your life to go back to normal. Thanks to our da Vinci® technology, we...

5 Benefits of Vaginal Rejuvenation May 23rd, 2021

One of the definitions of rejuvenation is, “the action or process of giving new energy or vigor to something.” Whether you’ve passed through menopause or you’re experiencing vaginal problems for other reasons, your vaginal health is on the decline and could do with “new energy or vigor.” And we can...

NovaSure for Endometriosis: What to Expect Apr 18th, 2021

You’ve endured years of life-altering menstrual cycles thanks to endometriosis, so you've decided to put an end to the problem through endometrial ablation. There are many ways to perform this procedure, but we’re pleased to offer NovaSure®, which is one of the fastest and easiest solutions available. Patient comfort matters...

When to Consider Body Sculpting Mar 25th, 2021

You sweat it out at the gym, cut your calories, and do everything right to get to your ideal body shape — only to be thwarted by stubborn fat deposits. You’re not alone, and you’re up against some fairly significant obstacles, which our body-sculpting technologies easily work around. At Associates...

4 Potential Causes of Infertility Feb 15th, 2021

You want to have a child, so you follow all of the recommendations, but your body simply isn’t cooperating. Well, you’re not alone. Approximately 12% of women between the ages of 15 and 44 have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, and 6% of married women in...

How To Prepare Yourself for a High-Risk Pregnancy Jan 17th, 2021

You’ve been classified as a high-risk pregnancy, and your mind starts racing. Before you wander off into worst-case scenarios, consider this: 20-30% of all pregnancies are high risk. Our obstetrics team’s goals here at Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology, under the direction of Dr. Jack Tubbs, are fully aligned with...

Will Ovarian Cysts Resolve Themselves? Dec 10th, 2020

Ovarian cysts may sound troublesome, but the fact is that they’re a normal part of most women’s menstrual cycles. In most cases, you’re blissfully unaware of these fluid-filled sacs, as they quickly resolve themselves. In some cases, however, the cysts can become too numerous or too large, which can lead...

Tips for Navigating a Winter Pregnancy Nov 10th, 2020

There’s a good reason why people flock to Colorado during the winter — we deliver up the winter goods. If you’re pregnant during this time, there are a few things you need to consider to ensure that you and your unborn child weather the winter safely. Here at Associates in...

Myths and Facts About Birth Control Oct 7th, 2020

From causing you to gain weight to preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), there’s a wide range of myths that surround the world of birth control. While some myths may have merit, we prefer that you get the facts straight from us. At Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology, our team of...

Smartlipo: What You Can Expect Sep 9th, 2020

There’s no way around it — fat can be awfully stubborn. If you’ve been cutting calories and sweating it out through exercise, and you’re still left with stubborn pockets of fat, SmartLipo can bridge the gap to your ideal body shape. At Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology, our team of...

The Vaginal Ring: Is It Right for You? Aug 18th, 2020

The world of birth control doesn’t lack for options, which can make choosing the right one for your health, your lifestyle, and your goals a little difficult. At Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology in Colorado Springs, Colorado, our team of gynecologic experts wants to help you make an informed decision...

3 Telltale Signs of Problematic Ovarian Cysts Jul 22nd, 2020

Most women develop ovarian cysts as a normal part of ovulation without even knowing it, and the cysts typically resolve on their own. For 8% of premenopausal women, however, ovarian cysts can present problems and require medical intervention. At Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology, our team of gynecologic experts offers...

Considering a Labiaplasty? Here's What You Should Know Jun 22nd, 2020

While turning to plastic surgery for the more visible parts of the body is common, women are also able to address more private areas, including their labias. In fact, in 2019, nearly 13,000 women in the United States opted for labiaplasty. At Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Jack Tubbs...

How da Vinci Robotic Surgery Has Revolutionized Gynecological Surgery May 22nd, 2020

When it comes to surgical intervention, the goal is to remedy your problem in the least invasive way possible. The introduction of laparoscopy answered that call in innumerable ways and has been widely used since the early 1990s to address a wide range of gynecological problems. Since 2005, the process...

Get Your Summer Body Ready With BodyTite by Inmode Can Help Apr 24th, 2020

Winters here in Colorado are notoriously long, but summer never fails to make its annual appearance. If you’re looking forward to the warmer months, but dreading the more revealing clothing, we can help with our minimally invasive body contouring. At Associates in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Jack Tubbs and our...

MonaLisa Touch®: Remedy Painful Sex After Menopause Without Hormones Feb 10th, 2020

You’re prepared to experience hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings during menopause. But chances are you’re not ready for a problem that affects nearly half of all menopausal women: painful intercourse due to vaginal atrophy. If you struggle with painful sex after you reach menopause, we have an exceptional,...