Sarah A. Marshall MD


Cesarean Section

A cesarean section, or C-section, is the surgical delivery of an infant through an incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus. Some cesarean sections are planned when a known medical problem would make labor dangerous for the mother or baby, while others are done when a quick delivery is needed to ensure the mother’s…

Herpes Tests

Herpes tests are done to find the herpes simplex virus (HSV). An HSV infection can cause small, painful sores that look like blisters on the skin or the tissue lining ( mucous membranes ) of the throat, nose, mouth, urethra, rectum, and vagina. A herpes infection may cause only a single outbreak of sores, but in many…

Chlamydia

What is chlamydia? Chlamydia (say “kluh-MID-ee-uh”) is an infection spread through sexual contact. This infection infects the urethra in men. In women, it infects the urethra and the cervix and can spread to the reproductive organs . It is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Chlamydia does not…

Breastfeeding

Top of the pageBreastfeedingBreastfeeding is feeding a baby breast milk directly from the breast or from a bottle after expressing the milk with a pump. Breast milk provides the best nutrition for a baby in the first 6 months of life. Other foods, such as cereal, are...

Birth Control

Top of the pageBirth ControlBirth control is any method used to prevent pregnancy. Another word for birth control is contraception (say “kon-truh-SEP-shun”). The only sure way to prevent pregnancy is to not have sex. But finding a good method of birth...