World Mental Health Day

Postpartum Depression Postpartum depression can affect any woman after having a baby. 1 out of every 7 women with newborns experiences postpartum depression. Postpartum depression can happen regardless of a women’s age, race, ethnicity, economic status. Having a baby changes your body and your life in ways that are hard to predict. Feeling sad, moody,…

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National Midwifery Week at County Ob/Gyn

National Midwifery Week at County Ob/Gyn It is National Midwifery Week which means it is time to recognize the astounding contributions that midwives make to the world. Here at County Ob we have four full-time certified nurse midwives ready to help you navigate pregnancy, labor, birth, as well as your gynecological health needs. Learn all…

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Cristina Gioioso, MD: Pregnancy During Covid-19 (FAQs)

Dr. Gioioso answers frequently asked questions about pregnancy during the Covid-19 pandemic. Learn about what preventative measures we encourage you to take and what we are doing at County Ob to protect our patients, providers, and staff.  

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Irregular Periods

Have you ever wondered what causes irregular periods, and why the length of cycles varies from woman to woman?  There are many factors that have the impact to alter your period cycle.  The length of a regular menstrual cycle is anywhere between 24 to 35 days.  When a length of a cycle falls out of…

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Shaving: Helpful Tips and Recommendations

Shaving – Helpful Tips and Recommendations Grooming your bikini area is a very personal decision.  If you choose to shave, we would like to present several helpful facts and recommendations to make it safer. Did you know the skin in the genital area is much more sensitive than the skin on your leg or arm?…

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National CNM Week: Midwives for Equity

Last week, County Ob/Gyn celebrated National Midwifery Week! County is lucky enough to have four certified nurse midwives at our practice, who serve as licensed independent healthcare providers with advanced training and credentials. Nurse-midwifery encompasses a full range of primary health care services for women from adolescence through and beyond menopause. Hear from all four…

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Welcome Joanie Messner, CNM to the County OB/GYN Family!

County OB/GYN is thrilled to announce the arrival of Joanie Messner, CNM, to our practice! Joanie is a seasoned midwife who has been practicing in the Greater New Haven and Shoreline area for the past 20 years. She loves full-scope midwifery; she provides GYN care to women of all ages in addition to laboring with…

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