What Is Family Planning?
At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, we focus on taking a natural approach when it comes to helping patients plan their families. Natural family planning does not involve hormonal birth control or intrauterine devices. Rather, it's a way of tracking your menstrual cycles to determine which days you are most fertile, whether you are looking to conceive or prevent pregnancy. Natural family planning has numerous benefits, from its cost-effectiveness to the ability to avoid the side effects of pills and devices. To find out more about gaining control over your fertility through natural methods, schedule an appointment with Dr. Gerry Sotomayor at our office near Norcross, GA.
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"Love my Results but Scarring is Bad - I waited until I could do a real review. Now I’m over 3 months post-op. I first did a consultation the second week of March. Everything went well and told me I would be a candidate. The staff was really nice-A1. I met Dr Sotomayor briefly this day. I paid the deposit and scheduled for 2 weeks out for lower/upper ab and flanks (i wanted to do the back rolls as well but decided not to). I honestly booked on faith because the reviews were iffy. Day of surgery, I come in they take vitals and give me a “relaxation pill” and local anesthesia. Now here is where my problem lies but I was so out of it, I couldn’t respond at the time. I thought Dr Sotomayor was doing the surgery but it ended up being a lady named Dr. V. I feel she did me good but this def should’ve been communicated because I literally knew nothing about her. During the approx 2hr surgery, it was a bit painful but they acknowledged my pain and handled it great. I was sent home with instructions and meds.To sum this all up, I love my results considering I had a lot of fat-i think she said she got rid of 4000cc. After the lipo, i was not in a ton of pain but the itching and swelling is a beast. The scarring is bad. I have use Shea butter, Vitamin E oil and Bio Oil every single day, twice a day. The scarring has improved and hopefully will be non existent one day but only time and consistency will tell. If you are ok with scarring then go with them. The price was good considering I had a 35 BMI. My advice to Graceful Contours is to be up front about who will perform the surgery. I will add pics of my great outcome!"- C. / RealSelf / Jul 25, 2021
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"...My long time obgyn...caring...AND doesn't treat you like a new patient when you return after an absence."- A.A. / Google / May 20, 2021
What Does Family Planning Involve?
During your office visit, Dr. Sotomayor will learn about your needs and discuss how natural family planning works. Often, this can be done during your well-woman exam. Natural family planning works by understanding your body's natural cycles and keeping track of which days you ovulate (your fertile window). If you have intercourse on the day of ovulation or the two days following, it's possible for sperm to fertilize the egg. If you wish to prevent pregnancy, you should avoid having sex on these days. You can do this by tracking the calendar, checking the consistency of your mucus, or by taking your body temperature. When the natural family planning method is followed correctly, it can be very effective (up to 99%). However, you must be willing to avoid sexual intercourse for a few days out of the month in order to prevent pregnancy.
Comprehensive Care for Women
Whether you're looking to get pregnant or you're seeking birth control options, the caring team at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta is here to offer support and education. Dr. Gerry Sotomayor and his experienced team provide holistic care that fits the needs of Norcross, GA patients and their families. Book an appointment at our facility to find out more about natural family planning.