Desert West Ob/Gyn
602.978.1500
Desert West offers women of all ages the most up-to-date assessments and treatments, along with preventive and well-woman care.

Lila Body Contouring: A Brief Guide to Treatment

Lila Body Contouring is a revolutionary body-sculpting treatment that is completely non-invasive and highly effective after a series of just 6-10 treatment sessions. With Lila, patients will be able to target specific areas of the body where there is stubborn excess fat. Each treatment will bring a noticeable loss of inches, which is facilitated by a specialized laser that melts away unwanted fat. After 10 minute treatments with the laser on each side of the targeted area, patients will step onto the Whole Body Vibration Unit, which encourages the body to drain fat released through the laser treatment.

During each treatment session, patients will feel nothing more than a light sensation of warmth in the targeted areas. Patients are measured before and after each session so that results are clearly seen. There is no recovery time needed, and normal activities can resume right after your 45-minute appointment.

Desert West OBGYN is proud to offer Lila Body Contouring in addition to our clinical women's care services at our Glendale location. To learn more about Lila and the other advanced treatments we offer, call us at (602) 978-1500 or visit our website today.


What Are the Early Symptoms of Pregnancy?

During pregnancy, hormonal shifts and physical changes in the body can cause a wide range of symptoms. Even in the first weeks of pregnancy, women may experience early symptoms that might prompt a pregnancy test to confirm that a baby is on the way. While every woman tends to have a unique experience in terms of pregnancy symptoms, there are some common signs to look out for soon after conception.

Spotting and missed periods

For most women, a missed period will be the reason for taking a pregnancy test. Still, there could be some bleeding called implantation, which may take place just a few days following conception when the egg attaches itself to the uterus. Aside from light spotting, women may also notice cramps in the early weeks of pregnancy.

Fatigue

Because of an uptick in the body's progesterone production, pregnancy is often associated with fatigue. Heavy fatigue can begin as soon as one week after conception, and it may be offset with the right pregnancy diet.

Morning sickness

Nausea and morning sickness are perhaps the most iconic early symptoms of pregnancy, though these symptoms will not be seen in every expecting mom. For some women morning sickness may worsen with cravings or strong aversions to certain foods.

Breast soreness

The breasts will undergo significant changes during pregnancy, since the body is preparing to breastfeed as the baby matures. Even in the first weeks of pregnancy, women may notice swelling, soreness, tenderness, or a tingling sensation in the breasts. There may be visible changes too, such as darkened areolas or added fullness in the breasts.

From the moment you learn that you are pregnant, Desert West OBGYN will be there to provide exceptional prenatal care in Glendale, Estrella, and Arrowhead. To get to know more about our pregnancy care and other women's health services, visit our website or give us a call at (602) 978-1500.


Pregnancy and Type 1 Diabetes

Living with type 1 diabetes can pose a higher risk for complications during pregnancy, but it is possible to carry out a healthy, full-term pregnancy with type 1 diabetes if you know how to effectively manage this disease. This video walks through the essential steps in care when planning a pregnancy with type 1 diabetes.

The first step in managing diabetes to prepare for pregnancy is to get your A1C to a normal level. Women with elevated glucose levels will have the highest risk for diabetes-related complications, so regular monitoring is a key for healthy gestation. It is also helpful to recognize that your levels and insulin needs may change dramatically throughout your pregnancy.

If you are planning to get pregnant or have been diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy, Desert West OBGYN will provide the personalized care and guidance you need to give your baby a healthy start. Contact us for an appointment today at (602) 978-1500, or visit our website to get a closer look at our prenatal services.


Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Your Birth Control

When it comes to family planning and birth control, it is important for women to understand all of their options along with the pros and cons of each. By communicating with your gynecologist, you will be able to identify the best birth control option that meets your personal preferences and needs. As you discuss birth control with your doctor, be sure to ask these essential questions during your visit.

What are my birth control options?

Your first step in talking with your doctor should be choosing a birth control method. Along with the pill, there are many choices such as intrauterine devices, non-surgical permanent birth control, or the three-month hormonal birth control shot.

What kinds of side effects can I expect?

Different birth control methods can have a number of varying side effects. With hormonal birth control methods, there may be a higher chance of headaches, dizziness, or weight gain. IUDs are often associated with menstrual cramping and bloating, but they offer added convenience without the need for daily doses.

How does my birth control work?

Each birth control method works differently, and it is important to be familiar with how yours works so that you can avoid any errors that may result in an unplanned pregnancy. Implanted devices like the IUD or Essure are the most worry-free solutions, since they work without any effort on the part of the user.

How effective is this method of birth control?

There is no birth control method that is 100% effective, so you will want to know what the margin of error is for your birth control. The pill has the largest range of effectiveness, since it works best when it is taken at the same time every day with no missed doses.

Regardless of your family planning goals, the doctors at Desert West OBGYN will help you find the right method of birth control for your needs. To schedule an appointment at one of our Phoenix-area offices in Glendale, Anthem, Arrowhead, and Estrella, call us at (602) 978-1500.


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Hours of Operation

  • 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday
  • 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM Tuesday
  • 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM Wednesday
  • 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM Thursday
  • 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Friday