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  • Understanding Personality Types and Traits

    Libby Brown, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

    Aspects of our personalities are engaged at various levels every day, whether at home, work, or other social situations. Personality types determine how we interact with people, how we manage our stress, and even guide what kind of professions we choose.

  • Thoughts From a Doctor Who Runs Late

    Dr. Carrye Daum, OB/GYN at Women's Health Care, P.C., shares that you never know what someone else is going through and how working in the OB/GYN world things do not always go as planned. 

  • COVID-19 Vaccines For Pregnant Women – Three Perspectives

    An OB/GYN, gastroenterologist and a pharmacist—all women, all pregnant during COVID—share their stories of being vaccinated during their pregnancy.
     

  • COVID-19 While Pregnant With Twins – A Mom’s Perspective

    Andrea shares her story of having COVID-19 while being pregnant with twins. 

  • Scoop with Drs. Fitz & Koop Featuring Dr. Griffin

    Dr. Fitzpatrick, CMO, MD, MBA, FACOG, Dr. Kuper, MD, FACOG, and Dr. Griffin, MD

    Dr. Fitzpatrick, Dr. Kuper, and Dr. Griffin discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and whether or not it causes fertility issues. 

  • Expecting Twins, Triplets, or More?!

    Rachel Beier, BSN, RNC, Maternal Care Advisor at The Women's Hospital

    Many women who are pregnant with multiples (2 or more babies) are excited but also anxious. Some common thoughts that may go through your mind when expecting multiples include...

  • The Importance of Folic Acid

    Jennifer Deutsch, RD, Nutrition Services/Dietician Manager at The Women's Hospital
     
    Taking a prenatal vitamin with folic acid before and during pregnancy can help prevent birth defects of your baby's brain and spinal cord. The CDC suggests that you start taking folic acid supplements daily for at least one month before you become pregnant and continue during pregnancy.

     

  • Feeling the "Baby Blues"?

     Libby Brown, PhD, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist at The Center for Healing Arts and Wellness Services

    Pregnancy—check
    Delivery—check
    Baby is home—check
    Why do I feel so lost and overwhelmed?

  • Breastfeeding and Pumping with COVID-19

    Gretchen M., RN, IBCLC, Lactation Coordinator

    Many mothers have questions and concerns about the safety of breastfeeding and/or pumping if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or they are awaiting their test results.
     

  • Preeclampsia Awareness Month

    Dr. Spencer Kuper, Perinatologist, Tri-State Perinatology at The Women's Hospital

    May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month. Many may recognize the diagnosis, sometimes called toxemia, as the cause of a dramatic turn of events in the popular PBS drama “Downton Abbey.”

    One of the main characters, Lady Sybil Crawley, is in labor with her first child. The family’s doctor explains that Sybil has preeclampsia and is in danger. He recognizes the signs of the complication; she has protein in her urine, her ankles are swollen, and her baby is small.

  • Infertility During COVID-19

    Carrye Daum, MD, Women's Health Care P.C.

    An OB/GYN physician with Women's Health Care P.C. shares her experience with infertility, not only as a provider, but a patient. With elective medical procedures on hold across the US,  everyone is  wondering "when will this be over," but infertility patients are wondering "when can we finally become parents?" 

  • Benefits of Acupuncture During Pregnancy

    By Flora Arzanipour, MSOM, Licensed Acupuncturist, Center for Healing Arts and Wellness Services, The Women’s Hospital

    Many pregnant women have symptoms that may cause them discomfort. Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to help relieve these symptoms. Besides providing relief for the mother, research shows that one acupuncture session a month during pregnancy can greatly improve your baby’s health.

  • The Facts about Endometriosis

    Daniel Griffin, MD, FACOG, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Boston IVF at The Women's Hospital

    Endometriosis is a common condition in which part of the uterine lining or glands are located outside of the uterus. Typically the glandular tissue is located in the pelvis and abdomen. The most common symptoms of endometriosis are painful menstrual cycles, pain with intercourse, infertility or an ovarian mass. Learn about the most common treatments for Endometriosis.

  • What is Common Burial Service?

    Donald Simpson, Care Center Manager

    Three times per year, Donald's team partners with The Women's Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana and Alexander Memorial Cemetery to arrange the burial service for parents who have experienced a miscarriage.

  • Pregnancy and Pelvic Health

    Kim Snyder, Physical Therapist, Pelvic Health and Wellness Center at The Women's Hospital

    Let's talk about physical challenges of pregnancy. From conception to the birth of your baby, changes in your body are happening from head to toe. These changes are due to hormone levels adjusting, loosening of ligaments and connective tissue, enlargement of breasts and abdomen, and the growth of your baby fighting your organs for space. As a result of these changes, your body must adapt! During the adjustment periods there are some common symptoms that pregnant women appreciate. Some of these symptoms are normal and some are not. Some of the symptoms we can control on our own and some may need special attention.

  • Diagnosis and Management of PCOS

    Valerie T., NP, Boston IVF at The Women's Hospital

    PCOS is one of the most common or hormonal problems affecting women. It affects 5-18% of women.

  • More Fiber = More Gas?

    Carolyn Burns, Clinical Dietitian, Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions

    Eating a diet filled with fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains is great for our health, but can sometimes lead to bloating, gas, and other abdominal discomfort. Learn tips on making healthy food choices while still being able to go out in public.
     

  • Find a Class for Everyone in your Growing Family

    Christy H., RN, BSN, Maternal Care Educator at The Women's Hospital

    The Women’s Hospital has classes for everyone, whether you’re expecting your first child or just need a refresher on certain skills. All of our classes are taught by experienced professionals in their area of expertise. Therefore, you are sure to receive the most up-to-date, accurate information on the topics you are most interested in.
     

  • Why is it Important to Know My Family Medical History

    Christine H., Genetic Counselor at Tri State Perinatology

    Knowing one’s family medical history allows a person to take steps to reduce his or her risk. You should address any concerns you have about your family history with your physician or another qualified healthcare professional such as a genetics counselor.

  • Flat Head Syndrome

    Lorien A., MPT, OCS

    Positional Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome) - How do we help and prevent it?

  • An Infertility Story: Journey to Baby Topper

    Valerie Topper, CNM, Boston IVF at The Women's Hospital

    70 pills, 46 shots, 112 vaginal suppositories, numerous vaginal ultrasounds, and 2 years and 4 month’s time…


     

  • Women and Heart Disease: Pregnancy Induced Heart Failure

    Courtney Hoppenjans,OB and Heart Patient, Deaconess Health System

    Courtney Hoppenjans, OB and Heart patient, shares her 2014 story about pregnancy induced heart failure. Learn about why women should listen to their bodies and how the amazing teams from The Heart Hospital and The Women's Hospital helped save Courtney and her baby's life.
     

  • Minimizing Visitors in the Hospital

    Gretchen Moody, RN, IBCLC, Community Education, Lactation and Patient Experience Coordinator

    Can you believe it’s here? The day that your baby is born has finally arrived! Friends and family are excited and eager to meet the new addition to your family. Grandmas can’t wait to get their hands on that sweet baby and they will…in time.





     

  • Dear New Mom, Don't Forget About YOU

    Constantine Scordalakes, MD, Women's Health Care P.C.

    The postpartum period—the days and weeks after giving birth--involves many emotional and physical changes for you as a new mother.  It also involves learning how to care for your newborn and how to function with the new demands at home. Adequate rest, good nutrition, and support from family and friends are crucial during the first few weeks after delivery to allow you to rebuild your strength.


     

  • 10 Baby Necessities: What Are They?

    Jenna Andrews, Community Engagement, and Experienced Mom

    You are in Babies R Us. Your husband has the scanner gun because, let’s be honest, the only way you could get him to join you was by promising he could play with the scanner gun. The haunting memory of registering for your wedding gifts 9 months prior is coming back. You are overwhelmed. You have never had a baby before! How are you supposed to know what you need?!

  • Heartburn or GERD?

    Andrew Benton, MD Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Gateway

    When is heartburn more than just heartburn? The quick answer is when the heartburn happens two or more times per week over several weeks, your taco dinner with hot sauce isn’t to blame and it may be time to talk to your doctor about GERD.
     

  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss

    Laura Lackey, BSN, RNC-OB, CPLC Bereavement Coordinator, The Women's Hospital

    October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month.  The loss of a pregnancy or baby is a life changing event.  No matter the gestational age of the little one, you may hurt physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  The loss of a little one is not something families “just get over.”  Families grieve and mourn and eventually learn to live a “new normal” life. 

  • Flu Vaccinations and Pregnant Women

    Carrye Daum, MDOB/GYN, Women’s Healthcare P.C.

    The flu shot has traditionally been an important part of a pregnant woman’s prenatal care. This year, the flu shot has become a controversial issue due to a recent study and proposed association between the flu shot and miscarriage.  Learn more about the study and flu vaccinations so you are knowledgeable and informed.

     

  • Know Where to Go For Care

    Amanda Bohleber, MD, Medical Director, Deaconess Clinic

    A doctor—and mom—shares her tips for choosing the right care at the right time at the right place.

  • What’s Happening to My Body? 10 Common Pregnancy Discomforts

    Rachel Beier, BSN, RNC-OB, Maternal Care Advisor at The Women's Hospital

    There can be many discomforts to a woman's body that may accompany pregnancy. Consulting with your doctor is always an important thing to do when suffering from any sort of pain, but you may find these tips below to be helpful to ease common pregnancy discomforts. 

  • Keeping Your Relationship Healthy During Pregnancy and Parenthood

    Cynthia Nunn, RNC-OB, Maternal Care Advisor at The Women's Hospital

    During my first pregnancy, I remember being tired all the time. Like, all the time. So unbelievably tired! There were moments I literally thought I was a crazy person.
     
    People had warned us of the effects a newborn would have on our life. However, we couldn’t really see past the rose-colored glasses which displayed the perfect little family and the perfect little child. Sleep deprivation was not part of the image portrayed in our minds. Yet this became a huge reality that neither myself, nor Ryan (my husband) really knew how to handle.

  • Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy

    Janice Hatler, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Community Education at The Women's Hospital

    Smoking remains a major public health issue because of its many well -known health risks such as heart disease and cancers. The health risks are even more serious for a woman that continues to smoke during her pregnancy due to the negative affects it has on the developing baby. Some of these risks include miscarriages, delivering low birth babies, babies born with birth defects and the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

  • Baby Blues

    Sarah Kluender, LSW, Wellness and Counseling Services at The Women's Hospital

    You've been preparing for the last several months for the arrival of your new baby.  The nursery is ready.  You have everything you will need in order to care for the new baby.  Delivery went well and you and baby have returned home from the hospital, but something just doesn’t seem right.
     

  • Oh Baby!

    Julia Baumeyer, Marketing and Communications Liaison, The Women’s Hospital
     
    As a mom of young children, I look back to what was available during my pregnancies.  I was first pregnant in 2007 when smart phones were very new and pregnancy apps weren’t really around. I wanted information and updates with regard to my pregnancy,  so I signed up to receive weekly emails to find out what was going on with baby and me week-by-week. 

  • Kick Counts

    Rachel Beier, BSN, RNC, Maternal Care Advisor at The Women's Hospital

    Your baby’s movement can be an indicator of fetal well-being. Many doctors encourage mothers to track their baby’s movements starting at 28 weeks of pregnancy. Monitoring movement also helps mothers to bond with their babies and learn their activity patterns.

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