Even though fertility treatment has become a commonplace approach, not everyone is familiar with what these treatments entail. This is especially true for those who are navigating these waters for the first time.
One of the biggest concerns hopeful parents have is cost. They want to know if they can actually afford to progress through the fertility journey. Kymberli Seibert, Boston IVF Financial Coordinator at Deaconess - The Women's Hospital, provides some clarity about financial considerations.
In 2013 Kelly Rode was first diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. Ten years later, her journey has been one of strength throughout adversity.
It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. When you are grieving, it can be daunting to look towards the future. It can be hard to celebrate the year knowing the profound loss you have been through. Many people make resolutions for the coming year, some attainable and some not. This month, we look at some new grief resolutions.
Easing Your Fertility Journey
Fertility treatments have come a long way since their introduction—from both a scientific and stigma perspective. Women and their partners have many more effective options to achieve their fertility goals, whether they are dealing with immediate issues or want to preserve their eggs for future use.
Dr. Libby Brown, clinical psychologist and wellness and counseling expert at Deaconess the Women's Hospital, guides women along the final stages of that journey.
Pediatric Nutrition: Serving Infants and Toddlers Who Need a Little Help
Everyone needs proper nutrition to thrive, but when a baby or toddler encounters feeding difficulties, how can parents and their pediatrician overcome those challenges? One answer is the developmental clinic at Deaconess the Women's Hospital.
Abby Ungetheim, dietician and nutritionist, explains what the clinic has to offer and who might be a good candidate for the clinic’s services.
Elizabeth Johnson RN, APRN, PMH-C
One might not think about genetic testing in regard to mental health, but it can absolutely give physicians important clues. Elizabeth Johnson, family nurse practitioner and perinatal mental health nurse practitioner at Deaconess Hospitals Center for Healing Arts, turns to such scientific data to help guide treatment options.
“Part of my niche is navigating what treatment options may be best, specific to medication, adding or subtracting, starting or stopping, based on how that person is struggling and what their need is at that time in their life,” she states.
Dr. Kara Geoghegan, OB-GYN at Deaconess-The Women's Hospital, wants women to know that no question is off limits
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.
Dr. Libby Brown explores the stages of grief and how to cope with the loss of a loved one.
An OB/GYN, gastroenterologist and a pharmacist—all women, all pregnant during COVID—share their stories of being vaccinated during their pregnancy.
Andrea shares her story of having COVID-19 while being pregnant with twins.
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.
Christi Pagett, MD, Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic - West
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is also known as the “silent killer.” The American Heart Association reports that nearly 50% of American adults have hypertension. Learn symptoms and treatment options here.
Debbie Pfeiffer, Clinical Dietitian, Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions
One of the best parts of summer are the seasonal, delicious fruits. Early summer gives us sweet strawberries; later we get to enjoy plump grapes, vibrant berries, juicy peaches...the list goes on and on!
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...
Audrey Cornelius, PA-C, Oncology Physician Assistant
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical Cancer is primarily caused by HPV—this stands for Human Papilloma Virus. Currently, in the United States alone, there are 80 million people infected with HPV, and 14 million more become infected each year.
Michael Daugherty, MD, Deaconess Breast Services
Breast cancer will develop in 1 in 8 American women in her lifetime. For 2020, it is estimated greater than 276,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and over 42,000 will die from breast cancer.
Libby Brown, PhD, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist at The Center for Healing Arts and Wellness Services
Baby is home—check
Why do I feel so lost and overwhelmed?
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.
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?"
The Women's Hospital
At the end of April each year, we observe National Infertility Awareness Week. Often times, as a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinologist), we are asked when people should consider fertility care and treatment, if referrals are necessary and what to expect. Below are answers to a few of the most common questions we get with regard to fertility care and treatment.
High Pointe Therapy at The Women's Hospital
Cancer teaches us to “Clear the Clutter.” All of us are experiencing a similar time now. So, while we simplify life to the essentials, what do we keep?
Daniel Griffin, MD, 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.
Carolyn Burns, RD, Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions
“New Year, New Me” is a phrase commonly heard after the holiday season ends and the New Year is about to begin. It’s generally followed by promises to give up sugar, only drink water, and work out six days per week. Unfortunately, this kind of thinking is not realistic and often leads to people giving up on their goals.
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.
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.
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.
Deborah Pfeiffer, MS, RD, Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions
Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings and visit with family and friends. It’s also a time to enjoy holiday foods. With just a little bit of effort, you can eat your favorite dishes and still achieve your goals for better health. Don’t believe me? Keep reading. (I share some great recipes too!)
Carolyn Burns, RD, 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.
Komen Evansville Tri-State Deaconess Breast Services
Too often, women are skipping their mammograms because they either think they can’t afford the mammogram, or are scared of the cost of treating breast cancer if diagnosed.
Pediatrics & Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Morganfield
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to be sick with the flu. A week or more of serious body aches, coughing, fever, etc. is not how I want to spend my time. Be prepared by getting your flu vaccine before flu season starts!
Constantine Scordalakes, MD
Pain from endometriosis can be persistent and uncontrolled. The few medication options available today still leave many women in pain to battle through their endometriosis symptoms.
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.
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.
Lorien A., MPT, OCS
Positional Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome) - How do we help and prevent it?
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…
Rebecca Hopper, MD, Pediatrics/Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Henderson
About 20 million United States citizens get a sexually transmitted infection each year, with 15 to 24-year-olds accounting for half of all new STIs. Protecting yourself against sexually transmitted infections is important and should be achieved not through fear, but rather education.
The Women’s Hospital
When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she has many needs and concerns. One of the most important things she wants to know is that she’ll get the best care, beginning as quickly as possible. That’s why The Women’s Hospital and Deaconess Cancer Services decided to develop the Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic.
Courtney Hoppenjans, Heart Patient, Deaconess Health System
Courtney Hoppenjans, 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.
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.
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.
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?!
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.
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.
The Women's Hospital
Staying healthy during the holidays is never easy. Here are 5 ways to make it through the holidays and stay healthy.
Constantine Scordalakes, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Up to 25% of women have uterine fibroids but many are unaware because they often can occur without symptoms. However, uterine fibroids can cause a myriad of symptoms including but not limited to constipation, frequent urination, heavy menstrual bleeding or prolonged menstrual periods, pain or pressure in the pelvic region, backache or difficulty emptying the bladder.
The Womens Hospital
Project Reveal and The Women’s Hospital have partnered together to bring a local television series to women in Evansville and surrounding communities. The series will be documentary-style and feature real women and their stories. The goal of Project Reveal is to be real, inspiring, creative and diverse. The series will launch in the Spring and air in varied time slots on WNIN and WEVV.
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