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Author Archives: Women's Health Specialists

Twins At 25 Weeks

“When we knew the twins were going to be born, all I could think about were the numerous complications that could occur, if they survived, which wasn’t even a sure thing,” shared Dr. Amy Schmidt of Women’s Health Specialists when she learned her premature twins were on the way at just 25 weeks, despite attempts […]

Going Into Labor At 35 Weeks Pregnant

The March of Dimes organization defines premature as “preterm labor is labor that starts too early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy.”  With November being Prematurity Awareness Month, we thought it would be helpful to share patient stories of their premature birth experience, and what life is like today for their children.  Let’s start with Anna, […]

Best OB/GYN In The Fox Valley

Women’s Health Specialists has been voted Best OB/GYN in the Fox Valley area for the 8th year in a row, and the providers and staff couldn’t be more honored by the recognition.  “It’s a special award because it’s really reflective of the relationship we’ve built with our patients and community since 1968,” commented Dr. Jill […]

Welcome Dr. Adams

We are thrilled to introduce our newest physician to our growing OB/GYN practice, Dr. Kelly Adams, soon to be Dr. Kelly Kennedy after her upcoming September wedding.  To help everyone get to know her better, I thought a Q & A session with her would be useful, and here’s what she had to share:  WHS:  You […]

Dr. Pfaffenbach Celebrates 10 Years

This month, Dr. Pfaffenbach is celebrating her tenth anniversary with Women’s Health Specialists, along with her nurse, Jan.  “It has been a great ten years together, and it truly has flown by,” said Dr. Pfaffenbach.  “I feel honored to be part of an OB/GYN practice with such strong roots in our community and I really feel like the […]

Ovarian Cysts: 4 Things To Know

Learning you have an ovarian cyst might make you panic in a hurry, but Dr. Ernesto Acosta with Women’s Health Specialists says they’re more common than you might think and not to sound the alarm bells too quickly.  “In most cases ovarian cysts are no cause for immediate concern,” commented Dr. Acosta.  “Four things to […]

Are You At Risk For Preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia can be a scary diagnosis during pregnancy, especially because we don’t exactly what causes it and it affects roughly 5 in 100 women.  “We do know that there are women who have a higher risk of developing it, and a key to preventing preeclampsia is knowing you’re at risk and taking steps beforehand to […]

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