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Going Into Labor At 35 Weeks Pregnant

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...

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Best OB/GYN In The Fox Valley

Women’s Health Specialists has been voted #1 Best OB/GYN in the Fox Valley area for 12 years in a row. The providers and staff are honored to receive this recognition. Each pregnancy… Each birth… Each successful surgery… Each time a woman tells us “Thank you, you’ve...

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Welcome Dr. Adam

Welcome Dr. Adam

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...

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Dr. Pfaffenbach Celebrates 10 Years

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...

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Ovarian Cysts:  4 Things To Know

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...

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Are You At Risk For Preeclampsia?

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...

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Patients To Receive Digital Ultrasound Images

Patients To Receive Digital Ultrasound Images

We strive to provide the best patient centered care, and our latest step toward doing that is offering our pregnant patients a complimentary USB flash drive with their digital ultrasound images on them.  "We're really excited to be doing this for our patients," says...

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6 Things You Should Know Before Your C-Section

6 Things You Should Know Before Your C-Section

Cesarean sections, commonly known as C-sections, are how nearly 1/3 of babies are born every day in the United States.  They are performed for a variety of reasons, including babies who are positioned the wrong way (such as breech), fetal stress during labor or for...

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Ultrasound Technologists Get Involved

Ultrasound Technologists Get Involved

Women's Health Specialists At Career Fair Having been part of the Fox Valley community for 47 years, we’re happy to show our support and appreciation in various ways.  Recently, two of our Ultrasound Technologists attended a Career Fair at Fox Valley Lutheran High...

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