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Category Archives: PREGNANCY

Having A Successful Pregnancy Over Age 35

Women have been cautioned for years about their biological clock and the risks of pregnancy past age 35.  While women do need to be aware of certain factors, the fertility door by no means closes at age 35.  As shared in the article Getting Pregnant Past Age 35 – Steps To Take And Fertility Facts: […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 Ultrasound Technologist, Sarah.  “It’s a more versatile keepsake for such a special […]

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 women that have had a C-section in the past and […]

Twins On Board!

ThedaCare Obstetrics Message Board Features Dr. Honkamp The ThedaCare facilities have been undergoing changes, including the personalized message boards (pictured) that highlight patient experiences.  The board in the Obstetrics wing of ThedaCare Regional Medical Center – Appleton shares the story of our patient Andrea and the surprises she encountered along the way.  To rewind a little bit, […]

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