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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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Twins On Board!

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...

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Secondary Infertility Is A Thing

Secondary Infertility Is A Thing

Something that not many women talk about, but plenty experience, is secondary infertility.  This occurs when a couple has successfully had at least one child and then faces difficulty conceiving again.  “It’s really a fairly common experience for couples to be trying...

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Zika Virus and Pregnant Women

Zika Virus and Pregnant Women

If you're pregnant and have travel plans out of the country coming up, it may be worth considering postponing the trip depending on where you're going.  "I've been getting calls from worried patients about the Zika virus that has been making headlines," says Dr. Elina...

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Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Pregnancy can be overwhelming for women, especially for first time moms.  A baby shower is a great way to help the mom-to-be feel more prepared to welcome her little one home - and the love and support from guests goes a long way!  We've asked staff and nurses around...

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7 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

7 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

“Without a doubt, pregnancy takes a toll on your mind and body,” says Dr. James O’Leary.  “Preparing for pregnancy and taking steps during your pregnancy to help ease the journey is something I always recommend to patients.  Below are seven tips to help set you up for...

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6 Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

6 Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

By Elina Pfaffenbach, MD Obstetrician/Gynecologist Recently, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released the first medical guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of pregnant women exposed to the bacteria Listeria. Recent recalls of...

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