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Tag Archives: labor and delivery

The Not So Fertile Myrtle

  by Kim Christopher Mackey, MD, OBGYN at The Women’s Center at Southwest Health Women often ask me if it’s okay they’re not pregnant yet. Typically they’ll ask after six or nine months or even a year of trying, wondering whether everything is normal. We can approach this by figuring out whether things are normal [read more]

NATURE VS INDUCTION

By Meghan Raeder, RN, BSN, CLC – OB Supervisor and Certified Lactation Counselor at the Birthing Center at Southwest Health Life is full of so many unknowns. The most challenging of them comes with finding out you’re pregnant. “Will my baby be a boy or girl?” “Will they have my dimples?” But, the most common [read more]

Gestational Diabetes – What you need to know.

by Kim Christopher Mackey, MD, OBGYN Pregnancy makes all women diabetic, just a Little. Why? A specific hormone, human placental lactogen (HPL), keeps sugar circulating at higher levels during pregnancy because babies use this sugar for energy. In some pregnancies the placenta makes too much HPL, and sugar levels in mom become too high as well. When mom’s blood [read more]

Two Families. Three Babies. One Birth Center.

These are just some of the common questions that flood the minds of new parents-to-be. Which is why it’s important to have the right people and resources around you for support during this life-changing time. The obstetric (OB) physicians at Southwest Health understand both the worry and the great joy that comes with being a [read more]