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Women’s Health

Walking Away from the Pandemic

By Jaime Collins It appears the end of the pandemic is drawing near. The fact we will not be permanently stuck in pandemic mode comes courtesy of so many of you who masked up, stayed home, and protected others. That, I feel strongly, is the kind of thing great communities do for each other. Let’s [read more]

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: More than Just Kegels

By Amber Langel, Physical Therapist Do you leak urine when you cough, laugh, or sneeze? Do you wear depends or a pad because you are worried about leaking in public? Despite what many thing, it is not normal to leak urine at any age. Pelvic floor physical therapy can help with these issues. And there [read more]

Go ahead, feed your baby in public

by Meghan Raeder, RN, BSN, CLC – OB Supervisor and Certified Lactation Counselor at the Birthing Center at Southwest Health How would you react if you saw a mother breastfeeding her baby in public? Would you stare? Would walk over to her and ask her to cover up or go elsewhere? Would you see the [read more]

Importance of knowing Infant CPR

by Rebecca L. Wylesky-Durst MSN, MHA, RN – Director of Nursing at Southwest Health As new parents, we have a mental checklist we go through to make sure our home and lives are ready for our new addition. We make sure the car seat is in place, the nursery has all the right touches and [read more]

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 and [read more]

New Women’s Health Specialist Joins Southwest Health

The Women’s Center at Southwest Health welcomes to its staff Meghan Ogden, MD, OB/GYN, who is now seeing patients full time. An experienced specialist previously on staff at UW Health in Madison, Dr. Ogden joins Southwest Health women’s health director Kim Christopher Mackey, MD, OB/GYN, in providing comprehensive care for women, from care for pregnant [read more]

Know No

By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications It’s been buzzing through social media like an angry hornet. News about recent sexual assaults and their clueless, sexist, misogynistic, violent, and criminal perpetrators is everywhere. And it’s shocking. But our goal should not be to make Facebook explode or to shock people by detailing the damages [read more]

Is bladder leakage controlling your life?

by Kim Christopher Mackey, MD, OBGYN – Director of Women’s Health at The Women’s Center at Southwest Health It’s no surprise that as we age our muscles change and even weaken. This also includes the muscles in your vaginal wall that support your bladder. So it shouldn’t be a surprise either that over 40% of [read more]