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Addressing the physical, emotional and educational needs of women, Agnesian HealthCare's Women's Health Services offers the resources that apply to your life, in all its wonderful complexity. With a Health Resource Center, Obstetric Services, a Domestic Violence Program, Behavioral Health Services and programs serving women in mid-life, a number of options are available in the Fond du Lac, Ripon and Waupun areas.
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Audio blog: The importance of preventative exams for women

Dr. Scott Hansfield, OB/GYN at Waupun Memorial Hospital a member of Agnesian HealthCare, was recently interviewed regarding women’s health issues and the importance of preventative exams for women.  

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The rocky road through menopause

Traveling through menopause can be a rocky road for many women.  Others may say it was a day at the beach.  I am not so fortunate as to be one of the latter.  I know there are a lot of you out there just like me.  I told my co-worker that anticipating a hot flash [...]

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What is IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)?

Written by: Jessica Boelk, RN with Agnesian HealthCare Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder that consists of abdominal pain, cramping, fluctuation of bowel patterns (diarrhea and/or constipation), increased gas, bloating and food intolerances. IBS is different from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), such as Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease, as it is not an autoimmune [...]

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Heart Healthy Meal for Heart Health Month

Written by: Liz Gorecki, RD, CSO, CD Agnesian HealthCare Dietitian According to TIME.com, consumers spend an average $100 more at restaurants on their special Valentine’s Day meal than they normally would. This price usually comes with at least half a day’s worth of calories and more than a day’s worth of saturated fat and sodium. [...]

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Breast Milk: Did You Know?

Nature designed human milk especially for human babies, and it has several advantages over any milk substitute. Your milk contains just the right balance of nutrients, and it contains them in a form most easily used by the human baby’s immature body systems. Because it was developed for your human baby, your milk also is [...]

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How do patients benefit from seeing a perintologist?

Written by: Dr. Randall Kuhlmann For women that are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, your healthcare provider may refer you to a perinatologist. Perinatologists often serve as consultants for regular obstetricians. In addition, they work with family physicians to manage pregnancy complications. In some cases, a woman may see a perinatologist regularly for the rest of [...]

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What type of patients does a perinatologist see?

Written by: Dr. Randall Kuhlmann The vast majority of women have healthy pregnancies and their babies are born without difficulties. However, women with high-risk pregnancies often need a close watch for potential concerns or complications. Fortunately, there are many tests and procedures to monitor the health of both mother and baby. Many of these pose [...]

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What is a perinatologist?

Written by: Dr. Randall Kuhlmann A perinatologist – or maternal-fetal medicine specialist – is an obstetrician/gynecologist that has completed specialty training needed to understand and treat complex medical concerns relating to pregnancy that can involve the mother and her unborn baby. These concerns may be obstetrical, medical, surgical, and/or genetic complications, and may occur during [...]

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Part Two: Parents as partners in safety

We consider your care and the care and protection of your infant to be our highest priority. We seek your partnership. The Women & Infants Unit has a variety of security features. In addition to being a limited access area, the unit also has door/stairwell alarms and surveillance cameras. Furthermore, to help ensure the safety [...]

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Part One: Parents as partners in safety

We consider your care and the care and protection of your infant to be our highest priority. We seek your partnership. At the time of delivery, two identification bands with black numbers will be placed on your baby’s wrist and ankle. An identical band will be placed on the mother and the father or other [...]

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