Women’s contraceptive options go far beyond “the pill.” While many people associate birth control with the prevention of pregnancy, these methods also provide solutions for other health concerns. Gina Edison, FNP-C, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics, shares, “Many patients use birth control for other reasons than preventing pregnancy,
Did you know a certified nurse midwife (CNM) provides care that extends well beyond a woman’s pregnancy and childbirth? They also provide care for gynecological needs, family planning, annual exams, well-women care and more for women of all ages. Western OB/GYN,
Whether your baby is six weeks old or six years, you still may be thinking about getting your body back to its pre-baby shape. However, many women suffer from diastasis recti (abdominal separation) following pregnancy which can complicate a full return to exercise and even challenge everyday function.
If you experience leakage every time you cough, laugh, sneeze or jump, you aren’t alone. Urinary incontinence is a common condition both men and women may experience, but most frequently affects women. The chance of developing incontinence increases with age, but is not an inevitable consequence of aging and is NEVER considered normal.
You may have thought about your birth plan shortly after you discovered you were pregnant or maybe your plan is to simply have “no plan” and that’s okay too. A birth plan can be a useful tool to help inform your provider and the Birthing Center team of your preferences for labor and delivery.
Postpartum depression is relatively common, affecting approximately one in eight women after delivery, according to Andraya Huldeen, MD, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics. She explains that often there is no clear trigger for postpartum depression and if the baby is healthy,
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed how we receive health care. Early in the pandemic, wellness visits were canceled or postponed and many in-person appointments have since turned into telehealth visits. Rebecca Baudoin, MD, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics,
After having an epidural with her first son in 2019, Shelby Hallblade, Carver, knew she wanted to try a more natural approach the second time around. “When I had an epidural with my first born, Silas, I didn’t know there was another way,” Shelby said.
Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics, is transitioning to a new Electronic Medical Record called Epic on Aug. 1, 2021. This medical record will be the same for the entire organization. This means however, that our current patient portal – My Health Record – will no longer be updated as of Aug 1,
Katelyn Neufeld, CNM, now provides midwifery care to women at Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics. She began seeing patients at Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska and the Ridgeview Professional Building in Waconia in early November. Neufeld received her nursing degree from Crown College in St.