We wanted to take a moment to address the COVID-19 pandemic. As usual, we at Women’s Center for Health follow the practice advisory of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) when it comes to caring for our patients, specifically in pregnancy. They have been keeping us up to date with the most recent information they have available as it relates to our pregnant population during this time.
What we know about COVID-19 in pregnancy is still limited, as it is changing every day. We would like to keep you abreast on the things we do know thus far.
Therefore, all pregnant women are encouraged to take all available precautions to optimize health and avoid exposure to COVID-19, including but not limited to:
- maintaining prenatal care appointments
- wearing a mask and other recommended PPE, if applicable, at work and in public
- washing hands frequently
- maintaining physical distancing
- limiting contact with other individuals as much as practicable
- maintain an adequate supply of preparedness resources including medications
Please note that pregnant patients with comorbidities such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease are likely at increased risk for severe illness, which is consistent with the general population with similar comorbidities.
On a positive note, there is currently no evidence to support that COVID-19 can cross through the placenta and route to the fetus. Please see the following link to find out what those necessary preventative measures entail.
As your healthcare team, your health and wellness of both yourself and your unborn child is our number one priority and we will change practices and procedures as we see it necessary based on the information that ACOG and the Center for Disease Control are providing to us. If you need a note indicating your need to work remotely during this time, we are happy to provide that for you.
Everyone knows that using birth control gives a woman control over when and if she becomes pregnant. What you may not know is that there are some great birth control benefits that are beyond pregnancy prevention.
More than 2,000 cases of laparoscopic intraabdominal ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation (Lap-RFA; Acessa® procedure, Acessa Health, Inc., Austin, TX USA) of symptomatic
myomas have been performed in the United States and internationally,1 and the procedure has been described.2 Contraception and childbearing following Lap-RFA are of great interest to patients, obstetrician-gynecologists, and reproductive endocrinologists.
News From Acessa Health – New Evidence Points to Less Invasive Management For Women Suffering from Uterine Fibroids
“Hysterectomies represent the second most common women’s surgical procedure performed annually, despite results favoring minimally invasive, outpatient, uterus-preserving treatment options”
The Next Generation Colposcope with an Advanced Cervical Scan
DySISmap is an adjunctive technology to assist colposcopy.
The DySIS Colposcope is a high-resolution digital colposcope with an adjunctive map. The DySISmap is generated by a proprietary technology that measures the aceto-whitening reaction and summarises it in the form of an intuitive map. The DySISmap is overlaid on the live image of the cervix to help with the identification of the most relevant biopsy sites.
Dr.Olson was recently featured in an article by Imaging Technology News regarding DySIS Technology. DySIS (Dynamic Spectral Imaging System) Advanced Cervical Imaging System, is a new hi-tech screening device that helps beat cervical cancer. It is currently making it’s debut in the US. [Read Full Article]
Watch the video below to learn more about how the DySIS technology works. Dr. Olson was one of the first doctors to offer this in Illinois.
We are working with a new company that will make it easier for us to communicate with our patients. Rather than writing blogs and posting to Facebook hoping you will check in, we now have a smart phone application that will let us notify you of select issues that effect your health.
Simply Text: BRIO to 77948 to download the app.
Enter your doctor’s code during the registration:
The HUGE decision given to expectant parents regarding genetic screening can be extremely overwhelming. The mainstream in recognizing it has an important place and is expanding its research to develop non- invasive tests that won’t cause harm to baby or risks to the mom. Recently NBC’s “Today” featured a segment on a new, non- invasive and quite accurate testing to screen baby’s risk for the most common chromosomal abnormalities including Down’s Syndrome, Trisomy’s 18 and 13. It is called MaterniT 21, developed by Sequenom.
Read the full article: http://www.today.com/id/3041426/vp/50614459#50614459
For some women, permanent birth control is the best option to guarantee that they will not have any more children. However as the name explains, permanent birth control is, well, permanent. In very few cases are these procedures reversible. Before you make the decision to go with a permanent option, you will want to ask your doctor all of the right questions. Be sure you know everything you need to about the procedure before you make a decision.
Below are a few questions that you should ask your doctor before you make your decision. Read the rest of this entry »