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Midwest OB/GYN & Midwifery is dedicated to the obstetric and gynecologic care of women.

MonaLisa Touch®

Do You also Suffer from Vaginal Discomforts?

 Vaginal discomforts as dryness, burning, urinary incontinence can occur also during pre-menopause or after child birth. The main cause is often atrophic vaginitis: a disease that can adversely affects your life and the relationship with your partner.
 

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Do You Want Regain your Femininity?

Now it’s possible with no pain, no side effects and in just few minutes. MonaLisa Touch is a painless and minimally invasive laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation. By gently acting on tissue of the vaginal mucosa, the laser stimulates the production of collagen, improving the functionality of the treated area and restoring the proper trophic balance to the mucous membrane.

 

 

DySIS Colposcopy

Reassuring Innovation

Attending a Colposcopy appointment can be an anxious time, but rest assured that if your clinician is using DySIS then you can relax. DySIS includes a new technology called Dynamic Spectral Imaging that takes accurate measurements through the course of the examination. The results are summarised in the form of map – the DySISmap – which you can ask to see. Your clinician will discuss the results with you and determine the best next steps.

What is colposcopy?

Colposcopy is a simple examination that allows the clinician to see the area and type of abnormality on your cervix. The clinician will use a colposcope, which is a special microscope. The clinician will apply a liquid to your cervix to help identify any areas of abnormal cells. The abnormal cells appear white.

What’s special about a DySIS™ colposcopy?

The DySIS “advanced cervical scan” measures the results of a standard test which is performed during colposcopy and displays the results in the form of the DySISmap.

What is the DySISmap?

The DySISmap is a unique, advanced scan of the cervix showing areas that appear white. The map is colour coded to help your clinician accurately identify abnormal cells on your cervix.

How does the DySISmap help?

The DySISmap highlights the areas of the cervix that have the most extreme whitening. This helps your clinician select the most appropriate area(s) on your cervix to biopsy

 

 

Obstetric Care

  • Prenatal care and delivery with an emphasis on supporting each woman to develop confidence in her innate ability to give birth
  • Childbirth education offering pain management options ranging from massage therapy to epidural anesthesia
  • Breastfeeding assistance and networking with lactation consultants
  • Prenatal education
  • Personalized labor support and delivery
  • Post-partum care

Gynecology Care

  • General and High Risk Obstetrics
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Midwifery Services
  • Infertility
  • Family Planning
  • Gynecology/Urogynecology
  • Menopause
  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pediatric Gynecology
  • Preventative Health Care and Wellness
  • Weight Loss/Exercise Consultation
  • Ultrasound Procedures
  • 3D/4D Ultrasound
  • Lactation Consultant

What to Expect During Your Prenatal Care

First OB Visit

In most cases, we recommend scheduling this visit 6-8 weeks after your last menstrual period. If your periods are irregular or if you have a history of miscarriage we would like to see you sooner. During the course of your pregnancy, if you have an emergency or urgent need there is always a provider available to attend to you. The providers rotate being on call for deliveries and the on- call provider will be the one to care for you during your labor and the birth of your baby.

Health History : We will be asking you about your own medical history and that of your family to determine if you have any particular medical risks we need to address in you pregnancy.

Physical Exam : This may be done at your first or second visit with us. We will do a complete physical exam including breast and pelvic exam. As a part of the pelvic exam we will do a Pap smear and gonorrhea and Chlamydia testing.

Lab work is performed on-site. The blood drawn is tested for your blood type, presence of Hepatitis B or Syphilis, immunity to Rubella or German measles and your complete blood count. You will also be offered testing for HIV and Cystic Fibrosis.

The need for an ultrasound depends upon how sure you are of the date of your last menstrual period and how far along you are in your pregnancy when you have your first visit with us. Most ultrasounds are performed in our office.

Receive a booklet and informational folder which explains in more detail all of the tests and procedures available to you during the course of your pregnancy.

Office Visit Schedule

Follow-up routine OB visits – these visits occur every four weeks after your first visit until you reach 28 weeks of pregnancy. From 28 weeks- 36 weeks your visits will be every 2 weeks and after 36 weeks will be every week. If you go beyond 40 weeks, or your due date, we will see you twice weekly. During your OB visits we will be listening to your baby’s heartbeat, measuring your abdomen to assess for adequate fetal growth and checking your blood pressure, weight and urine. These visits will be about 20 minutes in duration and we welcome your questions at this time. There may be times when we determine that we need to see you more frequently than the schedule described here, or you may require additional scheduled visits to allow adequate time to answer all of your questions appropriately. In consideration of other patients, we ask that you come to all of your scheduled appointments on time and that you call twenty-four hours in advance if you need to cancel an appointment.

Routine Lab Work & Testing

Initial blood work : as described above
14-20 weeks gestation : offered MSAFP testing (blood test)
20-22 weeks gestation : offered ultrasound
24-28 weeks gestation : screening for diabetes & anemia (blood tests). Recommended 3D ultrasound. A CD of all your images is provided for you to take home, print out, and share with your family and friends. If for some reason we are unable to get a good peak of your baby, you may come back at no charge to you. A consent must be signed prior to visit.
34-36 weeks :  Group B Strep (vaginal swab)

There are times that additional tests may be necessary.

Labor & Delivery

When you believe that you are in labor, please call the office and one of the providers will discuss what is happening with you. Many times we will have you come to the office to evaluate you and the baby and make recommendations about either going back home or going on to the hospital based on how far along you are in labor. As long as you and baby are fine we will encourage you to not go to the hospital until after you are in active labor. The provider on call will meet you at the hospital once you are in active labor and will stay with you until your baby is born. At your prenatal visits options for pain management and typical labor and delivery routines will be discussed. Following the birth of your baby, the provider will stay at the hospital until it has been determined that both you and your baby are healthy and doing fine. The following day a provider will visit you in the hospital and give you discharge instructions. The family doctor or pediatrician you have selected will examine your baby prior to discharge.

 

 

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