Which IUD is right for me?


Which IUD is right for me? Over the past 20 years, IUDs  (IntraUterine Device) have become increasingly popular in the United States. This popularity stems from the fact that they are extremely effective at preventing pregnancy, convenient to use, long-lasting and can be used by women of all ages, including teenagers. Some can also be used to treat heavy and painful periods. IUDs have thankfully come a long way since the 1970s when the most commonly used IUD was plagued with safety concerns. The current IUDs are very safe and completely different from those of 50 years ago. [...]

Which IUD is right for me?2020-07-10T18:27:35-06:00

Pap Smears Demystified


Pap Smears Demystified Are you confused about how often you should be having a Pap smear? Do you know what it is, or why we do them? Midwest Center for Women’s HealthCare has the answers! What is a Pap Smear? Pap smears are screening tests for cervical cancer and precancer. During your exam, your doctor will take a gentle sample of the loose cells on the face of, and just inside of, your cervix. A pathologist will then examine these cells under a microscope for any cancerous or precancerous changes. Please remember that every [...]

Pap Smears Demystified2020-07-02T21:08:18-06:00

7 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy


7 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy Would you like to start or to expand your family? Are you already expecting? If so, congratulations! The entire staff of Midwest Center For Women's Healthcare is here to support you during this exciting time. Regardless if you are already expecting or considering expanding your family, Midwest Center for Women's HealthCare would like you to provide you with some information to help you prepare for a happy and healthy pregnancy. Make a pre-pregnancy appointment with your doctor Pregnancy can be an exciting time in a woman's life, [...]

7 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy2020-07-10T19:05:28-06:00

Flu Shot and Pregnancy


Should I get a flu shot if I am pregnant? Yes, it's safe to get a flu shot during pregnancy. In fact, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that all women who are pregnant during flu season get a flu shot, regardless of their trimester. A pregnant woman’s risk of hospitalization from flu is reduced by 40% if vaccinated against the flu according to a CDC research study. A flu shot during pregnancy can help: Prevent the flu and maternal complications. [...]

Flu Shot and Pregnancy2020-05-01T10:31:39-06:00

Why do I need an annual well woman exam?


Why Do I Need An Annual Well-Woman Exam? Annual well-woman exams are important for women of all ages. Your gynecologic health can have a profound impact on your overall health. As your gynecologists, we want to help you to be as healthy as possible by meeting with you on a yearly basis. What happens at this yearly visit? Perform a comprehensive history to review changes in your medical, surgical and family history. Assess your menstrual cycles and address any menstrual cycle concerns you have about irregular periods or periods that are heavy, [...]

Why do I need an annual well woman exam?2020-07-02T21:07:55-06:00