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Save on Laser Hair Removal in February.

February 3rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Save on Laser Hair Removal in February.

Tell Us the Woman You Are

TELL US THE WOMAN YOU ARE We are looking for you to share in our 'I AM WOMAN' campaign.  Click the button to the right to share your three I AM WOMAN HEADLINES.  We are proud of the community and women we serve - we are devoted entirely to you. SHARE YOUR HEADLINES WITH US

January 26th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Tell Us the Woman You Are

Waterbirth Q&A with Liz Withnall, CNM

It's time for.....(drum roll please!)....ask the Midwife with Liz Withnall, CNM! Q: I have heard that some women give birth in water. What are the advantages of doing this? Are there any risks to myself or my baby? Liz says: The use of warm water for relaxation and pain relief during labor is not a new idea. In the 1960’s, water birth became popular in Russia, and in the 1970’s and 1980’s thousands of water births occurred in Europe. Currently, birthing in water is a popular option in hospitals and birth centers across the U.S. Many benefits of immersion in water during labor and birth have been documented by research. These benefits include reduction in the perception of pain; reduction in the need for pain medications; increased relaxation; shorter labor; decreased incidence of lacerations during birth; and increased satisfaction with birth experience. Women who experience water birth very often comment on what a positive experience it is, and how they would like to birth that way again with the next baby. In order to experience the full benefits of water birth, full immersion is necessary, which means the mom is in a deep tub, with her belly covered with water, all the way up to the breasts. Being fully immersed promotes the hormonal responses of the body which aid in the relaxation of the woman and shortening of the labor. The recommended temperature of the water is between 98 F and 101F, in order to avoid chilling [...]

September 7th, 2016|Education|Comments Off on Waterbirth Q&A with Liz Withnall, CNM

Sexual Health Q&A with Levy, CNM & Knight, MD.

Powerful woman! You should be having sex whenever you feel safe and sexy and your partner desires the same! Having an orgasm is such a personal experience. Some women experience orgasm as a rush of heat and pleasure. Others find the experience explosive. While others burst into laughter. Orgasms are best reached when we feel safe and at ease with our partners. Women are dynamic when it comes to finding pleasure. Our erogenous zones are elusive and often become more exposed as we feel more relaxed and aroused. Most women require clitoral stimulation to reach orgasm. What is important to remember is that the clitoris is actually a very large section of tissue. Generally, we think of the clit (that tiny little nub beneath the front of our labia), but actually, clitoral tissue is like a glacier. The clitoris is just the top. Clitoral tissue actually extends like a wishbone shape along the labia minora and inside of the vaginal. As we become aroused, this tissue becomes swollen with blood and thus more sensitive to touch. For some women, this swelling happens quite easily (lucky!), but for most women, this takes safe and sexy foreplay. Many people have heard of the "G" spot. This is actually tissue along the front of the vagina. Just as the clitoral tissue becomes flush and swollen as we become aroused, so does this long, tube-like tissue along the front (anterior) wall of the vagina. Having an orgasm requires (for most) a sense of [...]

September 7th, 2016|Education|Comments Off on Sexual Health Q&A with Levy, CNM & Knight, MD.

Q&A with Rebecca Leeman, CNM and Stephanie Philippides, MD

These two lovely ladies are Rebecca Leeman, CNM, and Stephanie Philippides, MD. They are located at our Jefferson office and attend births at Lovelace Women's Hospital and I recently asked for their thoughts about how WSNM approaches pregnancy and birth. Rebecca: Pregnancy is a time of big change for women and families. Getting to see the same person on the health care team throughout the pregnancy can help moms feel a little more grounded throughout the changes that are happening. A trust develops. Stories are shared. A woman can start to feel a little more known to her provider and pregnancy care goes beyond just what it takes to measure and listen to baby. Personalized pregnancy care happens when your care provider acknowledges and is curious about the setting into which this new baby is coming. It takes time to build relationships. Dr. Philippides: Personal pregnancy care means individualized care. No two people experience pregnancy in the same way. We all have our own experiences, unique medical history, fears and worries, and our own hopes and dreams. To treat each person as an individual means that I want to make a connection to that person and really understand their needs. Rebecca: Women's Specialists practice allows me to give personalized pregnancy care and build relationships. I also have the confidence that when the women I see go into labor, there will be midwives and doctors who I trust there, who will carry that same respect for these [...]

February 5th, 2016|Education|Comments Off on Q&A with Rebecca Leeman, CNM and Stephanie Philippides, MD

GoSpreadTheWord.com – A Message From Your Heart

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November 4th, 2015|Education|Comments Off on GoSpreadTheWord.com – A Message From Your Heart

Tricare Insurance Now Accepted!

Women’s Specialists of New Mexico is proud to announce that beginning, October 1st 2015, we accept Tricare Insurance at all 3 locations! ‪#‎insurance ‪#‎obgyn‬ ‪#‎albuquerque‬

October 6th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Tricare Insurance Now Accepted!

MonaLisa Touch

Aging is inevitable. For women, it can be unforgiving: wrinkles, gray hair, weight gain, sagging breasts, bone loss, and vaginal dryness. Regular exercise, dietary modification with calcium and vitamin D supplementation can help some of these conditions. Some of us will dye our hair and/or have cosmetic surgery. Until recently, our only option to really “treat” vaginal dryness was topical estrogen – either as a cream, tablet or ring. But not all of us can or want to use estrogen. Fortunately, there is now something available that will treat vaginal dryness (known as vaginal atrophy in medical terms) and the other symptoms often associated with it such as vaginal burning, vaginal discharge, painful sex, urinary incontinence, and painful urination. It’s called the MonaLisa Touch.

September 21st, 2015|Education, Women's Issues|Comments Off on MonaLisa Touch

Ask the Midwife – The Natural Hormones of Labor

Q: I have been wondering about what starts a woman’s labor, and why is it so different from one woman to another? There are several things responsible for starting labor. For one thing, there is the baby’s readiness to be born. The baby communicates this to the mother’s system […]

May 15th, 2015|Midwives|Comments Off on Ask the Midwife – The Natural Hormones of Labor

Tips for Avoiding Date Rape Drugs

 

March 17th, 2015|Education, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Tips for Avoiding Date Rape Drugs