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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.  (more…)

By | September 21st, 2015|Categories: Education, Women's Issues|

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 (more…)

By | May 15th, 2015|Categories: Midwives|Tags: , , , |

Tips for Avoiding Date Rape Drugs

Article courtesy of KUNM
Source: Tips for Avoiding Date Rape Drugs – KUNM.org

Reports of drug-facilitated sexual assaults are on the rise in Albuquerque. People who work with victims aren’t sure whether that’s because date rape drugs are being used more often or people are more aware of them. (more…)

By | March 17th, 2015|Categories: Education, Women's Issues|Tags: , , , , |

Ask the Midwife – Skin to Skin Care

Q: I have heard that some midwives and doctors place the baby skin to skin with the mother right after delivery. Do you do this, and what are the benefits to the mom and baby?

It is our usual practice to place the newborn skin to skin with mom right after birth. The baby will normally be dried off and placed under the mother’s gown against her bare chest or abdomen (more…)

By | March 17th, 2015|Categories: Education, Midwives|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Urinary Incontinence (Leaky Bladder)

Urinary incontinence is a very common problem that can sometimes be difficult to discuss with your provider. Some women are hesitant to talk about incontinence because they feel embarrassed or think that there isn’t help available. There are many options for help available, so don’t be shy, speak up! (more…)

By | March 17th, 2015|Categories: Education, Women's Issues|Tags: , , , , , , |