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2406, 2020

Menopause Basics

By |June 24th, 2020|Categories: Education, Midwives|

Menopause Basics

Menopause is defined as a year without a period. Perimenopause is the transition years leading up to that final period. Some women experience no changes in their cycles, but cycle irregularity is common and can be problematic.  Periods that arrive less that 21 days from prior period need to be discussed, as does abnormally heavy flow. Most women experience menopause between their mid-forties up to 58 or so. The average age of menopause is 51. annual exam

The timing of menopause can be influenced by smoking, genetics, health, or […]

2003, 2020

WSNM and COVID-19

By |March 20th, 2020|Categories: News|

WSNM and COVID-19

WSNM and COVID-19

Women’s Specialists of New Mexico is reaching out to our patients with information on our response to the COVID-19 or Novel Coronavirus.

If you have an appointment, check in with our front desk, verify your mobile phone number and then go wait in your car. We will call you when it is time for your appointment. We ask that no one accompanies you to this appointment. Please wear a face covering to your appointment.

First, for up-to-date information on the developing situation in New Mexico, we are encouraging patients monitor the http://cv.nmhealth.org. Here […]

1001, 2020

Birth of a Midwife

By |January 10th, 2020|Categories: Education, Midwives, Motherhood|

Birth of a Midwife

As a nurse, I was brand new to labor and delivery–and I was on my third night shift in a row. Walking back from a quick break, I was called over by the charge nurse.

“You have the next admit from triage,” she told me. “She’s a live one–and so is her family. They’re carnies.”

“What’s that?” I asked, bewildered.

“You know, the people who do the circus and carnival circuit–gypsies,” she said, innocently using a term that is now considered derogatory, but was then often applied to the nomadic ethnic group known as Roma. “She’s […]

1309, 2019

MonaLisa Touch Open House

By |September 13th, 2019|Categories: Education, MonaLisa Touch, Oasis Med Spa|

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MonaLisa Touch – Open House

When: Thursday, September 26 from 5:30 – 7:00pm
Where: 101 Hospital Loop NE, Albuquerque NM 87109

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.

Our MonaLisa Touch open house brings women together from throughout New Mexico who wish to learn about how this incredible procedure could change their lives.

Get special pricing, […]

1906, 2019

Ask the Midwife : Genetic Tests

By |June 19th, 2019|Categories: Education|

Ask the Midwife

Question:

I am 8 weeks pregnant with my first baby and just had my new OB visit. I am confused about genetic tests that are offered. Are these required? What do you recommend? How accurate are they? What is the difference between a screening test and a diagnostic test? Will my insurance cover this type testing? 

 

2301, 2019

Infant Massage – The Amazing Benefits of Giving and Receiving

By |January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Education, Motherhood|

You may have heard about the common benefits of infant massage. It helps babies with gas and colic and it helps calm them down from crying and to sleep. But before we talk about specific benefits of infant massage, there is one guiding benefit which is the foundation for everything else. Infant touch and massage helps a baby’s brain to grow.

Babies are born still needing to make finishing work of their brains. At birth, they have only 25% of their ultimate finished size of their brains. Babies operate out of their primitive brain and need the help of […]

1809, 2018

Benefits of a Normal Physiologic Birth

By |September 18th, 2018|Categories: Education, News, Uncategorized|

Ask the Midwife – Benefits of a Normal Physiologic Birth

Q:I am expecting my first child in October, and I am both excited and scared. What can I do to have the best outcome for myself and my baby, and decrease the chance of interventions such as c-section?

A:Congratulations! Our goal is to support you in having the birth you want, with a happy and healthy outcome for mom and baby. First, let’s review normal birth. This process includes labor, childbirth and the immediate postpartum period. Normal birth begins on its own, results in vaginal birth, and […]

1604, 2018

WSNM Congratulates Dr. Beverly Pucka on Retirement

By |April 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

All of us at Women’s Specialists send a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Beverly Pucka for her three decades of services to the women of our community. Known for her dedication to excellence in women’s care and loving patient relationships, Dr. Pucka is retiring on April 30, 2018. She has been caring for patients at WSNM for the last four years and we are grateful for her time in our practice.

Dr. Pucka’s patient records will remain at WSNM and her patients are free to select any of our providers to continue your care at WSNM. Call

602, 2018

Nitrous Oxide for Labor Analgesia

By |February 6th, 2018|Categories: Child Birth, Education, Motherhood, News|

Ask the Midwife – Nitrous Oxide for Labor Analgesia

If you are like most pregnant women, you have been putting some thought into labor and what will happen during that process. Pain management is something that many women consider ahead of time. It is very common to have concerns about it: how much will labor hurt? Will I be able to manage it? What are my options for pain relief if the pain is too much for me? Will the options really help enough? Most women are a little nervous when thinking of these questions. Many women […]

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