It can be both exciting and scary if you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant. The experts at Beaver Dam Women's Health are here to help you every step of the way, from when you decide you want to get pregnant, to birth, to bringing your new child home, and beyond.
Watch and listen to Dr. Effie Siomos, M.D., FACOG, speak to your concerns and some of the steps you can take in order to have the healthiest pregnancy possible.
Why do you want to lose weight? Whether it is to fit into your favorite jeans, to improve your health, or to participate in a marathon, finding the motivation is the easy part—actually losing the weight is the ultimate challenge. With most women attempting an average of 61 diets by the age of 45, it is clear that the methods most choose to lose weight are just not working. That was the case for Renee Westra of Waupun. Click to continue reading about Renee's weight loss journey.
In fact, it’s one that many of us already realize but don’t often want to admit to ourselves: The secret to losing weight may not be focusing on weight loss, but rather implementing long-term healthy lifestyle changes. Consider not going “on a diet,” but instead, modifying your lifestyle so that you live a healthy life. A diet will help you lose weight initially, but tends not to be sustainable. A healthy lifestyle will earn you health benefits and weight loss in the short- and long-term.
At Beaver Dam Women’s Health, we understand that women have many options when it comes to choosing an obgyn clinic. Whether you’re seeking routine care, experiencing abnormal symptoms, desiring prenatal care, or simply have questions about your health, turn to our team of providers for personal and compassionate women’s health care.
Knowledge can help you prepare for the situations life throws at you—which is why prenatal screening with your ob-gyn (obstetrician/gynecologist) to review the health of your unborn child is so important. If there is a chance that you or your child is at risk, prenatal screening will reveal those risks so that you can work with your doctor effectively to reduce them.
Learning that you are pregnant or that you might be can be a tumultuous experience. The stress of undergoing pregnancy testing doesn’t help the situation. But whether that experience is coupled with a twinge of anxiety, a touch of excitement, or both, it’s best for your health and that of your unborn baby to be aware of your pregnancy as soon as possible.