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Telemedicine Visits

Category: News

Our providers are accepting Telemedicine visits and are happy to accommodate you with any concerns. Please call the office if you are interested in a telemedicine appointment.  We may also be contacting you to change your scheduled appointment to a telemedicine appointment if appropriate.  Providers have set aside this time to listen and to address your concerns.  We respectfully ask that you contact the office if you need to cancel or reschedule your telemedicine or office visit 24 hours prior to your appointment.

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Important COVID-19 Update

Category: COVID-19

South Shore Women’s Health’s Policy Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID19)

The safety and health of our patients, staff and community will always be our first priority.  At this time, South Shore Women’s Health continues to ensure every effort to minimize exposure and reduce transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID19).  It is important to stay home if you are sick to prevent spreading the virus.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Signs of a Miscarriage and When to Call Your Doctor

Category: Pregnancy

Most miscarriages occur in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. They are painful, sad occurrences for many women, but the mother has no culpability. In some instances, they can occur without any signs, while others may experience symptoms. Let’s learn more about the signs of a miscarriage and when to call your doctor.

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6 Common Breastfeeding Problems And Solutions

Category: Obstetrics

Health professionals all agree that breastfeeding is the healthiest choice for babies and moms. It seems to come so naturally to many new mothers, so why do others find it so difficult? Don’t beat yourself up if you are experiencing trouble. There is help.

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Hypertensive Disorders Affect 1 in 7 Hospital Deliveries

Category: Obstetrics

You may be shocked to learn that between 2017 and 2019 one-third of those who died during a hospital delivery had a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, according to the CDC. This condition is increasing and causes severe complications like a heart attack or stroke. Let’s learn more.

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Managing Allergies During Pregnancy

Category: Pregnancy

Morning sickness, back aches, and fatigue should be enough to deal with during pregnancy, but if you add in allergy symptoms, oh please! If you’re not sure what medications are safe for you and your growing baby, here’s what you need to know.

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Why Is My Menstrual Cycle So Irregular?

No two women are exactly alike, and in many cases, the same goes for menstrual cycles. There are some parameters within “normal” among women concerning our period, but sometimes there are specific anomalies. If you’re wondering why your menstrual cycle is irregular, let’s find answers.

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6 Ways To Cope With Pregnancy Fatigue

Category: News, Pregnancy

Oh boy, you think you’re tired now. Wait until after your little bundle of joy arrives! Now is the time to get as much rest and glorious sleep as possible. The question is how to do it. Let’s look at 6 ways to cope with pregnancy fatigue.

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Important Message from Christine Hirsemann, M.D.

Category: News
Dear Patients,
 
I have decided to stop practicing Obstetrics beginning March 31st, 2022. This means I will no longer be providing pregnancy care or performing deliveries. I will remain at South Shore Women’s Health and will be here for all of your Gynecological needs. This will include annual exams as well as any other women’s health issues.
 
I am grateful for the trust you placed in me over the past 15 years and for the opportunity to participate in so many beautiful births. I will forever cherish these experiences and look forward to continuing to provide care to my patients and the women of the South Shore.
 
With Gratitude,
Christine Hirsemann, M.D.
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Planning For Pregnancy Before Conception

Some of us are procrastinators, while others are almost the extreme opposite. That’s a good thing when it comes to having a baby! Planning for pregnancy before conception has multiple benefits for you, your baby, and your growing family. Let’s look at where you should begin.

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Formula Recall

Category: News
⚠️Attention Patients⚠️: Abbott Nutrition issued voluntary recalls of their popular Similac, Alimentum and EleCare formulas after four infants were hospitalized with bacterial infections. We have found that some of the formula samples that were given out from our offices were part of the recall.
 
Please be sure to check the lot numbers listed on your samples
by clicking on the link:
 
For more information on the recall:
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6 Ways To Prepare For Childbirth & Labor

Category: Obstetrics

“Am I ready?” “What will it be like?” These are all questions that swirl around in a woman’s mind and gut as the time gets near. There are ways to calm your spirit and be prepared at the same time. We have gathered together 6 ways to prepare for childbirth & labor.

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