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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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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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When Should My Daughter Have Their First Well-Woman Exam?

Category: Gynecology

When should a teen have their first well-woman exam? Many moms struggle with this question, so we will try to make it a bit easier to navigate.

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How To Alleviate First Trimester Nausea Symptoms

Category: Obstetrics

There is good news and bad news concerning morning sickness. If you are suffering with it right now, the good news is doctors believe it’s a sign that the placenta is growing normally. The bad news, according to the Cleveland Clinic, is that although 70% of pregnant women get it early in the first trimester, the cause is not totally known. Whatever is causing it, here are some tips for how to alleviate first trimester nausea symptoms.

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Should You Get The Flu Shot During Pregnancy?

Category: Obstetrics

The flu is more likely to cause a serious illness in a pregnant woman than someone the same age who is not pregnant. That is but one reason to get the vaccine. Should you get the flu shot during pregnancy? Absolutely!

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How To Perform A Monthly Breast Exam

Category: Gynecology

A monthly breast self-exam is another tool women have in conjunction with annual mammograms to find cancers early and improve survival rates. You use your hands and eyes to detect any changes in the look and feel of your breasts. Not a replacement for annual mammograms, it is still valuable to be familiar with the normal consistencies of your breast. When cancer is detected early, the chances of survival are much improved. Let us go through how to perform a monthly breast exam.

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