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Managing Allergies During 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.  » Read more about: Managing Allergies During Pregnancy  »


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.  » Read more about: Why Is My Menstrual Cycle So Irregular?  »


6 Ways To Cope With Pregnancy Fatigue

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.  » Read more about: 6 Ways To Cope With Pregnancy Fatigue  »


Important Message from Christine Hirsemann, M.D.

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.  » Read more about: Important Message from Christine Hirsemann, M.D.  »


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.  » Read more about: Planning For Pregnancy Before Conception  »


Formula Recall

⚠️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:

https://www.similacrecall.com/us/en/home.html

 

For more information on the recall:

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-warns-consumers-not-use-certain-powdered-infant-formula-produced-abbott-nutritions-facility  » Read more about: Formula Recall  »


6 Ways To Prepare For Childbirth & Labor

“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.  » Read more about: 6 Ways To Prepare For Childbirth & Labor  »


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

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.  » Read more about: When Should My Daughter Have Their First Well-Woman Exam?  »


How To Alleviate First Trimester Nausea Symptoms

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.  » Read more about: How To Alleviate First Trimester Nausea Symptoms  »


Should You Get The Flu Shot During Pregnancy?

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!  » Read more about: Should You Get The Flu Shot During Pregnancy?  »