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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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7 Pregnancy Myths, Debunked

Category: News

There have always been old wives tales about pregnancy and most likely you have heard a few.

Carrying your baby high means you’re having a girl. Carrying low, obviously it must be a boy. Let’s not forget having heartburn, which means your baby will have lots of hair.

These silly predictions are all in good fun, but there are some more serious pregnancy myths. Let’s talk about 7 pregnancy myths, debunked.

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Why Regular Pap Smears Are so Important to Your Health

Category: Gynecology

Pap smears, also known as Pap tests, help to identify suspicious cells in your cervix that could signal a precancerous condition.

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The Importance Of A Healthy Diet During Pregnancy

Category: Obstetrics

The importance of a healthy diet during pregnancy cannot be overstated. Studies show that there are less complications when moms-to-be eat a healthy diet before and during pregnancy. With that in mind, let’s look at what is considered a healthy diet and how it can help.

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What To Do After You Get A Positive Pregnancy Test

Category: Obstetrics

Surprise, you’re pregnant! If this truly is a surprise, stay calm, talk with your partner and consider all your options. The truth is no one can tell you exactly what to do after you get a positive pregnancy test. You might be thrilled to begin or increase your family, be upset because it’s a surprise and it’s not part of your plans, or you may have emotions somewhere in between. However you react, here are some guidelines.

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Topics To Discuss During Your First Prenatal Visit

Category: Obstetrics

You have just found out you are pregnant, and you are overwhelmed with excitement. There are so many things to do and plan for, but first things first. That means schedule your first prenatal visit with South Shore Women’s Health! To help you prepare for that all important visit, here are some pertinent topics to discuss during your first prenatal visit.

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5 Reasons To Schedule A Preconception Visit

Category: Obstetrics

Before you get that telltale “glow,” you have to conceive. Before you conceive, you have some planning to do, and one of those planning steps is to schedule a preconception appointment with South Shore Women’s Health. You may wonder why, so here are 5 reasons to schedule a preconception visit even if it’s not your first child.

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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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COVID 19 Safety Update for South Shore Women’s Health

Category: News

5/22/2020

 

To the patients of South Shore Women’s Health,

 

As you come to your visits in the coming weeks and months, we want you to know what we are doing to keep you safe. The safety of our patients and staff is important to us.

You will be asked screening questions regarding symptoms and known exposures as you enter our buildings. Our staff will be wearing face coverings and we have put social distancing measures in place, including traffic patterns for entering and exiting our offices. We are providing hand washing capabilities and we are regularly sanitizing all high tough areas. Our staff has been trained on social distancing and hygiene protocols.

We ask that you do your part by wearing a mask as you enter the building and wear it, covering your mouth and nose, until you have left the building. We ask that you be vigilant for symptoms and please stay home if you are sick.

We are following guidance from Governor Baker’s reopening plan, announced on May 18th, to determine when and how patients can be added back into our schedules. In phase 1, we have been provided with the clearance to provide high priority preventive care and treatment for high risk patients. Our tracking system allows us to identify patients in this category and we will be contacting patients who meet this criteria to schedule them for appointments.

If you are experiencing a problem, please call and we will help you to make an appointment to be seen or schedule you for a Telehealth visit if that is more appropriate. We will continue to see pregnant patients at appropriate intervals.

Per State guidelines, we are asking that you come alone to your visits, as this will reduce the risk of unnecessary exposure of our staff and patients. We appreciate your patience as we navigate these unprecedented times and want you to feel reassured that we are doing our part to keep you safe.

 

 

 

Best,

South Shore Women’s Health

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