COVID-19 Vaccine: Pregnancy, Fertility and Women's Health
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant women? Does the vaccine impact fertility? Chief Medical Officer for Women's Services Carolynn Harraway-Smith, MD, answers these questions and more in this week's 2 Your Well-Being discussion with WFMY News 2.
5 Steps to Reduce Your Risk for Breast Cancer
It is estimated that approximately 331,530 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. While there are certain risk factors you can’t control, there are steps you can take today to help lower your risk. Gustav C. Magrinat, MD, a medical oncologist with Cone Health Cancer Center at Wesley Long Hospital and member of Cone Health Medical Group, shares 5 ways to help reduce your risk for breast cancer.
“The comfort and care they offered kept me going.” Health Care Heroes Help Mom of Newborn Stay Connected
LaQuenta McGhee-Rawls experienced three hospitalizations in the last two months – only one of which was for her baby girl’s actual arrival. The other two stays were related to complications. Although coronavirus added challenges to her experience, LaQuenta says "the comfort and care [her care team] offered kept me going.” Read the rest of the McGhee-Rawls' family story here.
“You just need each other.” Mom and Dad of Early Newborn Bond as a “Family of Three” During COVID-19 Safety Precautions
Julie Koontz knew Mother’s Day 2020 would be different for her. Her first child was expected to arrive on May 10, in fact. But little Tate arrived April 21 – three weeks early and amid COVID-19 hospital visitor restrictions. Read the rest of the Koontzes' family story here.
Mother, Baby and Family Centered Care at the New Women's & Children's Center
Sue Pedaline, DNP, MS, RNC, chief nursing officer and vice president, Cone Health Maternal-Child Services, shares information about some of the new amenities and medical services we’ll provide to our patients at the Women's & Children’s Center.
When Should I Have a Pap Smear? Learn the Latest on Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines
Infographic. Regular screenings help prevent cervical cancer. Most cases of cervical cancer occur in women who are 35 to 44 years old.
For Heather Dean, Women’s Hospital Holds a Special Place in Her Heart
Heather Dean will attest that family is not defined by blood. Her experience as a patient at Women’s Hospital instilled that mindset in both her and her family.
Planning for a Baby: 6 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy
Congratulations, you’re having a baby! There’s a lot to prepare for your little one’s arrival. Keeping mom and baby’s health top of mind is important. Carolyn Harraway-Smith, MD, with Center for Women’s HealthCare, a member of Cone Health Medical Group, and Chief of Service for OB/GYN medical staff, shares tips moms-to-be should follow for a healthy pregnancy.
"It Can Happen to Anybody." Talking About Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression affects nearly 1 in 5 women, but it can be difficult to talk about. Melinda Eury shares her journey with postpartum depression to start the conversation.
The ABCs of Safe Sleep: What You Can Do to Prevent SIDS
While there are physical risk factors of SIDS that you cannot control, there are many ways you can help reduce your child’s risk. The best place to start is with safe sleep practices.