Items Tagged ‘OBGYN’

Excited About the 'Magic Hour'

October 4, 2019

Excited About the ‘Magic Hour’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We’re really excited about the ‘magic hour’ our midwife will be helping us create right after I give birth,” says Natalie Smith, who is expecting her first baby in October.  “Barring any unforeseen circumstances, once our midwife delivers the baby, she’ll step back so we can have some intimate, uninterrupted family time. She’ll take care […]

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Tags: featured, healthy pregnancy, midwives, nurse midwives, nurse-midwife program, OBGYN, pregnancy, The BirthPlace, UCLA Nurse Midwives, UCLA OB/GYN


What fibroid treatments are best for you?

October 4, 2019

What fibroid treatments are best for you?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that develop in the uterus and can range in size from that of a pea to as large as a watermelon. Having fibroids is quite common: 70 to 80 percent of women will develop uterine fibroids during their lifetimes — and the likelihood of developing fibroids increases as a woman nears […]

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Tags: female pelvic medicine, fibroids, OBGYN, pelvic exam, UCLA Fibroid Treatment Program, uterine fibroids, women's health


What are the different types of gynecological cancers?

September 19, 2019

What are the different types of gynecological cancers?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Within a woman’s pelvis are the many organs that make up the reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina.  Gynecologic cancer — the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells — can develop in any one of the reproductive organs. Early detection saves lives All women are at risk for gynecologic cancer […]

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Tags: cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening, gyn cancers, gynecological cancers, HPV vaccine, OBGYN, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA OB/GYN, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, women's health


March 31, 2019

Dr Chiang, you’re a gem – thank you!

By Marissa8 Marissa8

Happy Doctors’ Day to the most wonderful OB, Dr. Alexander Chiang. I appreciate your honesty and approach-ability, and most of all, I appreciate the time you take to answer my questions in the office and out of office. I don’t know how you do it, but I really appreciate it.

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Alexander Chiang, labor & delivery, OB, OBGYN, patient stories


Midwifery Move

August 28, 2018

Midwifery Move

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’m a Santa Monica mother, so I’m excited to bring this opportunity to my community,” says Erin DeTura, a nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “We moved our clinic from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. The move has been amazing. We’re able to give full midwifery care with […]

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Tags: birth, Erin DeTura, midwife, mother, nurse midwife, OBGYN, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Santa Monica mother, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, women's health


Dispelling Midwife Myths

August 28, 2018

Dispelling Midwife Myths

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was so impressed by the midwives who took care of me when I was having my children that I decided sitting with women in labor and helping them give birth would be a lovely career,” says Elizabeth Keit, a certified nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “I want to give the highly personalized care that […]

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Tags: birth, child birthing, Elizabeth Keit, give birth, labor and delivery, midwife, midwives, nurse midwife, OBGYN, pregnant women


Birth is Normal

August 28, 2018

Birth is Normal

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Birth is a normal thing,” says Miriam Mivehkar, a nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “I think people chose a midwife because we are all about normal. When people come to us, they usually ask to have choices, for us to give them time and to go with their wishes, and we do that as long […]

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Tags: birth, labor and delivery, midwife, Miriam Mivehkar, nurse midwife, OBGYN


Helping Parents Succeed

August 28, 2018

Helping Parents Succeed

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I have the greatest job in the world,” says Carolina Marvin, a labor and delivery nurse at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I get to be a part of the creation of a family or I get to be part of the addition to a family, and it’s just the most beautiful moment in somebody’s […]

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Tags: Carolina Marvin, labor and delivery, labor and delivery nurse, new parent, nurse, OBGYN, parents, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Name Inspiration

August 28, 2018

Name Inspiration

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My grandfather was a physician and my mother was a lactation consultant, so I knew I wanted to go into women’s health,” says Eyelle Sacher, a certified nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “In college, I took an elective called Women’s Childbirth and Culture and learned about childbirth all around the world. I learned about nurse […]

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Tags: certified nurse midwife, childbirth, lactation consultant, midwife, midwifery service, nurse midwifery, nurse midwives, OBGYN, postpartum exam postpartum, pregnant, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Nurse Midwives


Expanding Practice

August 28, 2018

Expanding Practice

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We moved May to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica,” says Shadman Habibi, lead nurse midwife for the UCLA Nurse Midwives group. “It’s been very exciting. Our clients have loved giving birth here. There are a lot of postpartum rooms available and the floor in the unit is very quiet. Nurse midwives are also women’s health […]

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Tags: midwife, midwifery service, nurse midwives, OBGYN, postpartum, pregnant, Shadman Habibi, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Nurse Midwives, women's health