Items Tagged ‘OBGYN’

March 31, 2019

Dr Chiang, you’re a gem – thank you!

By Marissa8 smongroo

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


10 things to discuss at a preconception gynecology visit

June 22, 2018

10 things to discuss at a preconception gynecology visit

By uclahealth uclahealth

Whether you’re actively trying to get pregnant or just like to plan ahead, scheduling a preconception visit with your gynecologist is beneficial, according to Aparna Sridhar, MD, UCLA OB/GYN. “A preconception visit will help you take the necessary steps to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby,” says Dr. Sridhar. “This important visit looks not just […]

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Tags: genetic conditions, healhty pregnancy, healthy pregnancy weight, OBGYN, pre-pregnancy check-up, preconception, preconception visit, sexually transmitted diseases, STIs, stress reduction


New guidelines for when to start mammograms

November 24, 2017

New guidelines for when to start mammograms

By uclahealth uclahealth

Most women believe regular mammograms are the key to preventing breast cancer. But experts don’t always agree about when women should begin having regular mammograms. This has created confusion about the right time to start this important screening. Why the confusion? Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American women, but […]

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Tags: 3-D mammography, American Cancer Society, annual mammogram, breast cancer screening, breast cancer screening options, breast cancer treatment, cancer, dense breasts, mammogram, mammography, OBGYN, screening


Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise

November 17, 2017

Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise

By uclahealth uclahealth

In the 1940s, sexually transmitted diseases (STD) like syphilis were rampant. A public awareness campaign, combined with effective antibiotics, almost eliminated syphilis and slowed the progression of other STDs. But decades later, STDs are back and reaching record highs. Symptoms often go unnoticed 2016 marked the third year in a row that STD rates have […]

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Tags: chlamydia, genital warts, gonorrhea, HIV, OBGYN, rashes, sex, sexual health, sexually transmitted diseases, STD, syphilis