Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are licensed health care providers educated in nursing and midwifery. Certified midwives (CMs) are licensed health care providers educated in midwifery. CNMs and CMs have graduated from college; they have passed a national examination; and they have a license to practice midwifery from the state they live in. Most of the midwives in the United States are CNMs or CMs. The midwifery practice at Westside Women’s Care was started in 1994, since then the midwives have delivered over 15,000 babies.
The doctors and midwives at Westside Women’s Care can help you plan the experience you want for your delivery by Cesarean Section. Creating a comfortable and relaxing environment that is less surgical/clinical is our focus. Also known as a “gentle C-section” we provide for delayed cord-clamping when possible, skin-to-skin contact between mom and baby where you will be able to hold, touch, and comfort your newborn. You can choose your own music that is special to you and your family. Once your baby has been checked by our pediatric nursing staff, you can breastfeed when your baby is ready.
Westside Women’s Care offers an array of obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound services provided on site for your convenience. Our sonographers are ARDMS, board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. All of our equipment is state of the art, providing immediate results to our providers that can be discussed with you and your family.
Are you suffering from hormone imbalance symptoms, such as lack of energy, trouble sleeping, hot flashes or decreased libido? BioTE is our newest edition of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for both women and men addressing hormone imbalances. From testing your hormone levels, our providers will dose a customized amount of testosterone and/ or estradiol which come in the form of small pellets. The pellets are inserted through a small incision in the upper buttock area, and the procedure is repeated every three to four months for women and four to six months for men. We also carry the BioTE nutraceutical line that includes a probiotic, DIM, vitamins A, D and K, and more to ensure you’re receiving the most benefits from your BioTE! For more information, visit www.biotemedical.com.
Do you suffer from heavy bleeding?
Does your menstrual cycle seem abnormally long or heavy? Are you afraid of leaking through a pad or tampon? Have you been diagnosed with anemia from blood loss? If so, you may have menorrhagia (pronounced: men-o-rahj-ah).
Menorrhagia is defined as unusually heavy or long-lasting menstrual periods. It occurs in 1 out of every 5 women. If you believe that you might have excessive menstrual bleeding, speak with a doctor after exploring this site to learn more about your treatment options for heavy periods.
da Vinci Robotic Surgery
When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. These include, but are not limited to, cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia or excessive bleeding.
With da Vinci Surgery, small incisions are used to introduce miniaturized wristed instruments and a high-definition 3D camera. Seated comfortably at the da Vinci console, your surgeon views a magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the surgical site.
At the same time, state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies scale, filter and seamlessly translate your surgeon’s hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci instruments. For more information on this topic, please visit www.davincisurgery.com
The NovaSure procedure is a quick, safe, simple, one-time endometrial ablation treatment. This minimally invasive procedure controls heavy bleeding by using energy to remove the lining of the uterus. The average treatment time is about 90 seconds and only needs to be performed once to lighten or stop your periods. No pretreatment drugs are required and NovaSure can be performed in the hospital or in your doctor’s office.
Without the side effects of hormones or the risks of hysterectomy, NovaSure has a quick recovery time so you can get back to your life sooner. Most women experience no pain after the procedure, and can return to work and regular activities the next day. More information can be found at www.novasure.com
Birth Control Options:
Below are websites that focus on helping people choose the right birth control method to fit into their lifestyle.
Bedsider Birth Control Support Network
Welcome to the free birth control support network. Find a doctor, find a birth control method, find a happier you in bed. www.bedsider.org
CDC – Contraception – Reproductive Health
How effective are birth control methods? Reversible Methods of Birth Control Intrauterine Contraception. www.CDC.gov
The Office on Women’s Health
Provides national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education and model. www.womenshealth.gov
Birth Control (Especially for Teens)
Birth Control (Especially for Teens), an ACOG patient education FAQ, covers the birth control pill, patch, ring, implant, IUD, and emergency birth control. www.acog.org
The name says it all. Long-acting reversible contraception, or LARC, is reversible birth control that provides long-lasting birth control. www.ashasexualhealth.org