Women’s Services

Certified Nurse Midwives offer women personalized, empowering health care – no matter what stage of life they’re in

Did you know nurse midwives are highly-trained practitioners who can prescribe medication, care for women of all ages and oversee hospital births? There are a lot of myths out there about this personalized style of care, and Regional One Health's certified nurse midwives are looking to separate fact from fiction. Our midwifery practice is [...]

2020-09-14T15:54:14-06:00August 28th, 2020|

Ask the Experts: Postpartum manager Sharonda Taylor, RN, says not to believe these common breastfeeding myths

Breastfeeding can be intimidating for new moms due to worries about milk supply, the logistics of returning to work, dubious reactions from older relatives, etc. But health and bonding benefits for mom and baby making breastfeeding worth the effort, says Sharonda Taylor, RN, postpartum manager at Regional One Health. Taylor and her colleagues support [...]

2020-08-19T12:02:12-06:00August 26th, 2020|

As a nurse, Elizabeth Raffel saw how midwifery can make childbirth magical. As a mom, she got to experience it for herself.

When Elizabeth Raffel found out she was pregnant, she wanted to do everything she could to have a healthy pregnancy and baby and the magical experience she wanted. As a labor & delivery nurse, Elizabeth knew right where to look - Regional One Health's certified nurse midwives. She said the nurse midwives provided personalized, [...]

2020-08-19T14:37:05-06:00August 19th, 2020|

“We want each patient at the center of her care:” Midwifery offers comprehensive care with a personal touch for every stage of a woman’s life

Regional One Health's certified nurse midwives can help women of all ages live a healthier life. Their personalized, empowering style of care is ideal for everyone - young women seeking honest information and support, expectant moms who want a special birth experience and menopausal women who want to stay active and healthy. Our nurse [...]

2020-09-14T15:41:58-06:00August 12th, 2020|

Breastmilk is lifesaving medicine for NICU babies – so Regional One Health is helping “donor warriors” provide mom-to-mom, woman-to-woman support

For hospitalized infants, breastmilk is more than nutrition - it can be lifesaving medicine.  Regional One Health's Milk Depot helps provide breastmilk for these vulnerable babies by making it easy for moms to donate their excess milk. Donors simply undergo a screening process through the Milk Bank of Austin, and then contact the Milk [...]

2020-07-15T07:47:58-06:00July 15th, 2020|

Creating Change out of Challenge: Transitioning Through Menopause support group ensures social distancing doesn’t mean emotional isolation

COVID-19 has created challenges for health care professionals as they try to serve their patients while adhering to social distancing guidelines. For Regional One Health's Transitioning Through Menopause support group, that meant turning to virtual meetings. Certified Menopause Practitioners Diane Todd Pace and Pallavi Khanna made the switch so they could continue to offer [...]

2020-06-23T08:37:48-06:00July 1st, 2020|

Creating Change out of Challenge: Regional One Health brings childbirth classes online to serve new parents during pandemic

COVID-19 is presenting a number of challenges for our employees, and they are rising to the occasion by creating new and innovative ways to serve their patients. Jehan Ellis, our childbirth education program coordinator, led an effort to bring her classes online so new parents don't miss out on an opportunity for information and [...]

2020-06-04T15:15:33-06:00June 5th, 2020|

Regional One Health offers support for expectant moms by introducing online childbirth education classes starting May 5

Regional One Health is now offering childbirth education classes online due to social distancing associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The classes classes can be accessed on a smart phone, tablet or computer. Topics include healthy pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum issues and breastfeeding. Classes are offered free to patients, and are designed to empower [...]

2020-04-28T07:58:13-06:00April 28th, 2020|

Ask the Experts: What’s your best advice for protecting against breast cancer?

Catching breast cancer early saves lives because tumors are found when they are still small and treatable. Dr. Pallavi Khanna from Regional One Health's East Campus said the best ways to catch cancer early are to have your recommended screening mammograms, be aware of changes to your breasts and talk openly with your doctor [...]

2020-03-04T12:33:14-06:00March 9th, 2020|
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