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Pregnancy Question: “How is my weight?”

“Dr. Petersen, how is my weight?”
Frequent, I get asked “How is my weight?” at prenatal
visits.
I, in turn, respond with a question of my own:   “How do YOU feel about your weight”?
I ask this because weight gain, in a lot of ways is up to the individual patient.  Why?  Because, in truth, the weight that you gain is the weight you will have to lose after the pregnancy.   It is recommended that we gain SOME weight in pregnancy.   » Read more about: Pregnancy Question: “How is my weight?”  »


Knowledge is POWER!

New Online Feature:  Women’s Health Tab
For those of you that haven’t stumbled across it, I’ve got a special tab marked “Women’s Health” near the upper right hand corner of the screen.  (Please see the screenshot below)

I highly recommend checking it out.  I am VERY EXCITED because it possesses a wealth of knowledge pertaining to many of the questions a number of patients typically have.
Click here and you’ll be directed to the tab where you can view additional info on:

Pregnancy and Childbirth
Medical Testing
Medications
Healthy Lifestyles

I also have some interactive tools that will allow you to determine:

If you are at risk for osteoporosis
The progress of a young embryo develop over 9 months
When you are most fertile
Your due date
Your need for certain health screenings
Your stress level
How well you “bounce”  » Read more about: Knowledge is POWER!  »


ABC News Profile on da Vinci Surgery

New research suggest doctors will perform better with robotic assistance.  » Read more about: ABC News Profile on da Vinci Surgery  »


Data shows clinical advantages to robotic surgery

With a 3-D view and greater dexterity, the da Vinci surgical robot offers many advantages  » Read more about: Data shows clinical advantages to robotic surgery  »


Launch of Our New Website

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new website.  » Read more about: Launch of Our New Website  »