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Pregnancy

Achieving Pregnancy

The decision to start a family is scary and exciting and when you have decided that it is time to become parents you assume that that is all it takes. For over 80% of fertile couples that is the case; most become pregnant within 6 months of trying. However, for approximately 15% of couples, they…

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What Is A Sonohysterogram And Why Am I Having It?

Saline infusion sonohysterography (SIS), a.k.a. sonohysterogram is an ultrasound test using fluid to evaluate the uterine cavity. Fluid instillation into the uterus coupled with high resolution transvaginal probes allows tremendous diagnostic enhancement with an inexpensive, simple and well-tolerated office procedure.  The goal of SIS is to visualize the endometrial cavity in more detail than is…

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New Year, New Beginnings!

At Women’s Wellness, we purchased and received a brand new GE Voluson E6 ultrasound machine for the New Year.  This equipment is state-of-the-art technology with 3D/4D capability providing extraordinary vision and exceptional image quality in both Obstetrical and Gynecological exams.  New buttons and dials to play with, new applications to discover…so much new technology.  I…

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Why should you use Women’s Wellness for your Pregnancy Care?

Our team here at Women’s Wellness can smoothly carry you through your pregnancy and help you in all the aspects of your everyday life.  Having Dr. Anne Rainville as your OB could possibly be the best decision you could make to bring your baby into the world.  When we asked our patients how they would describe Dr.…

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The 20 Week Fetal Sonogram

Frequently referred to as the 20 week fetal anomaly screen, this Ultrasound is typically performed between 18-20 weeks gestation.  It is preferred that it be done at 19-20 weeks as the organs are just that much larger in size and easier to evaluate than at 18 weeks.  The ultrasound is standard for assessing fetal growth,…

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Common Pregnancy Discomforts That Do Not Have To Be So Common

Many women who are expecting think that certain aches and discomforts are par for the course throughout pregnancy.  While they can be common, they do not necessarily have to be a part of your story. Some of the common discomforts in pregnancy include:  low back discomfort and sciatica, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist pain), mid-back and…

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Ultra-Screen: First Trimester Ultrasound Screening

According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), almost all children in the United Statesare born healthy.  Only 2 or 3 out of 100 newborns have major birth defects.  For the majority of babies, the cause is unknown.  However, there are certain birth defects that can be tested for prenatally.  These include Down’s…

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Should I Get The Flu Shot While Pregnant?

Yes! The flu shot is a safe and very effective way to protect you AND your baby from serious illness and complications from the flu. It is recommended that all women who are pregnant or wish to become pregnant during the flu season (October thru May) have the influenza vaccine. The vaccine is safe in…

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