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In medical school, many physicians aren’t formally trained to ask women about their sex drive. (I know I wasn’t.) Many women wonder why it occurs. And more importantly, what can they do about it?
Looking back on my daughter’s first year of life, I realize that so much of parenthood is trial and error. There are as many unique parenting styles as there are types of kids, and nothing about parenting is cut and dry.
No matter if you’re a crunchy mama, modern mama, by the book mama, stay at home mama or working mama, here are five things every new mom should know.
Half a world away in Afghanistan, the soldier’s face lit up in a huge smile as he heard his daughter’s fetal heartbeat for the first time. MultiCare’s video chat technology allowed Spc. Mylin Elder to join his wife Ashley’s ultrasound appointment in Dr. Roque Lanza’s office at MultiCare Women’s Center in Auburn, Wash.
Women may not know where to turn after a mastectomy, breast reconstruction or custom prosthesis, especially when it comes to finding clothes that will make them feel good. The Healthy Reflections Boutique is one great resource for women seeking a little style after a less-than-glamorous procedure.
We use real, local people in our photos and videos.
A recent photo shoot at a house in Central Tacoma features Antonette Paulette, who is due to give birth Sept. 3 at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.
Tami Kapule says early breast cancer detection saved her life.
Now, she’s working hard to make sure other women have the same chance of survival she did.
Looking at 9-year-old Madison today, you’d never guess she spent the first days of her life in MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
She loves gymnastics, hockey, soccer and the hospital that took such good care of her and her mom, Tiffany Lindsay.
What was MultiCare urogynecologist Dr. Danielle Price’s first thought when she saw the new Internet video circulating that highlights women who pee during extreme CrossFit workouts?
“I see all of those people doing heavy lifting and think of their poor pelvic floors!” exclaims Price.
A bald scalp is a blank canvas for artwork that is helping some patients cope with hair loss after chemotherapy treatments at the MultiCare Regional Cancer Center. Called a henna crown, the intricate, temporary designs are created with a plant-based dye.
More than 5,000 families every year choose MultiCare Family Birth Centers to bring their newest members into the world. This week, we asked a few new mothers to share their recent experiences with our birth centers.
August 2010 was a life-changing month for Angie Hart. On August 7, Hart’s brother-in-law Chadd was killed in Kentucky. On August 8, the expectant mother was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome and rushed by ambulance to MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. On August 9, Bailey Rainn Miller was born by emergency cesarean section – nine weeks early and weighing just 2 pounds, 13 ounces.
Tucked away in a quiet corner of the MultiCare Gig Harbor Medical Park is perhaps the last thing you expect to see during a trip to the doctor’s office: a fully functioning medical day spa.
As a gal who’s never been able to resist a good trip to the spa, I knew I had to check it out.
Sunday's episode of "Downton Abbey," a PBS drama set in 1920s England, raised many questions about the dangers of eclampsia and pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. For answers, we turned to MultiCare OB/GYN physicians and the MultiCare Health Library. (If you're pregnant, find an OB/GYN physician or other health provider here.)
A dozen babies have been born so far on 12-12-12 at MultiCare hospitals, and four women delivered their newborns during the 12 o'clock hour in the Family Birth Centers at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, and MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.
A midwife in the Seattle-Tacoma area says people frequently ask questions about the role of a midwife: Can a midwife prescribe an epidural or other medication for pain during childbirth? Can a midwife deliver a baby in a hospital? Jodee Gutierrez, ARNP, a Certified Nurse Midwife at the MultiCare Women’s Health & Wellness Center in Gig Harbor, answers questions about how a midwife can help.