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How To Choose A Hospital For Birth

by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins I’ve delivered babies at 6 different hospitals during my career. One thing I’ve learned is that the hospital where you deliver has a big influence on your experience giving birth (another factor is your doctor; you can read about that here). Your doctor actually isn’t there for most of your […]

How To Choose The Right OB Doctor

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by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins Congratulations! You’re pregnant! You want to get started with prenatal care so you call up your regular ob/gyn and make an appointment. You’ve been happy with her for your yearly checkups so she should be fine for your prenatal care right? Not necessarily so…. Your provider during your pregnancy has a big […]

Most Women Don’t Need An Episiotomy

by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins This post on episiotomy originally appeared on KevinMD.com. KevinMD is “social media’s leading physician voice” with over 3 million monthly page views, and over 250,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter. I have been an ob/gyn hospitalist at a busy suburban community hospital for almost one year. I truly love my […]

Mindfulness For Kids

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by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins Mindfulness is simply focusing your awareness in the present moment. I’ve written about how beneficial mindfulness is for adults, and gave some tips on how to introduce mindfulness into your life. Well mindfulness is not only good for adults, mindfulness is good for our kids too!COGNITIVE BENEFITSSeveral studies have shown […]

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