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At CRMC, we provide high quality health care services to women at all stages of life. In the Geeta Sandhu Women's Health Services Unit, knowledgeable staff welcomes women anticipating the arrival of a newborn baby as well as women recovering from surgery. Our rooms are designed for comfort with the needs of women in mind. Care is provided by specially trained, experienced staff.
Our Medical Imaging Department has state-of-the-art equipment to meet the special needs of women: ultrasound, mammography, and bone density testing. We are prepared to provide comprehensive health care to women of all ages in collaboration with our fine team of staff and physicians!
CRMC would like to help new mothers in the period of adjustment to parenting with all of its new responsibilities. We realize that many questions and fears may arise in the first weeks and months when a new baby joins the family. With this in mind, we encourage you to come by the Women's' Health unit when it is convenient for you and your family to receive support and encouragement.
Baby may only need a weight check, or mother may need some infant care advice. Assistance will be provided where needed, such as with feeding. If there is anything that may need a doctors attention, we will call and help make an appointment. We work closely with the physicians to help monitor mother and baby's health.
The birth of a child is one of life's most joyful experiences! We offer a family-centered approach for this memorable event. Pregnancy and childbirth can be a time of adjustment fi lled with many questions and concerns. To better prepare families for this experience, CRMC presents a number of excellent programs provided free of charge to our patients. Those who choose to participate will fi nd these programs to be valuable!
The aim of this class is the preparation of the mother and father (or other support person) emotionally, physically, and intellectually for active participation in the birth process. The course includes: relaxation exercises, what to expect during labor and delivery, practice with breathing and pushing techniques, and care after the birth. Infant care including breastfeeding and infant CPR is also included.
To schedule your class time, please call when you find out you are pregnant, or by your 4th or 5th month of pregnancy.
Older brothers and sisters are given the opportunity to learn, ask questions, and express feelings about babies. They will become more familiar with babies, as well as with the hospital. This helps ease fears and encourages their connection with the baby. We recommend that children be enrolled two to three months before the baby is due.
If a mother knows that she will be delivering by a Cesarean section, attending this class would be very benefi cial. It helps to know just what will be experienced, and how to have a speedy recovery. The class is scheduled on an individual basis at a time convenient for the family.
It is easy to sign up for any of the above listed classes. Just call 620-252-1627. If you leave a message with your name and number, we will be sure to return your call. In addition to the classes, we offer tours of our lovely facility at your convenience.
CRMC has the latest technology for mammograms. This new technology allows us to provide better quality images that can be manipulated and viewed immediately. This is a screening and diagnostic tool recommended for all women for early detection of breast cancer. Discuss the need for this test with your physician.
Osteoporosis can be a disabling disease for women. CRMC offers the best technology for screening: Dual Energy X-ray Aborptiometry (DEXA) can determine early stages of bone loss associated with osteoporosis. This disease causes bone density to decrease, making bones brittle and prone to fracture.
CRMC offers female patients a form of permanent birth control-Tubal Ligation. With highly trained staff this process is usually performed in an inpatient or outpatient department and is usually performed endoscopically. An endoscopic procedure allows a minimally invasive intervention which in turn has a shorter recovery time.
At CRMC, we acknowledge that having a hysterectomy can be a very stressful time in your life. Our team only performs hysterectomies if all avenues of healthcare have been exhausted and the problem persists. With a hysterectomy the recovery time usually is around 4 to 6 weeks.
Female bladder control problems and urinary incontinence (bladder leakage) is one of the most common problems affecting aging women. While pelvic floor exercise (such as kegel exercises) and certain medications can be of some help, only surgery can secure a long lasting favorable result. Here at CRMC, we have the latest advance in tension-free bladder slings performed by our highly trained surgeons. Our approach is a less invasive procedure and eliminates potential complications.
CRMC does offer a vaginal birth after cesarean section. Despite many people's beliefs, a woman can deliver a baby vaginally after she has had a c-section. There are many reasons a woman may want to deliver vaginally; sometimes a woman feels a great sense of accomplishment after a vaginal delivery, some women want to avoid the long and sometimes painful recovery after a c-section, and some have medical conditions that would make a surgical birth riskier. Its important to remember that a cesarean is a major surgical procedure which carries with it certain risks. Please speak with your healthcare professional to determine if a VBAC is right for you.
One of the biggest questions every new mother asks is "Will I have a boy or girl?". CRMC offers a fetal sex ultrasound at around 18-22 weeks of pregnancy. This ultrasound does not require a doctors order, but we do ask that the fee for the procedure be paid prior to the ultrasound taking place. Call 620-252-1523 to schedule your fetal sex ultrasound today!