Happy 1st day of May and in many countries a vacation day in the celebration of the coming of spring.
On that note is it time to mentally assess how well you are looking after yourself?
Do you exercise, how is your sleep, do you drink lots of water throughout the day, how are your eating habits, do you enjoy leisure time and have ways of relieving stress?
Know your risk factors and be proactive with your health.
We specialize in providing Obstetrical and Gynecologic care to women of all ages. The practice focuses on preventing illness through maintaining optimal health and healthy lifestyles through education, information and involvement.
Early Symptoms of Pregnancy
You may not realize you are pregnant until well into your first trimester. During this period your body is dealing with many hormonal changes.
Tender and/or swollen breasts
Weight gain or loss
Need to urinate more often
One, all or none of these symptoms may be experienced and if this is not your first pregnancy, the symptoms may be completely different! Nausea is the most common issue during the first trimester which can be helped by eating small, low fat meals and drinking plenty of water.
Women's History Month
Since 1987 the month of March is designated to commemorate Women's History Month, which is in celebration of the vital roles women have played in American history!
So to celbrate I thought I would post a number of sites that list but a few major achievements for which Women are credited.
Enjoy and hopefully this will give everyone additional inspiration to continue to break those ridiculous glass ceilings, that are unfortunately still societally present!
General Info: https://womenshistorymonth.gov/about/
Achievements when you were born: https://www.marieclaire.com/.../famous-women-in-history/
Great inventions: https://www.buzzfeed.com/hopelasater/fantastic-inventions-created-by-women
#womenshistorymonth #obgyn #ladydocfolsom#ruthhaskinsmd
Main image: Maria and I celebrating our practice milestone. Left image: Dr. Ruth Haskins, Maria & and Jennifer Toth, NP. Right Image: Our Maria, our patient Maria, Marilyn, Debbie and Jennifer Toth celebrating.
We are so very delighted to have been fortunate and blessed enough to have seen our 17,000th patient at the practice! Where has the time gone?! All those lovely women and children patients, what a tremendous privilege and pleasure to have been able to serve them. A personal and Practice milestone indeed. A huge thank you to all involved.
Pregnancy Health Day
Leap yoga in Folsom is offering a Pregnancy Health Day
Date: February 19th, 2023
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm
Investment: $30 advance registration / $35 walk-in
With the much anticipated arrival of baby and your body’s rapidly changing needs, do you find yourself wanting a more personalized movement, mindfulness and health practice?
Start your pregnancy journey off right this year and navigate optimal wellness for you and the lifelong health of your baby.
RECEIVE WELL ROUNDED SUPPORT FOR YOUR PREGNANCY HEALTH
… with some professionally guided reproductive health practices that serve you and the future of your family. Future mommas at all gestation stages and partners welcome!
With LEAP’s Pregnancy Health Day, comfortably be guided with …
•A gentle 60-min prenatal yoga class, complete with breathwork that promotes mindfulness to deepen the connection between you and baby
•Speakers Laura Porterfield, Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist with Well Woman Physical Therapy as well Kristianne Solaris, Fertility & Pregnancy Health Specialist with Mind Baby Wellness.
• Local Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Grace with Grace Mental Health
•Unique baby&me and seasonal health vendors and NURTURE Birth Nonprofit Cooperative
Join us at LEAP YOGA for this Pregnancy Health Day and connect with other local mommas in person (finally!). As always, we are looking forward to guiding you into a deeper yoga and wellness practice.
BONUS: Upon participation, receive private access to a soon-to-be mom’s Pregnancy Health community. Biweekly lives on all things pregnancy health including nutrition and mindfulness practices.
For more information and to sign up: https://leapyoga.net/2023/01/pregnancy-health-day-23/
Technology helping Patients!
After many years of service, we have replaced our ultrasound machine with a new updated all singing all dancing model. It's all terribly exciting to see such incredibly detailed images and so much fun to use! It feels like using a “scanner” from Star Trek! We can now better look inside our patients using this wonderful technology to help them be in better health. Heady stuff indeed!
#lovetechnology #obgyn #ladydocfolsom #ruthhaskinsmd
We wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy holiday period and to let you know that we will be closed Christmas eve, Friday December 24th and closing a little early at 3pm on New Year's Eve.
We are so proud to have served 15,000 patients as of October 26th 2021. A huge milestone in the history of The Practice and we can't wait to serve another 15,000!
Thank you to everyone that has made it possible and to our wonderful patients for making it happen!
COVID-19 and TeleHealth Virtual Visits:
As your health is of principal concern to us, we are offering patients, existing and new, TeleHealth Virtual Visits with a qualified physician.
From June 1st and going forward, non essential appointments and annual examinations will resume following CDC guidelines.
As I am sure you are aware, the visiting of a health care professional for medical or dental care was only permissible for chronic conditions or preventive services.
As announced April 29th in Governor Newsom's phased reopening plan, and subsequently sanctioned locally; Healthcare providers will now be able to reschedule appointments canceled for all non urgent care at the time of the Public Health Order issuance. This change also includes elective and preventative procedures such as general care and immunizations.
We look forward to seeing you, while ensuring you utmost care and safety.
TWELVE TIPS FOR HEALTHY SLEEP
NIH Medline Plus (Internet). Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine (US); summer 2012. Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep.
For additional information visit my site: www.ruthhaskinsmd.com
Dr. Haskins brings over 30 years of experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology As a former CMA President, she is actively involved in the political process and is well known at the state capitol and in congress as a passionate advocate for women's health care.