Month: June 2013

Oakland-Macomb OB-GYN Around Town

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Last month, Oakland-Macomb OB-GYN participated in the William H. Beaumont Baby Fair. It was a great event and well attended. We were excited to support such a worthy event and be a part of helping women and families get good, solid advice on pregnancy and health.

It was also a great opportunity to meet so many other great people doing great work for women all over Metro Detroit, plus, we received feedback on our Midwifery service. We are blessed and lucky to have SIX midwives in our practice.

The Baby Fair is an annual event, and attendees could meet many doctors, nurses, midwives, and various experts to learn about baby health, postpartum and parenting concerns. In it’s 7th year, the fair is not to be missed.

In addition, there were planned mini-classes on topics ranging from the benefits of breastfeeding, infant signing, dad caring for baby, adjusting to parenthood, relief of choking in children and infants, comfort measures in labor, and infant massage.

Plus there were prizes just about every hour.

Make sure you keep an eye on the William Beaumont website and plan to attend next year.

Oakland Macomb OBGYN has two convenient locations (soon to be three) for your convenience. Our Mission is to Provide Excellent, Comprehensive, Individualized Healthcare For Women Within a Framework of Compassion, Dignity and Service.

We are pleased to offer a complete range of obstetrical and gynecological services to women of all ages in Southeastern Michigan. Our practice includes seven physicians, three nurse midwives, one women’s health nurse practitioner and two physician assistants. Call today for an appointment or a phone consultation – 248.997.5805

Meet Us Mondays: LouAnne E. Case, M.S.N., C.N.M.

We want to get to know you. And we want you to get to know us. This Monday, and for as many Mondays as it takes, we’ll be introducing another amazing member of our staff. Today, we introduce LouAnne E. Case.

Our Midwifery Care might be something you’d like to consider. Please call us and schedule a consultation and informational session, today. Today, we’d like you to meet Midwife, LouAnne E. Case, M.S.N., C.N.M.

M.S.N. stands for Master of Science in Nursing.

C.N.M. stands for Certified Nurse Midwife.

LouAnne has over 20 years in professional nursing experience in Obstetrics. She holds a certificate of Nurse-Midwifery from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden, KY, a Master of Science in Nursing and Women’s Health from Wayne State University in Detroit, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Niagra University.

During the past 17 years, LouAnne has worked as a Certified Nurse-Midwife in private practice with OB-GYN physicians on staff at William Beaumont Hospital. LouAnne also worked as a nurse-midwife in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.

As a nurse midwife, LouAnne is qualified to provide well-woman gynecological care and prenatal care, including deliveries.

Her professional memberships include the American College of Nurse Midwives and the Association of Womens Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses.

We hope you’ve met her or will get a chance to meet her soon.

Oakland Macomb OBGYN has two convenient locations (soon to be three) for your convenience. Our Mission is to Provide Excellent, Comprehensive, Individualized Healthcare For Women Within a Framework of Compassion, Dignity and Service.

We are pleased to offer a complete range of obstetrical and gynecological services to women of all ages in Southeastern Michigan. Our practice includes seven physicians, three nurse midwives, one women’s health nurse practitioner and two physician assistants. Call today for an appointment or a phone consultation – 248.997.5805

Postcards from the Medical Outreach Team, Part 10

Tuesday, April 23

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Sawubona Family and Friends,

Today is the day of the South African Jelly Fish. After a morning of taking inventory and cleaning the Mafu’s home and the dorms, the team and Baba Mafu took a trip to the beach. The team drove to Richard’s Bay with bated breath as the clouds and the winds were rolling in to the shore but shortly after we arrived and settled in to a place on the beach blocked by the sea wall and dunes, protected from the wind whipping sand at us, the sun began to shine and the wind died down. Some of the team enjoyed splashing in the surf. Other members relaxed on the sand. Most of us took walks along the shore or the pier in search of dolphins. In the end, no dolphins were spotted but many jelly fish washed up on to shore where team members marveled at God’s creation. Some even dared to touch them, while others were scouring the sea for snails and shells. We departed the beach at Richards Bay with the image of two monkeys running along the dunes and were lead out of the city by billowing clouds looking like angels and pink glowing mounds of fluff with the sun setting behind it.

Sorry for the short email but we will be getting up at 4 am to depart for the mountain for our final clinic. After the clinic, we will drive down the mountain to the game park, where we will stay until Friday morning. We will contact you at some point on Friday and provide the travel itinerary for our return.

Thanks everyone for your prayers we will continue to pray for all of you and cannot wait to see you in a few days.

Megan and Dakota, for the team”

Oakland Macomb OBGYN has two convenient locations (soon to be three) for your convenience. Our Mission is to Provide Excellent, Comprehensive, Individualized Healthcare For Women Within a Framework of Compassion, Dignity and Service.

We are pleased to offer a complete range of obstetrical and gynecological services to women of all ages in Southeastern Michigan. Our practice includes seven physicians, three nurse midwives, one women’s health nurse practitioner and two physician assistants. Call today for an appointment or a phone consultation – 248.997.5805

Walking is the Perfect Pregnancy Exercise

Walking is the Perfect Exercise During PregnancyOne of the most important things you can do during your pregnancy is exercise. If you’ve been online lately, or strolled through your local bookstore, there’s no shortage of Pilate, yoga, dance, or other trendy workouts to consider. We’re not going to say any of them are bad or good, but if you haven’t mastered yoga before pregnancy, and if Pilates was never your cup of tea, don’t forget good old fashioned walking.

It’s June and maybe (hopefully) Michigan weather will stay above 50 degrees for a while and you can get outside and walk, enjoy the fresh air, and get that much needed exercise. You owe it to yourself.

We’ve found a few articles on things to consider, tips, and fun ideas to make your exercise more enjoyable. Read them on the treadmill. Go for a walk.

Benefits of Walking: Dos and Don’ts for Pregnant Walkers (Parents.com)

7 Great Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy (babycenter.com)

Walking in Pregnancy (getwalking.org)

Have a great week.

Oakland Macomb OBGYN has three convenient locations for your convenience. Our Mission is to Provide Excellent, Comprehensive, Individualized Healthcare For Women Within a Framework of Compassion, Dignity and Service.

We are pleased to offer a complete range of obstetrical and gynecological services to women of all ages in Southeastern Michigan. Our practice includes seven physicians, three nurse midwives, one women’s health nurse practitioner and two physician assistants. Call today for an appointment or a phone consultation – 248.997.5805

Postcards from the Medical Outreach Team, Part 9

We are proud to share the 9th update from the Medical Outreach Team, who traveled to African earlier this year.

“Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sawbona!

Today was truly a gift from God.  We awoke this morning to a cool breeze and a beautiful sunlit sky.  As I, Anna, have been reflecting on the time we have spent here, I continue to be overwhelmed with the normalcy of being in eSikhawini with the Mafus and ACM.  God is at work in mighty ways, and you see it in every smile and every tear of the Zulu people and our team.

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Yesterday was an amazing day.  We held our children’s clinic which served about 1/6 of ACM classes (about 375 kids – ACM has over 1800 kids in after school Bible classes weekly).  As Colleen, John and myself drove all over eSikhawini and picked up 30 kids at a time and watched them pile into the 10 passenger van, we was overwhelmed by God’s goodness and love for these children.  It was a great start to the day and a great reminder of why we are here – to share the joy of Jesus with children while they are still young. The clinic proceeded without a hitch.  Sanjeev, Megan, Dakota, John and myself dosed out thousands of pills and creams.  Geri kept busy giving each child a yucky tasting medicine for worms (which no one complained about).  Doctors Prasanth, Sharon, Cathy, Nurses Lynn and Deb saw all 375 kids and listened to every complaint and shared in every laugh and tear.  Vicki and Bernadette washed out ears and gave treatments, while Karen directed the kids to each doctor and station.  June and Ib dosed out pills and gave our team the gift of clean laundry.  Janice shared in the joy of sight as she tested kids for glasses.  

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The ACM staff served as our translators.  We continue to be so impressed with the commitment these young adults and mamas have for the children served by ACM.  The kids were on their best behavior as they waited for hours to see the doctors.  We were able to sing together, play together and pray together.  What a privilege God has given us to love on these children.

While the clinic was going on, Jim and Dan finished a prayer garden next to Grace Evangelical Church, in celebration of the friendship of Dr. Sharon and Dr. Isaiah and Mercy Mafu spanning 40 years.  During the service today, the garden was dedicated as a place for people to rest and be with God.  It is BEAUTIFUL!  

Worshiping today with my Zulu brothers and sisters was a profound experience.  God’s presence descended on us as we listened, danced, and attempted to sing with our Zulu friends.  How awesome is it that we worship the same God, no matter if we can understand what we are singing?

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Today was a glorious day! I, Sanjeev, among the rest of the team and our Zulu friends listened to Prasanth share the gospel. Baba Mafu asked him earlier in the week to share a sermon for today’s service. Naturally, he said he would pray about it and get back to him. A few days past and Baba Mafu came back to him and said he didn’t have to do it because of the festivities. He thought he was off the hook but yesterday he came up to him and asked him to do it again. But Prasanth agreed with great privilege. So with only a few hours to prepare, God spoke to him in a great way to share the gospel. The Zulu people say to everyone in the church, “We greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior (in Zulu).” Prasanth broke down each part of that phrase. It was a sense of proudness I’ve never felt before for him. God has given him two gifts, the hand to heal and the voice to preach. If he was a pastor, I can honestly say I wouldn’t fall asleep in church if he was speaking. I may be a bit bias but he’s definitely got a gift to share the gospel.

Tomorrow, we have our fourth clinic day where we will serve the ACM staff and family. 

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This day won’t be as busy as the kids’ day but just as important because they are so important to ACM. We will also attend some of the ACM classes to see some children and play with them. We are all looking forward to seeing the kids, especially me. I was very sick yesterday and I didn’t get to play with the kids. So I am feeling better now and tomorrow I will be able to play with the kids. I was truly impressed that the kids took the medication for worms. I have taken one in the past, it is awful!

It’s hard to believe that a week has gone by and we only have a week left here. But every moment has been great and fulfilling.  We look forward to spending more time in fellowship with our Zulu brothers and sisters.  We are truly humbled that God is using us for His glory.

Anna and Sanjeev (for the team)”

To learn more about the mission and the groups that Bernadette, Pransanth, and this team represent, visit www.africachristian.org or www.actionintruth.blogspot.com

Oakland Macomb OBGYN has two convenient locations for your convenience. Our Mission is to Provide Excellent, Comprehensive, Individualized Healthcare For Women Within a Framework of Compassion, Dignity and Service.

We are pleased to offer a complete range of obstetrical and gynecological services to women of all ages in Southeastern Michigan. Our practice includes seven physicians, three nurse midwives, one women’s health nurse practitioner and two physician assistants. Call today for an appointment or a phone consultation – 248.997.5805