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Story: Olson

published on December 31st, 2014 by Adam Hawks

This is a story about a young man named Olson.  He was born in the early hours of 1/5/14 following the previous day’s snowstorm and weighed 9 pounds, 15 ounces.  His size alone justifies celebration, but there’s more.  His mother gave birth to her previous two children via cesarean section and most told her that … Continue

Story: David Ronald

published on by Adam Hawks

This little man is David Ronald.  He was born on 12/11/14 and weighed 11 pounds, 10 ounces.  His Mom was so motivated to achieve a vaginal birth after having had cesarean sections  with her other children’s births, she traveled two hours from her home to see me and the Nurse-Midwives at the Fertility and Midwifery … Continue

Story: Slate’s VBAC

published on by Adam Hawks

This is a story about a young man named Slate.  He was born on 3/22/14 and weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces.  His birth represents another great VBAC story.  His Mom came to me rather late in her pregnancy because of a problem that is far too common in obstetrical practice: she sensed that her provider … Continue

Mila’s VBAC

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This beautiful little girl is Mila, she was born on 8/8/14 and weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces.  Of course she is beautiful, and the magical way these photos capture her beauty  requires no fancy explanation.  But there is another story behind these photos.  It’s a story similar to several I have written, with an interesting … Continue

Wait: let’s talk about your weight

published on July 23rd, 2012 by Adam Hawks

Who among us has not tried, or is not trying, to control their weight?  I’ve heard it said there are two kinds of people with respect to the epic struggle that is weight management: those who worry about their weight and those who lie about worrying about their weight.  I don’t know if that is … Continue

Birth Matters

published on June 20th, 2012 by Adam Hawks

There is no doubt that knowledge equates to power and this adage could not be truer than in pregnancy and childbirth. The more you know, the more empowered you are to make decisions that are right for you and your baby. In pregnancy and childbirth there are so many decisions to be made it can … Continue

Minimally Invasive da Vinci Robotic Gynecological Surgery: The New Standard

published on May 24th, 2012 by Adam Hawks

The da Vinci Robot represents an amazing new technology that allows gynecologists to perform complex surgical procedures through tiny incisions. Da Vinci Robotic assisted surgery has changed the way physicians view and their patients experience gynecological surgery. Below are commonly asked questions about da Vinci robotic assisted surgery as it relates to hysterectomy as well … Continue

Do You Have a Vitamin Deficiency?

published on by Adam Hawks

If you are like an increasing number of us, the answer is surprisingly, “Yes,” at least when it comes to the critically important nutrient, vitamin D. I am amazed at how often I discover patients with low levels of vitamin D. The problem is not solely with our diets, which is certainly responsible for much … Continue