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13
Apr
2017

A Half of a Pomegranate

Written By Dr. Sharon Ransom OB/GYN of Taos Health Systems   There once was a woman named Mary Who desired a repair intercessory, For when she jumped high On her way to the sky She exclaimed “Oh Dear I need a pessary!” No Laughing Matter Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition which has… Continue reading

01
Mar
2017

Hello Ladies, can we talk?

Written By Dr. Sharon Ransom OB/GYN of Taos Health Systems In my line of work as an OB/GYN, I meet women every day who have been told that their embarrassing leaky bladder is a symptom of getting older and “it’s just the way things are”. For all of you ladies out there who cruise the… Continue reading

01
Dec
2015

Dear Midwives #2

Dear Midwives, This was going to be the year I learned to ski! With the “epic” snows predicted, my sweetheart was finally going to get me on the slopes to perfect my skiing and snowboarding, and now I am pregnant! Friends give me varying opinions about whether or not it is safe to ski or… Continue reading

01
Dec
2015

Dear Midwives #3

Dear Midwives, Now that I am about halfway through my pregnancy, my back is beginning to hurt! I have stopped wearing my flip-flops and have changed to better shoes but my back still hurts when I have to stand for a long time. Would you explain why this is happening? What can I do to make it better?… Continue reading

01
Dec
2015

Dear Midwives #1

Dear Midwives, It seems opening the Birth Center is taking forever! I am afraid it will never happen. Would you please tell me what is going on! Sincerely, Waiting impatiently Dear Waiting, We know people are curious about what (if anything!) is happening at the Birth Center, so thanks for your question.… Continue reading

28
Jul
2015

World Breastfeeding Week

The Taos Latch On Breastfeeding Coalition is taking part in a world-wide effort to ensure that working mothers continue to breastfeed. Latch On invites the community to a free celebration of World Breastfeeding Week at Twirl toy store on Wednesday August 6 from 11 am to 1 pm. Taos joins communities… Continue reading

01
Jul
2015

Home Visitors Receive Infant Massage Training

Taos First Steps, a program of Holy Cross Hospital, Teaches Parents and Caregivers techniques and Benefits of Infant Massage. All 10 of the First Steps home visitors have recently completed infant massage training through the International Institute of Infant Massage in Albuquerque. The training is… Continue reading

01
Apr
2015

Pregnancy Yoga with Jiwan Shakti!

The Pregnancy Yoga Course is based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan as taught in the Conscious Pregnancy Teacher Training. The flow of Yoga exercises in each class, is called a Kriya: a specific set of exercises aimed for a specific effect or result. Each class will also include a meditation, and integrate… Continue reading

27
Jan
2015

Health Care Enrollment

Taos Health Systems is dedicated to helping all Taos residents find the health coverage option that meets their needs and fits their budget. To assist you, Holy Cross Hospital has created a team of Health Care Enrollment Specialists who are available to assist you for FREE. These Specialists can determine… Continue reading

20
Jan
2015

FAQs - The Birth Center

The Birth Center in all of its forms has served the Taos community since 1981. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about the new Birth Center. Read the Full Story Here > Continue reading

20
Jan
2015

The Birth Center at Women's Health Institute

The Birth Center has a long and noble history that began with the vision and power of two women, Elizabeth Gilmore and Tish Demmin. To meet the growing demand for midwife-attended births, they started a home birth practice in Taos in 1978 that, evolved in 1981 to include a birth center as well. The… Continue reading

26
Nov
2014

Pelvic Pain & Discomfort in Women

Pelvic pain is internal pain in the area bellow the belly button that may or may not be associated with menstrual periods. Chronic pelvic pain lasts 6 months or longer. A variety of gynecologic, gastrointestinal, urologic, musculoskeletal and body-wide disorders can cause chronic pelvic pain. Pelvic… Continue reading

11
Nov
2014

A Birth Center Road Trip

The best way to create a new birth center is to draw upon the expertise of other birth centers, especially the ones serving uniquely diverse New Mexico. On November 7, Michael Bone, Executive Director of Physician Practices for Taos Health Systems, and I had the pleasure of taking a road trip to visit… Continue reading

28
Aug
2014

The Birth Center Choice will Remain Available for Pregnant Women

Taos Health Systems and the Northern New Mexico Birth Center (NNMBC) are pleased to announce pregnant women will continue to have the option of delivering their babies at the birth center. The plan is to move Women’s Health Institute into the Birth Center to allow the Certified Nurse Midwives… Continue reading

10
Apr
2014

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Taos Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners are Available Year Round Sexual violence is a widespread issue that impacts everyone including children, teens, adults, and elders.  One in six boys and one in four girls will experience a sexual assault before the age 18 90% of people sexually assaulted know… Continue reading

07
Apr
2014

Essure: Non-Surgical Permanent Birth Control in Taos

ESSURE: The Most Effective Permanent Birth Control for Women - Non-Surgical Permanent Sterilization Is your family finished growing? Do you worry about getting pregnant? Do you want permanent birth that’s easy and convenient? If you’ve answered yes to these questions the Essure birth control… Continue reading

06
Apr
2014

Ultrasounds at WHI

Misha Cook is now performing Ultrasounds on patients at WHI every Thursday. The Ultrasound system at Women’s Health Institute (WHI) has been configured to pass studies into the hospital’s PACS system. The exams are completed and sent to PACS for the radiologist to read, offering patient’s… Continue reading

03
Mar
2014

Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Women's Health

The Affordable Care Act makes it easier for women to access and pay for health care, helping them and their families stay healthy. The infographic below outlines some of the benefits for women. We’re here for you with choices and convenience. Call us to schedule your appointment today 575-758-5001.… Continue reading