May 2015     

 Southdale ObGyn is excited to provide you with our May monthly newsletter.  We are dedicated to sharing news, views and thought-provoking articles written by our own doctors! Of course our newsletter is not only about giving you updates, it is also about sharing views on hot topics. So do let us know what you think about our newsletter, along with your suggestions for future editions.  

Dr. Leigh Koidahl - "10 Ways to Make Your Childbirth Easier"


"Your baby's journey out isn't entirely under your control, but being prepared can help."   By Dr. Leigh Koidahl

The above statement comes from a US News article recently shared on Facebook by The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists titled "10 Ways to Make Your Childbirth Easier."  Rather than providing a "how to" list of easing childbirth, this article outlines some basic concepts, such as clear communication and flexibility, which are important to keep in mind when thinking about and planning for the overall childbirth experience. We at Southdale ObGyn thought this article might help start a conversation between our patients and our providers about preferences and goals.  We understand that no single technique or method is going to work for every patient under every circumstance; rather we aim to care for our patients as individuals and help them to have the best childbirth experiences possible.    We welcome the conversation and your questions! 

"10 Ways to Make Your Childbirth Easier"

1. Find a provider you trust
2. Tell it to them straight
3. Don't eat for two
4. Gather your cheering squad
5. Set the scene
6. Don't rush
7. Move it
8. Ask for a peanut ball (exercise ball shaped like a peanut)
9. Be in the know
10. Don't be afraid to ask for help


Alyssa Palmer, lab supervisor is featured in local magazine

Alyssa Palmer and her sister Sarah and husband Jonas share their very personal story in the May 2015 issue of Minnesota Monthly.  Alyssa has worked at Southdale Ob Gyn since October 18, 2010 and is currently our lab supervisor.   All of us who work with Alyssa know her as a selfless, compassionate, generous and all around wonderful human being.  The journey Alyssa and her sister and family took says it all.  Click on the link to read this very touching story."


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