There has been a recent discussion and trend towards gentle cesarean sections. The question is what does this mean? What happens during a cesarean section? For those of us who have had cesarean sections (me included, I’ve had three), the

What is a Kegel Exercise? Kegel exercises are when you contract the muscles of your pelvic floor and then relax them moments later. The aim is to improve the tone of those muscles. It’s like doing a bicep curl to build

It’s the beginning of travel season and women are thinking about getting pregnant this upcoming year. We’ve gotten lots of questions about “when is it safe to get pregnant after travel to Zika endemic areas?” Here are the CDC guidelines.

Frustrating to say the least. We all work hard to stay healthy. Eating right. Exercising. But for some of us, losing weight is impossible. We’ve been taught to exercise regularly and that we will automatically lose weight. But it’s not

Many women come in and ask us about getting pregnant and what they can do to help achieve that goal. We’re here to educate you during this journey. Here’s our top ten questions and answers. When should I have sex?

We are so excited to announce Partners Ob-Gyn has moved to our new medical facility across the street across from St John’s hospital in the new Hazelwood Medical Center building. Our new address will be 2945 Hazelwood St N, Ste 210, Maplewood,

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You asked, we listened! As of May 8, 2017, Partners Ob-Gyn will now be delivering patients at Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury. Call us to schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss your delivery options. In June we will be

Partners Ob-Gyn physicians have spent almost 1200 hours in 2015 mentoring and training new physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Partners strongly believes in continuing this commitment to mentor and train students, as this time is a vital component to

After 33 years of dedicating her career to the care of women, Dr. Ingrid Wilbrand-Conley will be retiring.  This announcement comes with mixed emotions, as retirement is a joyous occasion, but Partners Ob-Gyn and her patients will miss her greatly.

Current methods of fetal diagnostic testing involve obtaining samples of amniotic fluid (amniocentesis), placenta (chorionic villus sampling) or fetal blood or tissues. However, fetal blood or tissue is rarely used as it puts the fetus at risk of injury. Due

A good contraceptive choice for sexually active women in their reproductive years is a long acting reversible contraceptive. Traditionally, women have used birth control pills, patches, vaginal rings or monthly injections of the progesterone hormone Depo-Provera. Long acting birth control

Breast Cancer in some way touches the lives of most women in some way or another- whether it be a friend, relative or neighbor. It is the most common cancer in women in the United States, other than skin cancer.


Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common problem for women. Almost half of all women who have had babies will have some POP but not all have symptoms. About one third of ALL women will have some symptoms of POP.