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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Getting Clara to the Beach on Time

By Melanie Guard

Clara Freeman anticipated attending her oldest granddaughter's wedding. Liz and her fiancé, Denis, had picked a date for their beach nuptials, and Freeman could hardly wait.

With sparkling eyes and glowing cheeks, Freeman’s smile charms those she meets. Mother of nine, grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of four, she prizes her family above all else.

Active at age 85, Freeman lived on her own, enjoyed long walks around her Poplar Bluff, Mo., hometown, shopping at local clothing and antique stores. Last winter, however, her family noticed changes.

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Monday, January 09, 2017

Sneak Peek at Where You Will Want to Have Your Next Baby

By Rosanna Gray-Swain, MD, an OB-GYN who delivers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
2017 is sure to bring many great things! We are thrilled to be welcoming new patients into our practice and sharing the exciting news that their families will be growing this year. Even after practicing for 10 years, I think there is always something magical about the appointment when you help your patient see or hear a baby’s heartbeat for the first time. 

Dr. Rosanna Gray-Swain is pictured with her colleague Dr. Bridget Rutledge on a tour of the new labor and delivery department.
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Friday, November 11, 2016

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriageā€¦..Then Comes Baby in A Baby Carriage? (Maybe)

While conventional old wisdom tells us that is the order of things, many of these societal attitudes have evolved. For example, more recently engaged or married women are waiting to have kids. Even so, there are steps that you and your partner can take now to ensure that you are physically and emotionally ready when the time is right.
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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

When a cancer diagnosis becomes personal

by Becky Slatin

As a full-time nurse practitioner, wife and busy mom of twin 7-year-old boys, Amy Eberhardt, WHNP, has a lot going on in her life. So she wasn’t entirely surprised when she forgot to schedule her annual mammogram around her 42nd birthday in May.

Eberhardt, who is admittedly positive about what life hands her and always has a warm smile on her face, was sure she had nothing to worry about. She figured she’d just carry on taking care of everyone in her life, including the breast cancer patients she works with every day.

As a full-time nurse practitioner, wife and busy mom of twin 7-year-old boys, Amy Eberhardt, WHNP, has a lot going on in her life. So she wasn’t entirely surprised when she forgot to schedule her annual mammogram around her 42nd birthday in May.

Eberhardt, who is admittedly positive about what life hands her and always has a warm smile on her face, was sure she had nothing to worry about. She figured she’d just carry on taking care of everyone in her life, including the breast cancer patients she works with every day.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Episiotomies: Education before childbirth is key

Rosanna Gray-Swain, MD, speaks on this part of the birthing experience
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