Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

Michelle Chiafulio
October 1, 2014

Did you know that 40-60% of the U.S. population is vitamin D deficient? This is primarily due to the fact that there is only a short list of foods that contain vitamin D – including egg yolk, salmon and cod liver oil. While many people consume their Vitamin D through fortified foods like milk, this is not possible for 75% of the population that is lactose intolerant.Recent studies have discovered a connection between low vitamin D levels and an increased risk of certain types of cancers, autoimmune disease, neurologic disease, insulin resistance, …

5 Nutritional Tips During Pregnancy

August 27, 2014

There is nothing more miraculous than growing another human being inside of you. Now that you’re expecting, one of the easiest ways to support the health of your body (and the tiny one growing inside you!) is to make some basic adjustments to the way that you eat. Just think –  the foods you eat are the main source of nutrients for your growing baby! Below, we share 5 key food recommendations to boost the healthy growth of your baby: …

Sensitivity with Pelvic Exams

August 21, 2014

For many of us as women, an annual pelvic examination has been a requirement since the day we went through puberty. However,  a new clinical practice guideline by The American College of Physicians may be calling into question the blanketed need for such exams. After reviewing 52 studies, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now suggests that a pelvic examination should actually be a shared decision between healthcare provider and patient. The contributing factors? Individual health circumstances, as well as personal needs and preferences. As healthcare providers, we at Full …

Look For New Posts From Cynthia Lynch

Cynthia Lynch
August 13, 2014

Look For New Posts From Cynthia Lynch. Cynthia Lynch is a Certified Nurse Midwife. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in French from Mount Holyoke College and a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nursing with a Certificate in Midwifery from the University of Pennsylvania. Cynthia has been working as a midwife since 1998 and has experience in high risk as well as routine obstetrics. She began her career in the Bronx in a high volume hospital …

Look For New Posts From Barbara Smith-Foy!

Barbara Smith-Foy
August 13, 2014

Look For New Posts From Barbara Smith-Foy! Barbara is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). She received her RN degree from Vermont College, Bachelor of Science from SUNY Purchase, and Master of Science from Philadelphia University. After practicing midwifery in homes, in birth centers and in hospital settings, Barbara brings a special sense of the universality of birth to her practice. Her recent work centers on supporting teens’ and menopausal women’s health, where she brings her knowledge and experience to women’s …

The Billing Assistant at Full Circle Women’s Health

Susan Urbina-Santiago
February 6, 2014

As the new billing assistant for Full Circle Women’s Health, it is my pleasure to assist you with any questions you may have regarding your insurance. I love interacting with our patients and sharing in their childbirth journey. I am fortunate enough to be able to personally attest that the midwives are wonderful women and believe in delivering your best possible birth experience. I am here to do my part to make sure we achieve that for every woman. Insurance …

Silent Suffering

Kathy Herron
January 18, 2014

Pelvic pain really hurts. It can affect women at any age, from the teen years to after menopause. The pain can be on the outside or deep inside. It can be constant or intermittent. It’s more common than you think, because women don’t talk about it very often—not to each other, and not even to their care providers. Even worse, GYN providers often don’t bring up the subject either—so women continue to suffer in silence. Women can suffer from pelvic …