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The great majority of expectant mothers can continue to work until late in their pregnancy without any problems. Sometimes however, the physical changes entailed in pregnancy or the demands of a women’s job can create workplace difficulties.

Joliet couple welcomes triplets at Silver Cross

JOLIET — A Joliet couple is celebrating the birth of triplets, born Aug. 17 at Silver Cross Hospital and just recently brought home healthy and happy.

Women in menopause experience real estrogen ‘withdrawal’

We’ve all heard about, or perhaps even experienced, the effects of alcohol, tobacco or drug withdrawal. When a woman goes through menopause, the wide-ranging and sometimes drastic changes she feels throughout her body are the effects of another kind of withdrawal — estrogen withdrawal.

Silver Cross Hospital Recognized as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Silver Cross Hospital was recently designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) by the AAGL, the leading association of minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons worldwide, and Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).

New Lenox Woman Feels Fabulous after Robotic Hysterectomy at Silver Cross

(May 25, 2016)— For 55 year-old Teresa Brennan, the past four years were filled with painful abdominal cramps and exhaustion. She was even anemic due to excessive bleeding during her menstrual cycle. On the recommendation from her neighbor, the New Lenox resident made an appointment with Gamilah Pierre, M.D..

Life-Changing Secrets Every Menopausal Women Should Know

New Lenox, IL (March 31, 2016)— For two years, New Lenox resident and internal medicine physician, Dr. Diana Jaime, suffered with increasing vaginal discomfort due to dryness. Simply wearing jeans or driving a car for a while would cause her to experience more symptoms.

First Baby Born in Women & Infant Services Birthing Center at new Silver Cross Hospital

Joliet, IL (February 27, 2012)— When Lockport resident Corey Anderson heard the cries of her newborn son, she was so excited to become a mother and thrilled to have her baby be the first infant born at the new Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

Local OB/GYN Certified by North American Menopause Society

Joliet, IL (July 20, 2011) –Francisco J. Garcini, MD, PhD, FACOG, FACS, NCMP, Obstetrics and Gynecology physician on staff at Silver Cross Hospital, has successfully met the criteria and has passed the examination necessary to become a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

Urinary Incontinence

Medically speaking, urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder. You can’t hold your urine until you reach a bathroom. This is a symptom that something is wrong. Leaking urine can be embarrassing and this can affect a woman socially, medically, and emotionally.

The Pap Smear

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2003, about 12,200 cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. About 4,100 women will die from cervical cancer in the United States in 2003.

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