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By Colleen Newman , MSN
Midwife literally means “with woman” and today’s certified nurse midwives are trained as nurses with an advanced degree in midwifery.
Certified Nurse Midwife Colleen Newman discusses the role of a midwife including lifelong care for a woman, alternative birthing methods and well woman check-ups.
Colleen Newman practices at Ochsner Health Center on Summa Avenue and O’Neal Lane and can be reached at 225-761-5239.
Today’s Teen Girl
By Kendra Michael , M.D.
Today’s teen girls face a barrage of media images and messages that can wreak havoc on their self esteem. Parents can help their teen girl by talking with their daughter about these images and fostering positive self esteem. Even though it may seem that girls are developing faster, Dr. Michael says physiologically girls are still developing at the same rate, which traditionally begins at age nine.
Learn more about what you need to know when raising a teen girl including information on the HPV vaccine, what to look for as signs of an eating disorder and what the most common medical issues are for young girls.
Dr. Michael practices at Ochsner Health Center in Prairieville and can be reached at 225-744-1111.