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We are ready and willing to assist you with questions about your care, so please do not hesitate to contact us at 563.355.1853

You may also find it helpful to use our online Resources or FAQs below! Visit these pages to find definitions and descriptions of terms, procedures, diagnoses, tests, and other information intended to answer some common questions you may have.

Pregnancy FAQs

  • Can depression affect pregnancy?
  • Can I go to the salon for treatments?
  • Can I have dental work while I am pregnant?
  • Can I have sex?
  • Can I see a chiropractor when I am pregnant?
  • Can I travel?
  • How can I tell if my partner is abusive?
  • How can my drug use affect my fetus?
  • How do I know if I have a breast infection/Mastitis?
  • How does excess weight affect pregnancy?
  • How does multiple pregnancy occur?
  • I am experiencing swelling. What should I do?
  • Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?
  • What are foods I should avoid during pregnancy?
  • What are safe medications to take during pregnancy?
  • What are symptoms of labor?
  • What are the symptoms of depression?
  • What can I do if I have a backache?
  • What can I take for a headache while I am pregnant?
  • What can I take if I have a cold and sinus congestion?
  • What can I take if I have a cough and/or sore throat?
  • What can I take if I have a fever or pain?
  • What can I take if I have allergies?
  • What can I use for facial care?
  • What can I use for Hemorrhoids?
  • What if I have bleeding?
  • What if I have vomiting?
  • What is deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
  • What is early pregnancy loss?
  • What is gestational diabetes?
  • What is group B streptococcus (GBS)?
  • What is influenza (the flu)?
  • What is postpartum sterilization?
  • What is recurrent pregnancy loss?
  • What is safe to take for heartburn while I am pregnant?
  • What is the Cell-Free DNA Prenatal Screening Test?
  • What is the recommendation for weight gain?
  • What should I do if I am constipated?
  • What should I do if I have cracked or bleeding nipples?
  • What should I do if I have diarrhea?
  • What should I do if I have groin pain?
  • What should I do if I have leg cramps?
  • What should I do if my baby has thrush or I have thrush on my nipples?
  • What vulvovaginal changes can occur during pregnancy?
  • Who should get vaccinated against the flu?
  • Why am I so tired? What is the best sleep position?
  • Why is drinking alcohol dangerous for my fetus?
  • Why is hysteroscopy done?
  • Why is smoking dangerous during pregnancy?

Gynecology FAQs

  • Besides menstrual cycle changes, what other signs and symptoms can occur during perimenopause? What are menopausal symptoms?
  • How can I tell if my partner is abusive?
  • How do I know if I should get tested for a sexually transmitted infection?
  • How do I know if my vulva is normal?
  • How does emergency contraception work?
  • How effective are barrier methods of birth control: spermicide, condom, sponge, diaphragm, and cervical cap?
  • How effective are birth control pills and the birth control injection in preventing pregnancy?
  • How effective is laparoscopic sterilization in preventing pregnancy?
  • How is laparoscopic surgery done?
  • I am experiencing vulvar itching, pain, and/or irritation. Is this normal?
  • I am just not interested in sex. What can I do?
  • What are combined hormonal birth control methods?
  • What are long-acting reversible contraception methods?
  • What are some of the common changes that occur in the menstrual cycle curing menopause or perimenopause?
  • What are some risk factors for osteoporosis? When should I take a density screening test?
  • What are symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI)?
  • What are symptoms of ovarian cysts?
  • What are symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or pelvic support problems?
  • What are the benefits of laparoscopy?
  • What are the dangers of smoking?
  • What are the symptoms of depression?
  • What are the types of surgery for pelvic organ prolapse?
  • What can I do if my periods are heavy or irregular?
  • What can I do if my periods are painful?
  • What causes cervical cancer?
  • What causes pain during sex?
  • What health problems are associated with being overweight?
  • What if my Pap smear is abnormal?
  • What is a benign breast condition?
  • What is a hysterectomy?
  • What is a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) and why is it done?
  • What is deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
  • What is endometrial ablation?
  • What is hormone therapy?
  • What is human papillomavirus (HPV)?
  • What is hysterosalpingography (HSG)?
  • What is hysteroscopy?
  • What is laparoscopy?
  • What is menopause?
  • What is obesity?
  • What is osteoporosis?
  • What is pelvic organ prolapse?
  • What is progestin?
  • What is sterilization and how effective is it?
  • What is stress urinary incontinence?
  • What is the most effective form of emergency contraception?
  • What is urinary incontinence?
  • Why do I continue to have miscarriages? What treatment is available?
  • Why do I have pelvic pain?
  • Why is breast screening important?
  • Why is hysterectomy done?
  • Why should you get tested for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)?

Telemedicine FAQs

  • How do I join and end a Telemedicine Visit?
  • How much does a Telemedicine Visit cost?
  • What devices and browsers are supported for Telemedicine Visits?
  • What type of connection do I need to have Telemedicine Visit?
  • Who do I contact for support?
  • Why can't I see/hear myself or my provider?


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We believe in collaboration at The Group and during your pregnancy journey, you have the choice of rotating providers for each pre-natal appointment to get to know each one. There will always be a designated Obstetrician and CNM on-call to deliver your baby.

We specialize in pre pregnancy planning, normal and high risk pregnancies, postpartum care and so much more!

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We are the most experienced group of obstetricians and midwives in the Quad Cities. We are proud to offer unmatched and comprehensive services for all expectant mothers.

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We specialize in pre-pregnancy planning, normal and high-risk pregnancies, postpartum care, and so much more! In addition, we offer VBACs (Vaginal Birth After C-section).

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We deliver at Genesis East, the hospital with the highest level of neonatal care (NICU) in the Quad Cities. University of Iowa NICU physicians work with us at Genesis so your baby, should the need arise, will receive the best available care.

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