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January is Cervical Health Awareness month

January is Cervical Health Awareness month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but it is preventable with appropriate screening. Screening plays an important role in the detection and early treatment of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer usually develops slowly over time.   Before... View Article

Save the Date: Bumps & Babies

Tuesday, June 20, 5-7 p.m., Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana

Learn what to expect on delivery day and breastfeeding basics. Plus, duties of a dad and the stuff no one tells you about.  Talk to the experts!

  • Interactive breakout sessions
  • Panel discussion

Christie Clinic’s Department of OB/GYN Certified for Patient Safety Processes

Christie Clinic’s Department of OB/GYN, 101 West University Avenue, Champaign, IL has been awarded Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence (SCOPE) for Women’s Health Program certification. SCOPE is a safety focused program of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Christie Clinic’s Department of OB/GYN is among the first... View Article

Dates in Pregnancy

How can I increase the chances of natural labor? This is a question we try to answer several times each day in our office at Christie Clinic. There are certainly a variety of “old-wives tales” that may or may not work. But if you want to look at an option... View Article

OB/GYN Services Expand to St. Joseph

Christie Clinic in St. Joseph located at 204 North Main Street, Suite 203, will be offering OB/GYN services beginning Tuesday, October 6th and continuingevery other Tuesday. Services include annual exams, pap smears, breast examinations, family planning, and routine prenatal and postpartum care.

Services will be performed by Kathryn Getty, APN, CNP. Kathryn received her bachelor’s in nursing from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, and her master’s in nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a member of the Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.


March for Babies Walk

The  Christie Clinic Department of OB/GYN participated in the March for Babies walk. Here are a few photos of our team on the walk:       

New recommendations on screening for cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer found in women. Research shows women need to be screened. A new government report might motivate you to be be screened more often. It shows about 8 million women weren’t screened for cervical cancer in the past five years.

More than half of the new cases are with women who have never or rarely been screened. Women without health insurance or a regular doctor were less likely to be screened. One of the best ways to prevent cervical cancer is by getting a pap test.

Dr. Tamara Helfer and Laura Harriger provide more information about the disease on WCIA’s Current.

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month.

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Did you realize that 1 of every 33 babies will have some type of birth defect? Some of these birth defects will be very minor. For instance, some families often have babies with an extra small finger on the side of their hand.... View Article

Sleeping in Pregnancy

By Candace McGregor, M.D.   Many women who are reading about what to expect in their pregnancy ask me about sleeping positions. They often say something like “I’ve always been a tummy sleeper, now what do I do?” or “I keep waking up on my back, am I hurting my... View Article