Sanford Women's Patient Stories

A Healthy Choice for You and Your Baby

Sanford Women’s Lactation Services provides education, instruction and support for mothers who are breastfeeding.

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Regaining Control for a Better Life

After having two children, Christin Bartels developed stress urinary incontinence (SUI), or a leaky bladder. The common condition caused a huge impact on her quality of life, but with a relatively simple procedure, she is enjoying life to the fullest again.

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Sharing One Story To Save Many Lives

Paula Hollinger shares her story with others because she believes. Find out more about how one ovarian cancer patient’s journey with genetic testing and clinical trials is making life better for other women.

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Holding on to Hope

A mother’s journey from pregnancy loss to bringing home baby

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Refreshingly Different

Ashlie Bradley wanted a better experience for the birth of her second child. Say hello to Certified Nurse Midwife Anne Gilbertson and HypnoBirthing, now in Alexandria, Minn.

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Thinking Ahead B4 Baby

Before Krissi and Philip Butenhoff made the decision to have a baby they had a lot of questions about what their new life would be like. Find out how Sanford’s B4 Baby event helped them get the information they needed to plan ahead.

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A Reunion of Friends

CenteringPregnancy® is an innovative approach to prenatal care. Learn how one group of moms has continued their connections past their babies’ first years.

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Double Joy … Naturally

The excitement of twins! From healthy pregnancy to a natural delivery, Gloria Toyli trusted a Certified Nurse Midwife and the OB team at Sanford in Alexandria, Minn.

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Peace of Mind, Best of Care

Diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Emily Maggard put an expert on her team: gynecologic oncologist Dr. Maria Bell at Sanford Women’s in Sioux Falls, who travels to Fargo, too.

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Guard Your Skin!

When Jackie Ulrich went to Sanford Dermatology for a spot check, she never expected to receive a whole-body skin exam. It may have saved her life. Say yes to skin cancer screenings!

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