Obstetrician Ames IA

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James Michael Downard, MD
(515) 239-4414
1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1988

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Lisa Marie Banitt, MD
(515) 239-4431
2514 Kellogg Ave
Ames, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1996

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Joan Marie Grabenstetter, MD
(515) 239-4414
1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1975

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Marvin Lynn Swanson, MD
(515) 239-4453
PO Box 3014
Ames, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1971

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Lisa M Banitt
(515) 239-4414
1015 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Joan Grabenstetter
(515) 239-4414
1215 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.4, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Dr.Lisa Ross
(512) 476-5090
1111 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Tx A & M Univ Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Joyce Renee Lines, MD
(515) 239-6970
1015 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Mary Greeley Med Ctr, Ames, Ia
Group Practice: Doran Clinic For Women

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Dr.Robert Doran
(515) 239-6970
1015 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Mary Greeley Med Ctr, Ames, Ia
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Dr.Lisa M. Banitt
(515) 239-4414
1215 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.1, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Birthing: Back to Basics with Hypnobirthing

Written by Dr. Lisa Goodman, DC

Every day more women are taking control of their births. This goes beyond just having a skilled provider, a birth plan and a solid support system. If a woman plans on having a successful, enjoyable and natural birth, there is one other thing she must do: Train. The phrase “practice makes perfect” is true. Here is the idea, if you wake up tomorrow planning to run a marathon but have never trained for it; there is no amount of positive mindset that will ultimately propel you 26.2 miles. This is the same if you head into your labor thinking that you will ‘see how it goes’ or ‘try to go natural’. These are obviously great intentions, but the main thing missing in the preparation.

As a pregnant woman the most important things you can do to prepare for labor and delivery are

  • Get to know your body & understand how it works
  • Prepare your mind & soul for the journey
  • Find a way to connect your mind, body & soul

In my opinion the most complete birthing education to connect the mind, body & soul is Hypnobirthing.

After birthing two children naturally and un-medicated, I have become a huge proponent of Hypnobirthing. Hypnobirthing allows you to be in control of your birth by giving control away to your body and your baby. Most women are not truly hypnotized, but after many weeks practicing Hypnobirthing they become extremely in tune with their baby and their body. With this training, comes the confidence and assurance that your body is designed to give birth.

One of the most important components of Hypnobirthing and having a positive birth is to surround yourself with positive birth stories and supportive women. Unfortunately, many movies and TV shows enacting birth show it in an elaborate, alarming and fear-provoking way.

It is also unfortunate that many women believe that the birth process should be left in the hands of the doctor. While doctors and midwives are extremely important, they a...

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