Friday, March 11, 2011

GRMC Keeps Me Healthy During My Pregnancy

Guest blog - Ashley Grundler, Graphic Designer, GRMC
I feel very fortunate to be having my first child with the care and support of Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Not only will my family physician deliver my baby at GRMC, I'm also taking advantage of all the hospital has to offer expecting moms.

A few weeks ago, my husband and I began yoga classes at Fly High Fitness Studio. We joined the basic class offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The instructor, Jen Ness, has walked us through the poses, and is always so sweet and encouraging. She assures us that with practice we will be able to do the moves like she does...though I have my doubts.

So far, the yoga class has been wonderful for my back and I feel so refreshed and relaxed. And while my husband originally joined me for moral support, he now loves the class, too.

I want to stay healthy during my pregnancy, so taking advantage of gentle classes at Fly High Fitness Studio has been great. And with our wellness membership, we can also use the PWA Fitness Center. I can use the treadmills to walk at my own pace or do a little strength training.

GRMC gives the me the ability to receive all my prenatal care right here in Grinnell.

The radiology department will give me my first ultrasound in a few weeks. Hopefully the baby cooperates so the ultrasound technician can determine whether we're having a boy or a girl! I will share a post on what we find out.

The Kintzinger Women's Health Center offers prenatal and childbirth classes for expecting parents and we will begin attending this summer. The wonderful staff will help my husband and me through all our questions and concerns. As first-time parents, I know we'll have a list for them!

I am so excited to have the knowledgable staff at GRMC help me through my pregnancy. And as we experience new services at the hospital, I will be sure to share it with all of you.

~ Ashley Grundler

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