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Your Guide to Pregnancy After 35

It’s no secret that many women are waiting longer to begin a family. They want to accomplish some personal goals like completing their graduate degrees or reaching professional milestones. They make the decision to put pregnancy on the back burner, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t serious about wanting a baby. They know it would have been easier to get pregnant in their twenties, however, they recognize that it is still doable. If that describes you, here is your guide to pregnancy after 35.

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Fee for No Shows will be changing

Please be aware that the fee for not showing up for your scheduled appointment, or cancelling with less than 24 hours notice will be $50 effective 7/14/23. This will not be billable to insurance.  For uninsured patients, or patients wishing to schedule an appointment for a non-covered service, such as fertility services, you will be required to prepay $50 to schedule an appointment.  This $50 will be put towards your balance owed, or may be refunded if you cancel your appointment with greater than 24 hours notice.  Please do not hesitate to ask our billing team if you have any questions.


In recognition of the 4th of July holiday we will be closed Tuesday July 4.  We will be open regular business hours on July 3rd and July 5th. Thank you!


Starting Oct 4, 2022 Mercy Hospital will be starting a construction project that is expected to last a few weeks and to impact the flow of traffic on 8th Ave.  This is in addition to many other construction projects starting downtown.  Please plan accordingly for your appointments and Drive Safe!

Updated Ultrasound Policy

The safety of our patients and their families are of the upmost importance to us at Cedar Rapids OBGYN Specialists.  With this in mind, we have updated our ultrasound guest policy and will no longer be allowing any children under the age of 14 into the ultrasound rooms.  The only exception is a baby small enough to be strapped into a car seat at all times.  Staff will not be able to babysit and children will not be allowed to remain unsupervised in the lobby.  This applies to the ultrasound rooms only. Children are allowed in all other areas of the clinic. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Thank you for understanding.

Closed Labor Day

We will be closed in observance of Labor Day Monday September 5th.  We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday September 6th.  Have a safe holiday!


The clinic will be closed for the 4th of July Holiday on Monday.  We will resume business as normal on Tuesday July 5th.  During the holiday weekend we will have a provider on call for emergencies, as usual.

Have a fun and safe Holiday!

Flu Shots

Flu shots are now available for everyone! The expertly trained OB Gyns at Cedar Rapids OB Gyn are excited to announce that flu shotsWoman getting Flu Shot are now available and want to encourage patients to get their annual flu shot.

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Please call us at 319-363-2682 to make your flu shot appointment!


Our office will be closed on Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 7.

New service added for mastitis!

Breastfeeding for some mothers can have its challenges. Sometimes there are bumps in the road, such as a blocked milk duct. If not treated promptly and appropriately, a blocked milk duct can progress into mastitis, which is an infection in the breast tissue. There are some great conservative methods to deal with it, such as applying heat, massaging the area, and pumping to fully drain the breast. If the blockage does not resolve within a day or two, therapeutic ultrasound may be the answer.

The heating effect of the ultrasound waves help to relax the tissue around the clog, and the mechanical action helps break it up. Kristine Mace, physical therapist at OBGYN Specialists, will assure you are comfortable while lying on your back and will apply a warm gel to your affected area. The ultrasound is moved gently around the area for 5-10 minutes and the treatment is complete. Patients usually only need a few sessions.

If your blocked milk duct does not resolve with other conservative measures, ask your provider about physical therapy and therapeutic ultrasound! This service is typically not billable to insurance, and the cost is $50 for the first session. Please call us at 319-363-2682 to schedule!


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