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Dr. Melissa Rankin

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chicago, IL
32 years experience female

Locations

Office

Sausalito, CA

Address

3001 Bridgeway, Suite K231, Sausalito, CA
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Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

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Dr. Melissa Rankin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
90% : 90% of couples trying to conceive get pregnant within a year. The 10% who don’t fall into the category of patients we label as “infertile, ” tho... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Rankin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Certified : Certified nurse midwives, who are trained and licensed to deliver babies in hospitals, birth centers, or at home, can deliver a baby without the inter... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Rankin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
At : At 30 weeks, chances are still good that your baby will turn spontaneously. Babies don’t usually choose their final positions until about 36-37 week... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Rankin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes, : Yes, if your first birth was vaginal, delivering a second child is almost always quicker because the first baby paved the way through the virgin pelvi... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Rankin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
While : While fear of childbirth is a totally understandable response to an unpredictable, new, and potentially pain-inducing life event, there are healthier ... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Rankin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
When : When you’re pregnant, your toddler, who has been your baby, may be clingier than ever, so you may find yourself lugging around a thirty pound potato... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Rankin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
There : There are two types of midwives- certified nurse midwives and uncertified midwives. Certified nurse midwives require an advanced nursing degree and h... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Rankin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Your : Your fetus’s head tends to hang out in the upper part of the pelvis until the baby gets close to labor, at which point, the fetal head drops into th... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Rankin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Several choices: For those who want to experience as little pain as possible, there are several choices. Non-medical options include hypnotherapy, guided imagery and v... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Rankin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
After : After about twenty weeks gestation, the uterus becomes large and heavy, and if you lie on your back, the heavy uterus can press against the large bloo... Read More

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Dec 4, 2012
Very thorough & Precise. Impressive.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rankin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rankin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Wow great tips, i'm still 19 weeks but really liked the tricks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Florida College of Medicine
Graduated 1995MD

Medical/Graduate school

Duke University
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Residency

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Affiliations

Owning Pink Center
Clear Center of Health
Women’s Health Care
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