Dr. Bussewitz

Beth Bussewitz, MD, was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, and is a graduate of Linn-Mar High School. She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in biomedical engineering. She received her medical training from the University of Iowa and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The Ohio State University. Dr. Bussewitz joined OB-Gyn Associates, P.C. in August of 2011 and truly loves her job. She is a huge fan of the Hawkeyes and regularly attends Hawkeye sporting events with her husband Brad, who works as a foot and ankle surgeon in Iowa City. She also loves live music and has attended over 50 concerts spanning all music genres. She lives in Swisher with her husband and two boxers. She is due to deliver their first child in March.

Advanced Maternal Age in Pregnancy

July 29, 2016

As a woman over 35 who might have another baby, I agree the terms "advanced maternal age" and "geriatric pregnancy" are not pleasant, especially when you find yourself in these categories. Pregnancy after 35 can result in a happy and healthy newborn, however these pregnancies are associated with some risk.

Safety and benefits of yoga in pregnancy and postpartum

April 20, 2016

As providers of prenatal care, we try to advocate for exercise in pregnancy and yoga is an increasingly popular choice for many women.

Screening options for chromosomal problems in pregnancy

February 25, 2016

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, all pregnant women, regardless of risk factors, should be offered screening for fetal aneuploidy (an abnormal number of chromosomes in the baby). Although the risk for aneuploidy increases as a woman gets older, most babies with chromosomal problems are born to women who are under age 35 and have no family history of aneuploidy. The choice to screen or not to screen is personal, made by the patient and her partner. There are multiple options for screening available.

Breastfeeding: good for babies AND moms

January 4, 2016

I had a baby 9 months ago and it has helped me become a better obstetrician in many ways, but most valuable has been firsthand experience with breastfeeding. I have continued to feed him breast milk, a task that has been very challenging and time consuming, but also very rewarding. The benefits of breast milk to babies are not debated, but less commonly recognized are the benefits of breastfeeding to moms.