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If you are pregnant, or considering having a baby, you will have to make many decisions. One of the most important is where to have your baby. Our OB physicians are independent members of the medical staff at Phoenixville Hospital and they entrust their patients to our hospital because of the dedicated and compassionate staff who care for new moms and their babies in our warm, welcoming environment.
At Phoenixville Hospital, board-certified physicians from VALLEY FORGE OB/GYN provide a wide range of routine and specialized obstetric and gynecologic services, including fertility care and maternal fetal medicine for high-risk pregnancies.
At Phoenixville Hospital, we offer the following services:
Birth Preparation Class
Designed for expectant mothers and their support person, this class explains the labor and delivery process and informs participants about medication and medical interventions they may encounter during the birthing experience. Relaxation, coping and breathing techniques are taught and practiced. Newborn care and postpartum issues are also discussed. This class is offered one night per week for three weeks or as a convenient, one-day Saturday class.
A certified lactation consultant instructs families on the lifetime benefits of breastfeeding for baby, mother and family. This class teaches how breast milk is made and proper latching techniques. It also helps to dispel many myths about breastfeeding and discusses when and how to get help, how to continue breastfeeding, and how to manage working and breastfeeding.
Infant/Child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
This class reinforces how to prevent emergencies and when to use rescue breathing and CPR. Participants practice on infant and child-sized mannequins and are supervised by a qualified instructor.
Sibling Preparation Class
If you have children between the ages of three and eleven years old who are going to become big brothers or sisters, this class will help them get acquainted with what to expect with a new baby.
Dr. Amy Jane Cadieux, MD, FACOG
Dr. Amy Jane Cadieux, MD attended undergraduate school at Wells College, class of 1987, and then went on to graduate from Dartmouth Medical School, class of 1992. She completed her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is a Board Certified OB/Gyn Physician and Surgeon. Dr. Cadieux is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has received the UPenn award for excellence in clinical teaching for OB/Gyn clerkship, and was selected as one of the Top Doc’s in Mainline Today Magazine for OB/Gyn in both 2008 and 2010. Dr. Cadieux enjoys teaching and empowering females, and helping her patients build families. Outside of the office, Dr. Cadieux considers herself a dance mom and enjoys participating in activities in her church.
Dr. Gina Marie Cantarella, MD, FACOG
Dr. Gina Marie Cantarella, MD, attended undergraduate school at the College of William and Mary, class of 1998, and completed Medical School at Temple University School of Medicine, class of 2004. She completed her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and is a Board Certified OB/Gyn. Dr. Cantarella is a fellow of ACOG. She likes being able to form relationships with her patients and loves sharing in the excitement and miracle of childbirth. Outside of the hospital Dr. Cantarella enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and reading. She has two children, Lucas (2008) and Sabrina (2011), and currently resides in Malvern.
Dr. Fredric L. Cohen, MD, FACOG
Dr. Frederic L. Cohen, MD attended undergraduate school at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed medical school at the Temple University School of Medicine. He fulfilled his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, is a Board Certified OB/GYN and a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Cohen is constantly rewarded for his career choice by the excitement of delivering babies and caring for patients in the same great community in which he lives. He enjoys practicing medicine with an outstanding group of dedicated colleagues.
Dr. C. Allana Denis, MD, FACOG
Dr. C. Allana Denis, MD, FACOG attended undergraduate school at Syracuse University, and completed Medical School at The State University of New York – Buffalo, class of 2007. She completed an internship and fulfilled her residency at Drexel University College of Medicine-Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Denis is certified in robotic surgery and is affiliated with the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. She enjoys being able to educate women about their lives and bodies. In her spare time, Dr. Denis enjoys yoga and reading.
Dr. Allison L. Shirker, MD, FACOG
Dr. Allison L. Shirker, MD attended undergraduate school at Juniata College, class of 1993, and completed Medical School at Temple School of Medicine, class of 1997. She completed her residency at York Hospital in 2001 and is certified as a BS, MD, and FACOG. She has taught students and residents at Phoenixville Hospital and has won a CCA teaching award. Dr. Shirker finds her career extremely rewarding; especially being able to take care of women through all times in their life, from adolescence to menopause. She also loves the variety of skills her profession requires. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Shirker enjoys singing, going to church, sporting events, staying active with her three boys, reading, and spending time with her family. She has a chocolate lab, Max, and a goldfish, Feed.
Dr. Christine J. Sigal, MD, FACOG
Dr. Christine J. Sigal, MD attended undergraduate school at Muhlenberg College, and completed Medical School at Hahnemann University, class of 1996. She fulfilled her residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and is Board Certified in OB/Gyn. Dr. Sigal is a member of the Fellow American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Sigal was driven to become an OB/Gyn, because she enjoys both the medical and surgical aspects in a field that allows her to concentrate on women’s health. Outside the office, she enjoys reading, hiking, yoga, and spending time with her family.