CRMC to host virtual pregnancy class Sept. 24


Area women are invited to virtually attend “Pregnancy and Delivery 101,” an informal educational event Thursday, Sept. 24. Go to at 4 p.m. to view the presentation.

Obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Ann Johnson, of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, will briefly provide tips about the importance of staying fit, getting plenty of rest and eating a healthy diet as ways to help the body cope with the pressures of pregnancy.

She’ll also present a go-to guide for labor and delivery, including the best ways to manage labor pain, the three phases of labor and labor procedures. Participants will be able to submit their individual questions via chat and they will be answered by Johnson and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Melissa Goble, a former labor and delivery nurse.

Johnson recently joined the medical staff of CRMC after completing a residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center at the University of North Carolina. She earned her medical degree at the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.

The presentation is part of a series of workshops offered by CRMC Women’s Health. For more information, visit

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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