Buddy Pack Launch – Saturday, July 13th


Did you know that for many children in the Jefferson City area, the food offered at school is the best they get all day? The Buddy Pack program is designed to make sure these kids have healthy food to eat even when they’re not at school.

CRMC Healthplex is working with its school partner Simonson to raise money and awareness for the program by launching its new Les Mills programs at the school this Saturday, July 13th with classes throughout the morning. Come join us!

Register in person at the CRMC Healthplex or call 573-632-5634. Suggested donation is $10 in advance or $15 at the door.


We’re moving! — Temporarily


We’re moving – but it’s only temporary and we think the end result will be worth the wait and inconvenience.

Starting July 1, Doctors Sheila Carnett and Lori Claypool will be moving their offices across the street to 1014 Madison Street next to Capital Region Pediatric and Ob/Gyn Associates. You should be receiving a letter in a few days giving official notification.

But don’t worry! You will still be able to reach us at 634-3496 to make appointments or for other services. And, we’ll continue to offer you the same personalized care in obstetrics and gynecology – following our OB patients from their first office visit to their delivery and postpartum care and offering a wide range of office and hospital-based gynecological services and surgeries.

All this change will allow Drs. Carnett and Claypool to take part in the expansion of ambulatory services recently announced by Capital Region Medical Center. The project involves construction of a new building to house doctors offices and outpatient services. To make way for the new building, out current home in the Doctors Park Office Building will be demolished, so we have to move by the end of June. Once the new building is complete – projected for early 2015 – we’ll be moving again to be among the new tenants.

Although moving is a hassle, we’re excited about the new building and we think it will enhance the quality and convenience of health care offered in Jefferson City. We promise to make the transition in our offices as seamless as possible, so the only thing you’ll notice is the change in office décor.

What Baby Myths Have You Heard?


Want to know the gender of your baby? Some factors that indicate a boy are:

  • You crave salty foods and protein
  • Your belly looks like a basketball 
  • Your hands are dry 
  • Your baby’s heart rate is less than 140 beats per minute 
  • Your pillow faces north when you sleep

Your are likely having a girl if:

  • You carve fruit or sweets
  • Your belly looks like a watermelon 
  • Your age at the time of conception + number for the month you conceived = odd number
  • Your hair develops red highlights 
  • Your baby’s heart rate is more than 140 beats per minute 

APRIL FOOLS! You’ve probably heard one of these “baby myths” before as well as countless others. Is there any truth to them? Dr. Carnett is here to to answer your baby myth questions!

Let us know about some of the craziest baby myths you’ve heard in the comments below and Dr. Carnett will debunk some of them in an upcoming post. 



Cutest Baby Photo Contest – Final 4

Congratulations to our four finalists and thank you so much to everyone who entered the contest. All of the photos were adorable! Voting on the the Final 4 photos will be open until March 31st at 11:59 p.m at which time the winner will be determined and awarded a $25 gift card to Panera. You may vote once per day. Be sure to let your friends and family know to vote by clicking the Facebook and Twitter share buttons after you’ve voted.

Cutest Baby Photo Contest Standings

Wow! You all have been amazing so far about encouraging your friends and family to vote in our Cutest Baby Photo Contest. There’s still 12 days to get your votes in. Deadline for first round in March 17th. Top 4 photos will advance. Keep voting in our Facebook Album!

Here’s the current Top 10 as of 3 p.m. on March 5th:

 EmmaBescheinen  1. Photo by Emma Bescheinen — 55 Likes
 MistyVickers  2. Photo by Misty Vickers — 49 Likes
 BrandonDhondt2 3. Photo by Brandon and Bethany Dhondt — 42 Likes
 CourtneyDunham  4. Photo by Courtney Dunham — 41 Likes
 KylieHuckriede  5. Photo by Kylie Rollins — 37 Likes
 HollyHyde  6. Photo by Holly Hyde — 33 Likes
 KaciKing  7. Photo by Kaci King — 32 Likes
 HeatherArens  8. Photo by Heather Arens — 31 Likes
 AshlieLang  9. Photo by Ashlie Otto — 26 Likes
 JessicaFarmer  10. Photo by Jessica Farmer — 25 Likes

Cutest Baby Photo Contest


Have you always thought that the cute photos you’ve taken of your baby could win some kind of award? Well here’s your chance! Sheila Carnett, D.O. is sponsoring a Cutest Baby Photo Contest. Winner receives a $25 gift card to Panera. Here’s how it works:

1. Email your photo to joe@rebeccagordon.org. Please include a short caption for the photo and describe your relationship to the baby in the photo (ex. mother, father, aunt, grandpa, etc.) Entry period for submissions is Feb. 11 – Feb. 28. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. on the 28th.   

2. Submitted photos will be posted to the Sheila Carnett, D.O. Facebook page. There will then be a voting period, in which the photos with the most “Likes” on Facebook will move on to the next round. Facebook voting period is March 1 – March 17. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on the 17th.

3. The top photos from Facebook (number TBD) will be posted on this website and votes will be collected for the best photo. Website voting period will be March 18 – March 31. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on the 31st. Winner will be notified shortly after.


  • You must have permission to use the photo you submit. Photos used without permission will be disqualified. 
  • By submitting a photo to the contest, you are agreeing to allow the photo to be posted to the Sheila Carnett, D.O. Facebook page, as well as this website.
  • We reserve the right to deny any photos that we deem to be inappropriate.