Every two weeks at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital, the March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program offers a Journey Bead Parent Hour. It is a time for parents of babies that are in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and … Continue reading
You avoid potentially dangerous exercises and have memorized the list of foods and medications that are off limits. But are you up to date on bump-friendly car safety?
Announcing a pregnancy to loved ones is one of the most joyful parts of the process! Here are some fun ideas for sharing the news.
Using and donating breast milk is becoming more popular. However, there are some important things to keep in mind for givers and receivers alike. Breast milk donations help mothers who can’t provide enough breast milk give their babies the most … Continue reading
Skin-to-skin contact for newborns is more than an ideal, it’s doctor-recommended. Skin-to-skin contact, also known as kangaroo care, places newborns close to their parents almost immediately after birth. Once the baby is delivered, he or she is diapered and placed … Continue reading
Being breast pump-savvy can save you time, money and hassle. Comprehensive coverage. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance coverage must include breastfeeding equipment, but did you know it also provides counseling and support for the duration of breastfeeding? … Continue reading
Excessive worry is quite common in women who have just given birth. But there are effective ways to manage anxiety and enjoy the early days of motherhood. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, roughly 10 to 15 … Continue reading
At 35, you can do just about anything you focus your time and energy on. You can run a marathon, complete an advanced degree—or have a baby. But, like those other tasks, you may find a few more obstacles in … Continue reading
Your baby’s arrival is just around the corner, and with that comes excitement and anxiety for you—along with phone calls from loved ones hoping for an invitation into the delivery room. Every woman’s birth plan is different. Some mothers-to-be will … Continue reading
The leading cause of death among babies 1 month to 1 year old is sudden infant death syndrome, also known as crib death. While it is not known exactly what causes sudden infant death syndrome, following these steps can reduce … Continue reading