The only thing better than getting down on the floor and having some face-to-face bonding time with your baby is knowing you’re helping his physical and mental development. Tummy time is exactly what it sounds like: short periods when your … Continue reading
You don’t have to let your pregnancy hunger pangs take control. Intense cravings for very strange foods—think pickles and peanut butter, or tuna fish with fudge chunk ice cream—are completely normal during pregnancy. Pregnancy hormones also cause cravings for normal … Continue reading
The NICU Family Support (NFS) Program at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital was the beneficiary of a local Barnes & Noble’s Book Drive. Through patron donations, the eight-week long book drive collected over 900 new board books, valued at $6,400. The board books … Continue reading
As your pregnancy progresses, your little one seems to be kicking more frequently in response to loud sounds and the voices of you and your partner. Can baby actually hear and recognize sounds in utero? Between weeks 16 and 18, … Continue reading
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