When it comes to keeping bugs away during pregnancy, some repellants are better than others. Summer breezes are in the air, the crickets are singing, and pool parties abound, beckoning families to spend time together outdoors and coexist with bugs … Continue reading
Learn how to get the nutrients fish provide without the risks of mercury. Almost all fish contain small amounts of mercury. In high quantities, however, mercury is a neurotoxin—which is why certain kinds of high-mercury fish should be avoided while … Continue reading
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