No parent wants to see their child in peril. Yet, sometimes newborns require a stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This can be a scary experience. So, the more parents know about what to expect, the better they will be able to manage their little one’s stay.
Libby Brown, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Aspects of our personalities are engaged at various levels every day, whether at home, work, or other social situations. Personality types determine how we interact with people, how we manage our stress, and even guide what kind of professions we choose.
Keeping your baby safe is a top priority for parents. Here are some guidelines to help you maintain baby’s safety at night and during nap times.
Andrea shares her story of having COVID-19 while being pregnant with twins.
Taylor F., RN, MSN, Perinatal Center Program Coordinator at The Women's Hospital
Taylor shares the ABCs of keeping your baby safe.
Debbie Pfeiffer, Clinical Dietitian, Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions
One of the best parts of summer are the seasonal, delicious fruits. Early summer gives us sweet strawberries; later we get to enjoy plump grapes, vibrant berries, juicy peaches...the list goes on and on!
Beth Paul, Licensed Social Worker at The Women’s Hospital
Beth explains the basics of adoption.
Rachel Beier, BSN, RNC, Maternal Care Advisor at The Women's Hospital
Many women who are pregnant with multiples (2 or more babies) are excited but also anxious. Some common thoughts that may go through your mind when expecting multiples include...
Rachel Beier, RNC-OB, Maternal Care Advisor at The Women's Hospital
Being a part of your newborn’s life from the beginning is very important. Dad’s involvement promotes family bonding, increases the longevity and security of the new family, and decreases stress. Dads can help ease the transition of adding a new baby to the family in the following ways.
Libby Brown, PhD, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist at The Center for Healing Arts and Wellness Services
Baby is home—check
Why do I feel so lost and overwhelmed?
Carrye Daum, MD, Women's Health Care P.C.
An OB/GYN physician with Women's Health Care P.C. shares her experience with infertility, not only as a provider, but a patient. With elective medical procedures on hold across the US, everyone is wondering "when will this be over," but infertility patients are wondering "when can we finally become parents?"
Rachel Beier, BSN, RNC, Maternal Care Advisor at The Women’s Hospital
With the addition of a baby, will there also be a new big brother or big sister in your house? Have you thought about the effect a new baby will have on your children?
Kimberly Foster, MD, OB/GYN, Women's Health Care P.C.
As an OB/GYN physician (and mother of 5 boys), I am given the awesome opportunity to take care of expecting families. The majority of the articles for expecting moms are focused on our “first-time-moms”, but I want to focus on moms that are experienced or “veteran-mommies.”
Karla Kitch, MD, Deaconess Pediatric Hospitalist
You’ve carefully followed your obstetrician’s instructions, and delivered a healthy baby… but now the BIG questions start to pop up. Usually these questions come to mind when it’s least convenient to you and often after your pediatrician’s office has closed for the day. Here are some things to consider for these first few sweet but exhausting weeks!
Gretchen Moody RN, BSN, IBCLC, Lactation Coordinator
The cells, hormones, and antibodies in breastmilk help protect babies from illness. This protection is unique and changes every day to meet your baby’s growing needs.
Donald Simpson, Care Center Manager
Three times per year, Donald's team partners with The Women's Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana and Alexander Memorial Cemetery to arrange the burial service for parents who have experienced a miscarriage.
Kim Snyder, Physical Therapist, Pelvic Health and Wellness Center at The Women's Hospital
Let's talk about physical challenges of pregnancy. From conception to the birth of your baby, changes in your body are happening from head to toe. These changes are due to hormone levels adjusting, loosening of ligaments and connective tissue, enlargement of breasts and abdomen, and the growth of your baby fighting your organs for space. As a result of these changes, your body must adapt! During the adjustment periods there are some common symptoms that pregnant women appreciate. Some of these symptoms are normal and some are not. Some of the symptoms we can control on our own and some may need special attention.
Cindy Futrell, RN, Maternal Care Advisor
There are so many ways to tell someone they’re going to be a grandparent. You can wrap up an ultrasound picture for your parents to open, give them a personalized t-shirt or do what my son did and surprise them at work and then expect them to carry on the rest of the day like normal!
Mallory Williams Zorn, MD, Deaconess Clinic Pediatrics
It’s “sick season”— kids everywhere are sharing germs with children at school, daycare and other activities. I want to share helpful information about common winter illnesses so caregivers know what to do, and how to help their child feel better.
Jennifer D., RD Dietetics and Nutrition Manager at The Women's Hospital
When your baby’s doctor says it is time to introduce new baby foods, you may consider whether you will feed your baby store bought fruits and veggies from the jars as most of you probably were, or if you will try making homemade baby food. With homemade baby food, you can ensure that you know exactly what is going into your baby’s body. But, there are proper steps you should take to make sure the food they are eating is safe!
Pediatrics & Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Morganfield
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to be sick with the flu. A week or more of serious body aches, coughing, fever, etc. is not how I want to spend my time. Be prepared by getting your flu vaccine before flu season starts!
Carolyn Burns, RD, Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions
Now that children are back in school, morning time can be very hectic. Amid the busy routine of getting everyone up, ready, and off to school, it is easy to skip breakfast. But as you’ve probably heard, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Ron Pyle, MD, Director of Neonatal Transport and Outreach Education
What are Group B streptococci (GBS)? What is Group B streptococci infection?
Mary R., Lactation Consultant at The Women's Hospital
Being home with your baby for the very first time can be both exciting and unnerving. You have left the protective cocoon of the hospital. I had a huge stack of discharge paperwork and a fond farewell from the nurses and staff. I thought to myself…I am expected to know how to do all of this and take care of a baby!?! The answer is yes.
Dr. Kusum Pradhan, MD, FAAP
The start of new school year is just around the corner. Does your child need a physical or immunizations? Have you thought about how to get back into a routine, or how to address "first day jitters"? This article can help.
Christy H., RN, BSN, Maternal Care Educator at The Women's Hospital
The Women’s Hospital has classes for everyone, whether you’re expecting your first child or just need a refresher on certain skills. All of our classes are taught by experienced professionals in their area of expertise. Therefore, you are sure to receive the most up-to-date, accurate information on the topics you are most interested in.
Christine H., Genetic Counselor at Tri State Perinatology
Knowing one’s family medical history allows a person to take steps to reduce his or her risk. You should address any concerns you have about your family history with your physician or another qualified healthcare professional such as a genetics counselor.
Lorien A., MPT, OCS
Positional Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome) - How do we help and prevent it?
Valerie Topper, CNM, Boston IVF at The Women's Hospital
70 pills, 46 shots, 112 vaginal suppositories, numerous vaginal ultrasounds, and 2 years and 4 month’s time…
Rebecca Hopper, MD, Pediatrics/Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Henderson
About 20 million United States citizens get a sexually transmitted infection each year, with 15 to 24-year-olds accounting for half of all new STIs. Protecting yourself against sexually transmitted infections is important and should be achieved not through fear, but rather education.
Kusum Pradhan, MD, Deaconess Clinic Pediatrician
Bringing a new baby home is exciting and sometimes stressful. You want to do what’s best for your baby but how are you supposed to know what that is? What’s normal and what’s an emergency? Get tips from a pediatrician and a mom.
Kusum Pradhan, MD, Deaconess Clinic Pediatrics
Don’t believe everything you read on the internet, especially when it comes to children's health information and parenting advice. That’s what I tell my patients and their parents.
Courtney Hoppenjans, Heart Patient, Deaconess Health System
Courtney Hoppenjans, Heart patient, shares her 2014 story about pregnancy induced heart failure. Learn about why women should listen to their bodies and how the amazing teams from The Heart Hospital and The Women's Hospital helped save Courtney and her baby's life.
Gretchen Moody, RN, IBCLC, Community Education, Lactation and Patient Experience Coordinator
Can you believe it’s here? The day that your baby is born has finally arrived! Friends and family are excited and eager to meet the new addition to your family. Grandmas can’t wait to get their hands on that sweet baby and they will…in time.
Constantine Scordalakes, MD, Women's Health Care P.C.
The postpartum period—the days and weeks after giving birth--involves many emotional and physical changes for you as a new mother. It also involves learning how to care for your newborn and how to function with the new demands at home. Adequate rest, good nutrition, and support from family and friends are crucial during the first few weeks after delivery to allow you to rebuild your strength.
Jenna Andrews, Community Engagement, and Experienced Mom
You are in Babies R Us. Your husband has the scanner gun because, let’s be honest, the only way you could get him to join you was by promising he could play with the scanner gun. The haunting memory of registering for your wedding gifts 9 months prior is coming back. You are overwhelmed. You have never had a baby before! How are you supposed to know what you need?!
Amanda Bohleber, MD, Medical Director, Deaconess Clinic
A doctor—and mom—shares her tips for choosing the right care at the right time at the right place.
Capri Weyer, MD, Deaconess Clinic Gateway Pediatrics
Baby safety is important for all new parents, but it doesn’t just stop there. Who else should stay up-to-date on the topic of keeping babies safe? Grandparents, older siblings, aunts, uncles and any other caregiver who may babysit or have a baby at their house can all benefit from these tips.
The Women's Hospital
You've been preparing for the last several months for the arrival of your new baby. The nursery is ready. You have everything you will need in order to care for the new baby. Delivery went well and you and baby have returned home from the hospital, but something just doesn’t seem right.
Rachel Beier, BSN, RNC, Maternal Care Advisor at The Women's Hospital
Your family is about to grow in size, and with that growth comes added costs. Some parents may wonder how they are going to manage their day-to-day expenses while still pursuing their family’s long term aspirations. Are you prepared financially for your baby’s birth?
New parents are familiar with getting little sleep, middle-of-the-night feedings and round-the-clock supervision of infants. The term “fussy” is often used with babies who experience gastrointestinal distress, bloating, spitting up, constipation or diarrhea after eating.
Dr. Ron Pyle, Neonatologist at The Women's Hospital
A day to remember for some, a day to reflect for others and hopefully a day to celebrate all our fathers and what they mean to us. For me, it is a day to say thank you to my hero, my role model, my father. It is also a day to measure how I’m doing as a Dad.
Dr. Taniza Karim, Deaconess Clinic Pediatrician
Summer brings warmer weather and lots of opportunities for outdoor activities. With the fun also comes the risk of sunburns and skin damage. Follow these tips for a healthy and fun summer.
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