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Pregnancy and Preeclampsia: What You Need to Know

By |2022-12-27T15:38:46-05:00January 6th, 2023|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting, Women’s Health|Tags: , |

Pregnancy is an amazing journey. But sometimes unexpected health issues can throw you off course. Preeclampsia—high blood pressure during the later stages of pregnancy—is one of them. "Many preeclampsia symptoms—headaches, nausea, shortness of breath—are also common pregnancy complaints, so it can be hard to recognize those signs as a [...]

Third Birth: First-Rate Experience

By |2022-04-05T11:14:10-04:00January 20th, 2022|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , , |

When Gillian Davis, 39, learned she was expecting another child, she knew what she wanted—and didn’t want—for her third baby’s birth. Gillian had gained over 100 pounds with her last pregnancy and had developed polyhydramnios, a condition in which there is too much amniotic fluid around the baby during [...]

Breastfeeding Myth-Busting: 4 Facts New Moms Should Know

By |2021-06-28T12:19:47-04:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , , |

Breastfeeding is one of the most personal choices you can make for your growing family. Preparing yourself with the facts as you first navigate your breastfeeding journey can help set you up for success. “Our bodies know how to nourish our new babies,” says Lysanne Loucel, MBA, IBCLC, board-certified [...]

ER Nurse Welcomes Healthy Twins During COVID-19

By |2021-06-15T16:35:36-04:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus, Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , , , |

When Kristen Connors McEvoy, RN, learned she was having twins last spring, she kept working as the clinical leader in CentraState’s busy Emergency Department. And then the COVID-19 crisis hit. While all healthcare workers were anxious about the virus, her pregnancy brought another level of concern. With the advice [...]

Occupational Therapy Benefits Children with Sensory Integration Disorder

By |2022-11-14T12:32:53-05:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , , |

Occupational therapists help children and adults acquire or regain the skills essential to perform activities of daily life. They help patients develop, recover, improve, and maintain the skills necessary for a successful and fulfilling life. A growing area of our pediatric clinical work is treating children with sensory processing [...]

Self-Care: How to Take ‘Me Time’ with a Toddler—And Another on the Way

By |2020-04-07T11:05:28-04:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , |

Caring for a toddler can be challenging enough, but once you add the exhaustion and discomfort of another pregnancy, the stress can be compounded. Self-care is important for all parents. A focus on personal needs can help keep us physically and mentally fit while decreasing stress. Even those of [...]

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