Parents and researchers alike often talk about the benefits of mother’s skin-to-skin contact with infants. It’s a practice performed soon after birth that carries sensations of security and comfort to which infants naturally respond. New research from experts at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney is now taking what’s known about skin-to-skin contact … Continue reading Mom and baby skin-to-skin care reduces NICU admissions for hypoglycemia
Most human babies across the world are fed their mothers’ milk. However, in the United States and some other industrialized nations, many babies are not. Reasons for this took root several decades ago. In the 1950s and 60s, women were often told they “didn’t have enough milk” and that formula was “just as good.” This … Continue reading Breastfeeding benefits for mom and baby
When your baby arrives, you may be surprised just how many items come along with someone so small. Bringing home a newborn can lead to registries and buying endless amounts of gear and gadgets. Soon you will find your closets overflowing with toys and diapers, but it is important to keep the essential items your … Continue reading 10 things you should have at home before the baby arrives
When an infant finally gets to sleep, it’s often time for mom and dad to relax too. But before you do, make sure you’re putting your baby to sleep safely. According to a study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics journal Pediatrics in August 2016, the majority of parents are not placing their infants … Continue reading Are you putting your baby to sleep safely?
They say motherhood is a gift. It’s that surreal and unforgettable moment of holding your newborn in your arms for the first time, gazing into a tiny face you feel like you’ve known your whole life. But for some, life throws a curve ball, extinguishing high hopes of motherhood for many women diagnosed with infertility. … Continue reading Baylor University Medical Center to offer uterus transplants in clinical trial
Get the next nine months off to a great start with our guide to early pregnancy. You might think the second trimester has all the fun—and you might be right. You get to wear adorable maternity clothes and feel those first kicks. But there’s a lot going on, and a lot you can do, during … Continue reading What to Expect for Your First Trimester
There are many health benefits of breastfeeding your newborn that can improve the quality of health for both mother and baby, yet the benefits are often misunderstood. So what are the need-to-knows about breast milk? Erin Hamilton-Spence, M.D., a neonatologist on the medical staff at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth sat down with CBS-11 … Continue reading Breastfeeding Your Newborn: Common Questions Answered
All eyes are on the royal family as the world watches with bated breath for the arrival of the next Prince or Princess of Cambridge. According to media reports, Duchess Catherine’s due date was estimated to be around mid-July with some reports speculating the actual date as July 13. Others claim July 19. Because of this … Continue reading Royal Baby Watch: What Does It Mean To Be ‘Overdue?’
Mother’s Day 2013 has come and gone. I hope it’s not too late to say, “You Go Girl” to all the mothers who put their hearts and souls into making life good for their families. Mother’s Day only occurs once a year but a mom is a mom everyday. A week before this year’s Mother’s … Continue reading Dreams of Motherhood Fulfilled By Kidney Transplant Recipient
A study published in September 2011 found that there had been a significant increase in strokes among women who were pregnant and in the immediate post-pregnancy period. Overall rates of stroke have jumped 54 percent from 1994-2007 according to the study published in Stroke by the American Heart Association. Stroke rates saw their highest increase by 83 percent in women … Continue reading Do Pregnant Women Have an Increased Risk of Stroke?