Over the last 16 years, I have had the absolute privilege of helping countless moms navigate the journey of childbirth. Childbirth has always been one of the most unique and individualized experiences a family will go through. Every birth story is different. Individuals have their own special and unique circumstances that are like no one … Continue reading Laughing gas a new alternative to ease labor pains
Nine months of anticipation and growing love for this little person developing inside of you all come down to this one priceless moment — the delivery of your baby! You hear that first precious cry and you want nothing more than to embrace this sweet child. Is this just your newly found maternal instinct? Yes, … Continue reading Kangaroo care: The importance of skin-to-skin contact after birth
The neonatal transport team at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, has touched the lives of thousands of babies since it began in the early 1980s. Now, their efforts have expanded to create a maternal transport team — providing even more support to high-risk babies and their moms. When the … Continue reading Transport teams connect moms and babies with lifesaving care
When you have a baby, it’s natural to focus on the child’s health. Although your little one’s development is marvelous, you might also experience changes — and they need attention, too. Many people focus on how to prepare for pregnancy and how to have a healthy pregnancy, but not how to take care of yourself … Continue reading 6 common health issues that affect new mothers
During your pregnancy, it is important to have support as you embark on your new adventure. Whether you enlist the help of your husband, boyfriend, partner or family member, it can take some creativity to get someone involved. Often, the burden falls on the mother but there are many ways dad can help both during … Continue reading How can dad help post-baby?
Baylor’s first-ever quintuplets celebrated their birthday, turning one year old this week. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we met quints. This picture was of their mom Michelle Seals holding them all for the first time. A year later, its very busy, but the family is doing well. Here’s an update from their mother, Michelle Seals. … Continue reading Quintuplets celebrate their first birthday
On any given day, chances are you can find Michelle Seals sitting in a brown leather recliner in the neonatal intensive care unit at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. That NICU has been home to her babies since they were born on March 18, and it’s also where Seals has spent the last seven weeks, … Continue reading Quintuplets’ Mom: “I Couldn’t Imagine My Life Without Them.”
The neonatal intensive care unit is one of those places parents hope they never need, but are glad to know is available if they do. Because emotions run high when becoming a parent, it’s hard to prepare for having a child who needs NICU care, but knowing what to expect might help ease some fears. … Continue reading Neonatal Intensive Care: What to Expect