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Pregnancy

Could acetaminophen use during pregnancy cause ADHD in children?

A new study may leave mothers-to-be uncertain about a widely recommended drug, acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is the main ingredient in Tylenol and many other pain medicines. If you’re pregnant and have a backache or headache, doctors usually recommend acetaminophen. But recent research says taking the drug during pregnancy may be associated with hyperactivity in children. This …

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Threads of Love

Threads of Love designs preemie-sized clothing for newborns

When we think of premature babies, our first thought is not about what they will wear after they’re born. We think of incubators. We think of ventilators. We imagine what their tiny features might look like and perhaps our thoughts turn to the health challenges that can accompany a premature birth. Now, members of the Threads of Love foundation …

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How your diet can impact your pregnancy

“Will my weight and diet affect my pregnancy?” If you’re wondering this question, you’re not alone. Many expecting women have concerns when it comes to their ideal pregnancy weight and eating plan. But don’t let these worries steal the joy of preparing for your baby’s arrival. Here’s what you need to know about pregnancy and …

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6 questions to ask yourself before you consider pregnancy

Many women think of the excitement a new child brings, but one of the often overlooked steps is planning for the pregnancy. Preconception care, the care that a woman receives during her reproductive years, is important to allow the patient and her doctor time to identify concerns that might affect getting pregnant or increase risks …

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Labor and delivery nurse: My premature twins are a beautiful blessing

As a labor and delivery nurse at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, I couldn’t wait to start my own family. However, my husband and I struggled through years of infertility treatments to become parents and were overjoyed to finally be pregnant with twins in the spring of 2008. But our joy turned to heartbreak …

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Delayed umbilical cord clamping offers real benefits to newborns

Throughout history, our ancestors understood the nutrient-rich nature of the umbilical cord and of leaving babies attached to it minutes beyond birth. However, due to the concern for delaying newborn resuscitation and the possibility of increased maternal hemorrhage after birth, delayed cord clamping was not widely practiced. A 2015 study from the neonatal intensive care …

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Lynch family triplets

Lynch family gives birth to rare triplets, monoamniotic monochorionic twins and a singleton

In late March, a Killeen mother delivered a rare form of triplet daughters at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple. In June, two of the three babies were finally able to go home from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and their sister will be joining them this week to reunite all three for the …

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Forty fingers and forty toes in one delivery

Quadruplets born at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple, one day after mom’s birthday Trent and Niki Pride from College Station became proud parents of quadruplets – three boys and one girl. Forty precious fingers and forty precious toes were welcomed at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple. The quads began arriving at …

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