Moms-to-be, pack these things in your hospital bag before childbirth

These days, there is so much information on the internet and amongst friends about every aspect of pregnancy, labor and postpartum. Many expectant mothers spend a lot of time thinking about what they will pack in their hospital bag for the big day. During what can be an emotional roller coaster of a time, it … Continue reading Moms-to-be, pack these things in your hospital bag before childbirth

Expecting a baby? Look for these 5 services in the hospital where you will deliver

From the moment you take a pregnancy test and the plus sign appears, your whole world changes in an instant. A rush of emotions take over, promptly followed by a lengthy to-do list. ✓ Schedule appointment with OB/GYN ✓ Buy prenatal vitamins ✓ Schedule gender reveal party ✓ Register for baby gifts But somewhere at … Continue reading Expecting a baby? Look for these 5 services in the hospital where you will deliver

Wireless heart monitors improve labor experience for expectant mothers

When the joyous day arrives, and it is time to deliver a baby, the number one priority of a mother is to successfully bring her child into the world. During labor, fetal heart rate monitoring is one of the critical ways both mom and her medical team can closely observe a child’s vitals. Many women … Continue reading Wireless heart monitors improve labor experience for expectant mothers

Laughing gas a new alternative to ease labor pains

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

Kangaroo care: The importance of skin-to-skin contact after birth

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

Transport teams connect moms and babies with lifesaving care

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

Cutting the umbilical cord? Not so fast, says new research

Throughout history, our ancestors understood the nutrient-rich nature of the umbilical cord and of leaving babies attached to it minutes beyond birth. Some mammals, such as chimpanzees, leave the cord attached for days after delivery, while others slowly chew it off. Now, a new study from Baylor Research Institute shows the science behind those animal … Continue reading Cutting the umbilical cord? Not so fast, says new research