As a parent, it feels like a huge success when you finally hit your stride and have somewhat of a routine down with your new baby. Unfortunately, this can all come crashing down once those first teeth start to make their appearance. Let’s talk about a few normal things that can occur during the teething … Continue reading The teething phase: What to expect and how to soothe sore gums
If you’re at home with a newborn and develop COVID-19, there are a few precautions you can take to help protect your baby. Although separating yourself from your newborn for any period of time is not easy, temporary separation will help minimize the risk of passing the virus to your baby. The safest decision, if … Continue reading Breastfeeding with COVID-19: Is it safe?
The moment you bring a new life into this world, you become a parent — a remarkable, celebrated title. You’ve spent nine months preparing to be a support system, safe haven and outlet of unconditional love for your baby. While this pure bliss never truly fades, it can easily be overshadowed by strings of sleepless … Continue reading What to do when your baby won’t stop crying
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
You’ve heard the elderly woman in the grocery store tell you, “Enjoy raising that baby; it goes by so fast.” Yes, as the mother of three children I can already see how fast it is going. It was just yesterday I brought home my newborn daughter, trying to survive with three girls age 3 and … Continue reading 7 expert sleep tips for tired moms
A first-time mom was going into labor two weeks early when she arrived at a Baylor labor and delivery unit. In a strange twist of fate, as this mother-to-be was about to bring new life into the world, across the hospital, her own mother lay in the intensive care unit in the waning hours of … Continue reading Finding Comfort In Times of Joy and Sorrow
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
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?