By: Lauren Carmichael My son was born 8 weeks early. When he was born, I wasn’t able to hold him. I heard him cry; the nurse turned to me holding him and said here he is; my mother snapped a quick picture of the brief moment; and off he went. When I finally went … More Leaving Your Baby in the NICU
By: Lauren Carmichael I see this come up all the time in the mom groups I follow. People will ask if it’s tacky to plan their own shower because they do not have a close family or friends to throw one for them. People will also ask opinions on showers for the second and … More The New Baby Shower
By: Lauren Carmichael Being pregnant for the second time is a whole different experience than my first, which was eight years ago. Aside from all my gear expiring and all the new products available, my circumstances are completely different and in every way better than before. Yet, somehow, I still don’t feel super prepared. I … More 5 Important Things to Think About BEFORE You Have a Baby
Article taken from “Winter 2018 Wellness Together with Signature“ You’re pregnant. Once you processed that stunning fact, one question probably jumped straight to the top of your mind: Now what? Over the coming months, you’ll have many plans to make and things to do. But what do you need to handle ASAP? Put these steps … More 9 Things to Do When You First Find Out You’re Pregnant
By: Lauren Carmichael So, my husband and I want another baby. I feel confident I have all the major necessities needed to expand a family such as I have a roof over my head, a stable job, three meals a day, and a loving family. So why is it I lay awake at night … More Is There Ever a Good Time to Have a Baby?
By: Sally Howland, RN, Nurse Manager You might be thinking, of course it is; Signature Healthcare is a great place for moms and babies! Now, you’re not the only one who thinks so. Recently, Signature Healthcare received international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility from Baby-Friendly USA. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc is the U.S. authority … More Signature Healthcare is Officially Baby-Friendly
By: Tutasi Waters, MD, OBGYN Hello to all our Mothers, and thank you for reading. Soon, our Maternity Family will be evaluated as part of the national Breastfeeding Health Initiative (BFHI) called Baby Friendly. This is part of a larger goal established several years ago called Healthy People 2020. The hope is that 25% of all … More The Breastfeeding Question 2017
By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN There is a big push lately to strongly encourage mothers to breastfeed. Recent evidence–based studies have shown there are many benefits for breastfeeding for both mother and baby. The most important reason is pretty obvious to most people – breast milk is the best nutrition for newborns. Believe … More Why All the Fuss About Breastfeeding?
By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN Being pregnant for the first time can be a challenging experience at times. Added with the thought of being a REAL parent, you can easily feel overwhelmed and not up to the challenge. Fortunately, there are many resources to help you during your pregnancy and after you deliver. Signature … More Signature Resources for New Parents
By: Deirdre Littlefield It was a beautiful October afternoon that we had spent at the local playground with my five-year-old son and his buddies. My DCF worker called and asked if I could take a one-week old baby within the hour. He was born with drugs in his system, six weeks premature at just … More The Day We Were Matched