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: Michelle Rappold- Certified Nurse Midwife at Signature Healthcare Sometimes, it is difficult to fit in all the things you would like to tell an expecting mom when she is in your office. What to expect over the next month, what’s normal or abnormal, things to watch out for and what tests need to … More Safety Belt Safety
By: Alison Puzia, Guest Contributor The weeks before Spring Break are full of anticipation. If your kids are going a little pre-Spring Break crazy, try these fun family activities to get them out of the house! Or, if you need a little “me” time, participate in one of these great events for adults. Mom’s Night Out: … More March & April Community Events
By: Alison Puzia, Guest Contributor Looking for activities to do with your family this month? Look no longer. We’ve compiled a list of the best events going on in your area- perfect for the whole family! 1. Fuller Craft Museum’s Machines and Mechanizations: Exploration in Contemporary Kinetic Sculpture exhibit is a great way to experience … More Local Family Events
By: Rachel Ventura Does anyone else love Ikea as much as I do? I know for a fact that my daughter does. Now that she is big enough to play in Smaland, it’s her favorite store. She calls it “The Ladybug Place” and we now go about once a week. We are lucky to live … More Local Fun