5 Important Things to Think About BEFORE You Have a Baby

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

9 Things to Do When You First Find Out You’re Pregnant

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

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN   Ovarian cancer will affect about 1 in 80 women in their lifetime. Early diagnosis of the disease can be challenging as there is no screening test like a Pap smear for cervical cancer. Family history can sometimes provide a clue. If you have multiple relatives–mother, sisters, aunt, grandmothers–with … More Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Make Patient Safety a Personal Priority

By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN Patient safety has become a national buzzword and it is critical to improving outcomes for moms and babies. It is concerning that the United States has a significantly higher maternal mortality rate than most industrialized countries. The reasons for this are complex but in many cases relate to a … More Make Patient Safety a Personal Priority

Signature Healthcare is Officially Baby-Friendly

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

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips & Recipes

Healthy Holiday Eating Guidelines Traditional holiday baked goods are often high in calories, sugar, saturated fat, and cholesterol. The good news is that with a few modifications and substitutions your favorite family recipe can be made healthier without compromising flavor. In many recipes, the amount of fat or oil can be reduced by ¼ or … More Healthy Holiday Eating Tips & Recipes

Keep Calm and Breathe

By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN   We all have too much stress in our lives. Unfortunately for most of us, our ability to decrease the stressors that effect us is limited. What we do have control over is how we respond to that stress.  Balancing work, family, finances, and day-to-day activities is a challenging … More Keep Calm and Breathe