"When you are having a child for the first time, or a second or third child, there are always a lot of questions and new information popping up." --Tonya Alleshouse, RN

RN Feature: Meet Gina Hirschy

March 27, 2015

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Our RN feature for March is Gina Hirschy. Since she was a little girl, Gina knew she wanted to be an OB nurse. Through the years, she’s learned that she also enjoys teaching. Gina wanted to use her gifts to the best of her ability, so here at Cameron, she teaches childbirth classes to maternity […]

Tips to Ease Morning Sickness

March 12, 2015

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Nausea and vomiting associated with what is often called “morning sickness” can be one of the first signs of pregnancy. These symptoms usually begin around the sixth week of pregnancy, and they can last until the 12th week of pregnancy. Morning sickness affects between 50 and 90 percent of all pregnant women in the United […]

Q & A: Why Should I Take a Prenatal Class?

March 11, 2015

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Question: Why should I take a prenatal class? Answer: Parents-to-be are bombarded by information on the Internet, which means there is also a lot of misinformation out there, too. A prenatal or childbirth class can explain and help you develop a birth plan. You’ll learn (or re-learn, if you already have children) breathing, relaxation and […]

Medication and Pregnancy

March 5, 2015

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If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, talk with your doctor about any medications you are taking or thinking about taking. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as dietary or herbal products. Effects of Medications During Pregnancy We know little about the effects of taking most medications during pregnancy. This is […]

Posted in: Expecting Mom

When to See a Doctor

December 26, 2012

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A baby can’t tell you her tummy hurts or she feels dizzy, so it can be tough to decide when your baby needs a doctor’s care. In general, the following symptoms warrant a trip to your health care provider. • Diarrhea or a lack of stools. • Yellowish skin. • Temperature higher than 100ºF when […]

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Choosing the Best Toys for Your Baby

December 17, 2012

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The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests the best way to encourage your baby’s development is with consistent warm physical contact, regularly talking or singing to the child and stimulating his senses with colorful objects of different shapes, sizes and textures. A few well-chosen toys can help. A brightly colored mobile or other movable object hung […]

Posted in: First Year

Your Baby’s First Year: Celebrate the Milestones

December 10, 2012

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Babies develop at a phenomenal rate. In a matter of months, your baby will progress from kicking to sitting up, then crawling and eventually walking around on his own two feet. And while most babies follow a similar pattern of development, no two children will mature at the same rate. Many babies lag behind in some areas and […]

Posted in: First Year
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