"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

Your Baby’s First Year: Celebrate the Milestones

April 21, 2015



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, New Mom

New Moms and Post Partum Depression (PPD)

April 17, 2015


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Many women experience what is commonly referred to as the “post partum blues” or “baby blues” within a few days after the birth of a child. Common symptoms of post partum depression (PPD) include a sense of disorientation, mood swings, and feelings of elation followed by sadness or an emotional low. It is important for new […]

Understanding Vaccinations for You and Your Baby

April 10, 2015



As an expectant mom, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of information available to you. Sometimes, it’s hard to keep it all straight. Vaccinations fall into this category. It can be confusing to keep track of what vaccinations you and your baby need. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a […]

Nutrition During Pregnancy

April 6, 2015



If you are a regular reader of our blog, then you know that we love to talk about the importance of good nutrition for you and your baby during pregnancy. The Cameron OB department gets many questions about what tools are available to help the new mom and baby get the proper nutrition, so we decided […]

Q & A: When Can I Receive an Epidural?

April 1, 2015


Question: When can I receive an epidural? Answer: Most doctors like for their patients to be in active labor before they receive an epidural. Active labor is consistent contractions with cervical change, and sometimes that means being 4 centimeters dilated. Epidurals have been known to slow or stop labor. It’s always a good idea to discuss […]

Posted in: Delivery

RN Feature: Meet Gina Hirschy

March 27, 2015


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 […]


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