"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

Q & A: What is safe sleep for my baby when I go home after delivery?

May 20, 2015

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Question: What is safe sleep for my baby when I go home after delivery? Answer: Sudden Infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexpected death of an infant one month to one year of age that remains unexplained. It claims more than 2000 babies in the U.S. every year. It has been attributed to unsafe […]

When to Feed Your Baby Solid Food

May 15, 2015

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Source: Cleveland Clinic Most pediatricians recommend that you introduce solid food to your baby no earlier than 6 months of age. A study published in the April issue of the journal Pediatrics shows many moms are jumping the gun and feeding their babies solid food earlier without knowing the risks. Of the 1,300 moms that were […]

Preparing for Delivery Day

May 8, 2015

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The day you’ve been waiting for is almost here, and that means it’s time to put plans in place so you’re ready to go when your baby is. Be sure to pack your hospital bag ahead of time and install your baby’s car seat. What to take to the hospital Getting ready for your trip to the […]

Your Baby’s First Year: Celebrate the Milestones

April 21, 2015

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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 […]

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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

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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

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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 […]

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