How are you? Each of us is probably asked that question several times each day. We often go for the quick answer: Fine, great, getting along. For many women, some things can be much harder to say out loud, mostly because of embarrassment or social taboos.
For women of childbearing age, it’s a good idea to take what are known as “prenatal vitamins” -- vitamins containing folic acid, iron and often, some other compounds, such as calcium, Vitamin D and omega-3 acids.
Serena Williams’ childbirth experience highlights complications in care and disparities in maternal mortality that must be addressed.
Flu season is just one of the many things on a parent’s worry list. Did the kids get their flu shots? Do they need any other vaccines? Are they growing at a healthy rate? And will they ever outgrow their picky eating? There’s an app to relieve some of those worries: Circle by Swedish.
Louis Larsen still has the bill for his birth at Swedish, and he’s been getting his care there ever since. Take a look at the typewritten document and read his story.
Maybe you’ve heard the rumors that breastfeeding isn’t necessary for your baby. Or perhaps you’ve heard that a bottle is the best way to get milk into your young one’s diet. Allow us to put these rumors to bed. Your baby absolutely needs your breast milk. Why? Breast milk provides babies with the right nutrition they need to develop.
“Doctor, do you have kids?” Early on in my career, I took offense to this perceived jab at my abilities and professionalism. It was as if not having children of my own was a “ding” against me. But I get it. I too would raise my eyebrow if I was assigned an overweight dietician or a thrice divorced marriage counselor. I mean, how much could I possibly trust someone who doesn’t have personal experience?
Many parents co-sleep with their children. They just aren’t admitting it.
Are you an excited mother-to-be, suddenly feeling anxious as your due date draws near, asking yourself whether you will actually be a good mother? You will have help bringing your child into the world and becoming the mom you want to be. From your hormones.