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Posted: Feb 8, 2018

Which Workouts Are Safe During Pregnancy?

Written by SMH Physical Therapist Kristi Kliebert

Exercise is safe and beneficial for pregnant women—and their babies—in uncomplicated pregnancy. Follow these guidelines for safe, prenatal exercise during a healthy pregnancy.
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Posted: Jan 26, 2018

Tips for NICU Families — Parent to Parent

Written By NICU-Graduate Mom Jamie Jalwan

It sounds intense: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The NICU. And the experience can be intense. And scary. 

As the mother of two NICU grads myself, I wanted to share a few thoughts and tips for other parents whose baby is unexpectedly admitted to the NICU.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2018

Babywearing: Good for Baby and Parents

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Discharge Facilitator Sheera Thomas

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babywearing. Holding, or carrying, a baby in the early months meets the infant’s basic need to feel safe, experts say.
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Posted: Dec 4, 2017

How Much Sleep Do Kids Need?

WRITTEN BY MOTHER-BABY DISCHARGE FACILITATOR SHEERA THOMAS

Today was one of those days when the whole family struggled to get out of bed. We had spent the weekend moving to a new house, and after two days of unpacking our lives—and very little sleep—I began wondering exactly how much shut-eye my kids need to be healthy. This is what I found out.
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Posted: Oct 26, 2017

Halloween Costumes, Candy & Decorating Tips

BY SMH TRAUMA COORDINATOR LEEANN PUTNEY

Halloween is a magical time for children, but for parents, there's a fine line between Halloween fun and safety fright, especially on Halloween night, when the streets and sidewalks are filled with trick-or-treaters. Did you know that children are twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year?!

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