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Posted: Mar 10, 2017

Give Your Kids a Jumpstart on Literacy

It's never too early to start reading to your baby. Many mothers will read to baby while he is still in her belly. When I had my first baby, a teacher friend of mine told me that reading to your child can promote a love of learning and was the best thing we could do to encourage a future good student. So I surrounded my children with books, and frequently took them to the library for story time. (They are all doing well in school so far, so maybe she was right!)
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Posted: Jan 9, 2017

Coping With Sleep Loss During Pregnancy

It's safe to assume many new parents aren't sleeping as much as they'd like, but many pregnant women also suffer from sleep loss, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
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Posted: Nov 18, 2016

Skin to Skin in the OR

SMH Women’s and Children’s Department understands that birth is a special experience for all families.  The initial moment of ‘welcoming baby’ into our lives is a special family time.
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Posted: Oct 7, 2016

The Late Pre-Term Baby

In humans, the average pregnancy last 40 weeks. The baby’s due date is a guestimate based on the date of mom’s last menstrual cycle. A full term baby is a baby born between 38 and 42 weeks gestation.  The late pre-term baby, are babies that are born between 35 and 36.6 weeks gestation. And before 35 weeks is considered pre-term.
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Posted: Sep 16, 2016

FASD – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

For the last 5+ years, I have been writing blogs for the SMH website. For the first time, in a long time, a topic and article has come out about something I don’t know much about or I don’t see a lot of in my professional life: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
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