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Before and After Katrina

Posted by: Connie McLeod on Aug 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

As south Louisiana remembers the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Woman’s Hospital and its employees reflect on what they went through to help care for hundreds of evacuated women and babies from New Orleans area hospitals. This is one employee’s story.

Before and after Katrina is how we mark time down here in south Louisiana. There’s been other storms since then, but 10 years later, if someone talks about THE storm, you know they’re talking about Katrina. It’s the event that changed our lives forever. What makes my story somewhat unique is that it was during this dark, stormy time that I experienced the best of humankind.evac

 

As the storm approached the bigger event in my life was that my husband had moved out the week before. I would be weathering the storm without him with my then 15-year-old daughter. I don’t remember being worried; I’d been through hurricanes before and knew the drill. Baton Rouge is far enough inland that it’s where people evacuate. The next morning the storm had barely impacted us and I went back to work.

How Does Alcohol Harm Your Baby?

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Aug 27, 2015 in health, Pregnancy

AlcoholYou may have heard that one drink every now and then during pregnancy is fine. Or, that drinking is fine as long as you’re in your third trimester. Or, that drinking alcohol during pregnancy is OK as long as it’s wine or beer.

Here are the facts.

How Does Smoking Harm Your Baby?

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Aug 25, 2015 in Babies, Pregnancy

SmokingCigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, including at least 60 cancer-causing compounds. When you smoke during pregnancy, that toxic mix gets into your bloodstream, which is your baby’s only source of oxygen and nutrients. Nicotine and carbon monoxide are especially harmful; when combined, they reduce your baby’s oxygen supply.

Is Your Baby Sleeping Safely?

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Aug 21, 2015 in Babies

Safe Sleep - blog linkSudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year of age that doesn’t have a known cause even after a complete investigation. Most SIDS deaths occur when babies are between 1 month and 4 months of age.

Reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death by creating a safe sleep environment for baby.

6 Reasons Why Breastfeeding is Best

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Aug 20, 2015 in Breastfeeding, Pregnancy

Breastfeeding - 2You’ve probably heard that breastfeeding is the best choice for baby’s nutrition, and there are many reasons why.

Woman’s pregnancy experts have put together a few reasons why it’s best to choose breastfeeding your baby. For more tips and information, visit womans.org/getready.

How to Have the Healthiest Possible Pregnancy

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Aug 19, 2015 in health, Pregnancy

Healthy Lifestyle ChoicesThere are many lifestyle changes you can make to have the healthiest possible pregnancy.

Woman’s pregnancy experts have put together a few lifestyle changes you can make to keep your baby healthy during those 40 weeks. For more tips and information, visit womans.org/getready.

FERTILITY CORNER: Ten Infertility Risk Factors

Posted by: Dr. John Storment on Aug 11, 2015 in Infertility

In the U.S., about 10% of women of child-bearing age, or about 6.1 million women, have problems getting pregnant or carrying a baby to term.

What are your risk factors for infertility? Take this personal risk assessment to help you understand what the underlying causes of your infertility might be.

What’s Going On In Baton Rouge This Weekend

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Aug 07, 2015 in Family Fun

Weekend

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, the Mommy-Go-Round has got you covered with many events around town.

Check out our list of events happening in and around Baton Rouge this weekend, and have fun!

Tips for the First Day of School

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Aug 05, 2015 in Milestones, Parenting

Tomorrow is the first day of school for many kids in Baton Rouge. Which means a quiet house, but a lot of stress and nervousness from both mom and kids.

To ease some of those nerves, the American Academy of Pediatrics created some tips to help parents and their children adjust to another school year. Check them out as you get everyone ready to go or refer back to them during the year.

Reminder: Back-to-School Means Back-to-Shots for Kids

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Aug 04, 2015 in Parenting

With school just around the corner, it’s time to start making that list of school supplies and your child’s needs before the beginning of the semester. Vaccinations should be one of the top priorities on that list.

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