Muscle aches. High fever. Sore throat. Nagging cough. Yep, it’s flu season! Every medical professional, from national agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Red Cross to local doctors like The Pediatric Clinic’s Dr. Stephen Sanches say the best course of action to preparing your child’s and your own body starts with […]
A lot of people celebrated New Year’s Eve in the traditional way — fireworks and champagne — but some people’s lives changed with the start of 2016 as they welcomed some bundles of joy to their families. At 12:30 a.m a couple at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge welcomed their baby boy Nathaniel into the […]
Your body goes through many hormonal changes after you give birth. Some women experience the “baby blues,” which are weepy, sad feelings that usually start on the second or third day after birth and last around 10 days. About 8 out of 10 new mothers experience the baby blues. In some women, hormonal changes can […]
Skin-to-skin contact has excellent benefits for both you and baby. During skin-to-skin contact, baby can feel your warmth and hear your heartbeat and breathing. Relaxing hormones are released in both you and baby, allowing you to bond. Frequent eye and voice contact during skin-to-skin helps with bonding as well. The practice also promotes baby’s natural […]
Whether you’re pregnant or you just gave birth to your baby boy or girl, your child is the center of your world and you want the absolute best for him or her from the very start. But where do you start? On Saturday, Oct. 24, Woman’s Hospital will host its semi-annual Baby Grand event […]
There are many precautions you can take to make your home as safe as possible for your baby.
Pumpkins, parties and candy! Halloween is certainly a treat for kids, but with safety issues hiding behind every corner, parents can find the holiday downright scary. You know to keep your children away from Jack-O’-Lanterns and any other lit candles (right? just checking), but you’ve also got to be smart on the street. To keep you from […]
Happy Labor Day to all the moms out there! The Mommy-Go-Round hopes everyone has an enjoyable day grilling, relaxing outdoors and, most importantly, spending time with family and friends. As we celebrate Labor Day, the Mommy-Go-Round also wants to celebrate the other labor in women’s lives. Every mom has their labor experience and stories, including […]
Cigarette 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.
Sudden 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 […]