National breastfeeding awareness month: The importance of support

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Breastfeeding support in the early weeks is crucial to the success of a breastfeeding relationship. Merging together the expertise of a board certified lactation consultant and the important role that other new mothers play in supporting and encouraging one another during this time, the Pavilion for Women started a special program just for these mothers. Full Entry »

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Giving our son the best chance with fetal surgery for spina bifida

Finding out I was going to be a mother was one of the most surreal moments in my life. The first 17 weeks of my pregnancy were amazing; I had no morning sickness or headaches, I was just tired and experienced a tiny bit of nausea. Basically, it was the textbook pregnancy most women dream of. Full Entry »

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Is CrossFit safe during pregnancy?

I often get questions about pregnant mothers wanting to workout. Can they continue their pre-pregnancy routine? Is CrossFit safe during pregnancy? The truth is, as long as a woman is under the guidance of her healthcare provider, it really is OK for her to continue with her pre-pregnancy workout – even CrossFit. Full Entry »

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My son’s first surgery for spina bifada

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I did it. I successfully made it through fetoscopic surgery and contributed to medical research in the process. It has been a memorable experience, to say the least. Full Entry »

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Cord blood 101

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July is cord blood awareness month! Below I’ll answer common questions about cord blood. Full Entry »

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