A YouTube video of an ultrasound showing a 14-week-old fetus clapping while her parents sing, “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands,” generated all sorts of online discussions about whether this was indeed possible. Can the fetus react to sounds, music and the like? Or was it a reflex like the hiccups? What exactly does go on in there?
Dr. Jacqueline Cornell’s life and practice forever changed for the better after spending a summer of medical school in Kenya delivering babies, treating Malaria, HIV and more. Besides being grateful for the abundant resources she has at home to care for patients, she recognized firsthand the importance of understanding each woman’s unique history and current […]
With warmer temperatures and plenty of sunshine, summertime can be a welcome change from the gray, cold days of winter – especially if you’re a mom-to-be. Yet summertime can bring its own challenges: Many pregnant women find that they’re more prone to feeling warm (even in the winter!) so hot, humid days can be especially […]
Kasey Morr envisions her first Mother’s Day with a walk in the park, perhaps a picnic, and lots of snuggling with 10-month-old Avalyn. After all she went through to become a mother, everyday with her baby girl is something to celebrate. Kasey and her husband, John, were told eight years ago that they would be […]
They say a baby changes everything but, as any mom knows, those changes begin long before baby’s arrival. There are obvious physical changes, but in the process of going to check-ups and preparing for baby, there are also psychological and emotional changes mom experiences that are often less talked about or, worse yet, kept silent. […]
Hannah and Jacob Merton are soon-to-be parents with a lot on their minds…5 times what most new parents are thinking about. The Barberton couple, patients of Akron Children’s Maternal Fetal Medicine department, are expecting quintuplets. Every 2 weeks they come to the hospital for a doctor’s visit and extensive ultrasounds. During their appointment on Jan. […]