With each prenatal care visit, new parents, Cali and Zreston, grew more excited to meet their baby. At a 20-week ultrasound visit, their excitement turned to concern when they learned their baby girl had gastroschisis, a birth defect that would require immediate medical attention after delivery. In need of a plan, they turned to staff […]
By the time Sally Phillips, clinical dietitian, graduated from Wooster High School, she’d been part of Wayne County 4-H club for 10 years. The practical knowledge and skills she learned, especially in food science and preparation, nutrition and wellness, kindled her interest in home economics. Initially, Sally wanted to work in the consumer foods industry, […]
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?
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. […]