I think every mother has the first time seeing their baby imprinted in their brain. You stare at this beautiful little baby laying on your chest, in awe that you somehow grew a human inside of you. I remember feeling so exhausted but also so in awe of my little girl.
Caring for a baby in the wintertime can be challenging, but knowing and taking a few precautionary measures can protect your child from problems that could arise as cold temperatures set in, both outside and indoors.
We believe that there can certainly be a balance of the risk and benefits by having a low-intervention delivery in the hospital. Why not have the best of both worlds, with the assurance of emergency care for mom and baby, but with minimal interventions?
Nothing can fully describe the feeling of bringing your brand-new baby home with you for the first time. Many parents desire and seek some sort of daily routine. It may take a while to adjust, as parents often get advice from many different sources. Unfortunately, one topic that isn’t usually discussed nearly enough is safe sleep practices.
In October 2017, Emilee Lenz and her son Brock survived an Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE), an unpreventable, unpredictable and often-fatal complication of pregnancy during childbirth.
LeAn Smith had recently been recognized for 40 years of service as a nurse at Boone Hospital Center when one of her teammates on the Postpartum floor of Boone Family Birthplace told her, “There’s a gentleman down the hall who says you delivered him when he was born!”
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a mom,” says Missy Nichols of Columbia, Mo. When she and her husband, Spencer, learned they were expecting their first baby in 2014, they were overjoyed.
Boone Family Birthplace's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) invites all NICU graduates and their families to celebrate at our 21st annual reunion on Saturday, October 7 at Cosmo Park in Columbia.
Like many new parents, Jenna and Tim Mitchell knew they had a lot to learn as they awaited the birth of their daughter — including the need to research options for the birth itself.
After talking to friends and learning about possible choices, Jenna decided she wanted a low-intervention childbirth experience.
At the moment of her birth, Hope already had a head of dark brown hair. All her features were tiny and beautiful — ears, nose, fingers.
Her parents noticed her second toe was a bit longer than her big toe — just like her dad.
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