Newborn Screening Awareness Month 2019: What Parents Need to Know
September is National Newborn Screening Awareness Month, a time to help raise awareness of newborn screening among parents (new and expecting), healthcare professionals, and the public right now, the Newborn Screening Reauthorization Act is being evaluated by Congress and may or may not be renewed for another five years.
Minimizing Screen Time During Early Childhood Development
With a generation of parents who find it difficult to remember a world in which finding the nearest coffee shop wasn’t just a quick search on your smartphone, it is no wonder that we may be unintentionally teaching our children unhealthy daily screen time habits.
Fall 2019 Activities & Events for Families in the Capital Region
After summer comes fall. Here are a few low-cost, family-friendly activities coming up for families in the Capital Region.
Is It Safe to Smoke Marijuana During Pregnancy?
Marijuana use during pregnancy is definitely a topic that has been in the news. But is it safe?
(Even) More Breastfeeding FAQs: How soon after giving birth will I be able to begin breastfeeding?
Burdett Birth Center promotes “rooming in” after birth so that parents and baby can instantly bond and get to know each other. It also makes breastfeeding a little easier. After this, your newborn will spend most of the next 24 hours asleep, which could delay breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding and Working: Insights and Advice for Working Moms
As a working mom who is breastfeeding, you may feel a little anxious about going back to work. Here are some tips on what you can do to rest a little easier and continue breastfeeding while working.
What is a Certified Lactation Consultant and How Can Having One Help?
A certified lactation consultant can be a new mom’s saving grace when it comes to breastfeeding advice and support.
New Recommendations on Group B Strep from AAP, ACOG
July is Group B Strep Awareness Month. As such, it’s definitely timely and fitting that both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) have just published new recommendations on testing and treatment for this type of infection in pregnant women and babies.
Depression During Pregnancy: It’s A Real Thing
Many women experience depression during pregnancy, but because a lot of symptoms overlap with pregnancy symptoms, it often goes undiagnosed.
Burdett Moms Share Experiences Using Laughing Gas for Labor Pain
Recently, on our Facebook page, a few moms posted about nitrous oxide during labor vs epidural and their nitrous oxide during labor experiences. We thought we’d gather a few of their testimonials and share.