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September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Four million babies are born in the United States every year. While most babies are healthy, some are born with serious but treatable medical conditions. Babies with these conditions often appear healthy at birth. Newborn screenings help to identify these disorders early. New York State’s Newborn Screening Program covers more than 40 conditions. The screening […]

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Tips for Parents: Oral Hygiene for Your Baby

Maintaining good oral hygiene can prevent harmful bacteria buildup and maintain a healthy mouth for your baby’s primary teeth. Once the primary teeth come in, continuing oral hygiene can prevent tooth decay and unhealthy gums.

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Is it Safe to Breastfeed During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

Many parents are concerned with spreading the virus to their baby and want to know what they should do to protect their child. If you’re currently breastfeeding, you’re probably wondering, “Is it safe to breastfeed my baby during the COVID-19 outbreak?”

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Pregnant During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As medical researchers and public health officials quickly try to understand how COVID-19 affects pregnancy, you can take action to prevent exposure and protect yourself and your baby from illness.

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Burdett Birth Center Strengthened Visitation Guidelines

As local health care agencies respond to the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in our communities, Burdett Birth Center is strengthening visitation guidelines effective immediately (March 17, 2020).

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I Was Diagnosed with Endometriosis. Will I Ever Be Able to Get Pregnant?

Endometriosis is one of the leading causes of undiagnosed infertility today. Here are a few things you should know about trying to get pregnant with endometriosis.

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Safe Skincare Regimens During Pregnancy

Just like it’s necessary to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet during pregnancy to nourish your body and your growing baby, it’s also important to develop a healthy and safe skincare regimen.

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A New Dad’s Role in Labor & Delivery: 6 Ways to Help

Many modern dads now play a larger role in labor and delivery, and they also have a larger role in raising children in general. Review our tips on how to support your partner throughout labor and delivery… besides just being the chauffeur to the hospital or birthing center!

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When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist?

Did you know that more than three-quarters of American parents do not take their child to the dentist before their first birthday according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) annual report? The average age of children when they have their first dental appointment is 2.6 years according to a survey.

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Breastfeeding Classes and Support Groups: What You Should Know

We thought it might be helpful to explain the difference between a class and a support group and provide more detail about the classes and group options.

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