Three Mothering Lessons Breastfeeding Taught Me

By Marilee Kellis
baby and mother

So often we hear a new mother lament, “I wish my baby came with an instruction manual!” Mothers want something tangible to go to that will tell them how to care for not only their infants but also for their children as they grow into childhood -- how to interpret their cries, how to distinguish needs from wants, and how to help them eat and sleep and care for themselves, among so many other unknowns.

What to Know About Pregnancy Over Age 35

By Lauren Ahles

You may have heard the term “advanced maternal age” or “AMA,” but what does it mean?  A woman who is 35 or older on her due date is considered to be of advanced maternal age. Traditionally, this age has been used to designate a group of women who are at a higher risk of having a child with certain chromosomal disorders like Down syndrome, Trisomy 18, or Trisomy 13.

Time to Check Up on Your Checkups

By Jonathan Burnett, MD
Stay up to date with Well-Child Visits

During the first 2-3 years of your child’s life, you become very familiar with her doctor’s office. You stop in every few months to see how your child is growing, developing and learning and to make sure she’s caught up on her vaccines to help protect against many nasty diseases. But as she grows, are you keeping up with the well-child check-ups?