Your Grief Matters: Coping with Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Whether you were pregnant for only a few weeks or were fortunate enough to get to cuddle your baby for a few days, losing a child via a miscarriage or a post-delivery illness can be a heartbreaking, life-changing experience. Be it an unexpected or planned pregnancy, a special bond materializes almost immediately between you and

Your Commonly Asked Breastfeeding Questions, Answered

The art of breastfeeding can be a conundrum for many new (and even experienced!) moms — from latch to milk supply to the frequency of feeds. But there's no doubt when it comes to the endless benefits that breast milk can provide your baby. Known to many as nature's perfect baby food, breast milk is

The Reality of Postpartum Depression

Bringing a new baby into the family can introduce a whole host of emotions, from excitement and joy to sadness and anxiety. The flux of hormones coupled with the extreme life change, be it your first baby or your fifth, can contribute to several of these negative feelings. This can cause both confusion and even

Your Growing Family: Preparing Your Child for a New Baby

Hooray, you're expecting (again)! While you may feel like a pro this time around when it comes to the ins and outs of pregnancy and childbirth, there are still a whole host of things that will feel like foreign territory. Namely, the behaviors and feelings of your beloved firstborn — especially if they are a

5 Common Pregnancy Questions Answered

Yay! You're officially "growing a human" — now what? When you're a new mom-to-be, few things can be as confusing or as daunting as the complex world of pregnancy. But before you start pouring through the pages of your brand-new copy of What to Expect When You're Expecting, we've got answers to some of your

5 Tips for Staying Cool During the Third Trimester

Summers in Florida can be hot, humid and downright uncomfortable for the average Jane — but what about for those who are pregnant? Combine that with the fact that expectant moms are combating errant limbs in their ribcage, bizarre cravings, brutal cramps and the onslaught of Braxton Hicks contractions, and you’ve got a recipe for

Diet and Pregnancy

Good nutrition is important for the healthy development of your baby. The focus on a healthy diet should start even before the pregnancy since overweight mothers have more pregnancy complications. Furthermore, the pregnancy weight gain recommendations will vary according to your prepregnancy body mass index (BMI). The recommended weight gains are as follows: BMI <18.5:

da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy

Baptist Medical Center Beaches, has added the latest version of the daVinci Robotic Surgical System. This state-of-the-art technology enables doctors to perform minimally invasive surgery with unprecedented precision, dexterity and 3D enhanced vision. Our team of doctors were the first to perform a daVinci robotic assisted hysterectomy at Baptist Medical Center Beaches. For more information about

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