Maternity

Expert insights and tips about the amazing journey to parenthood

  • 5 things hospitals can do to keep women from dying during childbirth

    5 things hospitals can do to keep women from dying during childbirth

    Far too many women in the U.S. die during and after childbirth. Providence St. Joseph Health's Amy Compton-Phillips offers some advice to protect women during childbirth.

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  • Care for yourself while you care for your new baby

    Care for yourself while you care for your new baby

    After your baby is born, setting aside some "me" may be the most important thing you can do for both of you.

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  • What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

    What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

    What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) all about? Read on for answers to questions about what causes it, who gets it, how to treat it, and much more.

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  • Breast is best for mom's heart health?

    Breast is best for mom's heart health?

    Research indicates that women who breastfeed may have a healthier cardiovascular system

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  • Best of To Your Health 2018: Children's health

    Best of To Your Health 2018: Children's health

    We've gathered some of our best pediatric insights from the blog to share with you from the past year.

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  • Best of To Your Health 2018: Women's health

    Best of To Your Health 2018: Women's health

    From pregnancy to menopause, here are the women’s health topics that captured our readers' attention this year.

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  • What you need to know about the new AAP car seat safety guidelines

    What you need to know about the new AAP car seat safety guidelines

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released revised car seat safety guidelines. Find out what this means for your child.

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  • Dispelling myths about people who receive Medicaid

    Dispelling myths about people who receive Medicaid

    People who are covered by Medicaid have the same hopes and plans as anybody else, but often have access to fewer resources. When they need health care, Providence St. Joseph Health is there.

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  • Here’s how to make your child’s earaches less of a pain

    Here’s how to make your child’s earaches less of a pain

    There are many reasons why your child’s ear may be hurting, so it’s best to have a doctor examine it to ensure it is treated properly.

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  • Teething pain? Don’t use benzocaine, try these safer strategies instead

    Teething pain? Don’t use benzocaine, try these safer strategies instead

    While teething children may display irritability, drooling, and puffy gums, they don’t necessarily need medicine to relieve these symptoms and should never be given benzocaine.

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  • Don't wait until it's too late to think about cord blood donation

    Don't wait until it's too late to think about cord blood donation

    Cord blood is rich in stem cells that are beneficial in fighting diseases

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  • OB department excels at maternal emergency preparedness

    OB department excels at maternal emergency preparedness

    Simulations help medical teams build communication and teamwork to ensure top patient care.

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  • The best home remedies for a coughing baby

    The best home remedies for a coughing baby

    It hurts to hear your baby cough, but not every distress requires a doctor visit. There are some remedies you can try at home.

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  • Coffee versus wine: which is healthier?

    Coffee versus wine: which is healthier?

    Wine and coffee have generated decades' worth of debate and studies examining the benefits or harmful effects of each. It takes time and careful reading to sort through the claims and counterclaims.

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  • Horoscopes aside, your birth month really does affect your health

    Horoscopes aside, your birth month really does affect your health

    Human biology is modulated by seasonal changes in complex ways

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  • Circle by Providence simplifies mobile health care for busy moms

    Circle by Providence simplifies mobile health care for busy moms

    Circle by Providence is the free pregnancy and parenting app that has answers to moms’ questions about raising healthy kids

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  • The 5 Most Common Misconceptions About Pregnancy

    The 5 Most Common Misconceptions About Pregnancy

    Our expert debunks common misconceptions about pregnancy.

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  • What's best to eat for healthy breastfeeding?

    What's best to eat for healthy breastfeeding?

    The foods and beverages you, and your baby, need

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  • Don't delay: Immunize your infant against disease

    Don't delay: Immunize your infant against disease

    Infant Immunization Week offers an occasion to review and update your child’s protection against disease by ensuring that his or her vaccinations are on schedule

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  • The Do's and Don'ts of Baby-Led Weaning

    The Do's and Don'ts of Baby-Led Weaning

    What is baby-led weaning, and is it right for you and your baby? Baby-led weaning has been around for centuries in many...

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