Foundation, Labor and Delivery, Norton Healthcare Foundation, Obstetrics

Family Comfort Garden provides rest, reflection space close to labor and delivery at Norton Hospital

Patients and family members on the third floor of Norton Hospital have a new outdoor space where they can go to relax, meditate or enjoy the company of family members. This floor is home to the hospital’s labor and delivery and postpartum units, as well as part of the Norton Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care…

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Breastfeeding, COVID19, Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics, Planning Your Pregnancy

COVID-19 transmission risk for moms and babies

As the coronavirus outbreak continues, the medical community learns more about how it affects certain populations. A study released July 9 by the University of Milan in Italy found the coronavirus and antibodies against it in the umbilical cord blood, breast milk, placentas and vaginas of some pregnant women infected with COVID-19, suggesting that the…

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Behavioral Health, Expecting, Labor and Delivery, New Parent, Obstetrics, Postpartum Care, Womens Health

Postpartum anxiety is different from depression: Watch for symptoms

Postpartum anxiety symptoms are different from those of postpartum depression, and new moms can have one condition and not the other. They also can have both at the same time. Worrying about a new baby is normal. Is she eating enough? Is he sleeping too much? Germs! And you’re not going to get enough sleep….

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Expecting, Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics, Planning Your Pregnancy

Water labor helps first-time mom have natural birth experience she wanted

Vanessa Aho’s grandmother gave birth at home in a small town in Portugal. Her mother also had experienced a natural birth. When Vanessa became pregnant with her first child, she knew that she wanted to have a similar experience. “It was what my family had done before me,” Vanessa said. “Plus, the more I learned…

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Labor and Delivery, Norton Hospital, Norton Womens & Childrens Hospital, Obstetrics

New Year’s babies at Norton Hospital and Norton Women’s & Children’s

A boy and a girl were the first babies of 2020 at Norton Hospital and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital. Mathias Isaiah was born Jan. 1 at 1:35 a.m. at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 6.3 ounces and stretching out to 19 inches. He is the first baby for Alexis Dow and…

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During Your Pregnancy, Expecting, Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics, Planning Your Pregnancy

Doula vs. midwife: Who does what?

If you’re pregnant, you may be weighing the differences of a birth doula versus a midwife. You may think that the roles are interchangeable, but the roles they play in the delivery room are very different.  What Is a Midwife? A midwife is a trained medical professional who helps women before, during and after pregnancy….

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Behavioral Health, During Your Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics, Postpartum Care, Womens Health

Help prevent neonatal abstinence syndrome by talking to a loved one

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there is a baby born with symptoms of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) or neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) every 15 minutes in the United States. It can be scary for pregnant women to seek treatment for substance use disorder due to fear of repercussions and possible stigma….

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Expecting, Gynecology, Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics, Planning Your Pregnancy

Because pregnancy is not an illness, midwife avoids intervening

For Danielle Roberts, her job as a certified nurse midwife (CNM) is “a great marriage of Westernized medicine and holistic care.” “We see patients from their first prenatal appointment all the way through their delivery and postpartum recovery,” Danielle said. “We provide the same evidence-based medical care as an OB/GYN, with an emphasis on personalized…

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Gynecology, Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics, Planning Your Pregnancy

A midwife and mom passionate about giving women a say in their birth experiences

Regina Mash, CNM, knows what it’s like to be told, rather than asked how she wants to deliver her children. That’s one of many reasons the certified nurse midwife, whose four sons range in age from 14 to 23, is passionate about empowering women to have a voice in their childbirth experiences. “When I had…

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Labor and Delivery

Nurses organize hospital wedding when early labor scare interrupts plans

The bride beamed as she walked down the aisle on her wedding day, albeit at a different venue than the one she had originally planned. At 25 weeks pregnant, Kendall Brady, of Campbellsville, Kentucky​​​​, went into preterm labor. She was brought by ambulance to Norton Hospital a week before her and fiance Matt Howell’s planned…

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Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics

What does a midwife do?

What does a midwife do? Delivers babies Emphasizes natural, unmedicated birth as part of personalized labor support Can order an epidural if the mother chooses one Is different from a doula: A doula offers labor support but does not have the medical training nor the responsibility of delivering the baby. Is a nurse practitioner highly trained…

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