Nation’s first-of-its-kind center aims to improve the health of moms and babies.

For Dr. KuoJen Tsao, the journey started with a single question: How do you improve the outcomes for newborns and their mothers, not just in the hospital, but before and after pregnancy, as well? That query started a process that spanned several years, a handful of organizations, and eventually resulted in the creation of the [Continue Reading]

“Feeling doubly blessed this Mother’s Day after delivering twins early – and two weeks apart.”

by LaTroya Woolridge In September 2016, I found out I was expecting not one, but two babies. The news filled both me and my husband with an overwhelming sense of pride and joy. We knew my pregnancy would be considered high risk because I was 35 and pregnant with twins. With that knowledge, I made [Continue Reading]

“Why is my baby crying so much? Is it normal? What can I do about it?”

It’s a rite of passage for all new parents – the baby starts wailing in the middle of the night and no amount of rocking, shushing or soothing seems to help. For decades, these unexplained crying spells were thought to be symptoms of colic or perhaps simply the product of a sour disposition. But new [Continue Reading]

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Do you know the signs to look for in your child?

The American Academy of Pediatrics defines Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a group of related developmental disabilities that affect a child’s behavior as well as social and communication skills. On one end of the spectrum is Asperger’s Syndrome, characterized by social delays without speech issues. On the other end are those with severe autism. These [Continue Reading]

“How I went from NICU nurse to NICU mom.”

By Krysten C. Webber BSN, RN, Data Coordinator Thirteen years ago, I started my career as a nurse in the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for one reason: I love working with babies and their families. Babies are so innocent and fragile, and I knew my calling was in caring for [Continue Reading]

“Four seconds is all it takes: The day my daughter nearly drowned.”

By Elizabeth Nuño, mom of four and wife to ABC sportscaster David Nuño On Monday, July 14, 2014, my daughter almost drowned. That evening, we were at our backyard neighbors’ house for a BBQ and swimming.  Our then 6-year-old twin boys knew how to swim and had one season of swim team under their belts. [Continue Reading]