Making Labor Feel like “Lying on a Hammock on a Sunny Day.”

Mothers in labor don’t often describe the experience as if they were “lying on a hammock on a sunny day,” but for one mom, that’s exactly how she felt using nitrous oxide while in labor with her first child at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. Lauren Lococo opted for the pain management tool, commonly [Continue Reading]

Week of Thanks: Thankful for the Specialized Care that Saved Both of My Twins.

“When I found out I was having twins, I was shocked. I remember crying and laughing at the doctor’s office, not yet sure how to feel about the huge news we had just been told. Now I know it was the biggest blessing we have ever received,” recalls Anna Havard as she reflects back on [Continue Reading]

Look at these Bright New Stars Born During Today’s Eclipse

It was a total eclipse of the melt-your-heart day at Memorial Hermann hospitals around the Greater Houston area. While many people were staring upwards at the closest star in our solar system, new parents were looking down at the bright, shining additions to their families. These eclipse-day babies are pictured sporting sunglasses to commemorate the [Continue Reading]

Postpartum Depression & Anxiety: One Woman’s Story

Lizeth Martinez loved her life.  She was happily married to her high school sweetheart and had never experienced depression of any kind, that is until after the birth of her son when she was diagnosed with postpartum depression (PPD) and postpartum anxiety (PPA).  This is her story in her own words. I feel as if [Continue Reading]

Breastfeeding challenges wouldn’t stop this determined mom.

By Dara Ostermayer, RN Postpartum Nurse, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital When I found out I was pregnant with my second daughter, I was excited to try and hopefully succeed at breastfeeding her. I struggled with breastfeeding my first daughter, Kenley, which made me worry that maybe I would be unsuccessful again. With Kenley, I suffered [Continue Reading]

NicView: The Next Best Thing to Being Bassinet-side

It’s the news no expecting mother wants to hear: there’s something wrong with your baby and we need to deliver now. But that’s what happened after a routine check-up for Jennifer Do back in May. Doctors told her that her baby, Hunter, wasn’t getting enough oxygen and nutrients to develop properly and she would need [Continue Reading]