Becoming a New Mom Again, 19 Years Later

As a mother of three girls, Noor Alam knew a thing or two about pregnancy. But when she and her husband found out she was pregnant at age 44 with their fourth child, 19 years after the birth of their first, she knew things would be a little different this time around. “I think our [Continue Reading]

Meet the Medical Power Couple Who Has Delivered Thousands of Babies

For more than a decade, Dr. Donny Eckhardt and his wife, Kari Eckhardt, have been working side-by-side, bringing new lives into the world and helping thousands of women become mothers. The Eckhardts are a well-known couple in Montgomery County, where they have practiced for many years. Dr. Eckhardt has delivered more than 5,000 babies since he started [Continue Reading]

Finding Hope and Healing in the Comfort of a 167-Pound Pet Therapy Dog

By Stephanie Florom I am a self-proclaimed animal lover and I especially love big dogs. Not only is working with them what I do for a living as a veterinary technician, I also have three four-legged kids of my own. In November 2017, I was pregnant with my first child. Due to complications–my water broke [Continue Reading]

“We went from having no hope that our baby would survive to having her with us today.”

In January 2016, after three years of trying, Courtney and Robert were overjoyed when finding out they were pregnant with their second child – a baby girl. At a routine visit, Courtney’s obstetrician said her ultrasound scan results suggested the baby’s stomach was in the wrong place – an indication of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Their [Continue Reading]

Follow-Up Friday: How Houston’s Identical Triplets are Doing Today

  On Dec. 25, 2015, a set of all-girl identical triplets – Addison, Kinsley and Savannah Harris – were spending their first Christmas in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Born just three weeks earlier on Dec. 1, 2015, their birth was a rare occurrence.  They were the first set [Continue Reading]

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]