“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]

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]