An Especially Meaningful Mother’s Day After Surviving Cardiac Arrest

By Meredith Whittemore This year’s Mother’s Day could’ve been a tough one for Janet Mendoza. Several months prior, she was at risk of losing her mother, Amada Mendoza, after she experienced cardiac arrest. “She was complaining of chest pain and feeling ‘burpy.’ I just thought it was acid reflux or something,” Janet Mendoza said. She [Continue Reading]

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Building a Stronger Body at Any Age

A little less than three years ago, Jean Hoepfel broke her arm after taking a hard fall during a jog. This isn’t something that someone in her late 60s wanted to be dealing with, but some physical therapy at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute quickly helped Hoepfel get back on the right track. While [Continue Reading]

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“151 Days in the NICU: The Story of My Miracle Micro-Preemies”

By Stephanie Laskoskie   Inevitably, when I tell people the story of our twins, their first response is, “Wow, there were truly angels watching over them.” Two years later and that response still makes me smile. When we found out we were pregnant with twins, we were truly overjoyed, as well as a bit overwhelmed [Continue Reading]

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Four for the Fourth: Houston Couple Welcomes Quadruplets Home from the Hospital

One Southwest Houston family has four reasons to celebrate this Fourth of July. This Independence Day, Linda and Thomas Agi welcomed home newborn quadruplets from the Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), four weeks after they made their debut in the world. The three girls and one boy were born June 1, [Continue Reading]

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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]

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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]

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