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]

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]