Category Archives: In The News

Ruptured Membranes: When it Happens Too Soon

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Tweet Your fetus is surrounded by fluid contained in a membranous bag. The fluid is called amniotic fluid and the membranes are the amnion. Normally the membranes rupture just before, or during, labor at term. Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) is a rupture of the amnion before labor begins (this is normal, and occurs approximately…

Midwifery Care and Our Moment of Truth

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Tweet Watch this free recording of our webinar,  Midwives: Providing Care that Makes a Positive Difference with Megan MacInnes, CNM and Chris Just, CNM, MSN. In celebration of National Midwifery Week, the American College of Nurse-Midwives is promoting Our Moment of Truth™, a campaign to improve women’s health and maternity care in the United States…

Methadone and Drug Use in Pregnancy

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Tweet If you or anyone you know is struggling with illegal drugs, especially during pregnancy, help is available! More than four percent of pregnant women in the United States use marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, amphetamines, or heroin. This doesn’t include the use of alcohol and tobacco during pregnancy! Drug use in pregnancy creates risks for you…

Let’s Talk About Trucks and Sex

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Tweet I bought a truck today. Not the day you’re reading, but on the day I’m writing. There were two folks I had to meet with before driving off the lot, both of whom had separate lists of items they were tasked with teaching me. It would have been unthinkable to them for me to…

The Scoop on Infant and Toddler Shoes

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Tweet From finding the right shoe for baby to this season’s latest trends, we asked our shoe vendors, Pediped and Robeez, to give us the scoop on shoes for infants and toddlers. 1.  What should parents look for when purchasing shoes for an infant? A toddler? Pediped: Pediatricians and podiatrists recommend children learn to walk barefoot…

Old Shoes, New Shoes! Songs, Routines and Your Baby

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Tweet Old shoes, new shoes Liam is wearing blue shoes One, two, three, and four Gently tapping on the floor!  Listen to this recording of Old Shoes New Shoes sung by instructor, Nancy Gair.  Old Shoes, New Shoes is one of the songs we introduce in our Next Steps Baby Group Circle Time. The babies…

Support an Isis Mom: A New Book to Help Young Toddlers who Need Glasses

I See. You See. We ALL See! Board Book for Little Four Eyes

Tweet It started out as a routine two-month-old doctor appointment for my daughter, Emma. That was until the pediatrician told me she was concerned about the development of Emma’s optic nerve. We were immediately referred to the opthamology department at Children’s Hospital in Boston. Doctors did a thorough screening which included dilating Emma’s eyes (not…

Great Beginnings: Then and Now

Great Beginnings Mamas then and now

Tweet It’s always a treat to hear from Great Beginnings Group mamas that have maintained a strong friendship since their first class together. Here’s a note from a group of mamas that started class together in 2012 and are still getting together with (and sometimes without) their little ones – now toddlers! Isis brought us…