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Pregnant couple sitting on floor in nursery preparing baby clothes.

10 things you didn’t know about pregnancy

Check out these often unexpected side effects of when you’re expecting
SHN Staff 11 min read
Cute little girl and her mother are washing hands under running water.

Key facts you need to know about monkeypox

Illness spreads through close contact with skin, especially rashes
SHN Staff 6 min read
Mom and baby breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding: Why it’s good for mom and baby

Breastfeeding offers a wealth of health benefits for both of you
SHN Staff 8 min read
Young mom nurses her newborn baby while in the child's nursery.

Barriers to breastfeeding and how to overcome them

Soothing soreness, addressing milk supply and getting help are keys to success
SHN Staff 9 min read
A little boy is curious about his mother's growing belly as he sits on his father's lap.

Carrier test shows what genes parents may pass to kids

Genetic counselors can screen couples for 100+ hereditary conditions while family planning
SHN Staff 7 min read
A beautiful young woman with cancer is wearing a headscarf and holding her preschool-age daughter in her lap by their living room window. She is snuggling her face against her daughter's cheek.

How to talk to kids about cancer

Share in ways they can understand at their age so you’ll both feel less anxious
SHN Staff 15 min read
Legs of person going to the bathroom

Is spotting during pregnancy normal?

Getting familiar with causes of bleeding helps you know when to contact your doctor
Jeffrey Boyle, MD 10 min read
Sparkler in front of American flag

Fireworks safety: The do’s and don’ts

Make sure your Independence Day doesn't result in a trip to the emergency room
Hillary Becker, MD 4 min read
kid with pediatrician

Well child visits important for children of all ages

“Not only is a well child exam more comprehensive, it’s often paid for by insurance"
SHN Staff 12 min read
Shot of a young woman blowing her nose while sitting at home.

Are allergy medications safe to use during pregnancy?

You can still find allergy relief during pregnancy while avoiding certain treatments
JoLyn Seitz, MD 5 min read