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A pregnant woman, Michele Sorenson, is held by her husband, Kyle. They appreciate the prenatal video visit option

Prenatal video visit option pleases couple and OB/GYN

Benefits include convenience and a more personal atmosphere
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 11 min read
Courtney Collen talks over Skype with Dr. Jeanne Hassebroek-Johnson about potential pregnancy risks with COVID-19

COVID-19 FAQs: OB/GYN talks about potential pregnancy risks

Dr. Hassebroek-Johnson urges women to follow precautions, stay socially distant
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 5 min read
Luke and Alissa Sendelbach pose as Alissa holds their newborn baby, Audrey. (Photo courtesy of the Sendelbachs)

Mom describes experience of having baby during pandemic

Sanford nurses 'were amazing. They made us feel like nothing was different'
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 7 min read
Smiling Dr. Abrea Roark talks with a patient in an exam room. The patient's back is to the camera.

What women ask about, and what their doctors tell them

Answers to questions such as 'When am I most fertile?' and 'Do I have a UTI?'
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 22 min read
A provider gives a prenatal ultrasound to a pregnant woman to check the health of mom and baby. Maternal mortality rates are a concern nationwide.

Maternal mortality: Working to keep moms safe

Doctors focus on patients' health with regional projects, hospital practices
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 26 min read
Bea Smith holds a stuffed bear while playing on the couch with her husband and their baby, who was delivered via emergency c-section after Bea had appendicitis.

Appendicitis hastens baby’s delivery via C-section

Bea Smith was grateful for a doctor she trusted when pregnancy veered from plans
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 8 min read
Dr. Michelle Baack and Dr. Randy Raustino sit at a table with a laptop open as they look over heart research information.

Heart research: Two lab leaders share common goal, spirit

Dr. Michelle Baack, Dr. Randy Faustino on collaborative, complementary paths
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 18 min read
preeclampsia maternal mortality: white woman doctor checks weight for black pregnant mom, daughter waits

Preeclampsia: Everything you need to know

5% to 10% of U.S. pregnancies are threatened by this condition
Lacey Krebsbach, MD Lacey Krebsbach, MD 8 min read
Midwife Erin VandeLune standing in front of a blue wall

Busting the myths of midwives

"There is a stereotype that we’re all hippies ... but there is so much more to what a midwife can offer women."
Erin Heinert Erin Heinert 6 min read
A smiling woman with a baby girl on her lap talks about fertility preservation in an exam room with her oncologist.

Cancer survivor welcomes baby, thanks to her oncologist

Tiffany Olsen: Diagnosis 'doesn't have to be the end of those dreams' of family
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 min read