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Nurse Eskedar Yimer at Sanford Health doing a checkup on a newborn

Eskedar Yimer’s trek from Ethiopian engineer to S.D. nurse

She went from being a grateful patient to treasured Sanford Health employee.
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 20 min read

Bringing babies into the world peacefully with hypnobirthing

Discover what hypnobirthing is and if it’s for you.
Jeanette Rackl Jeanette Rackl 7 min read
Birth suite at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls

Learn secrets for an easier labor and delivery

Relax and prepare your mind and body for the marathon of giving birth.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 16 min read
Allison Mead (left) and Amber Otkin are twin sisters who now work for a combined organization.

Twins’ lives tied to Sanford Health, Good Samaritan Society

One works for the Good Samaritan Society; the other works for Sanford Health.
Avatar Angel Hench 7 min read
Kelly and Scott Krenzel with their two sons, Henry (top) and Finnegan

Postpartum bleeding follows festive, ‘picture-perfect’ birth

Mom thought of husband and baby: “I don’t know if I’ll see these guys again.”
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 28 min read
second trimester

10 things to expect in your second trimester

Details about your second trimester, how to manage symptoms, and when to contact your physician.
Kristin Gray, MD Kristin Gray, MD 8 min read
the Wieber family

Making your birth experience the best it can be

Birth designers, doulas, midwives, doctors and other members of the Sanford Health care team make new family feel special.
Erin Heinert Erin Heinert 6 min read

Protecting your baby against sudden infant death syndrome

Learn about SIDS and what you can do to prevent it.
Giridhar Guntreddi, MD, FAAP Giridhar Guntreddi, MD, FAAP 7 min read
Supportive couple. A woman and man embrace by a window.

Syphilis among the STDs that are on the rise

That painless spot on your hand, tongue or genitals might be more serious than you think.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 10 min read
baby sleeping in blanket

The ‘golden hour:’ Giving your newborn the best start

What happens during the first 60 minutes of a baby’s life can maximize that bonding experience between mother and child.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 min read