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Sanford Medical Center - Bismarck

Sanford Health Birth Center and NICU expanding in Bismarck

Labor rooms will have updated amenities, and NICU will have private rooms
Jon Berg Jon Berg 3 min read
Sanford Health, Jane Thaden Lawson

Being pregnant with twins pushed aside my tendency to plan

It helped to have few expectations when labor, delivery turned out to be erratic
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 12 min read
A couple looking on as two nurses hold their baby

I Became a Mom: Ashley Stevens and firstborn Bexley

Mother and newborn daughter got both care and comfort in Bemidji
Mick Garry Mick Garry 7 min read

Breastfeeding: Milk bank donations aid new mothers

“It’s nice to know that I’m helping someone else’s child."
Alexa Olson Alexa Olson 9 min read
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
Expectant mom sitting amidst friends carrying babies outside restaurant

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