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The Anderson family poses for a family picture in Sheldon, Iowa.

Keeping pregnancy and family care close to home in Sheldon

Family praises local care following two pregnancies in northwest Iowa
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 5 min read
Jessica Woehlhaff glances at her display honoring her daughter's life.

Spreading awareness, support after pregnancy or infant loss

"People just don't talk about it so you feel alone when it happens to you"
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 10 min read
Father and mother hold their quintuplet newborns at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.

Mom’s dream of big family comes true with quintuplets

Four girls and a boy have joined their two older brothers in ND family
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 22 min read
A newborn baby boy breastfeeding for the first time in hospital.

5 breastfeeding tips for new moms

Your breastfeeding questions, answered by a doctor
Rachel Peterson, MD Rachel Peterson, MD 5 min read
Thoughtful pregnant woman looks out the window home. Holding a hand on the tummy. Mental health and pregnancy.

Pandemic affects mental health of pregnant women, new moms

Anxiety before birth, isolation postpartum can heighten pandemic stress
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 5 min read
SIDS: red heart in empty crib

How to have a safe night’s sleep and help prevent SIDS

Learn about sudden infant death syndrome and what you can do to prevent it
Parenting Services Parenting Services 8 min read
A mother and newborn baby boy are indoors in a hospital room. The mother is sitting in bed and kissing the baby on the forehead.

Newborn screenings: Why do them? What’s the benefit?

Newborn screenings detect potentially harmful or fatal disorders
Giridhar Guntreddi, MD, FAAP Giridhar Guntreddi, MD, FAAP 12 min read
Dr. Amy Kelley headshot

COVID-19 FAQs: Are pregnant women ‘high risk’?

CDC: Pregnant women might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 6 min read
Caucasian woman in a mask talks to a caucasian fertility doctor in a mask as they sit in an exam room.

Coronavirus disrupts fertility care, IVF treatments

Clinics reopen with COVID-19 testing for patients and other new safety measures
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 7 min read
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