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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
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 6 min read
Teddy Bear Den helps pregnant women in need, from teens to older moms.

Sanford community puts warm fuzzies into Teddy Bear Den

Volunteers' love, gifts encourage pregnant moms in need
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
Flu shot during pregnancy: Pregnant woman holding a sonogram of her unborn child

Baby benefits when pregnant mom gets the flu shot

Why doctors recommend flu shots during pregnancy
Heather Spies, MD Heather Spies, MD 6 min read
Miscarriage: young woman and man holding hands, grieving loss of baby

Miscarriage FAQ: What is it and how does it happen?

Loss of a pregnancy can be devastating to a mother and family
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
warning signs pregnancy: pregnant woman talking to doctor

8 warning signs during pregnancy

What is normal and what is not? Advice from a leading maternal-fetal medicine physician.
Jeffrey Boyle, MD Jeffrey Boyle, MD 8 min read
woman blowing nose

Flu shot FAQs: Myths and facts

An infectious disease specialist answers your questions about flu shots
Wendell Hoffman, MD Wendell Hoffman, MD 6 min read
hand touching newborn's head

How to keep your baby safe from influenza

Protect your newborn from the flu with these tips
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
Jacinda Tracy holds her baby girl, Braelynn, on her lap.

Smallest newborn to ‘graduate’ from NICU goes home

Braelynn Tracy, born at less than 12 ounces, now weighs 8 pounds
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 17 min read
diabetes pregnancy: pregnant woman

How does diabetes affect my pregnancy?

Diabetes influences the health of both mom and baby during pregnancy.
Peter Klemin, MD Peter Klemin, MD 5 min read