The Zika outbreak so far has spread to 30 countries in the Americas and continues to raise concern around the world and in the U.S. Although the Zika virus rarely causes hospitalization or death, it is particularly harmful to pregnant women and their babies.
A new team approach to delivering babies at Providence is proving to be positive for many new moms.
Providence has decided to make breast pumps available with direct insurance billing and no copay through all of its lactation clinics in the Portland area.
Providence leads the effort in reducing elective c-sections for safer deliveries and better outcomes.
When pregnant 35-year-old Ivonne of Sherwood collapsed Sunday, Aug. 22, shortly after arriving to the emergency department at Providence Newberg Medical Center, the last thing on her mind was that she’d be separated from her baby.
Cesarean sections are the latest mommy trend, a study has found. The Cesarean section rate in the U.S. has reached a historic high at 34 percent.
Babies born after 37 weeks of pregnancy are full-term. However, new research has shown that a baby’s brain nearly doubles in weight in the last few weeks of pregnancy. Also, important lung and other organ development occur at this time. And, although the overall risk of death is small, it is double for infants born at 37 weeks of pregnancy, when compared to babies born at 40 weeks, for all races and ethnicities.Read more.
Amy Paterson was 34 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. As she underwent subsequent treatment, the mom of a toddler son was confronted with the problem that so many cancer patients who are also parents face: finding child care that would allow her to get to all of her necessary medical appointments.