Patient Story

‘It was opened for my little guy’

Five years after becoming one of the first patients in a new small baby unit, a Michigan kiddo is thriving.

Astounding facts about breast milk

Advancements in biotech have led to the development of lab-grown breast milk—but it can't quite replicate the natural source.

Breastfeeding troubles? There’s help

Low milk production and painful latching can sometimes lead to difficulties for nursing moms.

Rise of the techie toddler

You might be tempted to give your little one unfettered access to electronics—but pediatricians say that might be a mistake.

Don’t settle for pregnancy pains

A physical therapist trained in pelvic health can help moms overcome the pains and strains of growing a little person.

‘This is very comforting’

With COVID-19 concerns swirling, Spectrum Health Healthier Communities' no-contact supply delivery program helps families in need.

COVID-19 and pregnancy: Tips from experts

Childbirth experts offer advice and guidance for moms-to-be preparing to give birth during the pandemic.

Patient Story

Through the looking glass

The Vanden Berg family found a way around COVID-19 restrictions to share their newborn son with his siblings—holding him up to a hospital window while his sisters waved and blew kisses from the lawn below.

Patient Story

Pomp, despite the circumstance

Lexanne Sherrell lost her twin sister in utero. Soon thereafter, the 1-pound-5-ounce preemie forged her own path to graduate from the NICU.

Could dad’s health affect newborn?

Both parents should work toward good health—because both have an influence on prenatal outcomes.

Love and low libido?

No matter what your age, no matter what your stage—don't accept sexual problems as your new, unalterable reality.

Your baby’s water world

Amniotic fluid is a dynamic liquid—it does a lot more than make for a cozy womb.

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