Pregnancy & Childbirth

A growing family represents one of the most exciting stages of life. It is also a time that is critical for both mother and developing baby. Learn more about our Family Birthplace, education classes, maternal-fetal specialists and baby-friendly experts.

‘I just love what I do’

Three nurses forge a special bond after working more than four decades together in the NICU.

Patient Story

Amazing Amelia

Born with a rare syndrome, a 5-year-old Michigan girl is thriving as she undergoes a series of reconstructive surgeries.

What does baby see?

In the first months of life, brain and eye development combine to help an infant bring the world into focus.

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‘Something special’

Five-year-old Louis Ribbens and his parents have undergone quite a journey of the heart.

Patient Story

‘Like a warrior’

Tiny Riley Bosma has already met a host of challenges—a rare procedure before birth and two open-heart surgeries as an infant.

Patient Story

Small babies, big blessings

Every day mattered to improve the odds for two tiny twin newborns—and they're now thriving.

Patient Story

‘Exactly what I wanted’

A baby boy arrives a week early to claim the title of first baby of the new year.

Top stories of 2021

Find inspiration in these stories of hope and resilience.

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‘It has lifted many spirits’

Premature babies dress up in ugly sweaters to celebrate the holidays.

‘So precious’

Top baby names of 2021 are both traditional and regal.

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Giant hope for Junior

A mother's instinct, a top-notch medical team and music therapists guide a little boy through neurological troubles.

Top fitness tips for moms-to-be

Many fitness activities offer tremendous benefits—but it's also important to know which ones to avoid when you're pregnant.