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.

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‘As good as you hoped for’

Halfway through her pregnancy, Alexa Kleinjans developed a sudden, intense pain. A team of doctors soon uncovered the cause—and a delicate solution.

10 things you never knew about folic acid

Although it’s not the fountain of youth or a magic elixir, this B vitamin has surprising ties to disease, aging and mental state.

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‘The best opportunity’

An array of pediatric specialists has assembled to help a toddler reach his greatest potential amid the challenges of cerebral palsy.

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‘A fresh start’

A baby girl arrives a few days early to claim the title of first baby of the new year at Spectrum Health.

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Top stories of 2020

Get a dose of inspiration by exploring our most extraordinary tales of heroism and medical miracles.

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Two classics make a comeback

The top baby names of 2020 include many longtime favorites.

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‘Best gift ever’

Santa visits the tiniest patients at the children's hospital to spread holiday cheer.

What’s a dad-to-be to do?

When mom is pregnant and readying for labor, there's plenty that partners can do to help lighten the load.

COVID-19 and pregnancy: Tips from experts

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

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‘The sweetest thing ever’

As a single mom of two, Lyric Green faced a staggering amount of uncertainty. She found her path forward by connecting with mentors and newfound friends.

New baby, new roles

Here are some important ways dad can help out at home with the new baby.

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As cute as can be

Two women crafted 130 costumes so any parent who wanted to celebrate Halloween could choose an outfit for their little one.