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Your top stories of 2018

From miracles to mysteries, you loved these best of the best Health Beat stories.

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Sweet babies, sweet names

Four newcomers crack the top-10 baby name lists this year.

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‘I’m just thankful she’s alive’

Kaitlin Frederick's first baby died. Red flags and skilled intervention saved her second baby's life.

Eating for two this holiday season?

Stay hydrated and keep protein and carbs top of mind.

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‘A piece of comfort’

A third-time mother trusts her care team when things get scary in the delivery room.

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Santa visits NICU babies

The littlest patients see jolly old Saint Nicholas before their first Christmas.

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‘Nothing short of a miracle’

Medical teams from two hospitals work through the night to save the lives of a mother and her newborn child.

Gerber Foundation Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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‘I just love what I do’

A longtime OB-GYN has built a legacy that spans generations for families in West Michigan and beyond.

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‘It’s a mystery’

Little Kaleb Rietema is full of surprises. It began on day 1, when he defied the best-laid plans for his birth.

Top tips for labor prep

Exercise, affirmations and other smart approaches can get you ready—and excited—for baby's delivery day.

The midwife model

Certified nurse midwives can add a whole new dimension of care and quality to your birth plan.

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