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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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.

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.

It’s a fall thing: Time for flu shots

A vaccine today boosts your odds of staying healthy in the chilly months ahead.

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NICU newborns take center stage

New video technology lets families stay connected with their babies—anytime, anywhere.

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‘The most terrifying thing we have ever done’

After an extremely complicated pregnancy, Mallory Hoeve delivered a healthy baby girl.  “We know how blessed we are,” she says.

Another option for pregnancy pain?

Acupressure can target key pressure points to alleviate nausea and labor and delivery pains.

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‘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.