Patient Story

‘Two miracle babies in the family’

Nalleli was a preemie, nurtured by her parents in their small Mexican town. Years later, she gave birth to a premature boy, who had all the luxuries of modern-day technology.

Listen up, baby

Well before giving birth, moms should play music to and talk with their babies—because they're definitely hearing you.

New dads get the baby blues, too

Paternal postnatal depression affects 10 percent of new dads, and some fathers are at increased risk.

Having a baby this summer?

Make it to the big day with these 5 survival tips.

How should I handle and store breast milk?

If you're pumping milk—as many moms do—it's important to know what to expect.

Patient Story

‘Your whole life flashes before you…’

Megan Keller battled breast cancer with a child in her womb. These days, both are happy and healthy.

Ever heard of ‘babywearing’?

Your little one will thank you for learning (and copying) this carrying method.

Patient Story

Easton Hirdes: Boy wonder

His story could be a Hollywood double for the movie, "Wonder." Like the main character in that film, he has overcome the odds and found his place in public school.

Patient Story

A new twist on the house call

An on-demand nursing service sends help to West Michigan patients when they need it most.

Smart steps to reduce SIDS

Breastfeeding isn't just about nutrition and brain development—it may even play a role in developing safe sleep habits.

What’s a birth ball?

Learn the ins and outs of this delivery charm.

Rise of the techie toddler

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

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