Support Groups for Life

Sometimes, life hands you a health challenge you’re not sure you can handle. There’s comfort in knowing you’re not alone. Support groups bring people with similar experiences together. They offer a safe place to share personal experiences, discuss treatment options and side effects, express worries, get and give advice, and find new coping strategies. They [...]

By |2020-02-04T20:14:17-06:00February 4th, 2020|

Gestational Diabetes: What Expectant Mothers Need to Know

Each year, 6-9% of pregnant women in the U.S. develop gestational diabetes. Nationally, there has been an increase in gestational diabetes, but annual diagnoses only equate to about 200,000 cases a year. What is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes occurs when the body either can’t make enough insulin or use it sufficiently during pregnancy. An important [...]

By |2020-01-21T12:25:43-06:00January 21st, 2020|

Postpartum Depression: Causes, Symptoms and How to Get Help

The birth of a baby is often celebrated with carloads of presents after showers with your best friends, a perfectly placed family heirloom in the nursery, and maternity photos that make you feel like a pregnant pageant queen. But what happens when the perfect nursery feels like a prison? Or your post-baby body makes you [...]

By |2020-01-07T11:52:44-06:00January 7th, 2020|

Great Expectations

Sleeping and eating are two of life’s greatest pleasures. When you’re pregnant, they become necessities. Good sleeping and eating habits keep you healthy, and they boost your chances of delivering a healthy, happy baby. OBGYN, Michelle S. Daniels, MD, with Meritas Health Pavilion for Women Speaking of delivering, how do you know when [...]

By |2018-09-05T10:14:48-05:00September 5th, 2018|

Breastfeeding Basics

From our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants The top 12 reasons to breastfeed: Your baby will: Be getting the best nutrition available Be smarter Have a stronger immune system Have a lower risk of leukemia and heart disease Be leaner for life Have fewer ear infections You will: Forge a stronger bond with your baby [...]

By |2018-08-02T11:45:16-05:00August 1st, 2018|

New Partnership Expands Prenatal Care in the Northland

Expectant mothers in the Northland will have easier access to prenatal care thanks to a new partnership between North Kansas City Hospital and Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center. The two healthcare providers will work together to provide quality care through every stage of pregnancy. Through the partnership, Samuel U. Rodgers healthcare professionals will provide prenatal [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:14:05-05:00February 3rd, 2017|

In a Heartbeat

“As I began feeling the effects of the anesthesia, I thought about the possibility of never seeing my husband, our 2-year-old son Anthony, or my family again. I thought about never having the chance to meet my unborn daughter.” Just 14 weeks into her second pregnancy, Angela Mason, 35, discovered her aortic stenosis had progressed [...]

By |2015-11-19T13:29:00-06:00November 19th, 2015|

Support for the Tiniest Patients

One in every 10 babies born in the U.S. is admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) because of premature birth or another medical condition. For parents with a baby in a NICU, the experience can be frightening, confusing and overwhelming. That's why North Kansas City Hospital recently joined the NICU Family Support® network [...]

By |2018-06-16T12:52:21-05:00August 19th, 2014|