Posts Tagged ‘OHSU Center for Women’s Health’

After baby: Supporting new moms when days are full of tears

This piece originally appeared on the KinderCare blog. It’s shared here with their permission.  Most parents will name the day their baby arrived in the world as one of their very best days of their lives. But what if mom doesn’t feel overwhelmed with joy? What if she finds herself crying a few times a day? What if she just can’t find the energy to get out of bed? And what if all of this makes her feel she’s … Read More

‘My Pregnancy Plate': a blueprint for healthy eating during pregnancy

I have worked with pregnant women for 20 years as a dietitian and diabetes educator. I love that pregnancy is a time of heightened awareness around the importance of good nutrition, which is why it is so fun to work with this patient population. We now know that good nutrition is important — not only for the immediate health of the developing baby, but also for the baby’s future health as she grows into adulthood. … Read More

When babies need a specialist before they’re born

In health care today, innovation is the newest buzzword. We all strive to find new innovative ways to treat certain diseases, to provide safe health care, to create value in our systems. There are lots of “fits and starts” because not everything always works the way we envision, but when we land on something that does work, it’s like putting that last piece into a puzzle … it feels just right. That’s how I feel … Read More

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