The memory of that day remains vivid even today. My wife and I sat nervously in the waiting room, while our 2-month-old son underwent neurosurgery for craniosynostosis. It was the longest 4 hours of our lives, and impacted the way I'll practice medicine forever. Although well informed about the diagnosis, treatments and outcomes, the lack of control was killing me. Our first child had always been with at least one of us — and never out of our sight. Now, at 2 months old, I had left him in the OR with complete strangers and unable to know what was happening second to second.
October 20, 2011 | Pavilion for Women
September 22, 2011 | Pavilion for Women
It has been an exciting month for the Lactation and Milk Bank services at Texas Children’s Hospital. On August 9 we launched our first-ever donor breast milk program, asking local moms to donate their excess breast milk to help critically ill and premature babies in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) thrive. A great deal of work has
September 12, 2011 | Pavilion for Women
Helping twins is double the joy.
February 24, 2011 | Pavilion for Women
Pregnant women carrying multiples are at higher risk and have different requirements when compared to those carrying a single fetus. In November 2009, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published new guidelines regarding weight gain during pregnancy and provisional guidelines for women carrying multiple fetuses. The guidelines do not address women carrying triplets or more, but the provisional guidelines for women carrying twins are based on body mass index (BMI) and are as follows:
January 18, 2011 | Pavilion for Women
I've been on a personal crusade to educate moms of multiples for a long time now, and to my true delight, Texas Children's Hospital has come up with a resource that is like none other for this for this special group of moms-to-be.