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June 12, 2019 |

Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women has been designated a level IV maternal care facility, the highest level of care available. The designation was finalized late last week and followed a rigorous site visit conducted by the EMS/Trauma Systems Office of the Texas Department of State Health Services. A level IV maternal care facility provides comprehensive care for pregnant and postpartum patients, from those with low-risk conditions up to and including the most complex medical, surgical and/or obstetrical conditions that present a high-risk of maternal morbidity or mortality.

“This designation certifies that we offer the highest level of care for the most complex...

May 23, 2019 | Tiffany M. McKee-Garrett, MD
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May 09, 2019 | Pavilion for Women

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As a newly pregnant woman, you might notice that your body is undergoing a lot of changes that you hadn't anticipated or you’re not sure if what you’re seeing or feeling is normal.

May 02, 2019 | Shelly Nalbone, MS, RN, CPNP, IBCLC
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We’ve all heard the sayings, “breast milk is the best milk,” “it’s the ultimate baby food,” and “breast milk is liquid gold.” Experts agree; breast milk is the gold standard for infant nutrition. It provides your baby with the calories, fats and nutrients needed for growth, and also secures important immunities to protect from illness. No other infant feeding substitute can measure up to breast milk.

If breast milk is the “foundation of life” and so great for my baby, why is he so fussy and gassy? Is he allergic to my milk? Could he...

April 23, 2019 | Caraciolo J. Fernandes, MD, MBA
 
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“Better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have” - Franz Kafka

I think this quote can be used in a wide variety of circumstances, but, to me, it aptly sums up just why every family expecting a newborn should have a baby urgent medical plan, or BUMP, established ahead of labor and delivery.

Even in the most “normal” of pregnancies, unexpected complications can arise and cause lots of anxiety. This anxiety can be minimized through a little bit of thoughtful planning. Most babies are...

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