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August 27, 2021 | By: Stacey Fuselier

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David Fuselier is a happy 1-year-old with a healthy appetite and the ability to light up a room. But this wasn’t always the case. About 18 months ago – before he was born – all eyes were on little David out of deep concern.

“When I was 23-weeks pregnant, I went to my OB/GYN for a routine ultrasound, but my husband, Arlen, stayed in the car because of COVID-19 visitor restrictions,” Stacey Fuselier said. “That day, I had a feeling something might be wrong with our baby. During the previous appointment, my doctors had a suspicion that they were able to...

August 10, 2021 | Nancy M. Hurst, PhD, RN, IBCLC

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So much has changed since the first World Breastfeeding Week in 1991. What we have learned about the importance of human milk and breastfeeding is beyond what was anticipated 30 years ago. The American Academy of Pediatrics acknowledges the positive impact of breastfeeding and recommends infants be breastfed exclusively for the first six months with continued breastfeeding for one year or longer.

Many years ago when I was expecting my first child, I remember my baby’s pediatrician...

July 29, 2021 | Caitlin Sutton, MD

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In early July, my husband and I welcomed our second child to the world after a happy and healthy delivery at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women®. From the moment we laid eyes on Hope, we fell in love with her. Our 2-year-old son Lucas was as excited as we were to meet the newest addition to our family and I can’t wait for our extended family to meet our daughter.

It took almost two years for us to conceive our second child. After undergoing a round of in vitro fertilization (IVF), I found out I was pregnant last November. It happened during the height of the pandemic when COVID-19 vaccines were still...

July 09, 2021 | Bobbi Johnson

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When Bobbi Johnson found out she was pregnant, she was thrilled about one day becoming a mother. Then, 12 weeks into her first pregnancy, her excitement abruptly came to a stop when she suffered an unexpected miscarriage. Coping with the sudden loss of her baby was physically and emotionally difficult for her and her family. Despite her grief and sadness, several months passed by before Bobbi’s painful ordeal was replaced with a glimmer of hope. In Sept. 2020, she found out she was expecting again.

“While I was so excited about my second chance at motherhood, I was filled with anxiety, too,” Bobbi said. “If something...

June 30, 2021 | Kelsey Muegge

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Last May, Kelsey and Clay Muegge, found out they were expecting their second baby and couldn’t wait to become a family of four in Jan. 2021. The thought of their two girls running around and playing together was so exciting, and with so much going on in the world at the time, this was the couple’s silver lining.

“Everything was going well with my pregnancy until our daughter’s 20-week anatomy scan,” Kelsey said. “Our routine ultrasound turned into an unforgettable and heartbreaking appointment when we got the suspected diagnosis of spina bifida for our baby girl. I’ll never forget...