Newborn Care

It’s common to feel unprepared if you are having your first baby. Taking a newborn care class during your pregnancy can help to prepare you for the real thing. During your hospital stay, don’t hesitate to ask the nurses for help with basic baby care. Before discharge, make sure you — and your partner —… Continue reading Newborn Care
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Couplet Care: Strengthening the Bonds of Families

At Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) new mothers, fathers and family members share one of the happiest experiences of their lives with a team of caring and compassionate professionals who believe in making the moment as fabulous as it should be. “Nothing takes the place of helping to bring a new life into the world,”… Continue reading Couplet Care: Strengthening the Bonds of Families

Pregnancy Questions

When to call the doctor When you are pregnant, do not hesitate to call your doctor or midwife if something is bothering or worrying you. Sometimes physical changes can be signs of a problem. Call your doctor or midwife as soon as you can if you: Are bleeding or leaking fluid from the vagina. Have… Continue reading Pregnancy Questions
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Prenatal Care: Talking to Your Doctor

Preconception care can improve your chances of becoming pregnant, having a healthy pregnancy, and delivering a healthy baby. Here is a helpful checklist of the things you should discuss with your doctor if you are considering becoming pregnant: Family planning and choices for birth control. Taking 400 to 800 micrograms of folic acid every day… Continue reading Prenatal Care: Talking to Your Doctor

Pregnancy Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s See your doctor regularly. Continue taking folic acid throughout your pregnancy. Eat a variety of healthy foods. When cooking, keep raw meats, poultry, and seafood from touching other foods or surfaces and cook raw meat thoroughly. Clean, handle, cook, and chill food properly to prevent foodborne illness. Wash produce before eating it. Wash cooking… Continue reading Pregnancy Do’s and Don’ts

Planning for Pregnancy

Every parent wants to have a healthy baby. Planned pregnancy not only helps parents to be well-informed and well-prepared at every stage of pregnancy, it can also improve a woman’s ability to deliver a healthy baby. Preconception Preconception health means knowing how a woman’s health could affect her unborn child should she become pregnant. For… Continue reading Planning for Pregnancy

Fourth Time’s the Charm

Dan and Renee’ Veasey have been married for fourteen years and have four children after recently welcoming baby Joah on February 17, 2014, at Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC). Their family also includes ten-year-old Alyssa, seven-year-old Iliana, and three-year-old Tovi. Iliana and Tovi were also born at DRMC under the previous nursery care model, where… Continue reading Fourth Time’s the Charm
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Top 10 Things to Take with You to the Hospital when Having a Baby

1.  Your birth plan, if you have one. 2.  Lip balm because your lips may get extremely dry. 3.  Men’s Crew socks are comfortable. 4.  Loose pajamas and slippers will come in handy. Some women may prefer clogs. 5.  Hair bands or clips to keep your hair out of your face during delivery. 6.  Your… Continue reading Top 10 Things to Take with You to the Hospital when Having a Baby

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor when Trying to Conceive

10 Questions to Ask When Trying to Conceive 1.  How long should I be off birth control before trying to conceive? 2.  How do I know I’m ovulating? 3.  Am I really ready to have a baby? 4.  Are there ways to increase fertility? 5.  How will my current over-the-counter or prescription drugs affect my… Continue reading Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor when Trying to Conceive