Take a tour of St. Louis Children’s Hospital with Kate, a former patient, as she highlights some of her favorite programs and areas of the hospital funded by generous donors. Learn more about St. Louis Children’s Hospital: http://www.stlouischildrens.org/
Image: Shutterstock Wales lies to the west of Great Britain Island and is the part of the United Kingdom. The Welsh, people from Wales, are often identified by a given name and their connection to a family. Most Welsh surnames are patronymic and mainly derived from paternal lineage. During the Middle Ages, they used to
This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Like with any other crazy or wild dream, one may dream of being pregnant whether they are or not. When it comes to pregnancy dream meanings, there are two different ways to evaluate the situation depending on whether the person
Spotting in early pregnancy is common for many women and usually not a cause for concern. However, in some instances, it may occur as a symptom of a pregnancy complication. About a quarter of pregnant women experience bleeding during the first trimester. Although bleeding is a possible sign of early pregnancy loss, it does not
IN THIS ARTICLE A clean and dry mattress is essential for your baby to sleep well. But if your little one wets the mattress too often, then maintaining it becomes difficult. Also, you may not want to keep your baby in a diaper for long hours. So, how do you ensure that your infant sleeps
Chickenpox can cause a range of symptoms in babies, including an itchy rash and changes in sleeping habits. The symptoms may be more severe than those in older children or adults because the immune system in babies is still developing. Although chickenpox often clears up on its own, it can cause serious symptoms in babies,
The pediatric hospitalist team with St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine share some advice on treating abscesses. For more information, visit www.childrensmomdocs.org.
Uterus pain in early pregnancy is a common experience, and it has a range of possible causes. While most of these are not serious, some will require medical attention. During early pregnancy, the uterus is much smaller than it will be in the second and third trimesters. Therefore, pain in this part of the body
Amassing napkins, tea lights and random pieces of glassware (don’t make me explain, just enjoy the options when I’m making you a cocktail) is my standard strategy for trips to Ikea. (That and the staple soft ice cream cone I ravage while raging around the parking lot looking for my car.) 25 best things to
The ChildrensMomDocs team with St. Louis Children’s Hospital share tips for new parents on what you really don’t need to spend money on for baby. For more information, visit www.childrensmomdocs.org.
Illustration: Holly Stapleton When my two kids were little, I felt I had to inhale every moment with them. Every time they tasted something new, every time they fell off a swing—you don’t get those moments back, which meant everything else had to wait so I could be present for them. I resisted pursuing a
Dr. Sarah Garwood, a Washington University pediatrician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, discusses how to tell if your child has an eating disorder and what puts kids at risk for eating disorders. While doctors don’t know exactly what causes an eating disorder, different genetic and environmental factors contribute to an increased risk. Adolescence is the
Cervical effacement refers to the shortening and thinning of the cervix. It is part of the process that helps the cervix prepare for a vaginal delivery. The cervix connects the lower portion of the uterus to the vagina. Normally, the cervix is around 2.5 centimeters (cm) and is firm and closed. In preparation for childbirth,
Photo: COURTESY OF SAMANTHA WESTREN What would you do if your marriage imploded just as you were trying to start a family? How would you react if the thing you wanted most in the world was ripped out from under you? And what if it turned out, in retrospect, that it was the best thing
The Medical 3D Printing Center offers a wide range of 3D printing services to researchers and clinicians in the medical community at Washington University and in the midwest region.
Photo: Courtesy of istock It’s literally never occurred to me to take a vacation on my own. My fam doesn’t travel that often, so if I’m going anywhere, it’s with the kids and husband. Which is why, when I was invited on a trip for journalists to learn about The Palm Beaches area earlier this
IN THIS ARTICLE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education comprises a significant part of the child’s academics. So, anything you do to help the child get better in these subjects is not a waste. Of the many ways to teach the basic concepts of science and mathematics to children, STEM toys are among the
Matthew underwent facial reconstruction surgery to correct malformations caused by Crouzon syndrome. Dr. Albert Woo, who directs the plastic surgery team at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, performed the surgery, which he says is one of the more complex cranio-facial procedures one can do. The pediatric plastic surgery department at St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides care
Photo: iStockphoto On our daily 10-minute walk to my son’s school in Toronto’s west end, we pass a number of familiar sights: a couple of small dogs (a Boston terrier named Happ and a chihuahua named Milo); a grubby parkette littered with ancient, sun-bleached toys; the malodorous dumpster behind the seafood shop; the somewhat less