Meet Moms, Share Stories

By , October 10th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Breastfeeding Forum Our Breastfeeding Forum is a great place for breastfeeding moms to find support, share stories and discuss any concerns you might have.

We meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. in the Capri Conference Room at Renown South Meadows Medical Center and every Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon at The Lactation Connection at Renown Regional Medical Center.

For more information, call The Lactation Connection at 982-5210.

See our calendar for a full listing of breastfeeding and childbirth education classes and events.

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After-School Fitness May Improve Classroom Performance

By , October 9th, 2014 | Exercise, News | 0 Comments

After School ExerciseRecess has long been a staple in the school system for kids, and now a new study confirms that children who exercise throughout the day perform better academically and have better attention spans than those who do not.

“The authors of the study found that brain function in children improved post exercise,” says Elaine Cudnik, APRN, a nurse practitioner with Renown Medical Group Pediatrics. “Children should be getting about 20-30 minutes of exercise in addition to outside play time per day.”

In the study, children were enrolled in an after-school program that ensured they received the equivalent of 2.5 miles of extra walking a day.  After-school activities like organized sports are …

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What is Centering Pregnancy?

By , October 7th, 2014 | Pregnancy, Women's Health | 0 Comments

Jessica Good, Certified Nurse Midwife, Renown Health

Centering PregnancyCentering is a model of group healthcare that is fun, interesting, and has been shown to reduce some problems that can happen in pregnancy, like delivering your baby too early.

Renown’s Centering Pregnancy typically includes eight to10 pregnant women and their partners. Women are put in a group with others who are due to deliver in the same month. Unlike a class, centering is patient-focused, with an emphasis on empowering women to take charge of their bodies and their healthcare.

While the group has a structure, it is truly focused on what is important to the group at that time. A certified midwife is present throughout the …

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