Hope to See You This Week at Breastfeeding Forum!

By , September 19th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Hope to See You This Week at Breastfeeding Forum! Forum is a great place for breastfeeding moms to find support, exchange experiences 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 now 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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Unhealthy Air

By , September 18th, 2014 | News, Safety | 0 Comments

Chelsea Wicks, MD, a pediatrician at Renown Medical Group Pediatrics, explains how the smoke in the air is affecting our kids and what parents should do to protect them.

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The Importance of Prenatal Tests

By , September 16th, 2014 | Pregnancy | 0 Comments

Tamsen Carson, Physician Assistant, Renown Health

The Importance of Prenatal TestsI know it seems like we take a lot of blood from you during pregnancy, but it is quite important to see how your body is functioning during pregnancy and ensure you and the baby are healthy. If you are ever unsure about a test, discuss it with your doctor. 

The first blood testing done, which is usually at your first visit, whether that be 10 weeks or 20 weeks, depending when you first see the doctor, is the prenatal panel. This includes testing for diseases that could affect the pregnancy such as hepatitis B, syphilis and HIV. It also tests your iron levels, blood type, …

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