What is a “High Risk” Pregnancy?

By , April 23rd, 2015 | Pregnancy, Women's Health | 0 Comments

Tamsen Carson, Physician Assistant, Renown Health 

miscariageA “high risk” pregnancy can mean a lot of things, but basically it means any pregnancy that isn’t straight-forward and without risks.

Some examples of a high risk pregnancy could be:

• Gestational diabetes
• High blood pressure

• Prior surgery on your uterus (like a C-section)
• Issues before with pre-term labor
• Issues with your placenta
• Other medical conditions

High risk pregnancy can mean so many things, but please know that just because you may be classified as “high risk” it does NOT mean you cannot have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

It may mean you need to take better care of yourself in regards to your diet or activity …

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It’s Miracle Madness!

By , April 21st, 2015 | Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events, News | 0 Comments

We want to see your dance moves! Saturday, May 2 is Miracle Madness, a dance marathon organized by Phi Delta Epsilon, held at the University of Nevada Reno. The event is open to all ages and raises funds for Renown Children’s Hospital – northern Nevada’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Here’s why we dance and we hope you will join us! For more information and to register online visit

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Baby Milestone: Introducing Solid Foods

By , April 18th, 2015 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Introduction to SolidsRobin Hollen, RN, IBCLC 

Introducing solid foods to your baby is a really big milestone. This milestone is a lot of fun and can be a lot of worry as well. One of the most important things to keep in mind is that your baby has so many years of food experiences ahead that there is no need to rush things!

Remember, you are taking the first steps to helping your little one develop healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.

While it used to be a common recommendation, now it’s known that rice isn’t easy for babies under the age of six months to digest. It’s also low in key nutrients, …

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