Bed Rest

By , July 23rd, 2014 | Pregnancy, Women's Health | 0 Comments

Tamsen Carson, PA, Renown Health

If you are pregnant and your doctor has placed you on bed rest, it is usually a pretty strict request, since bed rest is typically used for women who are experiencing complications with their pregnancy. Such complications could include:

  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Pre-term labor
  • Placenta problems
  • Low fluid around the baby

There are many other reasons as well. Be sure to talk with your doctor and understand why he/she has placed you on bed rest.

Bed rest means that you should be laying or sitting for most, if not all, of the day. You can get up to use the restroom, take a shower or get food, but otherwise you should be resting …

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Diabetes: A Family’s Diagnosis

By , July 17th, 2014 | Children's Specialty Care, Patient Stories | 0 Comments

Ryder was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of four. His 5th birthday was spent in the Wilbur D. May Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. His family shares their experience of Ryder’s diagnosis and their time at Renown Children’s Hospital.

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Seven Tips for Breastfeeding & Pumping When Flying

By , | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

If you’re planning on jetting off with baby on a summer vacation, doing a little homework ahead of time will work wonders, especially if you’re breastfeeding.

Read the whole story here on Café Mom.

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