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Choosing a Maternal Care Provider

 
It’s decision time! Once the exciting news of your pregnancy sets in, it's time to consider who you want to help care for you and your baby throughout your pregnancy journey. Every woman deserves a safe and satisfying birth experience and taking time early in your pregnancy to learn about the different types of prenatal care providers is a critical factor when deciding on a birthing plan that fits your needs and wants.
 
Types of Prenatal Care Providers
 

IVF from a Dad’s Perspective

 
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an intricate sequence of procedures used to aid in the conception of a child when a couple is experiencing infertility, illness or genetic concerns.
 

Safety Month – First Aid Kit Essentials

 
You’re preparing dinner when all of a sudden, a crying toddler runs over with a scraped knee. Your first thought is, where is the first aid kit? You can be prepared for emergencies, big or small, by keeping a first aid kit handy.
 
Why a first aid kit?

Suns out… Kids out!

 
The sun’s out, so that means the kids are out…out of school that is. There are many different free events happening around Albuquerque and surrounding areas to keep your kids entertained over summer break.
 

Correct Body Mechanics and Posture for Pregnancy

 
It is common for women to complain of neck, lower back, and/or pelvic pain during their pregnancy. However, that does not mean that it is normal. There are things you can do now to prevent or decrease these pains. Paying attention to posture and moving the right way will help ease your discomfort and allow you to better enjoy this exciting time.  
 
Quick tips to improve function during pregnancy 
 
Sleeping position

How Do Strokes Strike?

A stroke can happen to anyone at any age. According to the American Stroke Association, someone in the United Sates has a stroke every 40 seconds.

So how do strokes strike? Strokes occur when there is bleeding in the brain or when there is a blockage resulting in blood and oxygen not flowing to the brain. A stroke limits the oxygen supply to the brain and can lead to serious brain damage. 

The Gift of Life from a Coworker and Friend

“Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.”  -Author Unknown

Growing up, Helen Nielsen always knew there was a possibility that she would have polycystic kidney disease.

Your Path to Pregnancy

Every family has their own path to building their family. For some this is through pregnancy, for others, this is through adoption. Either of these paths may be an option in families where infertility is a factor.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Our children are precious and it’s up to us to make sure they are safe and shielded from violence. Since 1983, April has been designated Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each day, more than five children die as a result of abuse or neglect. There is an average of 3.3 million reports of child abuse annually. Working together as a community, we can protect children and keep them safe from abuse.