Stretch Marks – Cause, Prevention and Treatment

By , October 13th, 2015 | Pregnancy, Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Stretch MarksTamsen Carson, Physician Assistant, Renown Health

Unfortunately, stretch marks are a part of life and a very common part of pregnancy. Genetics is the best predictor of whether you may get stretch marks.

Stretch marks occur when the skin stretches quickly as your body changes to accommodate the pregnancy. They are most common anywhere you may gain weight during pregnancy, typically the breasts, hips, stomach and thighs.

The best way to prevent stretch marks is to gain a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy, which is currently 25-to-30 pounds for a person of a healthy weight. This can be achieved by eating a healthy, balanced diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and lean protein. …

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Breastfeeding Boom in Hospitals

By , October 8th, 2015 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the number of women breastfeeding at U.S. Hospitals is on the rise. The report credits more hospitals with supporting new moms who want to breastfeed, and the increase could make for healthier babies.

The CDC data found that the percentage of U.S. Hospitals that followed global standards set for successful breastfeeding increased from 29-to-54-percent between 2007 and 2013.

Hospital staff, including at Renown Children’s Hospital, approach new moms in the hours after her baby is …

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Class Schedule

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Class ScheduleOh, the joy of parenthood! New parents are invited to The Joy of Parenthood class, where you will learn the basics of caring for a newborn, such as bathing, diapering, breastfeeding, infant safety and more. Register today for The Joy of Parenthood class, Wednesday, October 14.

Check out our other classes and tours during the week of October 12-18:

Baby & Family Suites Tour – Monday and Thursday

Breastfeeding Forum – Tuesday and Thursday

The Joy of Parenthood (Newborn Care) – Wednesday

Childbirth Education (All-in-a-Day class) – Sunday

Click here for a complete list of classes and events.

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