Category Archives: Maternal Child Health

Northern Westchester Hospital Maternity Nurse Shares Resources for New Parents

New Parents have Q’s… …Here’s Where to Find the A’s By Maureen Varcasio, RN at Northern Westchester Hospital Having a baby requires parents to learn new skills in order to care for their newborn and themselves. Much of what you … Continue reading

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New York Nursery Nurse Discusses Newborn Screening and PKU

Why Will My Newborn Get a PKU Screening? By Martha Zavras, RN III, Northern Westchester Hospital If you, a family member, or close friend is pregnant, it is important to know that your newborn will be screened for several serious … Continue reading

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Westchester Lactation Consultant on the Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding: A Small Moment with Far-Reaching Benefits By Kim McKechnie, RN, IBCLC, Lactation Coordinator at Northern Westchester Hospital We know that in most cases “natural” is better, and breastfeeding is no exception. Breastfeeding your baby is the most healthful way … Continue reading

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New York Neonatologist Shares Simple Steps to Protect and Keep Your Baby Safe

Sound, Safe Sleep for Baby By Dr. Rick Stafford, Director of Neonatology, Northern Westchester Hospital The moment of departure from the hospital with your newborn baby can leave you with mixed feelings: Joy, wonder, and perhaps more than a little … Continue reading

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New York Obstetrician Shares Advice for Surviving the Heat While Pregnant

Expectant Moms: Summer Survival Guide An Interview with Dr. Navid Mootabar By the time summer rolls around, everyone’s so tired of being cold that they can’t wait to get outside and garden, barbecue, head to the beach. But basking in … Continue reading

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Westchester Obstetrician Guides Expectant Parents in What to Look for in a Hospital

Selecting a Hospital by Dr. David Berck Planning the birth of your baby Whether you’re expecting your first child, or you feel like you’ve become a seasoned professional at labor and delivery, one thing remains constant –deciding where to give … Continue reading

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