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Northern Westchester Hospital Maternity Nurse Talks Birth Plans

Posted on May 27th, 2014 by

Making it Your Birth Experience By RoseMary Stevens, RNC-OB, Northern Westchester Hospital A Birth Plan is a document that tells your health care provider and the hospital staff what kind of childbirth experience you would like to have and how you would like your newborn cared for.

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Northern Westchester Hospital Maternity Nurse Shares Resources for New Parents

Posted on March 25th, 2014 by

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 need to know can be learned from the nurses while you are still in the […]

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New York Nursery Nurse Discusses Newborn Screening and PKU

Posted on February 20th, 2014 by

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 medical conditions, as mandated by New York State. Among the conditions screened is PKU. What […]

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Westchester Lactation Consultant on the Benefits of Breastfeeding

Posted on February 11th, 2014 by

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 to feed and nurture most newborns, and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) backs this […]

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New York Obstetrician Shares Advice for Surviving the Heat While Pregnant

Posted on June 28th, 2012 by

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 the heat and sun can be hazardous for pregnant women, according to Navid Mootabar, MD, […]

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