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Looking back on my daughter’s first year of life, I realize that so much of parenthood is trial and error. There are as many unique parenting styles as there are types of kids, and nothing about parenting is cut and dry.
No matter if you’re a crunchy mama, modern mama, by the book mama, stay at home mama or working mama, here are five things every new mom should know.
Women may not know where to turn after a mastectomy, breast reconstruction or custom prosthesis, especially when it comes to finding clothes that will make them feel good. The Healthy Reflections Boutique is one great resource for women seeking a little style after a less-than-glamorous procedure.
We use real, local people in our photos and videos.
A recent photoshoot at a house in Central Tacoma features Antonette Paulette, who is due to give birth Sept. 3 at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.
Tami Kapule says early breast cancer detection saved her life.
Now, she’s working hard to make sure other women have the same chance of survival she did.
Looking at 9-year-old Madison today, you’d never guess she spent the first days of her life in MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
She loves gymnastics, hockey, soccer and the hospital that took such good care of her and her mom, Tiffany Lindsay.
What was MultiCare urogynecologist Dr. Danielle Price’s first thought when she saw the new Internet video circulating that highlights women who pee during extreme CrossFit workouts?
“I see all of those people doing heavy lifting and think of their poor pelvic floors!” exclaims Price.
A bald scalp is a blank canvas for artwork that is helping some patients cope with hair loss after chemotherapy treatments at the MultiCare Regional Cancer Center. Called a henna crown, the intricate, temporary designs are created with a plant-based dye.
Baby Jadelynn, pictured above, weighed 1 pound, 10 ounces when she was born at 24 weeks. Only one Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Tacoma is certified to care for all premature and critically ill newborns like Jadelynn, no matter how small their size or how complex their condition. That’s why mothers who want the highest level of NICU care for their baby in Tacoma choose the NICU at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital.
August 2010 was a life-changing month for Angie Hart. On August 7, Hart’s brother-in-law Chadd was killed in Kentucky. On August 8, the expectant mother was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome and rushed by ambulance to MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. On August 9, Bailey Rainn Miller was born by emergency cesarean section – nine weeks early and weighing just 2 pounds, 13 ounces.
Tucked away in a quiet corner of the MultiCare Gig Harbor Medical Park is perhaps the last thing you expect to see during a trip to the doctor’s office: a fully functioning medical day spa.
As a gal who’s never been able to resist a good trip to the spa, I knew I had to check it out.
Drop-in clinics are offering free immunizations this week for all children from birth through age 18 in Tacoma, Gig Harbor and Puyallup.
A midwife in the Seattle-Tacoma area says people frequently ask questions about the role of a midwife: Can a midwife prescribe an epidural or other medication for pain during childbirth? Can a midwife deliver a baby in a hospital? Jodee Gutierrez, ARNP, a Certified Nurse Midwife at the MultiCare Women’s Health & Wellness Center in Gig Harbor, answers questions about how a midwife can help.
Three days after Sgt. Michael Mizer deployed to Southeast Asia, his wife, Heidi, found out she was pregnant with their first child. Even though he was more than 5,000 miles away, Sgt. Mizer was still able to experience many pregnancy milestones. Those special moments were possible thanks to “virtual visits” via computer, offered for the first time this summer by MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital.
For the 19 babies born at MultiCare hospitals yesterday, Feb. 29 always will be a special day -- even if it means their "first" birthday technically will be four years from now. But we're sure these Leap Day newborns and their families will celebrate more often that that.
Responding to increasing demand for services, MultiCare Health System will remodel and update the areas that serve women, newborns and children at Tacoma General Hospital and Mary Bridge Children's Hospital beginning next summer.