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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.
Save the dates for Women's Health Expo in Bonney Lake, Girls Night Out in Gig Harbor, and Ladies Night Out in Tacoma.
Like many women, Janey Barnhart, a research nurse for the MultiCare Institute of Research and Innovation, has struggled with her weight since junior high school. Her family’s bad eating habits only made Barnhart’s bad genes worse and made dieting a frequent occurrence in her life. But her weight loss “aha” moment finally came.
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.
More than 5,000 families every year choose MultiCare Family Birth Centers to bring their newest members into the world. This week, we asked a few new mothers to share their recent experiences with our birth centers.
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.
Bellybutton breakthrough: At MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, Dr. John Lenihan is among the first surgeons to perform robotic single-site gynecological procedure in the United States.
With three young children waiting at home, Janelle Winstead didn’t have time for a long recovery after surgery. So when her gallbladder needed to be removed, the Tacoma mother was thankful she had the option to choose daVinci robotic surgery just down the street at MultiCare Allenmore Hospital in Tacoma, Wash.
Pregnant women and new mothers may qualify for a Medela Breast Pump with no out-of-pocket costs, thanks to a change in insurance coverage requirements as part of the Affordable Care Act.
The tiny pink T-shirt is more than 30 years old, yet the baby wearing it is brand new. Violet Magnolia Shamp was born with a flair for vintage fashion. When she arrived Feb. 4 at the Family Birth Center at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, her parents dressed her in a 1981 Tacoma General T-shirt originally worn by Violet's mother, Martha, when she was born at the hospital.