News for expecting moms and dads!
MOTHER/BABY SUITES & MORE AT GOOD SAMARITAN
TriHealth’s Good Samaritan Hospital has a new triage and welcome area for expecting moms and a whole lot more. The multi-phase renovation began in 2015 and now features a maternity gateway through the hospital’s Dixmyth entrance, valet parking and a larger greeting area. Upon admission, moms can now register at their bedsides in all-private, fully renovated Mother/Baby suites. In addition, a brand-new Advanced Obstetrical Care Unit for antepartum patients has been developed, for expert new mommy and newborn care. Learn more about the renovations and the amenities at Good Samaritan Hospital at trihealth.com.
UNIQUE CHILDBIRTH CLASSES AT BETHESDA
Having your baby at Bethesda North? The hospital has an array of classes for new moms and dads. Led by childbirth educator and doula Sharon Said, classes cover an array of pregnancy and post-pregnancy topics. “Conscious Pregnancy” focuses on preparing you and Baby for birth; “Postpartum-ology” hones-in on the weeks just after Baby’s arrival and what to expect from typical first month challenges; and “Baby’s Amazing Journey” takes you through the first 12 months of your infant’s life to discover how his motor, cognitive, language and emotional development affects all aspects of his learning. Learn more about available classes at trihealth.com.
INSTALL YOUR CAR SEAT RIGHT — HERE’S HELP
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center (CCIC; cincinnatichildrens.org/ccic) has a fitting station program for parents needing car seat installation help (by appointment only). Area fire and police departments participate in the program in addition to other locations such as:
2800 Winslow Ave., Cincinnati
Norwood Health Department
2059 Sherman Ave., Cincinnati
Clinton County Health District
111 S. Nelson, Ste. 1, Wilmington
937-382-7251, ext. 119
Highland County Community Action
1487 N. High St., Ste. 500, Hillsboro
937-393-3060, ext. 155
STRANGE SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY
Growing a human being inside of you means all kinds of weird things are happening in and on your body! These are a few normal oddities to expect:
- Saliva overdrive
- Excessive sweating
- Skin discoloration
- Carpal Tunnel syndrome
- Vocal Changes
- Migraines (or the absence of migraines if you’re typically a headache sufferer)
- Excess gas
The good news? Most strange pregnancy symptoms resolve on their own and are only a minor inconvenience in the work of getting Baby here. Of course, peace of mind is important, so it’s always good to discuss the weird things your experiencing with your OB/GYN to be sure. Ask more, stress less!