January 2013

Nurseries have certainly come a long way. For first-time parents scrolling through Pinterest, it can be a bit intimidating. Just a glance at the popular blog “Project Nursery” and their “Most Viewed Nurseries of 2012” will reveal image after image of perfectly appointed spaces that rival what used to be the premiere room of the house, the master bedroom. With more choices than pink or blue paint for the walls, parents are creating nurseries which almost reflect their baby’s personality before they even make their big arrival.

So if you don’t know where to start, one mom blogger... Read More »

Thank you to the sweet family who wrote in to the Tulsa World regarding their experience at the Peggy V. Helmerich Women's Health Center. We honor the special responsibilty and opportunity to be a part of the families we meet every day.

We would like to thank all the nurses and doctors who work at the Hillcrest Women's Center. The second-floor people were great when our granddaughters came two months early. The nurses in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) are the best people. When we lost one of our angels after only eight days, they were there to help us through it, even... Read More »

Is it okay to breastfeed if the mother has the flu?

Flu season is upon us and as a reminder, breastfeeding mothers should continue to breastfeed their children even if they become sick.  Your best protection and your baby’s best protection is to stay away from large crowds of people, be diligent about washing your hands, limit the number of people who may have contact with your baby, and make sure that those who are around your baby are not sick.

However, if you do get sick with the flu, don’t stop breastfeeding. Limit face to face contact with your baby, wear a mask when... Read More »

We love suspense. When it comes to finding out the sex of your baby, there are few things more thrilling. For most expectant couples, the big reveal happens around the 20 week ultrasound. After counting fingers and toes, the next question is usually “Is it a boy or a girl?” In recent years, couples have discovered it is even more exciting to share the big surprise with family and friends. Gender parties are a big hit and there are some pretty creative ways to reveal the gender of the baby.

Balloons – A carefully filled and sealed box with either blue or pink balloons is a great way... Read More »