Empowering Kids. Connecting Parents.
Writing a birth plan: 10 essential tips from a pediatrician and mom
Written by: Kathleen Berchelmann, M.D. When a laboring mom arrives at the hospital with a birth plan, nurses often roll their eyes and smirk, especially if it is a check-off-the-boxes and fill-in-the-blanks birth plan off a web site. Why? Because 80-90% of moms on the unit where I work arrive with a plan for natural…Read More
Why the Baby Kid Expo?
Parenting isn’t easy, but luckily you’re not alone. Every stage brings new challenges, joys, and needs. This year you might need advice on how to get your baby to sleep through the night and be looking to buy the cutest cozy socks for your little one. As the year’s progress, you’ll want information on preschools…Read More
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Help for “Quarantine 19” Weight Gain from Head to Toe
By: Jill Cejas Jill Cejas, MS, CHES, is the Head to Toe supervisor in the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Health Advocacy and Outreach Department Families are spending more time at home during the pandemic and are sometimes falling victim to “Quarantine 19,” a common term that refers to unexpected weight gain during COVID-19. This phenomenon…Read More
Help is available during Covid-19.
COVID-19 Information Lines For questions about the pandemic disease, testing and resources available, please call: St. Charles County COVID-19 Information Hotline 636-949-1899 (open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily) Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services 877-435-8411 (open 24 hours) Current Information on Covid for STC https://www.sccmo.org/2105/COVID-19/COVID Medical Resources SSM Health BJC Health Care…Read More
By: Lauren Moran, MD, Washington University pediatric specialist on staff at Progress West Hospital. As a parent, it can be scary when your child is sick or hurt. Sometimes it’s difficult to determine what level of care is most appropriate — scheduling an appointment with their pediatrician or heading to the emergency room (ER). Pediatric…Read More
Game On! Keeping Your Young Athlete Hydrated
Dr. Tara M. Neumayr If you are like me, ‘Game Day’ is a level up in the daily challenge of parenting logistics. First, I check the weather – Hot? Cold? Rainy? Windy? Humid? Then it’s time to gather the gear: appropriate team jersey and matching shorts or pants; sport-specific socks; appropriate undergarments and provisional layers…Read More
Preparing for Pregnancy
If you’re thinking about having a baby, there are a few things you can do before conceiving to ensure a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Learn what board-certified obstetrician (OB) Cory Miller, MD, recommends as you prepare for the journey into motherhood. How do I choose an OB? One of your first decisions is…Read More
Making the First Day Easier
Parents should remember that they need not wait until the first day of class to ask for help. Schools are open to address any concerns a parent or child might have, including the specific needs of a child, over the summer. The best time to get help might be one to two weeks before school…Read More
Bring the Family to the 2019 Baby Kid Expo West County!
What if you could plan a fun day with the kids, and connect with businesses in our area as well? You can at the Baby Kid Expo event! The 2nd Annual Baby Kid Expo West County will take place Saturday, August 10th at the Greensfelder Recreation Center, from 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. Free Admission. The Baby…Read More
Top Notch Information at the Baby Kid Expo West County!
The St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center (CSCC) provides advanced pediatric and adolescent care, close to home. While enjoying Baby Kid Expo – West County, experience the approachable expert advice available at the CSCC:• Stop by our Family Resource station to chat with trained experts who offer trusted pediatric health information for patients, families and…Read More
Go From Liking Your Body to Loving It
Through diet and exercise,we aim to change the appearance of our bodies and reduce any body fat we do not want. With enough of these small changes your body can achieve results to improve your body shape and muscle development. But not everyone is built the same, and genetics inertia can inhibit those who put…Read More