From a young age, Sharon Hrina, vice president, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, understood the value of a strong work ethic and relationships. It helped her develop many enduring friendships, some dating back to middle school. As a nurse, the trust she built with her patients earned their confidence and cooperation. Sharon tapped those early […]
One in 9 babies is born prematurely, according to the March of Dimes. For pregnant women who are at risk for delivering prematurely, an evidence-based treatment approach may reduce their chances of having a preterm birth. Below are some common questions – and answers – about this treatment, called progesterone supplementation.
The birth of a child is filled with both excitement and nervousness for moms-to-be. They may wonder – How will I know I’m in labor? Will I have a long labor? What will my baby look like? – and countless other questions.
A drug-addicted baby is born every hour, according to research. To help educate inmates about how drug use during pregnancy affects newborns, Dr. Elena Rossi presented at a federal prison in Lisbon, Ohio.
It started small. The idea of helping others was the primary focus. This is how A Loose Knit Group came to be. JoAnn Carney, a volunteer with Fellows Riverside Gardens, was a member of the Ursuline Mother House’s Prayer Shawl Ministry. She knitted Prayer Shawls for those in need but she wanted to expand the […]
After overcoming ovarian cancer, Lacey Collins was told she would never be able to have children. So when she learned she was pregnant with her little boy, Jayce, she was thrilled. Jayce was her little miracle who came along when she least expected it.