There’s a reason Callista and Jason Puchmeyer named their daughter after their doctor, Dr. Melissa Mancuso. After 29 ultrasounds and 3 in utero transfusions, Vincenza Melissa William Puchmeyer was delivered safe and sound Nov. 14 at 33 weeks gestation. The Puchmeyer family doesn’t believe the stork had anything to do with the most recent blessing […]
Sometimes the best way to give a baby the greatest chance of survival is through prevention of preterm birth. This is especially true for high-risk pregnancies, which puts mom at an increased chance of delivering preterm (before 37 weeks). A high-risk pregnancy occurs when a woman has conditions – preexisting or developed during pregnancy – […]
When I first started working at Akron Children’s Hospital, I never thought I would become a patient. I’m an adult, so what place do I have as a patient? Well, everything changed in fall 2013 when I learned I was pregnant with twins.
The bags and snacks are packed, the car seat is in place, the snoedel has been cuddled with, and the camera is ready. I really can’t believe how fast our date has come. We are both anxious and excited. We’ve talked to our specialists and doctors to try to be as prepared as one can […]
We are less than a week away of meeting our little Peanut face to face. It’s crunch time! The room has been painted, furniture assembled, and laundry is ready to be washed. We met with a pediatrician last week, but feel we need to meet with another just to make sure of our comfort level. […]
What a week! We had our doctors’ appointments with my OB, Dr. John Stewart, and pediatric neurosurgeon Roger Hudgins. I was pretty anxious for the ultrasound, wondering if the ventricles have grown and if there was going to be anything new. It’s one of those times that will always stick out in my mind, watching […]