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Honoring a Pregnancy Loss and Tips for How to Cope

  October 15th offers grieving mothers, parents, and families a chance to honor the loss of a pregnancy or infant as it is deemed National...

4 commonly asked questions about childbirth, answered

Whether you’re pregnant with your first child or your third, our Dignity Health Arizona Family Birthing Center teams are here to answer all questions.

Plan the Perfect Babymoon

My husband and I are expecting our first child in February and are quickly realizing how different our lives are about to be.  Spontaneous getaways...

Packing your hospital bag (from a mom of 3!)

Whether you plan to deliver in a hospital or birthing center (I’ve done both) you’ll need to pack a bag for the birth. With...

What to Put on a Baby Registry

I struggled A LOT with what to put on my baby registry. As a first time mom, I had absolutely no idea where to...

Common Oral Health Issues During Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant – or planning to become pregnant – chances are you know some of the basics about being healthy for you and...

Journey to Parenthood

A look at RAK Editor, Monique Seleen’s pregnancy experience: My husband and I are so excited to become first-time parents in 2022. Our little boy...

So there’s a new local children’s book author…

When she was pregnant with her son Max, Sarah Land of Phoenix underwent a period of self-reflection and angst common to many in the...

Expecting? What to know about choosing your baby’s doctor

A good time to start thinking about finding a pediatrician for your new baby is at the beginning of your third trimester. The last...

Pandemic Pregnancy: Expecting the unexpected during COVID-19

As if the physical and emotional adjustments to pregnancy and childbirth weren’t enough, tens of thousands of Arizona women have been experiencing it under...

Dignity Health and Phoenix Children’s to debut Women’s and Children’s Pavilion

We're expecting! EARLY NEXT YEAR, a new five-story, 378,000 square-foot Women’s and Children’s Pavilion is opening on the Dignity Health—Mercy Gilbert Medical Center campus. This...

My toddler is doing all the things I used to judge other parents for

When I had a dog — and it was just Nick, me, and our jobs — I was an incredible parent. My “kids” were...

Pregnancy and childbirth Q&A: Choosing a birth center

When Kate Reed, a sales and media consultant at Raising Arizona Kids, delivered her son Grayson on Oct. 4, she surprised all of us...

What’s in your diaper bag? Local moms reveal their top baby must-haves

We asked local moms about their favorite must-haves for babies. From unisex diaper backpacks to fancy wipes, here are some of the products moms...

AAP cautions pregnant women and breastfeeding moms against marijuana use

With marijuana now legal for medical or recreational use in half of the country, the American Academy of Pediatrics urges women to avoid the...

5 places to help you maintain fitness during pregnancy

Working out is an important part of your routine---but when you are pregnant, you may wonder which exercises are healthy for you and your...

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