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Carson Tahoe Health Receives Prestigious March of Dimes Award for Achieving Outstanding Birthing Outcomes

Carson Tahoe Health’s Women & Children’s Center has been recognized by March of Dimes, an industry-leading infant mortality research & education group, for reducing the number of elective inductions and C-sections performed before 39 weeks of pregnancy to less than 3% of all deliveries. Studies show that babies born just a few weeks early have higher rates of hospitalization and illness than full-term infants. Additionally, early-term babies often face lifelong health challenges, such as breathing problems, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities and intellectual delays. “The last weeks of pregnancy are critical, as infants are undergoing significant development of the brain, lungs, and other vital organs,” said Paul E. Jarris, MD, MBA, PhD, March of Dimes Senior Vice President and Chief Medical …

Where Should I Deliver My Baby? 9 Questions to Ask When Choosing an OB/GYN and Hospital

Find out nine questions you should ask before choosing a hospital and OB/GYN to deliver your baby.

Why is Breastfeeding So Important?

Breastfeeding leads to best outcomes for moms & babies.

DIY Sidewalk Paint

Looking for a great way to get the kids outside and let their inner artists shine?  Check out this great recipe for DIY sidewalk paint that’s simple, fun, and easy to clean up! Materials you’ll need: • 1 part water • 1 part cornstarch • Food coloring • Container/cups for paint (ice cube trays or muffin tins work well) What to do: • Mix equal parts corn starch into equal parts water. • Pour cornstarch mixture into containers. • Add a few drips of food coloring into each different container. This is the perfect activity to work on colors, introducing them to primary colors and color mixing. • Let your child swirl and mix the food coloring into the corn …

Changing up your Beauty Routine while Pregnant

  Most mommies to be are aware of precautions to take in their diet, however it’s important to be aware of pregnancy- recommended skincare products as well. Here are a few pointers you can incorporate into you skincare and beauty routine from skin care expert and author of the book “Belli Beautiful,” Melissa Schweiger.   “Instead of applying mascara at the roots of the lashes, apply it only onto the tips of the lashes.” “Stage a ban on all synthetic perfumes. Instead, use essential oils (we love jasmine and citrus scents) and dab them onto your hair.” “Rather than getting a single process hair color that sits on the scalp, opt for highlights instead. Or get an ammonia-free glaze to …