Immunizations: Helping Your Baby


Immunizations are an essential part of keeping your baby healthy. Because they are given by injection, immunizations can sometimes be a source of stress and discomfort. You are your baby’s best source of comfort, and there are things you can do before, during, and after the injection to improve your baby’s experience.   Before: Apply numbing … Continued

18 Foods for Pregnancy


Ever find that you’re coming up short when you tally the nutrients you’re consuming during pregnancy? Well fret no more: these foods are super high in nutrients that your body craves during pregnancy, and our expert doctors have some tips on how to prepare them. Make sure to keep them on hand for snacks and … Continued

Midwest Fetal Care Center to sponsor The Great Candy Run

The Midwest Fetal Care Center is excited to sponsor The Great Candy Run, a one-of-a-kind 5K run/walk on Sept. 17 at Staring Lake in Eden Prairie. Race director Stacy Hvinden wrote about her experience while visiting Duluth during Grandma’s Marathon weekend. Register today for The Great Candy Run.  

Midwest Fetal Care Center opens new clinic space


The Michael and Ann Ciresi Midwest Fetal Care Center, located in Minneapolis at The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Children’s Minnesota, opened Monday. The new, 6,700-square-foot clinic is the first and largest advanced fetal care center in the Upper Midwest and one of only a few in the U.S. The clinic was … Continued

The Mother Baby Center turns 3


Happy birthday to us! Happy birthday to us! On Feb. 4, 2013, we opened our first center — The Mother Baby Center in Minneapolis — as a collaboration between Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Our goal? To deliver the best in mother and baby care. In our third … Continued

Did you say twins?


David I. Lynch-Salamon, MD Finding out you are pregnant with more than one baby is definitely exciting and likely a little intimidating for most women and their families. Even though multiple births are more common these days, a nervous “what happens now?” usually follows the big news. In caring for women who are expecting twins … Continued

Babies’ first immunizations protect against hepatitis B


Minnesota Department of Health Vaccination is one of the greatest public-health achievements of the 20th century. There are vaccines that can help protect children from 14 serious diseases before age 2. Before vaccines, these diseases made children extremely sick and could lead to long-term health problems and death. Vaccines given on time, every time, protect … Continued