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

Baby goes home after special care nursery stay

Laura loves to give nose snuggles to Ella, just as she did when her son, William, was an infant.

Laura and Nick O’Connor of Faribault welcomed their second child sooner than expected. Daughter Ella was born April 20 at The Mother Baby Center in Minneapolis after just 34 weeks. The situation was similar to the one the O’Connors experienced when son William was born prematurely 18 months earlier. “The first one was filled with a lot … Continued

Mom waits to welcome twins

Shannon Neuberger is awaiting the delivery of twins.

Happy Mother’s Day to Shannon Neuberger, who is at The Mother Baby Center awaiting twin girls with a scheduled delivery of July 13. Shannon is on bed rest as a result of preterm premature rupture of membranes. The mom and stepmom to four girls already said at The Mother Baby Center they are doing extra … Continued

Woman becomes new mom just in time for Mother’s Day

New mom Christina

Happy Mother’s Day to new mom Christina Thomas, who delivered Ava Kay Reumann at 7:53 p.m. Wednesday at The Mother Baby Center in Minneapolis. “She recognizes my voice and loves skin-to-skin contact,” said Christina, who will be spending Mother’s Day introducing and sharing Ava with family.

Mom celebrates Mother’s Day with new son

Melanie and son

Happy Mother’s Day to Melanie Evanger Bullinger, who gave birth to Adler John Bullinger on Wednesday at The Mother Baby Center in Minneapolis. Melanie will be spending Mother’s Day with Adler and her older children, Orin, 4; and Elsa, 2. “When you first meet them, they are so small and new — it’s a thrilling experience,” … Continued

The Mother Baby spotlight on Peggy Stoks, RN

Peggy Stoks, RN, says her coworkers and the people she cares for are the best part of her job at The Mother Baby Center.

The Mother Baby Center is made up of an extraordinary staff of talented, dedicated health care professionals. This week, we’d like to introduce Peggy Stoks, RN. What is your job title? Describe your role.  I am a staff nurse on the labor and birthing unit at The Mother Baby Center. In addition to helping families welcome … Continued