Pregnancy & Childbirth Services at Bronson Having a baby can inspire great joy and big questions. Where you choose to have your baby may be the most important decision you make. By choosing the Bronson BirthPlace in Battle Creek or Kalamazoo, you can feel confident that your baby will be well-cared for in a safe, nuturing environment. If your baby should need special care, he or she will be cared for by the experts at Bronson Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). For additional information on our pregnancy and childbirth services, and free BirthPlace tours, visit bronsonhealth.com.
Pregnancy & Childbirth Services at Bronson Are you a mom-to-be? Visit bronsonhealth.com to learn about the range of pregnancy and childbirth services available in the Bronson network.
THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 -- Here's more bad news associated with climate change: Pregnant women exposed to air pollution or heat waves face a greater risk of having a preterm or underweight baby, a new research review finds.
The review, of 68 studies from across the United States, found that the large majority arrived at the same conclusion: Babies were at greater risk when their mothers lived in areas with poorer air quality or more oppressive heat.
FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 -- MRI imaging has uncovered key differences in blood flow to the placenta in pregnant women who are healthy and those with preeclampsia.
That could help explain why babies born to mothers with preeclampsia -- dangerously high blood pressure during pregnancy -- are often smaller and premature, according to researchers at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.
MONDAY, April 20, 2020 -- Having your baby in a hospital is the still the safest choice, even during the coronavirus pandemic, updated guidelines from a leading pediatricians' group say.
"We recognize that women have different reasons for planning a home delivery, such as cultural or religious beliefs -- and right now, concerns over the coronavirus pandemic," guideline author Dr. Kristi Watterberg said in a news release from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
MONDAY, May 11, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Women who take high-dose folic acid supplements from pre-pregnancy through mid-pregnancy might increase their risk for potentially dangerous high blood pressure, according to new research.
The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, sought to answer questions about the safety of prenatal folic acid vitamin supplements.
TUESDAY, April 14, 2020 -- A study of pregnant women admitted to two New York City hospitals for delivery in late March and early April found that about 1 in 7 were infected with the new coronavirus and most didn't show symptoms.
Reporting April 13 in the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors from New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital and the Columbia University Irving Medical Center said they tested a total of 215 women who delivered newborns between March 22 and April 4.