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.
TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 -- Pregnant women who smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol may put their babies at higher odds for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), a new government study finds.
After the first trimester of pregnancy, women who both smoked and drank increased the risk for SIDS nearly 12 times. For those who continued to smoke, SIDS risk rose fivefold, and for those who continued to drink, the risk was four times higher, researchers found.
THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 -- Many mothers-to-be feel overwhelmed by stress, and it might have implications for their babies' brain development in the womb, a new study suggests.
The researchers found that even in a group of highly educated, healthy pregnant women, stress and anxiety were common. More than one-quarter reported higher-than-average levels of "perceived stress," while a similar number had anxiety symptoms. Another 11% had depression symptoms.
TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 -- When pregnant women use cosmetics containing parabens, their children may have a greater likelihood of becoming overweight, a new study suggests.
Parabens are chemicals that have long been used as a preservative in cosmetics and body care products. A number of studies have suggested that parabens mimic estrogens in the body and may disrupt the normal function of hormones.