Expectant Parent Classes – October 2017

Expectant Parent Class Description Are you about to become a parent? In two evening sessions, our nursing staff teach and discuss the stages of labor; comfort measures for labor, nutrition, and exercise; and baby care, including feeding, bathing and safety. The course also includes parenting information provided by Pope County’s Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE),…

At-Home Fetal Heartbeat Monitors: Heartfelt or Harmful?

Parents crave peace of mind. It’s stressful to think something could happen to your unborn baby, so doing everything to monitor their baby’s heartbeat at home seems prudent. Unfortunately, though, at-home fetal doppler monitors carry risks and probably aren’t worth it. This growing trend is concerning to doctors and prenatal healthcare professionals. While the FDA…

Dr. Laura Huggins Joins GRHS’ Family Medicine and OB Team

The growing Family Medicine and Obstetrics team at Glacial Ridge Health System welcomes Dr. Laura Huggins. Dr. Huggins was mostly raised in neighboring Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and attended medical school at the University of South Carolina. She completed her residency at Fort Collins Family Medicine Program in Colorado. Her special medical interests include obstetrics with cesarean…

Expectant Parent Classes – July 2017

Expectant Parent Class Description Are you about to become a parent? In two evening sessions, our nursing staff teach and discuss the stages of labor; comfort measures for labor, nutrition, and exercise; and baby care, including feeding, bathing and safety. The course also includes parenting information provided by Pope County’s Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE),…

Expectant Parent Classes – April 2017

Expectant Parent Class Description Are you about to become a parent? In two evening sessions, our nursing staff teach and discuss the stages of labor; comfort measures for labor, nutrition, and exercise; and baby care, including feeding, bathing and safety. The course also includes parenting information provided by Pope County’s Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE),…

Maternity Staff Who Really Care

“My husband and I went in on Wednesday and the nurse and Dr. said that I could go home, that I wasn’t progressing very fast yet. On Thursday we went in at 4pm and they kept me. The nurse, Brooke, was wonderful and very nice. She had also been there the night before so she…

Expectant Parent Classes – January 2017

Expectant Parent Class Description Are you about to become a parent? In two evening sessions, our nursing staff teach and discuss the stages of labor; comfort measures for labor, nutrition, and exercise; and baby care, including feeding, bathing and safety. The course also includes parenting information provided by Pope County’s Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE),…

Glacial Ridge Hospital’s 1st Baby of 2017 is a Girl

Erica Nicole, daughter of Natasha and Mitchell Trumble of Morris, was born Jan. 02, 2017, at 3:43 p.m., claiming her spot as Glacial Ridge Hospital’s first baby of the year. Her birth was attended by Certified nurse Midwife Jessica van der Hagen (Center). Also pictured are RNs Kori Walker (L) and Brook Wilken (R). Congratulations to the…

It’s Positive! 5 Things to do Right Now

Finding out that you are going to have a baby can produce a wave of emotions. The joy can also bring feelings of uncertainty. There are so many things to consider, questions that need to be answered. To get started, here is a countdown to the top five things you should do right now: Take…

Expectant Parent Classes

Expectant Parent Class Description This class is open to all expectant parents. In two evening sessions, our nursing staff teach and discuss the stages of labor; comfort measures for labor, nutrition, and exercise; and baby care, including feeding, bathing and safety. The course also includes parenting information provided by Pope County’s Early Childhood Family Education…