Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Why Baby-Friendly hospitals are the gold standard for new moms and babies

This article is part of The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy.

Logansport Memorial Hospital is proud to be a hospital with a Baby-Friendly designation. In simple terms, this means that our Family Birth Center team has received special training to keep the well-being of moms and their babies as the highest priority—before, during, and after birth.

As a Baby-Friendly hospital, we practice evidence-based maternity care that promotes healthy bonding between parents and children. We have expertly trained doctors and nurses on staff to ensure that you and your baby have the best resources to begin breastfeeding and bonding as soon as possible.

mother and newborn bonding

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

How do you know when you need a total knee replacement

Total knee replacement—also called total knee arthroplasty—is a surgery used to treat advanced knee arthritis, pain, and deterioration due to normal wear and tear or a previous injury. Orthopedic specialists perform this surgery at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

A doctor examines a patient's knee

Thursday, August 2, 2018

What to do when you're faced with infertility

This article is part of the Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy.

Infertility is a common struggle that one in eight couples in the United States experience each year, according to the CDC. Infertility isn’t just a woman’s problem. In fact, only about one third of infertility cases can be traced back to the female. Another third can be traced back to the male, and a combination of factors make up the remainder of infertility cases.

couple in fertility counseling

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The side effects of poor sleep

You’ve probably heard that we spend about a third of our lives sleeping, but did you know that up to one fifth of adults experience insomnia?

Getting enough sleep is critical for maintaining good health, and sadly sleep problems are common among older adults. Learn more about how much sleep you need, what is normal, and when sleep problems should be cause for concern.

man with insomnia

Thursday, July 12, 2018

What to do after finding out you’re pregnant

This article is part of the Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy.

The news that you’re pregnant can be both exciting and overwhelming, especially if this is your first baby. After you’ve confirmed that you're pregnant and calculated your baby’s due date, your next step should be making your first prenatal appointment with an obstetrician within the first ten weeks of gestation.

As part of your first obstetrics visit, you'll schedule follow-up appointments, arrange laboratory tests, and do a thorough review of your medical history.

couple at prenatal appointment with doctor