Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Advice and support from our experts and other moms, including how to maintain a healthy, active pregnancy and information about all things breastfeeding.

For more than 30 years, a Renown NICU nurse has been an important part of the fabric of her patients' lives, including a newborn who stayed in the NICU under her care for 111 days. When Joye Kinkade went into labor at 36 weeks and needed an emergency cesarean section, Gail Adler,...

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Posted on February 2, 2017

This year’s New Year celebrations took on a little different form for Lovelock residents Ashley and Hiram Knight. The two became parents for the fifth time - welcoming their first little girl New Year’s morning. Baby Audrey Doll Knight came into the world at 5:31 a.m. on Jan. 1,...

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Posted on January 1, 2017

After her son, Howie, spent 23 days in the Renown Children’s Hospital Neonatal...

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Posted on December 21, 2016

The Renown Neonatal Intensive Care Unit recently held its annual Graduation Picnic at Pickett...

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Posted on November 21, 2016

Born less than a pound, Naomi Bakker spent 142 days in the Renown NICU. Her family recently...

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Posted on August 17, 2016

If you’re pregnant, then you are no stranger to doctors’ appointments. Most pregnant women...

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Posted on July 21, 2016

Breastfeeding can present challenges for many new mothers, especially when it’s time to...

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Posted on June 1, 2016

Want a healthy, comfortable pregnancy? We’ve compiled a list of four tips to help you...

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Posted on May 3, 2016

Breastfeeding can present challenges for some new mothers. But the experts at Renown’s Lactation...

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Posted on April 21, 2016

Swollen feet, headaches, insomnia — women face a number of physical challenges during...

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Posted on April 6, 2016

SIDS is personal for nurse Jackilyn Hawks, RN, Renown Baby & Family Suites, who lost her...

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Posted on March 9, 2016

Many new moms are concerned about having adequate milk supply for their newborns. A Renown...

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Posted on March 1, 2016

Many women believe that sore nipples are a normal part of breastfeeding. But according to our...

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Posted on January 28, 2016

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Many people like to start the new year by making some...

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Posted on December 17, 2015

Baby sleep safety is once again in the news. In this post, Marie McCormack, M.D., Medical Director...

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Posted on December 11, 2015

Naomi Bakker’s family recently celebrated the biggest day in their baby’s life, as the...

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Posted on December 10, 2015

Breastfeeding on the go is no simple task, and with the holiday rush it may seem near impossible....

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Posted on December 9, 2015

Moms and moms-to-be have a lot of questions when it comes to children, babies and pregnancy, and...

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Posted on December 8, 2015

Even though many breastfeeding babies have teeth, most don’t bite while nursing. Babies’ first...

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Posted on November 29, 2015

Unfortunately, stretch marks are a part of life and a very common part of pregnancy. Genetics is...

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Posted on November 28, 2015

Nurses and Lactation Consultants often hear new mothers voice concern about their ability to...

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Posted on November 25, 2015

Cravings during pregnancy are very common – a natural part of being pregnant. There are a lot of...

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Posted on November 24, 2015

Question: What are the benefits of a breast pump vs. breastfeeding? Answer: For the mother...

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Posted on November 13, 2015

I know it seems like we take a lot of blood from you during pregnancy, but it is quite important...

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Posted on November 10, 2015