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WakeMed NICU Competes in Kangaroo-A-Thon

This year, the WakeMed NICU is hosting a Kangaroo-A-Thon from May 8th to May 19th. The Kangaroo-A-Thon is part of a larger, nationwide Kangaroo Challenge in which hospitals from around the world compete to encourage kangaroo care between new parents and their babies. Learn more about Kangaroo Care at WakeMed. What is a Kangaroo Care? Also […]

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International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month. Below, WakeMed OB/GYN, Dr. Elizabeth Jarvis, discusses some of the common infections that mothers pass on to their unborn children as well as ways to prevent the spread of infection. What is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month? International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month is recognized as a time to […]

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Conversations About Infertility

Perhaps you’re in your mid 30’s and you can hear that biological clock ticking…LOUDLY. Or, perhaps you’ve been trying for a while to conceive but have been struggling. Below, Dr. Chantel Roedner discusses common and not-so-common questions pertaining to women, men and infertility. What is Infertility? The definition of infertility is the inability to become […]

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Our NICU Story: The Harringtons

No matter the differences in medical complications or care between NICU babies, parents feel the same emotions: trauma, sadness, fear, guilt, happiness and most importantly love. An Unexpected Father’s Day Surprise My water broke unexpectedly on June 14th (my husband’s birthday), and I was rushed to WakeMed where they hoped I would stay for the next 7 […]

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