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Fun Fall Break Activities for Johnson County Families

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Oct 6, 2015 9:30:00 AM

With Fall Break just around the corner, you might be wondering what to do with your kids while they are off school. Planning activities your whole family can enjoy will help keep everyone happy and provide great family memories. Local libraries, community centers, and apple orchards all have fun activities for you to enjoy. If you can't take off work, your kids can still enjoy special activities through day camps. Read on to find out more things to do with your family during Fall Break!

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Topics: Johnson County Moms

Five of the Most Highly-rated Guide Books for New Parents

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Sep 15, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Often new parents have no idea what to expect in terms of welcoming their little one into the world. The good news is that there are plenty of books to help you out. There are guidebooks for new moms, guidebooks for new dads, journals, humorous antidotes, and much more.

Some books offer all of these, and others are more focused on a central idea. Many of these books even come in ereader, audiobook or video formats so you can pick the style that works best for you. This post is specifically about a few of the bestselling guide books to help you know what is happening to your body and throughout the first year of your child's life. 

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Topics: Maternity Care, Moms, Johnson County Moms

The Benefits and Safety of Pregnancy Yoga

Posted by Beth Ross on May 5, 2015 10:00:00 AM

If you are pregnant and looking for ways to stay fit, you might be interested in prenatal yoga. Not only is prenatal yoga a great exercise to take up, but it is also a fantastic way to prepare your body for childbirth.

Before you start prenatal yoga or any exercise regimen be sure to discuss it with your doctor to make sure it's right for you. Find out the benefits of yoga below.

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Topics: Maternity Care, Johnson County Moms

A Review of the Top Smart Phone Apps for Expectant Mothers

Posted by Beth Ross on Apr 28, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Pregnant? There's an app for that. Not sure what to expect when you're expecting? Your smartphone can help. Pregnancy-related apps are a booming market. According to research done by ByteMobile nearly  half of mobile users that have health-related apps are using pregnancy-related apps. There are a variety of apps available--apps that help you monitor your growing belly, what you should or shouldn't eat while pregnant or even morphing a photo of you and your significant other together to see what your baby will look like. Some apps are obviously more fun in nature than others!

The apps are meant to be a supplement to the medical care you are already receiving. If you have questions or concerns about your health, please speak to your doctor

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Topics: Maternity Care, Johnson County Moms

Bone Density Testing: Why It's Important for Women's Health

Posted by Beth Ross on Apr 14, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Johnson Memorial offers bone density testing to detect the risk of osteoporosis. Women are at risk of developing osteoporosis.

People used to think that osteoporosis was an inevitable part of aging. Today, we know a lot more about how to prevent, detect and treat the disease. You are never too young or too old to take care of your bones.

Good lifestyle habits can help you protect your bones and decrease your chance of getting osteoporosis. If your healthcare provider has not talked to you about your bone health, it’s time for you to bring it up! 

Early detection is one of the best ways to prevent the debilitating effects of osteoporosis.

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Topics: Wellness, Johnson County Moms, Imaging

Giving Your Baby the Best Start: BabyTALK Early Literacy Program

Posted by Beth Ross on Mar 19, 2015 1:46:27 PM

Today we have a special guest on the blog! Wendy Preilis tells us a little about the Baby TALK program at Johnson Memorial Health, in partnership with Johnson County Public Library.

 

We encourage all of our new parents to register for the Baby TALK program to help give your baby the best start and to encourage early literacy in Johnson County. 

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Topics: Maternity Care, Johnson County Moms

Understanding and Dealing with Postpartum Depression

Posted by Beth Ross on Mar 17, 2015 10:30:00 AM

The birth of a baby is a very exciting time. You may be overcome with joy. You may be nervous about the road ahead. You may also feel something you didn’t expect -- Depression.

Postpartum depression is a type of depression that some women get after giving birth. This isn’t just the baby blues, or anxiety about the future which usually subsides within a couple of weeks after giving birth. Postpartum depression is more serious and should not be brushed off.



What is the difference between baby blues and depression?

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Topics: Emergency, Birth, Maternity Care, Moms, Johnson County Moms

A Roadmap of the Three Trimesters of Pregnancy

Posted by Beth Ross on Mar 12, 2015 6:30:00 AM

Whether you are expecting for the first time or you have already been down that road before, you might want a roadmap for the journey. It’s one of the most joyous times in your life, and pregnancy can also be one of the most confusing times in your life. Everyone you know will suddenly be talking about their own pregnancy stories, or their friend’s aunt who is two weeks overdue. Along with all the advice and stories, you'll probably hear some technical jargon. It’s enough to make your head spin.



It’s good to know as much as you can about your baby’s development. You will also want to have a good grasp on what is happening to your own body.

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Topics: Birth, Maternity Care, Johnson County Moms

6 Websites and Resources for Johnson County Moms

Posted by Beth Ross on Feb 10, 2015 10:30:00 AM

We rounded up some of our favorite websites and resources that we know will be helpful for all Johnson County moms! 

See something else we should include in the list? Leave a comment below and we'll add it!

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Topics: Johnson County Moms