Mother & Child

Nurses, respiratory therapists and pediatricians at New Ulm Medical Center perform a tracheal intubation on an infant mannequin during a familiarization simulation for the clinic’s virtual care cart that allows medical staff to communicate with each other in real time via an audio-visual platform. Dr. Mark Bergeron, a neonatologist at Children’s Minnesota, and Lori Bishotski, a neonatal nurse practitioner, watch from the virtual care cart while they are in the Twin Cities. New Ulm Journal photo by Gage Cureton

Virtual care comes to New Ulm Medical Center birth center

[New Ulm Journal, Oct. 31, 2019] Nurses, respiratory therapists and pediatricians at New Ulm Medical Center’s birth center raced to restore the breathing of an infant born prematurely Tuesday as doctors and specialists watched from the Twin Cities via a virtual care cart. Neonatologists and nurse practitioners from Children’s Minnesota watched and provided insight as […]

New Ulm Medical Center retiring doctor who delivered thousands of the city’s newborns

[KARE 11, Oct. 26, 2019] Dr. Marc Burkhart has played a key role in his community of New Ulm for 33 years. He’s been a part of several thousand lives from the moment they were born, as an OB/GYN at New Ulm Medical Center. Now, however, he’s retiring. Saturday, the New Ulm community made sure […]

District One begins virtual care partnership with Children’s Minnesota

[Faribault Daily News, Sept. 30, 2019] Through a new virtual care partnership, physicians at District One Hospital now have enhanced 24/7 access to Children’s Minnesota neonatal care specialists. Using audio/video technology, District One physicians can hold a virtual consultation with a neonatal clinician from Children’s. From there, clinicians from both systems collaborate on the care […]

Pregnant women aren’t getting the vitamins and nutrients they need — and supplements aren’t helping

Pregnant women aren’t getting the vitamins and nutrients they need — and supplements aren’t helping

[Healthline, June 24, 2019] Getting adequate nutrition is one of the most important responsibilities women have throughout their pregnancies — not only for themselves, but for the lifelong health of their babies as well. However, new research from Purdue University has discovered that many pregnant women aren’t getting enough essential nutrients, even with an extra […]

Allina Health tests waters for apps based on patient journeys

Allina Health tests waters for apps based on patient journeys

[Becker’s Hospital Review, June 4, 2019] When it comes to pregnancy apps, it’s a jungle out there. In November 2017, there were more than 318,000 digital health apps and counting, with 9 percent of those dedicated to women’s health and pregnancy, according to the latest available data from IQVIA Institute. Minneapolis-based Allina Health recognized this […]

Mercy Hospital opens Milk Depot for donation of breast milk

[KSTP-TV, May 29, 2019] The Mother Baby Center at Allina Health’s Mercy Hospital, the latest Allina Hospital to open a milk depot, celebrated its opening today with an open house. Milk depots are locations where lactating mothers can donate their excess milk to be processed and given to moms who cannot produce enough breast milk […]

New drug promises help for women suffering from postpartum depression

[MPR News, May 8, 2019] Next month, the first and only FDA-approved treatment for postpartum depression will hit the market in the U.S. It’s needed. Up to 1 in 7 women experiences depression after her baby’s birth — making it one of the most common complications of pregnancy. The drug offers almost immediate relief. Some […]

FDA approves new postpartum depression drug

[KARE 11, March 20, 2019] It is the first drug approved by the FDA specifically for postpartum depression. Dr. Elizabeth LaRusso, the medical director of psychiatry at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, says this new drug could be a game changer. She is also a psychiatrist who specializes in postpartum depression at Allina Health’s Mother Baby Center. […]

Birthing options: Choose what works for you.

[WCCO Radio, March 16, 2019] There are many options when a family plans for the birth of new child including midwives and doulas in addition to the more traditional obstetrician-gynecologist. Allina Health midwife Carlyn Penwell discussed the options in a conversation with WCCO Radio’s Esme Murphy.

Miscarriage: A common experience, a private pain

[MPR News, March 13, 2019] Miscarriages are sad, private events, difficult to talk about. But they are not rare; a study reports they occur in 10 to 20 percent of pregnancies. Given how common they are, experts believe that open and honest dialogue about miscarriages can help mothers and partners grieve. “Grief is very personal. […]