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Pediatric Physical Therapy for “Unconventional” Conditions—Constipation, Urinary/Bowel Accidents, Pain, and More

Physical Therapy is a well-known rehabilitation service that is often prescribed for children with common conditions such as developmental delays, gross motor skill deficits, toe walking, neurological disorders (cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, etc.), torticollis, genetic conditions (down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, etc.), hypotonia, and sports/play- related injuries. In recent years, physical therapy–specifically pediatric pelvic physical […]

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To Breastfeed or Not to Breastfeed?

Jefferson Hospital Offers Breastfeeding Expertise and Support Through Certified, Trained Nurses, Midwives, and Doctors Preparing for your baby’s arrival involves many important choices: Which obstetrician is the best? Will it be cloth or disposable diapers? But deciding whether to breastfeed or use formula is perhaps the most significant decision you’ll need to make before welcoming […]

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Girls Can’t Be Astronauts: Setting the Stage for Your Daughter in Preschool

I was driving my normally quite exuberant daughter home from preschool recently, when I noticed she was acting differently. Instead of excitedly recounting her day to me on the drive home, she seemed melancholy, slouched in her car seat, blankly staring out the window. When I asked her how her day went, my daughter murmured […]

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Ashlyn’s Story: A Dream Realized Because of Care Beyond Compare

Russell Wessel is a miracle baby. That’s what his parents, Ashlyn Wessel and Alex Sinclair, believe. And they credit the doctors and nurses at  Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN) Jefferson Hospital for Russell’s safe arrival. That’s where he was born October 8 — healthy but blissfully unaware that he’d just played a lead role in an amazing family […]

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Jefferson Hospital: Supporting Mothers in Attempting ‘VBAC’

AHN Staff Highly Skilled at Performing Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Dr. David A. Logan remembers the patient well. Jane was one week from delivering her baby. And she had just learned that the obstetrician overseeing her pregnancy had resigned unexpectedly from the local hospital. Having delivered her first child by cesarean section (C-section), Jane wanted […]

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Pediatrics at Jefferson Hospital: Care beyond Expectations

On-site counseling, walk-in appointments among services that take care to a higher level Last spring, Jessica had felt the greatest joy of her life: carrying newborn daughter Kayla through the front door of her home for the first time. The cheers and hugs of family greeted them on the other side. But just three months later, […]

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Guest Post: Why I Write

Pittsburgh Moms Blog is proud to present a special guest article submitted by local Mom and Author, Melisa Pulgini. My daughter is very interested in reading and storytelling, but not interested in writing. She finds it tedious, taxing, and takes criticism personally. I am not tremendously worried about any of this, as she is only […]

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