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On her own, but not alone

Jefferson Hospital give independent Mom an amazing birthing experience. Clarisa Koplets expected to go through her labor and delivery alone. She expected to be depressed after giving birth, as she was after her other two babies. But at AHN’s Jefferson Hospital she found caring doctors and nurses who stayed with her — and gained a […]

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The Pregnancy Symptom I Wasn’t Prepared For

When I first found out I was pregnant, I was pretty naïve to most things pregnancy-related, but I thought I was prepared for what the basic symptoms would be like. Food cravings and aversions. Nausea. Fatigue (though not the body-numbing fatigue that Mac-truck hit me). Heartburn. Crazy boobs. But the symptom I didn’t expect was […]

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The Alexis Joy D’Achille Center for Perinatal Mental Health at West Penn Hospital Offers New Hope for New Moms

Becoming a parent is an important decision and one of the most beautiful transformations a person can make. It can also be the most overwhelming time of your life, both physically and emotionally. As your body prepares for your new arrival, nurturing your baby from conception to birth and beyond, you’ll notice more than your […]

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I’m 1 in 5

On New Years’ Day, my husband, son and I headed out to my husband’s office for a photo shoot we’d been planning for several weeks.  My son played perfectly to the camera while a letter board told our big news.  He’d be a big brother come July 2019.  We were ready to announce it the […]

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Sarah’s Hope: Natural Childbirth

Mother’s Natural Childbirth Dream Comes True with AHN Midwives at Jefferson Hospital Two simple hopes. That’s all Sarah Easton had for her third childbirth experience. “An unmedicated, vaginal birth was absolutely what I was hoping for,” she said. “And that I’d have a healthy pregnancy.” But based on her two previous pregnancies – during which […]

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