Finding childcare in a crisis, emergency or at the last minute can be a huge challenge. That's why Jeremiah's Place opened -- Pittsburgh's only crisis nursery. Kristine Sorensen talks with Jeremiah's Place Executive Director Lisa Perry about what the center offers and the kinds of reasons a parent or caregiver can use their free service.
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Kidsburgh Kidcast: Jeremiah's PlaceFinding childcare in a crisis, emergency or at the last minute can be a huge challenge. That's why Jeremiah's Place opened -- Pittsburgh's only crisis nursery. Kristine Sorensen talks with Jeremiah's Place Executive Director Lisa Perry about what the center offers and the kinds of reasons a parent or caregiver can use their free service.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Postpartum DepressionHaving a baby is a life-changing experience that can bring great joy, but for many people, it can also bring on anxiety and depression. Postpartum and perinatal (both during and after pregnancy) depression and anxiety are serious mental health conditions, and experts say they should to be treated with medical help. In this Kidcast, Kristine Sorensen talks with psychiatrist Dr. Edye Moses-Kolko, of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, who specializes in peripartum depression.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: MidwivesMidwives have been delivering babies for centuries, but the profession of midwifery is still shrouded in mystery for many people. KDKA's Kristine Sorensen talks with Suzanne Shores, Director of Midwifery at UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital, to learn what it's all about.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Pregnancy MythsPregnancy is an exciting but complicated time, and there are a lot of myths about pregnancy. KDKA's Kristine Sorensen talks with Dr. Ashley O'Keefe, OB/GYN at UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital, to clear up some confusion over what's true and what's not.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: What is the 4th Trimester?Women often think pregnancy issues end when her baby arrives, but that's not the case. In this Kidcast, Dr. Hyagriv Simhan from UPMC Magee Women's Hospital tells KDKA's Kristine Sorensen there's a so-called "Fourth Trimester" that's important for women to know about.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Importance of Vision ScreeningWith the new year upon us, it's a good time to take a health check for your family. Have you had your children's vision checked lately? Dr. Todd Wolynn, CEO of Kids Plus Pediatrics, explains why it's important, when you should have it done and how it's improved with the help of technology. Here's his edited conversation with KDKA's Kristine Sorensen.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Libraries ChangingIf you haven't been to the library lately, a lot has changed. Libraries are offering all kinds of new programming, both inside and outside the library, for kids and families. Elaine Volpe of the Allegheny County Library Association tells us how we can take advantage of all of the free and fun things to do.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: How Does "Trying Together" Help Parents?Pittsburgh has so many organizations working to improve the lives of children, and one of the most significant is Trying Together, formerly known as PAYCE, which stood for The Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children. Kristine Sorensen talks with Trying Together Executive Director, Cara Ciminillo, about what they do and how parents can use their services.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: What to Have in Your Medicine CabinetWhat’s in your medicine cabinet? Are you ready for the next time your child gets hurt or sick? Kristine Sorensen gets expert advice from pediatrician Dr. Todd Wolynn of Kids Plus Pediatrics on what you should have at home to hold you over before you need to see the doctor.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Ideas for PlayingWith the holidays in full swing, toys are top of mind of children everywhere, but parents and caregivers don't have to spend a lot of money, or even any money, for kids to have fun playing. Cara Ciminillo, Executive Director of Trying Together, shows Kristine Sorensen all kinds of ways to encourage creative, unstructured play with your kids.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Choosing A PediatricianA pediatrician can play a big role in a child's life, so for a parent, it's important to choose the right doctor for your child. We get expert advice on what research to do and questions to ask when you're picking a pediatrician. Here's KDKA's Kristine Sorensen's edited conversation with pediatrician Dr. Todd Wolynn, CEO of Kids Plus Pediatrics.
Newborns at Washington Hospital Dress Up For HalloweenThese babies were all born in the days before Halloween in the CARE Center for Family Birth and Women’s Health ... so they were dressed up for the holiday!
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Halloween Safety With AAAIn this week's Kidsburgh Kidcast, Kristine Sorensen chats with a safety expert about some Trick-or-Treat best practices.Jim Garrity
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Installing CarseatsIn this week's Kidsburgh Kidcast, KDKA's Kristine Sorensen chats with Terri Rae Anthony from AAA, about how to properly choose and install car seats.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Babyproofing Your HomeOn this week's Kidsburgh Kidcast, a babyproofing expert talks about her favorite ways to keep your home safe for kids!
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Homework HelpShould parents be helping their kids with homework? KDKA's Kristine Sorensen talks it over with Principal Molly O'Malley-Argueta in this week's Kidsburgh Kidcast.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Importance of PlayWe think of play as an opportunity to have fun, but when it comes to our kids, it's important for development, too! Hear from an expert on the best ways to engage your kids in playtime.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Parent-Teacher ConferencesKidsburgh host Kristine Sorensen sits down with school principal Molly O'Malley-Argueta to discuss some best practices for attending parent-teacher conferences.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Preventing MeaslesWith kids going back to school, Dr. Todd Wolynn of Kids+ Pediatrics wants to set the record straight on properly immunizing students to protect them from the recent measles outbreak.
Gabriella’s Gift Helping Families With Angel Babies HealJason and Alene D'Alesio have four beautiful girls at home and one angel baby named Gabriella, and they are remembering her in a special way; KDKA's Julie Grant reports.
Kidsburgh: Swim Lessons To Prevent DrowningSummer is here, which means it is prime time to get out and go for a dip in the pool, but sadly, it's also the time when more children drown.
Parents Of Baby Born 9 Weeks Premature Call Children's Hospital 'A Life-Saver'Phoenix Mendez, who was born 9 weeks premature, began her life on a ventilator, at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh; KDKA's Dave Crawley reports.