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: 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: 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!
Pa. Court Rules Pregnant Women's Illegal Drug Use Isn't Child AbusePennsylvania's highest court says mothers who use illegal drugs while pregnant can't be considered perpetrators of child abuse against their newly born children under the state's child protection law.
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.
New Study Examines Health Effects Of Inducing Labor For Pregnant WomenA study of more than 6,000 healthy women in their first pregnancy looked at the outcomes of inducing labor and letting it happen on its own; KDKA's Dr. Maria Simbra reports.