Be Healthy. Be Prepared.

A woman's life is an amazing journey and our purpose is to guide you through every stage of it. Here you'll find healthy resources, tips and inspiring stories so you can continue to be amazing.

The Keys to Early Breast Cancer Detection

It is estimated that more than 266,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer before the end of 2018 – and an early diagnosis will significantly increase their odds of defeating the disease. Breast cancer that’s found early, when it’s small and has not spread, is easier to treat successfully. Getting regular screening tests is the most reliable way to find breast cancer early. 

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How the NICU Can Help your Baby

When you write your birth plan, it likely doesn’t include your baby going to the NICU.  The NICU, or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, is a facility within Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock that contains equipment specifically designed for newborns that need a little extra attention, as well as medical staff trained specifically to work with them. 

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Postpartum, what happens next?

You’re probably feeling excited and ready to take on motherhood after nine months of waiting. As a new mother, it’s likely that much of your time and attention will be on your new baby, which is why it is so important for you to take care of yourself in order to rebuild your strength.

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You’re at Baptist Health to deliver...now what?

Thanks to your doctor, you’re prepared for the physical steps of delivering your baby. What Baptist Health wants to prepare you for next is what happens when you arrive at the hospital. What kind of room will you be in? Who will you speak with? How long will you be staying at the hospital after delivery?

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How to Prepare a Hospital Bag and Day After Checklist

As your delivery date starts to approach, you will probably have many questions. Do I have everything I need for labor? What if I forget my favorite sweater? Will I be hungry while waiting in the delivery room? These are all valid concerns. Whether the big day comes as planned, or unexpectedly, you will want to make sure you’re fully prepared and have everything you need for a hasty exit out of the house and into the car. 

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Two Common Complications during Pregnancy...

No one likes to think of ‘in case’ scenarios, but it might be in the back of your mind. In case of complications during your pregnancy, Baptist Health wants to assure you that you’re in the very best hands. This article is not meant to be an exhaustive list of scenarios — rather, we want to assure you that Baptist Health is prepared for ‘in-case’ scenarios.

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Top 6 Reasons to Love Baptist Health when you’re pregnant

To limit this list to just 6 reasons is tough, but these are the top reasons to love Baptist Health, according to pregnant women, new moms and their families...

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Schedule and Description of Prenatal Classes at Baptist Health

Education and preparation is what we’re all about at Baptist Health. During your pregnancy, Baptist Health has crafted prenatal classes specifically for you. Whether you’re looking for information, resources, exercise or support from women in the same position as yourself, there’s a class for that. 

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Stages of your Pregnancy

It’s important to be aware of what’s going on during your pregnancy. Baptist Health has created the following infographic to help you visualize what your pregnancy will look like, and how your baby is developing!

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Things To Consider When Choosing Prenatal Vitamins

Eating a healthy and balanced meal every day is still the best way to get the right nutrients and vitamins for you and your growing baby. However, prenatal vitamins ensure that you’re bridging any gaps between your food habits and the vitamins you need during pregnancy. 

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