|Special Circumstances |
Feature StoryHalfway through her fourth pregnancy, Kim Bassett woke up at 2 a.m. and discovered she was spotting. Not much, but enough to startle her. A quick call to obstetrician Mary Beth Harman, MD, was reassuring, but Dr. Harman wanted to see her at 7:00 the next morning.
Dr. Harman did an ultrasound and was concerned at what she saw. Fully aware of Kim´s special circumstances, she immediately sent her and her husband, Brian, to Bridgeport Hospital´s Antenatal Testing Unit (ATU).
|Kim and Brian Bassett with (left to right) Benjamin, William, and Jonathan, and the newest Bassett. Boy? Girl? Read the story and find out! |
|In this issue...|
|With the latest technology and the ex-perienced medical and surgical staff, the Birthplace is ready to handle the hazards of repeat cesareans, with joyful results for mother and child. |
|It´s not something pregnant mothers like to think about. But sometimes a pregnancy that seems to be going along just fine can run into difficulties... |
|Expectant or new moms know that there are times when you´re glad for extra support and expertise right there in your own home. Whether you´re going through a high-risk pregnancy, one that´s perfectly routine, or have already given birth, United Visiting Nurse Association can provide this help for you. |
|It's every parent's worst nightmare: Your child is injured or falls seriously ill, and it´s 10:30 p.m. Your doctor's office is closed.
When it comes to your child, only the best will do. So where should you go?
|"That slight swelling may be the first stage of a condition called lymphedema, which can occur after cancer treatment that affects the lymph nodes," says Lisa Webb, MD, chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Bridgeport Hospital. |
|A 5K Run, Walk, & Wheelchair Race May 30, 2004 at 9am to benefit Bridgeport Hospital Programs and Services |
|I´ve been reading that an aspirin a day can help prevent a heart attack. I´ve never had a heart attack, and I don´t want to have one! Should I be taking an aspirin a day, and if so, what´s the correct dose? |