Spring 2004
Special Circumstances
Feature Story
Halfway 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?