Health officials in Solano and Sacramento counties are notifying the parents of babies who recently spent time in the neonatal intensive care units at two hospitals, after their children were exposed to tuberculosis.
The San Francisco Municipal Railway will re-evaluate its policy that allows operators to refuse rides to families with baby strollers due to overcrowded buses.
“Ginger,” a 5-year-old river otter, gave birth to three pups last month. The two boys and their sister each weighed about 150 grams at birth.
In vitro fertilization can be priceless for those who want a child. But more than half the time, it isn’t successful. Despite long odds, a Bay Area doctor is having amazing results.
Wedding planners and party planners have grown in popularity in recent years. A new trend has also emerged, baby planners helping out expectant mothers through pregnancy.
The name Jaya in Hindi means victorious. And little Jaya Maharaj was just that, when she became one of the smallest recipients of a pacemaker when she was just 15 minutes old.
The county hospital in Martinez is going against a national trend by significantly reducing repeat C-section deliveries, and this has led to widespread recognition for its perinatal program.
State health officials are crediting extensive public outreach for a dramatic drop in whooping cough cases last year, after a deadly year in 2010.
The first baby born in the Bay Area in 2012 arrived at the stroke of midnight at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley.
Luckily for Bay Area residents there are wonderful resource centers available where new or expectant parents can take classes to prepare, meet other families, and interact with trained professionals who can take a lot of the guesswork out of those first few intimidating months.