Take Baby Steps

NorthBay Helps Parents Take ‘Baby Steps’ Parents-to-be and new parents who might be a little nervous about those first three very important years of their child’s life now have a reassuring companion—Baby Steps by NorthBay. NorthBay Healthcare joined forces this summer with a Boston-based health technology company to deliver health education and support from pregnancy…
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Peeking into the NICU

When You Can’t Be There… Cameras Bring Baby Close Leaving your baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is always traumatic. Now, thanks to an innovative system called NICView webcam, parents can watch their baby almost 24/7 on their smartphone, laptop, tablet or computer. It’s an emotional roller coaster no parent wants to ride,…
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Sim Lab Gets Upgrade

From Babies to Blood Pressure: Sim Lab Offers High-Tech Training After seven years and more than 700 births—including breach babies, C-sections and twins—Noelle, NorthBay Healthcare’s Simulation Lab mother, is finally retiring, reports Lacy DeQuattro, Simulation Lab program coordinator. Enter Noelle II, a real birthing machine, who literally can deliver on command, under a variety of…
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Precious Time with Lost Angels

Kathy Teeter (left) and Heather Troutt, R.N., clinical manager of Women and Children’s Services, are grateful that generous donors helped purchase the CuddleCots to support grieving families. A baby’s birth is usually a time of joy and celebration, but on rare occasions life can be unexpectedly short and fleeting. Such was the case for Sofia…
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NorthBay Fuels Girls on the Run

Life Coach “Joking Julie” Lyons (center) leads the Fairview Elementary School Girls on the Run team in a lesson on courage on the playground. About 16 girls and several adults sat on plastic mats in a circle on the playground at Fairview Elementary School one warm spring afternoon, listening intently to what “Joking Julie” had…
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Create Healthy Habits When They’re Young

Dr. Michael Ginsberg and a young patient. Anyone who’s seen children on a playground during recess knows physical activity comes naturally to the young. What might be less apparent is that obesity among children has grown dramatically in the past 30 years and that many are not getting the physical activity they need. The Centers…
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NICU Turns 30

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby! Dr. Richard Bell checks up on Sharon Brown and 5-day-old baby Teagan in the NICU. It’s hard to imagine a time when Solano County didn’t have its bustling Interstate 80, and even harder to envision how and how far critically ill babies were transported before NorthBay Medical Center opened…
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Baby Liam is Mom’s Sweet Success

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Amber Barraclough, left, proudly show off son Liam to ABC Prenatal Program social worker Heidi Beck, and dietitian Melinda Scholten, four months after his birth. At 4 months old, Liam Barraclough glows with good health. The bright and happy baby is his mother’s reward…
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Too Pooped to Parent?

Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep Bruce Hewett, M.D., is anything but boring, yet he can help put your kids to sleep, if you give him a chance. That’s because the Vacaville pediatrician has made it his mission to help children—and frazzled parents alike—get a good night’s sleep. His advice is best shared via video….
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Porsha’s Blessing

Trauma Team Delivers Dramatic Rescue It should have been one of the happiest days of Porsha Jenkins’ life. The 27-year-old mother of two reported to NorthBay Medical Center for a Caesarean section, her third “birth by appointment.” And for once, all the planets seemed aligned, according to her husband, Elvin. There was little traffic on…
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