Category Archives: Birth & Maternity

Natural pregnancy made possible by fertility care

Josh and Tiffany Noel, of Morton, were married in 2005. After six years of marriage, the couple realized starting a family wasn’t happening naturally and began having concerns about their fertility. What they thought would be a joyful journey to parenthood, turned out to be a roller coaster ride of uncertainty that would ultimately bring […]

TeleHealth brings comfort to parents of NICU babies

As if delivering a baby prematurely wasn’t stressful enough, there are circumstances when new mothers can’t be physically near their babies. Perhaps the mother had complications following birth and has to stay in her hospital bed or maybe her baby is just too sick for physical contact. It’s in these cases that OSF HealthCare Children’s […]

Spiritual support helps NICU mom on difficult journey

Aubrie McShane, of Peoria, chose OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center to deliver her baby girl. She knew all of her and her baby’s medical needs would be met at the time of delivery – and after. But when the first-time mom unexpectedly went into preterm labor, she never knew how much she would also […]