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Let’s Promote Breastfeeding Together!

By Lisle Cole, Certified Lactation Specialist, MBA, Breastfeeding Counselor, and Akua Odi Boateng, MS, RD, LD, WIC Director Breastfeeding is beneficial for both parents and babies; it protects babies from infections, aids mothers in healing af...

Doulas: The Pregnancy and Birth Support You Might Want

If you are having a baby, a doula may be just what you need to facilitate a comfortable pregnancy and birth. Doulas are trained workers who support you in a non-medical capacity through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. They provide ed...

Women’s Health Week: How our own staff keep up with their well-being

From vegan cooking to salsa dancing, Mary’s Center staff share what they do to maintain their physical and mental health, in honor of National Women’s Health Week (May 9-15). Top: Marisa enjoying an outdoor workout; Bottom: Marisa’s dog Lu...

Healthy Mama, Healthy Baby

By Carolina Sierra, MS, CNS, Nutrition Services Coordinator During pregnancy, your body will go through many physiological changes to enable the development of a healthy baby. You can support these changes and promote positive pregnancy outcom...

Breastfeeding and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

By Lisle Cole, Certified Lactation Specialist (CLS), BS, MBA, Breastfeeding Counselor As we celebrate National Breastfeeding Month in the midst of a pandemic, Mary’s Center is here to answer questions parents may have about breastfeeding a...

Flu Shot: Know before you say “No”

By: Dr. Dana Mueller, Director of Adult and Family Medicine. As a primary care doctor, I recommend almost all my patients get vaccinated against Influenza (or Flu). Young, old, pregnant, healthy, or chronically ill – ev...

Breastfeeding: Empowering Parents to Overcome Challenges

By: Lisle Cole, WIC Nutrition Associate, CLS, and BPC Last week, a mother of a one-month old baby girl called the WIC office at Mary’s Center to speak with one of our Breastfeeding Peer Counselors because she was worried about not having enoug...

8 Tips to Boost Your Reproductive Health

Are you trying to get pregnant? Here are some tips from one of Mary’s Center’s reproductive health experts 1.    Take Prenatal Vitamins. Prenatal vitamins are an important tool to reduce the risk of certain birth defec...