Crouse Connects

Crouse isn’t just about healthcare. We’re about what we believe sets us apart: Carepassion™ .

We always say we’re not a ‘perfect’ hospital. But our physicians, nurses, providers and staff strive to listen to each patient and family member’s feelings and needs with the respect and dignity you deserve.

Our CrouseConnects blog is designed to talk about some of the ways we connect and do just that. How we work on achieving clinical advances that help us provide the best in patient care for our community and region. And how we try to tend to the “little things” — parking, getting around and dining, for example — to make anyone’s visit or stay at Crouse more welcoming and comfortable.

Category Archives: Women's Services

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

When we think about pregnancy and motherhood, we think about the joy of welcoming a new baby into our lives. We don’t typically think about loss and grief. Crouse delivers 4,000 babies each year, and we can’t forget those mothers — about 120 annually — whose experiences aren’t what they expected and leave the hospital…

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Breastfeeding: Things They Don’t Tell You

August is World Breastfeeding Month. The team at Crouse Health’s Kienzle Family Maternity Center recognizes a woman’s right to choose whether to breastfeed or not. During this month, in particular, we celebrate mothers who have are attempting to feed their babies human milk. What follows are some insights that may make the breastfeeding experience more…

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Preemies, Parenthood and the NICU Journey

Every day is Happy Mother’s Day for Kasey Mathews and her family, including husband, Lee, son Tucker, and daughter, Andie, who was born prematurely, arriving at just 25 weeks. Weighing a mere one pound, 11 ounces, she survived and happily will turn 19 this fall. A 1985 graduate of Jamesville-Dewitt High School, Kasey was the…

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Parenthood: It Takes a Village

You’ve no doubt heard the expression “it takes a village,” made popular in our cultural lingo with the publishing in 1996 of It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us, a book by then First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton. The notion of it takes a village did not originate…

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Providing Diapers to Families in Need

How many times a month does a baby’s diaper have to be changed? Any new parent can do the math: six to ten changes each day, times 30 days, equals about 300 diapers needed for a newborn each month. By any count, that’s a lot of diapers. But when parents are financially challenged, the cost…

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New Crouse Health Urologist Developing Pelvic Health Program

After lifetimes of menstruation and childbirth, most women are more stoic about their health problems. That’s according to Buffalo native Hadley Narins, MD, who brings expertise in women’s pelvic health to the subspecialty program in Female Urology and Pelvic Health she is leading at Crouse. Although many women remain resigned to having various “female conditions,”…

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My Experience with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder

Emily

  I had always wanted to become a mother. Since I’d had a miscarriage several years before this pregnancy, it was a huge relief carrying our baby to full term. Although I was excited and overjoyed, I was terrified to become a mom. I knew that it would be difficult at times, but I felt…

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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder: What happens when the pink and blue balloons fly away?

Having a baby is an exciting time that we’ve been told would fill us with joy.  Much attention is given to the pregnant woman planning for the big day and preparing for the joyful arrival of the chubby-cheeked pink baby with ten little fingers and ten little toes. Giving birth is, after all, the most…

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