Close up view of a sleeping newborn resting its head on its mother's chest as part of skin-to-skin contact during the Golden Hour.

Understanding the Golden Hour: Background & Benefits

The Golden Hour refers to uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact between a birthing parent and newborn for the first hour (or two) after birth. Learn more about how the benefits of this special period.

Understanding the Golden Hour: Background & Benefits

Photos of lactation consultants Hilary (left) and Michelle (right) on a patterned navy blue background.

Understanding the Role of a Hospital International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

For moms who experience challenges with breastfeeding, an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) can be a vital resource. Hilary and Michelle discuss their roles as IBCLCs at South Shore Hospital.

Understanding the Role of a Hospital International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

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A Leap Day Baby Boom at South Shore Hospital

It may be the rarest day of the year to have a birthday, but don’t tell that to the 13 Leap Day babies born February 29 at South Shore Hospital...

A Leap Day Baby Boom at South Shore Hospital

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Unique Course Readies New Grandparents for Childcare Role

When it comes to childbirth education, South Shore Health has all the bases covered for expectant parents. Whether preparing for labor and birth, breastfeeding support, or caring for your newborn in the early weeks of life, there are a wide array of courses to help guide first-time moms and dads. Now there’s a class specially designed for grandparents to be.

Unique Course Readies New Grandparents for Childcare Role

A mother with a sick infant

What Parents Should Know about RSV

Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, is respiratory illness can cause severe distress in young infants and frighten their parents. Learn how caregivers treat RSV and how you can prevent it.

What Parents Should Know about RSV

Baby Monroe lies in a NICU bed at South Shore Hospital shortly after birth, as mother Jillian reaches out to touch her, smiling, from her own hospital bed.

Jillian and Monroe's Story: "We Are Alive Because of Them."

When Jillian experienced an emergency late in her pregnancy, a diversion to South Shore Hospital saved both her life and the life of her newborn daughter, Monroe.

Jillian and Monroe's Story: "We Are Alive Because of Them."

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Sharing Is Caring: A Century of Fond Memories and Patient Experiences at South Shore Hospital

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of South Shore Hospital, patients shared fond memories of their experiences at the Hospital over the years.

Sharing Is Caring: A Century of Fond Memories and Patient Experiences at South Shore Hospital

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How High BMI Can Affect Your Care During Labor and Delivery

Our goal as anesthesiologists is to both alleviate pain and to keep the patient and baby safe. We need to anticipate any complications that could jeopardize the safety of the patient and baby on the day of delivery. We also want patients to be aware of these potential challenges in advance so they are not caught by surprise if something changes during delivery.

How High BMI Can Affect Your Care During Labor and Delivery

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South Shore Medical Center Celebrates 60 Years of Caring for the Community

At a time when most doctors had solo practices, founding physicians – Frederick Freidman, Donald Garland, Arthur Garceau, Gerald Collins, and Wallace Kemp and Administrator Betty Allen – joined together to create an integrated group practice committed to providing comprehensive quality patient care.

South Shore Medical Center Celebrates 60 Years of Caring for the Community