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Sarah & Andrew Navigate the NICU After Birth of Twin Boys

Sarah and Andrew Sapperstein were looking forward to being parents and were overjoyed and shocked to discover that they were having twins. As the months passed, Sarah's pregnancy was going smoothly, and they planned to welcome their babies by cesarean section (C-section) at 38 weeks.

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Kristina Finds Advice & Encouragement at MoBap’s Support Groups

At the top of Kristina Skinner’s to-do list when she was pregnant with her first baby was to learn about breastfeeding. In preparation for her new arrival, Kristina attended Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s breastfeeding class, where she learned the basics of breastfeeding and received information about pumping.Then as her due date approached, Kristina and her husband, Nathan, finished the nursery and eagerly awaited the arrival of their first child. “I felt prepared for delivery, breastfeeding and becoming a mom.”

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Babysitting 101

This class will cover a variety of topics that are essential to know prior to babysitting children. Topics include the business of babysitting, child development, and behavior, as well as basic childcare. Participants learn how to change a diaper, bottle feeding techniques, safety, and first aid, and how to choose fun games that are age-appropriate for kids. This class is offered virtually and in person.

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Friends and Family CPR

Using the American Heart Association’s curriculum, you’ll learn the lifesaving skills of CPR for adults, children, and infants. Participants will also have an introduction to AED use and learn how to relieve choking in an adult, child, or infant. This class is offered virtually and in person.

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Staying at Home Alone

Prepare your child for independence and build confidence for the milestone of staying home alone. Parents and children attend together to ensure that both parent and child can determine a child’s readiness – physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. This class is offered virtually and in person.

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Lynn’s husband Steve was diabetic and diagnosed with end stage renal disease 11 years ago. Without warning, Steve’s condition turned critical three years ago. Desperate for guidance and strength, Lynn was connected to April and the Palliative Care team at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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Robotic-assisted surgery helped Pastor Cliff Woodman get back to the pulpit faster. 

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Dedicated to Women

The redesigned Women’s Outpatient Center at Missouri Baptist offers a warm, welcoming environment with seven dedicated patient bays, a central nurses station and two operating rooms.

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Racing the Clock: Treating Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer affects an estimated 38,000 people each year in the United States. The best results with treatment are achieved when surgery is used for removal of the tumor.

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