Baby On Board: Being Flexible is Key

By Holly Menino SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — As parents, many of you know that things don’t always go according to your plan. When Ashanti Li mapped out her birth plan, she knew she’d have to be flexible. “I’m over 40, so there was some special risk factors,” Li said. Li wanted a combination of old and new … Continue reading »

Local Hospitals Pursue Baby-Friendly Certification

By Holly Menino SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Both McKenzie-Willamette and Sacred Heart Medical Center are pursuing a baby-friendly certification. Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative encourages the best feeding practices for babies. One of the steps to gaining that certification is putting all babies to their mothers’ chests after delivery, unless there’s a medical reason not to. “If a mother … Continue reading »

Why Moms Should Eat Their Veggies

By Holly Menino EUGENE, Ore. — It’s well known that a healthy mom helps make a healthy baby. What if a pregnant woman’s diet could protect her child throughout its life? Even ward off certain cancers? Cutting-edge research at Oregon State University shows that could be a possibility. “We’ve known that for many many years … Continue reading »

New Year’s Baby Born at Sacred Heart Riverbend

By Jessica Debbas SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — For a few families in Lane County, the new year kicked off with new life. A Eugene couple, Terry and Tania Nash, rang in 2012 with unexpected plans when Tania went into labor in the middle of the night. Hayden Andrew Nash was born at 11:30 Sunday morning by emergency … Continue reading »

Melissa Joan Hart Talks with KEZI 9 News about Child Hunger

EUGENE, Ore. — Keeping up with two young boys and managing an acting career, actress Melissa Joan Hart is one busy lady. Now she’s added helping fight childhood hunger to her schedule. Melissa joined KEZI 9 News This Morning to talk about the “A Jar for A Jar” program, and to share some details on … Continue reading »

Baby Sofia Defies the Odds

By Melissa Frey EUGENE, Ore. — You may remember baby Sofia, the precious little girl that was born at Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend last summer. Sofia was a preemie, born at just 24 weeks, and with most of her organs still being formed, the doctors were expecting the worse. “We just didn’t know … Continue reading »

Jonathan Stanley Frey Has Arrived!

We want to introduce you to the newest member of our KEZI Weather team. Jonathan Stanley Frey was born at 1:34 Wednesday morning. He weighed 7 lbs, 11.6 ounces and was 20 inches long. Meteorologist Melissa Frey and her husband Tim choose the name Jonathan which means “gift from God.” and Stanley after Melissa’s Father.

Students at Laurel Elementary Share Advice on Being a Mom

By Melissa Frey JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Being pregnant means you get all kinds of advice and sometimes it can come from the most unlikely of places. I found this out when I visited a local elementary school earlier this week. I became passionate about the weather at a very early age and one of … Continue reading »

Finding Daycare For Infants Is No Easy Task

By Melissa Frey EUGENE, Ore. — Returning to work after having a baby is a reality that many parents face, but parting ways with your newborn may not come very easy. It didn’t take much searching to realize that there’s not much out there in terms of daycare for infants. We did however find two … Continue reading »

C-Sections are on the Rise

By Melissa Frey EUGENE, Ore. — The cesarean delivery rate in the U.S. continues to climb and after having a c-section, its rare for women to have a vaginal birth. Less than 10 percent of women go on to have a vaginal birth after a previous c-section. But the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists … Continue reading »

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