Doctors Weigh in on 3D Imaging Laws

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Doctors say a law about who can perform an ultrasound helps prevent patients from making the wrong medical decisions. A 3D imaging business in Grants Pass recently shut down because of the law. Keepsakes 3D Medical Imaging announced this week it’s closing its doors. The business used an ultrasound to create … Continue reading »

Family Welcomes Baby On New Year’s Day

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Lane County family of five is now a family of six tonight. They welcomed the new year and the newest member of their family on the same day. Emma Baer is the second baby born in Lane County today. According to RiverBend hospital staff, the first baby was born at McKenzie-Willamette … Continue reading »

March of Dimes Supporter Honored

EUGENE, Ore. — A long-time March of Dimes supporter, and this year’s chair, was awarded Monday for her work with the organization. Dorinda Dawes has been walking for March of Dimes for more than 40 years. She has been involved in Lane County High Heels for High Hopes, the Tulips for Babies, and Jeans for … Continue reading »

Eugene Parents Celebrate Royal Baby

EUGENE, Ore. — As those in Britain rejoiced the arrival of the royal baby boy, Eugene locals also celebrated the birth of the third in line to the throne. Employees at First Way, an organization that provides support and services to pregnant women in Eugene, said many of their patients were happy for the Duchess … Continue reading »

Yahoo! Extends Maternity Leave Benefits

(CNN) — Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is extending paid-leave benefits for new parents. New moms at Yahoo! can take as many as 16 weeks paid leave under the new policy. Dads are eligible for eight weeks of paid leave. New parents will also receive $500 to help with baby-related costs. Mayer was pregnant when she … Continue reading »

Midwife Conference Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — A local publication for midwives is kicking off its annual conference for experts in home births. At the Eugene Hilton, hundreds of people gathered for the annual Midwifery Today Conference. Organizers are hopeful that the event will encourage people to learn more about the process. “I’m just interested in listening. This is … Continue reading »

Local Birth Center Receives Grant

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A local birthing center is being recognized for its efforts to deliver babies at full term. The PeaceHealth Medical Group Nurse Midwifery Birth Center is the only center of its kind in the state to get a cut of a more than $5 million grant. That money will help cover the costs … Continue reading »

First 2013 Baby at McKenzie-Willamette

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The first birth of the new year at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center was a special one. Gracie Madison Stone was born 6lbs 14oz and 19.5 inches long. Both of her parents work as nurses at the hospital, and Gracie’s mom, Cari, was actually on duty when she started labor Tuesday morning. She called … Continue reading »

RiverBend Welcomes New Year’s Baby

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Leanna–that’s the name of the first baby born at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend hospital this new year. Leanna’s mom, Rita, gave birth to little Leanna at 1:57 a.m. Tuesday. She weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces. Rita’s due date was actually Dec. 31. The family says they were so focused on … Continue reading »