Meet Linda Balles, a Certified Nurse Midwife at Burdett Birth Center
“I got into midwifery more as a calling,” explains Linda Balles, a Certified Nurse Midwife, who entered the profession after the care she received from a midwife during the birth of her first child went “above-and-beyond” her expectations.
One Mom’s Story: Ashley’s Experience at Burdett Birth Center
When Ashley was expecting her first child, Lola, selecting a birthing center was an important decision. She chose Burdett Birth Center, and now with a second child on the way, she’s excited to return to Burdett.
Meet Brijesh K. Tantuwaya, Pediatrician at Burdett Birth Center
For Brijesh K. Tantuwaya, MD, the motivation to pursue a career as a pediatrician was spurred by a desire to work closely with children and families, and to help them to become happier and healthier. He’s been one of three St. Peter’s Health Partners’ pediatricians working with families who deliver at Burdett for one year now, but he brings with him over 22 years of experience in keeping families happy and healthy, including newborn babies.
5 Key Features in Every LDRP Room at Burdett Birth Center
Bringing a baby into the world is an emotional journey. A comfortable, stress-free environment is key to making that experience the best it can be. Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) rooms – maternity suites where moms and babies stay in one room from admission to discharge – are helping to ensure the birthing experience is as seamless and relaxing as possible.
Why Should I Join a Breastfeeding Support Group?
At Burdett Birth Center, we encourage new parents to participate in information-rich breastfeeding support groups to learn best practices from other parents and get breastfeeding instruction and support directly from our certified lactation consultants.
Tips for Staying Cool & Comfortable During Your Summer Pregnancy
In Troy, NY – where Burdett Birth Center calls home – the average high temperature for the summer months is a sweltering 82-degrees. Now add hot flashes and a baby bump to the hot temperatures and high humidity, and you’ve got the makings of a not-so-fun summer. However, it’s easier than you think to stay comfortable during summer pregnancies.
Back to Work/School/Life Program Helps New Parents Manage Busy Lives
Returning to work or school after bringing a new baby into the world is an anxiety-filled time for many families. Emotions run high, and parents want to be prepared. Burdett Birth Center’s Back to Work/School/Life Program is a terrific stepping stone for new parents easing back into work, school and other pre-baby commitments and activities. The aim of the class is to help lessen the stress associated with returning to work and assist with preparation and education about topics associated with transitioning back to work, like pumping.
Dr. Ellen Biggers Discusses Cervical Cancer on WNYT NewsChannel 13
“Scientists, doctors and patients are winning the war on cervical cancer, but you can only beat it if you treat it,” begins anchor Phil Bayly on Forum 13. He was joined by Ellen Biggers, OB/GYN, to discuss cervical cancer, HPV vaccines, prevention and more in a segment taped earlier this year.
Calling All Moms – What Can We Do to Prevent Allergies?
With allergies on the rise, there is gaining momentum and interest as to what mothers-to-be can do to prevent baby allergy development while pregnant, while breastfeeding and when introducing solid foods.
Meet Carrie Kimball, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant at Burdett Birth Center
For Carrie Kimball, RN, BSN, IBCLC, the personal difficulties she experienced with nursing her first child and a lack of access to outpatient lactation consultants led to a career in which she helps parents undergoing the same challenges on a daily basis.