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What Expectant Mothers Should Pack for the Hospital

If you’re expecting a baby, one of the important items on your long to-do list is certainly packing for the hospital. You never quite know when your baby is going to decide to make an appearance, so it is a good idea to pack your bag well before the baby’s due date. What should be included in your bag? Here are a few ideas.

At Kendall Regional Medical Center, we aim to make our birth suites as cozy and warm as possible for your big day, but you will still want to bring some comforts of home. Pack a nightgown, a robe, and slippers. You will also need underwear and nursing bras. You may also want to bring toiletries and makeup. Don’t forget outfits for you and your baby for your trip home. Before you leave the hospital, you will also need an infant car seat.

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Kendall Regional Medical Center has received the Award of Excellence in Maternal, Infant, and Child Health from the Miami-Dade’s Healthy Start Coalition. To learn more and schedule a tour of our birth center, call (305) 228-5451. 

What to Expect from Your Pregnancy [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you have recently discovered that you are pregnant, congratulations! The prospect of becoming a mother is a joyful experience for many women. In addition to pregnancy being a time of great happiness, it is also a time of many changes in your body. As your baby grows from an embryo to the size of a peach and eventually into a newborn who weighs several pounds when you greet him or her at the hospital, there are a number of milestones to be aware of. In this infographic from Miami-Dade hospital Kendall Regional Medical Center, you’ll learn what you can expect from each trimester of your pregnancy. You’ll also find tips for staying healthy while you’re pregnant up until it’s time to deliver at the maternity center of our Miami hospital. Please feel free to share this captivating information with your friends and family!


What to Expect from Your First Mammogram

For women, regular mammograms are an important part of wellness care. Mammograms allow your doctor to catch abnormalities and changes in your breast tissue early, so that diagnosis and treatment can begin. Since mammograms have become a regular part of women’s healthcare, breast cancer deaths have dropped dramatically. Still, many women put off these tests because of worries about the testing procedure. At Kendall Regional Medical Center, our Women’s Center is dedicated to providing a comfortable mammogram experience for all of our patients. Here is a look at what you can expect.

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Preparing for Your Mammogram
You don’t have to do much to get ready for a mammogram. It may help to schedule the test right after your period or up to two weeks before your next period, so that your breasts are not tender. Some women take an over-the-counter pain medication before their mammograms for increased comfort, but talk to your doctor before doing so. Keep in mind that you will be asked to remove your top for the test. You will be given a wrap to cover yourself, but you may want to wear pants or a skirt rather than a dress or one-piece outfit. You will also need to remove your jewelry for the test.

Arriving at the Testing Center
At the testing center, you will change out of your shirt and be taken into the testing room. You will also be given an opportunity to ask questions. Let the technician know that this if your first mammogram and speak up about any concerns you have.

Having the Mammogram
For the mammogram, your breast will be placed on a flat surface. A compression plate will gently flatten your breast so a better picture can be taken. You will feel pressure, but it will only last for a few seconds. The procedure is then repeated with your other breast. The entire process usually takes less than 20 minutes.

Mammograms can be life-saving, so make an appointment right away at Kendall Regional Medical Center. Our Miami-Dade hospital also offers orthopedics, a trauma center, and emergency care services. If you have any questions about your mammogram, call our Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (305) 228-5451.

Maternity Services at Kendall Regional Medical Center

The award-winning maternity center at Kendall Regional Medical Center offers the very latest in cutting-edge labor and delivery care in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Why should you choose our Miami hospital for your special day? This video provides the answer.

Watch this video to learn about the newly renovated labor and delivery suites at our hospital. All of the rooms are private and designed to enhance your comfort during your entire stay. We have a team of medical professionals ready to assist you with everything from pain management to post-partum care.

To find out what sets out maternity services apart, schedule a tour at Kendall Regional Medical Center. Arrange your tour or get answers to your questionsfor OB-GYN services at our Miami-Dade hospital by calling (305) 228-5451. 

Understanding the Symptoms of Anxiety

Most people experience anxiety at some time or another in their lives in response to a stressful situation or event. However, prolonged feelings of dread and anxiety are can be signs that you actually have a medical disorder. There are several different kinds of anxiety disorders, but the most important thing to know about them all is that help is available. The Behavioral Health Center at Kendall Regional Medical Center is here to help you tackle your anxiety disorder so you can get back to enjoying your life. Here are some symptoms that could indicate that you have anxiety disorder

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Free-Floating Anxiety
Do you often feel anxious without being able to explain why you’re feeling that way? If so, then you’re experiencing free-floating anxiety. Free-floating anxiety is feelings of panic and distress without any clear threat being present. Many people with anxiety disorders deal with this kind of anxiety, which can creep up without warning. Free-floating anxiety can actually exacerbate your anxiety disorder, as you may begin to panic about becoming panicked.

General Psychological Symptoms
Although anxiety disorders come in all shapes and sizes, many of them share the same psychological symptoms. Chronic worrying, dread, obsessive thoughts, and a sense of impending danger are all common. Many people with anxiety disorders also deal with irritability, impatience, difficulty concentrating, and restlessness. When these symptoms interfere with daily activities, then you may have an anxiety disorder.

General Physical Symptoms
Anxiety disorders also cause physical symptoms, including headaches, fatigue, rapid heartbeat, and chest pain. You may also experience sweating, digestive distress, and shortness of breath. If your physical symptoms become overwhelming, it is important to go to an emergency room, where they can be managed.

Don’t suffer in silence with an anxiety disorder. Visit Kendall Regional Medical Center for help. Our Behavioral Health Center offers a range of in-patient and outpatient treatments for emotional issues. Our Miami-Dade hospital also provides orthopedic care, a trauma center, and much more. You can find out more about our services by calling (305) 228-5451.

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