Last updated 4 months ago
When you’re pregnant, you want to be as careful with your body as possible to prevent harm from befalling your unborn child. However, that doesn’t mean you should put your whole life on hold for nine months. For example, you might decide to calm your nerves by going on a relaxing vacation. When traveling while pregnant this holiday season, be sure to follow the advice of your Sunrise Children’s Hospital doctor.
Determining When to Travel
Since most major health issues occur near the beginning and end of the pregnancy term, many doctors recommend that pregnant women travel during their second trimester. That doesn’t mean you can’t travel during the first or third trimester, but it’s a good idea to speak with your doctor before doing so. For safety’s sake, avoid driving during peak traffic hours or in icy conditions.
Preparing for a Trip
If you’re planning on a long road trip, make sure you have all the necessary emergency equipment. For instance, you might pack tire chains, a flashlight, blankets, and extra food. If you’re traveling by plane, ask your doctor about motion sickness medication and request an aisle seat so you can stretch your legs. Before you leave, decide which hospital in your destination city you will visit in case there’s an emergency.
Arriving at Your Destination
If you’re staying with family, make sure they have all the accommodations you need to stay comfortable. If not, you may need to book a hotel room. If you’re traveling to a country with questionable tap water, use only bottled or boiled water. You might also stay away from raw meat or fish, as it is more likely to cause food poisoning.
Before you firm up your vacation plans, it’s very important that you ask your doctor’s opinion. The experts at Sunrise Children’s Hospital will gladly discuss how to make your pregnancy as comfortable as possible. Call us today at (702) 233-5437 to learn about our NICU and medical services for expectant mothers.
Last updated 5 months ago
About 1 in 10 American children suffered from asthma in 2009, and this chronic condition can seriously impact an individual’s quality of life. This brief video provides a closer look at asthma and its physiological effects.
Asthma inflames the airway at all times, reducing air flow and resulting in tenderness. Asthma trigger such as strenuous exercise, pollen, or smoke, can further reduce air flow by causing the muscles to constrict and increasing mucus production. The frequency, severity, and susceptibility to asthma attacks differs between individuals, but they can be life-threatening.
Sunrise Children’s Hospital has been treating children throughout and the rest of Nevada for over 30 years. As a leading pediatric and neonatal healthcare provider, we are equipped to handle a wide range of conditions for children of all ages. Visit our facilities online or contact us at (702) 233-5437 to find an experienced pediatric specialist in Las Vegas.
Last updated 7 months ago
Sunrise Hospital offers a full range of services, with referrals to physicians in every field of medical care, to those in southern Nevada and the surrounding region. With our triage program, which allows us to rapidly evaluate every patient so that we can provide faster, better care, our advanced digital imaging services, and our dedicated Pediatric Emergency Services located right next door at Sunrise Children’s Hospital, we’ll be ready no matter what your emergency may be. For average ER wait times, text “ER” to 23000!
Last updated 7 months ago
Choosing to have a baby is an important, life-changing decision. Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital are here to help you every step of the way. This includes everything from childbirth preparation classes to a highly trained medical staff and a safe, nurturing environment or spacious birthing suites, observation rooms and postpartum facilities, to the largest and most comprehensive Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Nevada for newborns that may need specialized care after birth. All of these resources are available to help us do everything we can to ensure that you have a joyful birthing experience. For more information, call us today at (702) 233-5454.
Last updated 8 months ago
Children with neuromuscular, speech, or language deficits can confront many challenges as they develop. At Sunrise Children’s Hospital, we are proud to offer our pediatric patients the full continuum of therapeutic treatment to help them become more independent as they grow.
Occupational therapy for children involves supporting and improving the skills involved in daily life. Our staff is specially trained to identify specific motor and sensory deficits and formulate a personalized treatment plan with each patient’s parents. Speech and language skills are vital aspects of learning that children rely on throughout their development. Our therapists help each young patient develop better communicative abilities, and we also assist with feeding skills when necessary.
The occupational and speech therapists work seamlessly with our physical therapy team to provide comprehensive care for children with developmental difficulties. To learn more about how our specialists work with parents to promote a child’s healthy development, contact Sunrise Children’s Hospital today at (702) 233-5437.