From pregnancy to parenting, find helpful resources, pediatric health care information and expert advice to help guide you every step in your journey.
Being a parent or planning to become a parent is a joyous experience, but it also comes with many questions and challenges. No matter where you are in your journey, we are here to help. Whether you are still considering a baby, are currently pregnant, experiencing pregnancy challenges or adjusting to life with a newborn, we are available to serve you.
Tips and information on pregnancy and parenting
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases are on the rise nationally. Infectious diseases physician Juan Dumois, M.D., helps families understand how to prevent RSV, what the symptoms are, when to seek treatment and how milder cases of RSV can be treated at home.
At the start of the pandemic, how stress, anxiety and fear have been generated in families during the COVID-19 pandemic had not been studied in great detail. Early research had suggested that children — observing how their parents reacted to various aspects of the pandemic — may have reacted in a similar manner. Looking for answers, Diana Kalpakian, Ph.D., joined Melissa Faith, Ph.D., and colleagues and conducted a study in May 2020, early in the pandemic. The results of their research were recently published.
The newborn period is a time like no other, and something that should be a celebration for you and your loved ones. Keeping your baby safe during this time is of utmost importance. Shannon Glenn-Otto, M.D., a general pediatrician at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital shares some useful guidance for first-time parents when it comes to visitors.
Sometimes, you need quick health care information to help determine how to best care for your sick or injured child. Check your child's symptoms and find reliable health care information that can help you make informed decisions about your child's care.
Pocket Doc is a Johns Hopkins All Children’s app that offers reliable health care information at home or on the go.
Symptom Checker allows users to select a body area related to your child's symptom and provides health recommendations and resources.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital provides resources to help parents every step of the way. From high-risk pregnancy to breastfeeding to newborn safe sleep questions, our team can provide the expertise to help put you at ease.
Breastfeeding for the First Year
Breastfeeding provides benefits to both moms and babies but can sometimes be challenging. For those families who breastfeed, the experts at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital provide helpful tips and advice for the first year.
If you're an expectant mother experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, you and your baby may require specialized care. Find information on fetal care and neonatal programs and specialists who can provide expert evaluation, monitoring and advanced treatment when you need it.
Setting up a good sleep environment with babies in their own crib on their back, and having consistent routines will help your child sleep and put your mind to rest. Find tips and information on how to create a safe sleep environment for your baby.
Understanding Flat Head Syndrome
Parents who notice a flat spot on their baby's head should discuss the issue with their pediatrician. Find information on positional plagiocephaly (flat head), how to avoid torticollis (tightening of the neck muscles) and when to contact your child's pediatrician.