Archives for August 2015

Arizona Couple Seeks the Help of Dr. Wilkes to Deliver Their Baby

Alexander Paul Mejia, born at just 24 weeks, was delivered by Dr. Paul Wilkes and is truly a miracle! Doctors in Arizona told his parents that he would never survive, so his parents turned to Dr. Wilkes for help. Dr. Wilkes has changed the lives of the Mejia family, he has given them hope for a future with their son when so many doctors before him could not. To read the full article click on the Inside Medicine link below. Inside Medicine … [Read more...]

Children’s Book Drive

Help us as we show our support for an amazing young lady, Ms. Sydney Adashek. Sydney will be collecting children's books from now until spring of 2016 and will donate all of the collected books to a school in need. Read her letter below and please bring donations to any of our three Desert Perinatal Associates offices. Dear Reader, My name is Sydney Adashek and I am becoming a Bat Mitzvah in May 2016. In the Jewish tradition, this is when a girl becomes a woman. Every time someone is preparing to become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, they perform a project that helps their community. My project is to collect children’s books from my family and friends and then to donate them to a school that … [Read more...]

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and although we are always supportive of breastfeeding and the incredible benefits for both Mom and Baby, during August we get to focus on it a little bit more. National Breastfeeding Awareness Month is a breastfeeding campaign funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with the hope of empowering women to commit to breastfeeding.  Research shows that babies that are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life are less likely to develop ear infections, diarrhea and respiratory illnesses, and may be less likely to develop childhood obesity. Breastfeeding is one of the most natural and intimate connections that … [Read more...]