Wendhy Jeffers Photography

Ever wonder who takes the wonderful photos of our doctors? Well, you might notice some new photographs recently hung at our main office of adorable newborns and gorgeous maternity photos. They are all the work of Wendhy Jeffers at Wendhy Jeffers Photography. We hope you enjoy this new decor! To reach Wendhy: Wendhy Jeffers Photography … [Read more...]

‘Miracle baby’ delivered by Dr. Wilkes

When Karen Manuel was only 23 weeks into her pregnancy, she was informed that her baby girl would have to be delivered early or risk losing her. Karen and her husband Gary welcomed their baby girl, Sadie Ann into the world on September 9, 2010 instead of her due date of January 1, 2011. Dr. Paul Wilkes performed the C-section and likened it to removing the seed from an avocado. Because Karen was only 23 weeks pregnant at the time, Sadie Ann weighed less than 1 lb at delivery. Dr. Wilkes said she was so tiny, he was able to scoop her out with one hand and compared her size to that of a bird. Nine days later she had heart surgery and numerous blood transfusions. Doctors informed the … [Read more...]

Great Strides Walk

Did you know that approximately 1 in 3,300 Caucasian children in the U.S. have Cystic Fibrosis? CF is a common genetic condition in individuals of Caucasian and Hispanic ancestry. It is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. A defective gene causes the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that can lead to lung infections or a blockage in the pancreas, which stops the natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. Although there is no cure for CF, advances in research and medical treatments have extended life for individuals with CF. In July 2008, Desert Perinatal was directly impacted by CF when a staff member (Misty Thomas) … [Read more...]

Shower Safe Nest with Love

Come help us "shower" Safe Nest with love on Saturday March, 12th. We are excited to announce our first mock baby shower to benefit the women & children of Safe Nest.  We are inviting women from all over the Vegas Valley to enjoy complimentary mimosas and treats in the relaxing environment of Belly Bliss.  Aside from giving women the opportunity to browse the adorable boutique items at Belly Bliss we will also have food presentations & samplings compliments of The Organized Cook, Toni Spilsbury and complimentary foot rubs to ease those tired feet. … [Read more...]

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Join the Desert Perinatal Associates team for the 16th Annual Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure.  The team name is "The Perinatal Pack" and the annual race is close to our heart.  Many of our friends and family members have been touched by breast cancer in one way or another, so we proudly support the race.  Our goal is to have the largest team (just missed it last year!).  The race is scheduled for May 7, 2011 in Historic Downtown Las Vegas.  So walk, run or donate with The Perinatal Pack!  Check out our team page at: The Perinatal Pack … [Read more...]

St. Judes Ranch Night of Lights

Join Desert Perinatal in helping St. Judes Ranch this holiday season! St. Jude’s Ranch Night of Lights Decorating Event DPA is sponsoring two houses at St. Jude’s Ranch this holiday season. The first event of the season is to get our houses decorated!!! Who: All DPA employees, family and friends are welcome When: Saturday, November 13th – 10am – 2pm Where: St. Jude’s Ranch 100 St. Jude’s Street Boulder City, NV 89005 All you have to do is SHOW UP and be ready to decorate! December 4th is the Night of Lights at St. Jude’s. The decorating on November 13th is to help prepare for the event. More information to come regarding volunteer opportunities for December 4th … [Read more...]

Vegas Baby Bonanza

To Benefit Safe Nest & Baby's Bounty Drop off new or gently used baby items and join us for activities, refreshments, information, workshops and prize drawings. Saturday, September 25th, 2010 9:00am - 1:00pm Belly Bliss 5761 South Fort Apache Rd., 2nd Floor (Fort Apache & Russell) Las Vegas, NV 89148 Doctors from Desert Perinatal and Sher Institute will be on hand from 11am - 1pm to answer your questions on fertility, conception, pregnancy, vaccinations, lactation, childbirth and more. Safe Kids Clark County will be holding a free car seat check in the parking lot from 9am - 12pm Win prizes, including Spa treatments donated by Belly Bliss Sponsored by: Sher Institutes … [Read more...]

Vegas Baby Bonanza!

Sat. Sept 25th 9am-1pm September is National Baby Safety Month and we of course are all about making sure every baby is happy, healthy and safe from conception to delivery to life after birth.  Unfortunately some in our local community do not have the resources to make this ideal a reality.  That is why we are teaming up with our friends at the Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine to have our first annual “Vegas Baby Bonanza”. We encourage our patients and any valley residents to drop off their gently used baby items and children's clothing for two local charities, Baby's Bounty and Safe Nest.  In return for the donations, residents will get to take part in the free Vegas Baby … [Read more...]

Dr. Paul Wilkes – Always the Philanthropist!

Dr. Paul Wilkes is known by his patients for his amazing bedside manner and wonderful sense of humor.  But did you know he is actively involved with several charities?  Although he supports many charities, he serves on the Board of Directors for 3 that are especially important to his views. Patrick Kelley Youth Foundation In keeping with the beliefs of Patrick Kelley, the PKYF believe all children should have the opportunities & resources to reach their full potential.  As a result, the foundation encourages underprivileged children to obtain an education and become involved in after-school activities.  The children are given goals (such as good grades, citizenship and school … [Read more...]

Safe Kids Clark County Car Seat Event

Did you know that 70% of all car seats are installed incorrectly?  Don’t take a chance.  Have your child’s safety seat inspected!  Whether you already have a baby/child or are still expecting, come out for our monthly car seat check.  The experts will make sure the seat installation is correct, and also show you how to properly buckle your child to ensure their safety. Held at the main Desert Perinatal/Belly Bliss location the 4th Saturday of every month.  This event is sponsored by Safe Kids Buckle Up and runs from 9:00 – 12:00.  Due to the overwhelming response of this event, SKCC has limited the number of vehicles served to 40 in order to have enough time with each vehicle. Safe Kids … [Read more...]