Ballantyne Magazine

SPRING 2013

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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���CMC-Pineville has seen an upward trend in births, with an 8 percent increase in 2010-2011 and a 7 percent increase in 2011-2012.��� ��� Deborah Johnson, Director of Maternity Services In 2011, CMC-Pineville nearly doubled the footprint of its maternity center, adding birthing suites, Murphy beds for mom���s partner and a level-three intensive care nursery within the maternity center. ���When parents come in and have special requests, we know they have done their homework and we do all we can to accommodate their requests,��� says Johnson. ���It���s not very often that they have an expectation that we can���t meet.��� The maternity center���s patient population is primarily in the age range of 30s to early 40s. Many women are having their first babies after having had a career for a while, while others are having second or third children or celebrating births from recent marriages. ���We are seeing many older moms, and for some, this is their first child and may be the only child they have,��� Johnson says, noting that details and planning seldom are taken lightly. Baby Blogs Kelly Randazzo understands the desire to plan and cherish Utilizing innovative, evidence-based, FDA approved treatment approaches such as COLD LASER & SPINAL DECOMPRESSION to get you back to health faster! every moment. After more than two years of dealing with conditions treated: infertility issues, she finally learned she was pregnant in herniated discs sciatica October 2011 after undergoing in vitro fertilization. ���This back & neck pain muscle spasm neuropathy sports injuries arthritis/bursitis chronic headaches pregnancy was much anticipated,��� says Randazzo. ���I wanted to celebrate every milestone during my pregnancy.��� Initially, Randazzo launched a blog called Searching for Serendipity (searching4serendipity.blogspot.com) as a way to share her struggles with infertility. The process of writing and posting helped her feel less alone. Learning that friends had made it through such tough times, with healthy babies afterward, helped Randazzo realize that maybe she, too, would have her happy ending. ���It was very cathartic to explain what was going on with us,��� dr. cheri snipes, mha, dc Ballantyne Chiropractic Wellness 14825 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 250 Charlotte NC 28277 healing begins here! call for your appointment today! Randazzo says. ���As soon as I released my first blog post about my infertility issues, I had close friends from my inner circle reaching out to me to say they had gone through similar struggles.��� SPRING 20 1 3 704-369-5700 www.ballantynechiro.com BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE 53

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