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CAPEGAZETrE, Friday, November 6 : Novemlr 12, 1998- 89 Tips for parents whose babies were born without instructions By Stacey Kemp As a new parent, the question that comes to mind often is, "Am I doing this right?" I feel the need for an instruc- tion guidebook that can in- struct me step by step for every caretak- ing activity necessary for my new.born. As we all KEMP know, every- one you ask has a different opin- ion regarding infant care and their experiences. Some of the advice is encouraging, while other tidbits of information they give can be dis- couraging. My spouse agrees that our infant should have come with an infant-care manual. As he often says to me, "Tell me what to do, I don't know - I'm new at this?" I, too, have questions about breast- ' feeding - how often, is he getting enough, what position should he SUPPORT P.L.Active for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS_ Combined Federal Campaign #8418 State Employees & United Way Givers -- WRITE US IN! We offer: - BUDDY SERVICES ~ ~ A WEEKLY DROP-IN SUPPORT GROUP~ - Fall & Spring Bereavement Groups ~ (Registration Dependent) ~ Information & Referral Services ~ All-Volunteer Client Oriented " 302 644-4791 lie in, etc. While all these ques- tions are floating around in my mind, I am trying to remember not to be nervous and to convey secu- rity at all times. After all, the baby can sense my insecure vibes. Being an OB/GYN nurse practi- tioner and having worked in laboP and delivery and the newborn nursery for five years, I realize that there is a sense of confidence that comes only from experience. Parenting is best learned by doing. Nothing is as thrilling, exhausting, terrifying and deeply satisfying as becoming a parent, and no one is ever fully prepared for the jour- ney. So don't forget to ask ques- ; tions and remember - no question is a dumb question. As I have found, there are a lot of helpful re- sources in our community. Others may have parented before, but no one else has parented your child. So I am going to trust my in- stincts and enjoy my new son, Mason After all, he is new at this, too, and we will learn together. Editor's note: Stacey Kemp A.P.N., is a nurse practitioner at Bayside Health Association. ? ATTENTION MEDICARE HMO PARTICIPANTS You may have received notice that your health insurance coverage will terminate December 31, 1998 Call us today for information on quality Medicare Supplement insurance that allows you to choose your own doctor. Jayne Waldridge Bud Mowday 226-3955 ,ii!ii!iiiiiii!iiii!!i!i!i!i!iiiiiiii!!!iiilC!?ili!ii  iiiii! ii!!!i!  !!!i!iii!iiiiiiii!!!!!!!iiii!i!!iiiii+iiiiiii ::BEST FOR YOU; :: Lewes Surgical & Medical Associates is pleased to congratulate Michele D. Thomas, M.D. For receiving her Board Certification in the specialty of Colon & Rectal Surgery and becoming the only Board Certified Colon and Rectal Surgeon on the Eastern Shore Colon and Rectal Surgeons specialize in diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. Treatment may be either medical or surgical in nature. Some of the problems and diseases are, but not limited to hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, diverticulitis, constipation, incontinence, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer of the colon, rectum and anus. Routine screening evaluations are also available. Appointments can be made at: Lewes Surgical & Medical Associates 1305 Savannah Road Lewes, Delaware 19958 (302) 644-2633 \\; Cedar Tree Medical, Surgical & Urgent Care Center Box 360, Long Neck Road Millsboro, Delaware " (302) 945-9730