Monthly Archives: May 2022

Take 2 Podcast: Uvalde, Texas school shooting

Host: Heidi Hatch
Guests: Maura Carabello & Greg Hughes

This week’s episode delves into the issues surrounding the Uvalde, Texas school shooting that claimed 21 lives.

Did Uvalde officers do enough to save lives as we reflect on those who have paid the ultimate price in sacrificing their lives in the service of our country this Memorial Day weekend.

What can be done to turn the tide of gun deaths in America?

Is there gun legislation both sidees can agree on: Red flag laws, moving age to 21 to buy guns, HR8 in Congress Universal background checks.

How does mental health play in?

Gun deaths in children are up homicides/suicides spiked in 2020 by 30%. Drug overdoses in kids up 84%. We are headed in the wrong direction as a country, how do we change direction?

What to expect when you’re expecting twins or multiples

If you’re expecting more than one baby or think you might end up with multiples due to beginning fertility medication or treatment, you’ll want to listen in.

Jade Elliott is joined by Dr. Helen Feltovich, a maternal fetal medicine physician with Intermountain Healthcare who specializes in high-risk pregnancies to answer common questions about expecting multiples.

Is the Number of Twins and Multiples Increasing?

Actually, the number of multiples being born has decreased slightly in recent years, probably due to responsible assisted reproductive technologies.

What Increases Your Chances of Having Twins or Multiples?

While fertility medication or in vitro fertilization may increase your chance for carrying multiples, there are other factors, like genetics or demographics that can come into play.

  • Family history of twins or multiples
  • Over age 35
  • Previous pregnancy
  • Taller than average
  • Obesity – Body mass index of 30 or higher
  • African American women are slightly more likely to have twins

If you have multiple factors, your odds of having multiples, multiplies!

Types of Twins

Identical twins is the common name for “monochorionic” twins, which means one placenta. These twins result from the fertilization of a single egg that splits in two. Identical twins share all of their genes and are of the same sex.

Fraternal twins is the common name for “dichorionic” twins, which means two placentas. These twins result from the fertilization of two separate eggs during the same pregnancy. They share genes just like any other siblings. Fraternal twins can be of the same or different sexes.

The only way to really know if your twins are identical is through genetic testing. In some very rare cases, there can be identical twins that are different in some important ways, like sex.

With Good Prenatal Care, Most Twin Pregnancies Result in Healthy Babies

Most twins are delivered past 36 weeks. The estimated due date is at 40 weeks of pregnancy, and 37 weeks is considered term. Half of twins are delivered after 36 weeks, and half before then, either because of spontaneous labor or because of a maternal or fetal problem that requires delivery. Multiples higher than twins often arrive earlier.

Risks of Carrying Multiples

  • Preterm labor
  • Pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure)
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Miscarriage
  • Placenta complications
  • Fetal growth concerns, especially for monochorionic (identical) twins
  • Increased risk for postpartum depression or anxiety due to complications

Prenatal Visits Are Even More Important If You’re Expecting Multiples

When you’re expecting twins or multiples, your doctor will likely want you to have more prenatal visits than for a singleton pregnancy due to a higher chance for complications. You’ll also likely need additional ultrasounds and fetal monitoring during pregnancy to check for any complications. That’s why it’s important to not skip prenatal appointments.

When to See a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist

If your doctor is not comfortable with managing or delivering twins, or if you have additional complications, you’ll probably be invited to see a maternal fetal medicine (MFM) specialist. This is especially true if your babies are monochorionic (identical). MFM specialists are trained in obstetrics and gynecology like general obstetricians, but then they do an additional three years of training specific to high risk pregnancies and deliveries. If you’re expecting three or more babies, it’s highly recommended you see an MFM specialist.

If there is not an MFM specialist in your area, ask your doctor about consulting with one through telehealth. We try to keep patients close to their home.

Things to Do at Home If You’re Expecting Multiples

  • Take prenatal vitamins as you would for a single pregnancy.
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
  • Eat well. Don’t focus on the number of pounds to gain. Your provider will watch the weight of your babies with growth ultrasounds.
  • Get enough exercise
  • Bed rest is not recommended just because you’re expecting multiples.

Be Aware of the Signs of Preterm Labor

If you feel more pressure or have cramping, bleeding, or are leaking fluid, or have decreased fetal movement, call your doctor.

Prepare for the Postpartum Period

Set up social support for after the babies arrive. Your chances of having premature babies or a Caesarean delivery are higher when you are carrying multiples. If your babies are born prematurely, one or more of your babies may need to stay in a neonatal intensive care unit. You may want to think about how close you live to a hospital with a NICU or ask your provider if they have access to telehealth consultations for your baby.

You may be at higher risk for postpartum depression or anxiety due to increased stress or complications.


Breastfeeding is best for babies, especially premature babies. It is possible to nurse multiples successfully. If breastfeeding is not working, there’s no shame in needing to supplement with formula.

For more information, here are some helpful links:

The Baby Your Baby program provides many resources for all pregnant women and new moms in Utah. There is also expert advice from the Utah Department of Health and Intermountain Healthcare that air each week on KUTV 2News.

Amberly Lago Shares Her Life and Story of Triumph Over Tragedy

In this episode, Amberly Lago shares her life and story of triumph over tragedy — being abused as a child and eventually succeeding as a professional dancer and fitness guru only to have her life shattered in a horrific motorcycle accident. 

About Amberly Lago:
At age 38, Amberly’s life was turned upside down. Hit by a SUV. Recovering from 34 surgeries to save my leg from amputation. Diagnosed with an incurable disease dubbed the suicide disease. As result, I lost my business and I had zero self confidence. She had spiraled down into a depression because she had tried everything for my chronic pain and nothing worked. Have you ever felt so hopeless and stuck you wanted to give up? Well, that was me. Then one night she was lying in my hospital bed and my life flashed before my eyes…

Take 2 Podcast: Gov. Cox back from COVID seclusion, baby formula crisis, 2020 US Census

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How parents can help siblings adjust to a new baby

Having a first baby is exciting. Having a second baby and introducing them to the sibling brings its own set of stresses for some. How will the sibling respond? How best to introduce the baby to the family?

Jade Elliott spoke with Peter Lindgren, pediatrician, Intermountain Healthcare, to learn about the best ways to introduce a new baby to the family on this episode of the Baby Your Baby Podcast.

“It’s an adventure, and perfectly normal for parents to feel anxious about having another baby,” said Lindgren.. “My sister’s first response when I came home from the hospital was, ‘Send him back.’ But there also are many more stories of children who adore their new baby sibling, and often reflect the care and love that they have received.”

A new baby changes the family’s structure. Siblings might respond with feelings of betrayal or that they’ve been replaced or a regression in behavior. Mothers often experience a change in their relationship with an older child. Many fathers take on a more important role with older children, particularly as mothers feed a newborn.

There is no one recipe for how to introduce baby to his or her siblings. But here are some tips on how you can help children – and yourselves – through change:

Involve Siblings

  • Before the baby is born, talk to your children about having a new sibling. For children under 2 years, it’s helpful to wait until the baby is closer to delivery (around 30 weeks of pregnancy).
  • Read books together, such as “Peter’s Chair” by Ezra Jack Keats and “I’m a Big Brother/Sister” xx by Joanna Cole.
  • Make caring for baby a team sport by including older siblings.

Reassure and teach

  • Play it cool, but don’t be afraid to show your feelings. Children learn to navigate the world by watching their parents.
  • Acting out is normal. Recognize the behaviors that you want to see.
  • Jealousy can’t be avoided. Reassure, spend time with, hug, and make physical contact with older siblings.
  • Keep your sense of humor!

More to think about

-Showering siblings with gifts is likely to make them feel like something really ominous is going on.

-Some wonder if the newborn should give a gift to the older sibling. Consider your older child’s personality before deciding.

Be Kind to Yourself

It’s okay to let your child respond in whatever way they are going to respond. Give them time to process their feelings, and yourself time to find your family’s new equilibrium. Remember that you get to do all of this in a sleep-deprived state, while recovering from a physically and emotionally intense experience. Above all, be kind to each other and yourselves.

For more information, please visit

The Baby Your Baby program provides many resources for all pregnant women and new moms in Utah. There is also expert advice from the Utah Department of Health and Intermountain Healthcare that air each week on KUTV 2News.

Randy Garn and Ken Joslin Share How Faith, Family, and Service Before Self is Key in Their Success

In this episode, two renowned high performance coaches, Randy Garn and Ken Joslin, team up to share their secret sauce on how to become the a respected influencer based solely on faith, family, and service before self.  

About Ken Joslin:
Owner of the Ken Joslin Team & the GROW STACK DRIVE brand, Ken is a 10X Master Coach, Grant Cardone Licensee, and real estate professional. Ken Joslin is a driven leader who has closed over $250 million in real estate transactions. He is passionate about helping business professionals Build Confidence, Gain Clarity & Create Community.

About Randy Garn:
Randy Garn is a New York Times bestselling author, passionate Entrepreneur and Business Builder, Partner at High Performance Institute with Brendon Burchard, Operating Partner at Tamarak Capital, and contributing author at Entrepreneur Magazine. Randy loves his wife, Charlotte, their four beautiful daughters, and two rowdy boys.

Take 2 Podcast: US Senate candidate Becky Edwards on gun laws, racism, inflation, abortion

Host: Heidi Hatch
Guest: Becky Edwards


Utah’s primary election gets underway in 21 days as ballots start arriving in mailboxes with the deadline to turn in your ballot June 28th.

Becky Edwards, a former Utah House member who served for 10 years is running to replace Senator Mike Lee. She, Ally Isom and Lee all collected the 28,000 signatures needed to get on the primary ballot.

Edwards sat down today to talk about the issues of the day including the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York that claimed the lives of ten innocent people.

President Biden was in Buffalo today, talking to the family members of the ten people who lost their lives in a race-based mass shooting at a neighborhood grocery store.

Biden called on Americans to reject the hate that fueled the deaths of so many saying, “Now’s the time for people of all races, from every background, to speak up as a majority and American and reject white supremacy.”


On social media and in major newspapers editorial boards have blamed Republicans for stoking the normalization of white supremacy in the aftermath of the shooting.

Edwards, a longtime Republican believes the Buffalo mass shooting is not the norm.

“I believe this is an outlier situation but as a community and as a country when we see this speech and hate speech and rhetoric that rises to the level of being dangerous, we need to call it out when we see it address it and be honest. We have to.”

On the issue of mass shootings, Edwards said there is no one right way to make them end.

Edward notes that “each one of us can play a part in prevention of these kinds of attacks” adding “they are heartbreaking. And you are right at the end of each one we think, man, maybe this is the last, maybe there’s something unique that led to this, and we won’t see this again, but over and over we see that’s not true.”

Her comprehensive approach would include mental health supports, looking at the way we deal with hate speech and, and earlier forms of bullying that our kids are experiencing in schools. Legislation she says can be a part of a way forward along with firearm safety.


When asked about gun control legislation she said she supports the 2nd Amendment.


On the issue of inflation: “If we don’t have it, let’s not spend it.” She does not however support the way Senator Mike Lee has taken a stand against massive spending bills. This week he voted with nine other GOP senators against a $40 billion dollar aid package for Ukraine saying the larger spending packaged was misguided and lacked oversight. Lee offered an amendment that would target the aid. “My amendment will ensure we can help our friends without compromising our constitutional or financial integrity.”

Edwards disagrees with Lee’s approach saying “long before you get to the place where you are voting for the bill, you make your, principles known. You are engaged in the formation of the legislation.” Adding “at the end of the day, a, a no vote is, is not useful in advancing anything. It does not advance fiscal responsibility.”


Following the leaked draft from the Supreme Court, Edwards said she sees “no compelling reason to overturn Roe V Wade.” She also supports states having their own interpretation – though she did not say how the state’s rights would fit in if Roe V Wade stands as is.

You can listen to the full conversation here or on your favorite podcast platform. Search “Take 2” with Heidi Hatch.

They discuss the upcoming debates, why she refused to drop out when challenger Ally Isom asked her to do so and much more.KUTV has been sitting down one on with each U.S. Senate Candidate to help voters decide who best can represent the state in Washington D.C.

Senator Mike Lee

Ally Isom

Take 2 Podcast: SCOTUS meets for first time since leak, Utah GOP primary debates

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Common skin conditions your new baby may experience

There’s nothing like the pure, beautiful, soft skin of a baby! But your baby’s skin is still developing and that makes it very sensitive and prone to some skin conditions.

Jade Elliott spoke with Dylan Alston, a dermatologist with Intermountain Healthcare to help us learn about some common baby skin conditions, and know which of these are normal, and how to treat them and when you should see a dermatologist.

“Baby Acne”

The medical term for “baby acne” or erythema toxicorum neonatalis is a benign acne-like eruption on the central part of the face. It typically starts 1-2 days after delivery. It is thought to be related to the immaturity of the oil glands of the newborn. No treatment is necessary, and the condition improves over the next 7-10 days of life.

There is another condition, neonatal cephalic pustulosis that looks similar to “baby acne.” Eruption occurs a little later, at 2-3 weeks after birth. The baby’s face and scalp can be affected. Neonatal cephalic pustulosis is thought to be related to skin colonization of a common yeast known as malassezia. Again, no treatment is necessary and the condition resolves without intervention.

Cradle cap

Cradle cap for all intents and purposes is baby dandruff. It again is thought to be related to the baby’s immune system reacting towards a common yeast on the skin. If the baby is over three months, using a safe dandruff shampoo would be helpful but not necessary. Under three months of age, just use a regular baby shampoo. Leave it on the head a about 2-3 minutes for best results. This is good advice for adults who have dandruff too.


Because the newborn baby’s skin barrier is still developing, they are particularly susceptible to eczema. In infants, eczema often starts on the face, especially the cheeks and over time, moves to more common locations like the arms and legs. It has a red, rashy look. Introducing new foods to the child can make the eczema flare, so introducing one new food at a time and watching for skin rashes afterward can help provide clues to a potential food allergy. Steroid creams can help. Vaseline is a good moisturizer can reduce the risk of eczema later in life.

Diaper rash

The diaper area of a baby is particularly prone to developing rashes and irritation. The key is to change the diaper often enough to keep the baby’s skin from being injured by the alkaline nature of urine by keeping the area clean and dry. Skin protectants such as zinc oxide are great for creating a barrier between the delicate skin and the diaper contents.

Yeast can cause diaper rash. The chubby creases are susceptible to yeast. If the rash is in the crease, it may be caused by yeast. If the rash is not in the crease, then an irritant may be causing it.

Contact dermatitis from wet wipes

Unfortunately, dermatologists are seeing a significant increase in contact dermatitis in babies, or a rash that occurs when the skin is in contact with something irritating. A common ingredient that can cause contact dermatitis in babies is methylchloroisothiazolinone or MCI/MI, an ingredient in many manufactured wet wipes. Wipes should be hypoallergenic and preservative free. Parents with sensitive skin are more likely to have babies with sensitive skin.

Sunscreen sensitivity

Babies under six months have skin that is still developing and is very sensitive. Avoid using sunscreen on your baby until after six months of age. Instead, use hats and clothing. UV protective fabrics are best and should have a UPF (ultra-violet protection factor) rating of 50+. These fabrics have a higher thread count that can better block the sun’s rays than regular clothing. To learn more about these clothes, click here.

After six months of age, you can use sunscreen on your baby, but a mineral-based sunscreen with zinc or titanium oxide is least likely to cause a skin reaction in your baby. Avoid using chemical-based sunscreens on babies.

If your baby has a skin condition that persists and you have questions or are concerned about, see a board-certified dermatologist, as they are specially trained to diagnose skin conditions.

For more information:

Additional links mentioned during the podcast:

The Baby Your Baby program provides many resources for all pregnant women and new moms in Utah. There is also expert advice from the Utah Department of Health and Intermountain Healthcare that air each week on KUTV 2News.

Alex Boye Shares His Life Of Poverty And Rejection Before Relentless Tenacity Led Him To Current Success

In this episode, Alex Boye shares his life of poverty, parental abonnement, homelessness, rejection, and relentless tenacity to generate over 1 billion YouTube views.

About Alex Boye:
Alex Boyé is truly a multicultural, multigenerational, global artist! With over 1 billion views on his YouTube channel, Boyé’s diverse blend of African-infused pop music and vibrant dynamic visuals have captured a loyal legion of online followers turning him into a viral sensation!