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Complete Your Hospital Bag Checklist with The Ultimate Hospital Bag

 

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Is your due date quickly approaching? Do you have everything ready? If you plan to deliver your baby in a hospital or birthing center, you will want to have a bag packed and ready to go with everything checked off your hospital bag checklist. If this isn’t something you’ve thought about yet or haven’t prepared […]

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7 Things to Look for During Your Ultrasound

 

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An ultrasound is sometimes called a sonogram because it is a piece of machinery that develops images using sound waves. In essence, the machine creates the kind of images a bat might see since these creatures also use sound waves to ‘see’ where they are going. The device uses a transducer to emit high-frequency sounds […]

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Coping With Postpartum Pain Without Pain Medication

 

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Recovering from childbirth and postpartum can be more overwhelming than you initially anticipated. Depending on the situation, experiencing severe pain episodes can happen, and in those cases, your first instinct might be to resort to prescription meds. While painkillers do have their role, it’s always better to stick to a holistic approach, considering opioid pain […]

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The Fastest Way to Induce Labor at Home Naturally

 

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Any pregnant mom or mom to be is always anxiously awaiting the birth of their child as they are nearing their due date, or even past it. They may be trying to find the fastest way to induce labor at home naturally, but this is only recommended and best to try once the 40 week […]

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Pregnancy Dream Meaning

 

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Like with any other crazy or wild dream, one may dream of being pregnant whether they are or not. When it comes to pregnancy dream meanings, there are two different ways to evaluate the situation depending on whether the person is pregnant or not. Deciphering the meaning behind dreams of being pregnant can be interesting […]

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Acupuncture and Fertility: What You Need to Know

 

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Do acupuncture and fertility really go hand in hand? Unfortunately, many women deal with fertility issues when deciding they are ready to get pregnant. Infertility can bring on anguish and a sense of loss. Upon discovering fertility issues, or simply not getting pregnant after a few tries, women frequently run to the doctor’s office in […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Postpartum Bleeding

 

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As a new mom, or even as a seasoned mom who is on her second or more child, postpartum bleeding can be real concern after giving birth to a new bundle of joy. Postpartum bleeding can come with a lot of questions that doctors don’t shed a lot of light on after giving birth. A […]

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8 Best Baby Heartbeat Monitors For New Parents

 

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Baby Heartbeat Monitors are handheld devices that allow parents to listen to their unborn baby’s heartbeat from the comfort of their own home. Using a monitor is great when it comes to needing peace of mind, but should only be done occasionally. Obviously listening to baby’s heartbeat on your own should never be done instead […]

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Pregnancy Problems 101: What to do When it’s ​too Hot to Sleep

 

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Pregnancy and sleep seem to be contradictory terms; one is always limiting the other. Throw in this being your second, third (or more) pregnancy, and you can go ahead and kiss sleep goodbye! One of the biggest reasons you cannot rest during pregnancy is because it is too hot to sleep leaving you to never […]

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25 of The Best Nursing Bras for Small and Big Chested Women

 

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Whether you are voluptuously endowed or modestly petite in the chest region, finding the perfectly fitting nursing bra is a challenge no matter your size. The first thing you want to do is get measured. If you are going to find the best nursing bra online, instead of relying on ever-changing small, mediums, and larges, […]

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Itty-bitty NICU babies dress up for Halloween

 

Hospitalized infants in Kansas City are photographed wearing sweet costumes for Halloween.

5 recipes for homemade baby food (and why you should make your own)

 

Making baby food at home is easier & more important than you think. Here are 5 homemade baby food recipes.

10 ways babies are really weird

 

They don't shed tears and won't remember having mustaches!

What is a doula?

 

Pregnant women might turn to a birth doula when they want extra support in the delivery room.

Baby can't stop laughing after finally hearing clearly for the first time

 

Baby Scarlet can't stop laughing after she finally hears clearly for the first time — and that gets her mother laughing, too.

2 in 3 kids are born in countries where dads don't get paid leave

 

92 countries lack a national policy that grants fathers paid paternity leave, including the United States.

Female bonobos act as midwives for each other

 

Assisting others with birth is a trait that's only been seen in humans, but bonobos do it, too.

What is a safe sleeping environment for a baby?

 

Despite years of warning, a new report says many infants in the U.S. still sleep with soft bedding, whether in a crib or their parents' bed.

What are the benefits of placenta consumption?

 

Many, but not all, animals consume the placenta after their offspring is birthed and accounted for in an act called placentophagy. Thought to provide the postpa

Gender-neutral baby names surge in popularity

 

The gender-neutral naming trend is spurred in part by parents who want to avoid assigning gender roles to their children at birth.

Sweet dad cheers his son through infant's first round of shots

 

Antwon Lee tells his little man "it's OK to cry" and to "stay strong" during the ordeal.

Man dubbed 'ICU Grandpa' cuddles Atlanta hospital's tiniest patients

 

David Deutchman, dubbed the ICU Grandpa spends hours a day, twice a week, rocking and cuddling babies at an Atlanta hospital.

This stroller has a built-in air filter to protect kids from air pollution

 

Brizi is a cushioned air filter and fan designed to clean the air around your baby's face and protect them from air pollution.

Trying to conceive? The do's and don'ts to boosting fertility

 

There are a number of things you can do that will not only boost your fertility but also help ensure that you're in tip-top condition.

The contents of your baby's diaper may give clues to how smart she'll be

 

Scientists found gut microbes in a baby's diaper that may be linked to higher levels of cognitive function.

Just because your baby is crying doesn't mean you should feed her, research says

 

Parents may be teaching babies to use food as a comfort, which leads to obesity later in life, studies show. But as a parent, I'm not buying it.

Breastfeeding may lower a new mom's risk for heart disease

 

Years after giving birth, moms who breastfed had a lower risk for hardening of the arteries, an early warning sign for heart attack and stroke.

Maternity leave catch-22: Women are either bad workers or bad moms

 

Working mothers can't win. New research finds society judges us negatively whether we take maternity leave or not.

What is a gentle C-section?

 

Some hospitals are changing Cesarean-section births to help moms and their new babies experience a more positive surgical delivery.

'Baby brain' is real, study proves

 

Pregnant women and new moms have long complained about memory loss and brain fog, but a new study shows having children reduces brain matter.

Is it better to be a young mom or an older mom?

 

A new study claims one is better than the other, but both have benefits.

Petri dish experiment shows the amazing powers of breast milk

 

An image of breast milk in a petri dish has the internet going bonkers.

Finland's amazing baby box program arrives in the U.S.

 

Government-supplied baby boxes are a rite of passage for moms in Finland, and now New Jersey is trying it.

NICU babies make precious holiday gifts

 

Photo sessions at St. Luke's hospital in Kansas City, Missouri capture the magic of each baby's first holiday season.

Our memories as infants might not be lost, new study suggests

 

Memory traces from our earliest years might stay in our brains, waiting to be unlocked.

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