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Ethnopediatrics

Other cultures teach us about pregnancy, birth and babies What we can learn: Anthropologists like Carol Worthman of Emory University have been credited with giving birth to a new field of study in recent years -...

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8 Ways to Beat Morning Sickness

Has pregnancy morning sickness got you down? Not to worry - here are some super morning sickness solutions that can help! Ever since a blossoming, pregnant Lucy Ricardo announced to the television world that she was...

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Prenatal Yoga

When you ask women what brought them to prenatal yoga classes, the answer is seldom yogic or profound. Initially many women arrive because a doctor or a friend referred them. They feel fat and everything hurts. They...

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My Glucose Tolerance Test

At 27 weeks in my 2nd pregnancy one sunny morning I’m off to do my glucose tolerance test. For this test it is required to fast, so I haven’t eaten since about 8 pm the night before. So far I’m doing pretty good,...

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Breast is Best - But at what Cost?

Every parent has seen them - pictures of a serene looking mother smiling down at her peaceful, suckling baby. They're in every medical office, hospital and parenting brochure. It's a beautiful image - one that as a...

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Breastfeeding and returning to work

Join the many women who continue breastfeeding after returning to work! Why continue to breastfeed? Your baby needs only breastmilk for the first six months, and you can continue to breastfeed for up to two years...

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Boys and Girls

It's a biological fact that there are differences in behavior and development between boys and girls from birth. Don't enforce stereotypes, but help your baby to develop skills that don't come as naturally, such as...

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Emotional Roulette: Pregnancy After...

“When I was trying so hard to get pregnant, it seemed to me that everything would be cushy and glowing and happy as soon as I got that big fat positive pregnancy test: all my fear and doubt and anxiety would melt...

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Coffee Talk

Drinking too much coffee can increase your chances of having a miscarriage. Here’s what you need to know about limiting your caffeine intake during pregnancy. The last thing any pregnant woman wants to hear is that...

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Cloth versus Disposable: The Diaper...

The average baby will go through 5,000 to 7,000 diaper changes in the first two years of his or her life, according to Environment Canada. How will all those diapers affect the environment? What else should you consider...

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Circumcision Decision

Question: We are expecting a baby boy, and we need to decide whether or not to have him circumcised. What are the pros and cons of circumcision? Learn about it. For some parents, circumcision has a deep religious...

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First-Born Jealousy

Question: Our first-born is showing extreme jealousy towards the new baby. Hes obviously mad at us for disrupting the predictable flow of his life with this new challenger for our attention. How can we smooth things...

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