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Bottoms Up: Alcohol During Pregnancy Might Be Safe After All

Posted July 9, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Is it safe to drink alcohol while pregnant? A new study finds that up to 8 drinks per week just might be okay.

Simple Summer Baby Shower Ideas

Posted June 4, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Summer babies mean summer baby showers, and we've got four fun, summer-themed baby shower ideas that are perfect for your upcoming party.

Top 10 Birth Interventions You Don't Need

Posted May 29, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

You know what to expect when you're expecting, but do you know what to REJECT when you're expecting? Find out which 10 pregnancy procedures you may not want to agree to.

What Causes Autism?

Posted May 22, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

The rate of autism is rising, but the reasons are still controversial. Scientists, however, are narrowing down the possible causes, including genetics, environmental influences, and risk factors.

4 Pregnancy Apps to Keep You on Track

Posted February 28, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Now you can have everything you want to know about your pregnancy at your fingertips. Any of these 5 great pregnancy apps are perfect for the new or experienced mom as she navigates through those 40 exciting weeks. Connect with other moms, track your baby's development, and keep track of appointments easily.

How to Reduce the Risk of Birth Defects

Posted December 29, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Maintaining a healthy pregnancy can help reduce the risk of birth defects. Before you even become pregnant, you can begin taking steps to ensure a healthy life for your child.

REVIEW: Momma Baby Mama: Story of a Knocked Up Lesbian

Posted December 21, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Ever wonder what life is like for lesbian parents trying to conceive and plan for their families? It's not that different from what straight moms have done for centuries. And it's very different too.

5 Reasons to Use NaProTechnology When Facing Infertility

Posted December 7, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Millions of couples face infertility and many of them turn to IVF in hopes of having a baby. However, NaProTechnology is an approach to overcoming infertility that is natural, and cheaper and more successful than IVF.

Yes, You Can Choose the Sex of Your Baby

Posted October 13, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Boy? Girl? Twins? Triplets? With the new gender selection technology that is now available, you can choose the sex of your baby (or babies) and build the family of your dreams. But are you sure you really want to?

A New Eugenics: Aborting the Child With a Disability

Posted September 21, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Prenatal testing for genetic conditions has led to an ethics debate. Should unborn children who test positive for certain disorders be aborted?

Early Exposure to Cell Phones and Behavior Issues

Posted January 7, 2011 by Fred Lee

A mother's excessive cell phone use during and after pregnancy may be linked to behavior problems in children.

BPA and Women’s Reproductive Health

Posted January 1, 2011 by Fred Lee

Parents worry about exposing their kids to the chemical BPA, but now doctors believe it may have an adverse effect on woman who are trying to have a baby.

7 Tips to Survive Having a Holiday Baby

Posted December 10, 2010 by Sonja Stewart

The Christmas season is already hectic. Now add having a baby, and it's almost overwhelming. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make this season calm and peaceful.

Congenital Heart Defect: 5 Steps to Take After the Diagnosis

Posted November 26, 2010 by Nancy Flanders

One in 100 children born in the United States will have a congential heart defect. Parents facing such a diagnosis are often overwhelmed and feeling alone. Choosing the right doctors and finding support can help.

Celebrity Parenting Role Models

Posted October 25, 2010 by Nancy Flanders

Every parent has a bad day, but in the tabloid world, all celebrities seem to be parenting failures. Here are some that not only make parenting look easy, but seem to enjoy every minute of it.

Probiotic Milk for Moms Helps Reduce Infant Eczema

Posted July 27, 2010 by Fred Lee

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Maternal probiotic consumption has been found to reduce the incidence of eczema in newborns.

Infant Mortality: Dads Matter

Posted June 21, 2010 by Fred Lee

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New research indicates that a father’s presence before their baby is born can reduce certain health problems in the child’s first year of life and increase their chance for survival.

Predicting Your Baby's Gender: Don’t Count On the Chinese Lunar Calendar

Posted May 31, 2010 by Fred Lee

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According to a recent study, the reliability of the Chinese lunar calendar is no better at predicting your baby's sex than flipping a coin.

What is Embryo Adoption?

Posted May 26, 2010 by Lori Kerrigan

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Is it possible to experience adoption and pregnancy at the same time? Yes! Do you want to? This can be another big question in the “fertility challenged” couples journey to family. Exciting elements, concerns and resources for more information are highlighted here.

Mixing Up Genes to Prevent Disease

Posted April 21, 2010 by Lela Davidson

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Science seems to be advancing faster than our ethics on how to apply our new knowledge. Where would you draw the line in determining when it is okay to fiddle with human DNA?

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