Planning

VIDEO: Top Baby Names of 2011

Posted December 31, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

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BabyCenter.com has the top ten list of most popular baby names for 2012, and the site's Editor-in-Chief Linda Murray talked with Parenting Squad about it. Check out this short video to find out about what influenced parents this year when picking a name for their child.

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.

16 Questions to Ask a Pediatrician Before Choosing One for Your Child

Posted October 15, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Choosing your child's doctor is a big decision. Make sure you have questions to ask that will help determine what pediatrician is right for your child and your family.

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?

Accepting Life Without Children

Posted March 20, 2011 by Lori Kerrigan

Is infertility causing you to face the possibility of life without children? When dreams are based on parenthood, it is difficult to imagine life any other way. As overwhelming as it seems, accepting life without children is possible, and joy can be found along the way.

Infertility and Depression: Living in Limbo

Posted January 20, 2011 by Lori Kerrigan

Has infertility put a hold on your life causing you to feel in limbo and depressed? You are not alone. Here are three ways to take steps forward when infertility is holding you back.

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.

Getting Your Finances in Order Before Baby Comes

Posted December 28, 2010 by Debbie Dragon

Other parents may tell you that you can never be fully prepared for a baby, financially or otherwise, but there are a number of things you can do to help the situation.

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.

Making Your Money Work For You: 8 Financial Tips For New Families

Posted July 28, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

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Don't put off developing good financial habits until the kids are a few years from college, and you're wondering about retirement. Starting putting your money to work now.

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.

Trouble Getting Knocked Up? Cut the Coke.

Posted April 5, 2010 by Fred Lee

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Excessive consumption of cola may have an adverse effect on male fertility.

Maybe, Baby: How Old Is Too Old?

Posted March 17, 2010 by Lain Ehmann

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We've been thinking about having another baby. Problem: Are we too old?

Adopting From Haiti

Posted February 2, 2010 by Lori Kerrigan

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Are you feeling a tug on your heart to help the many children left without a family in Haiti after the devastating earthquake? Adopting a child from Haiti may not be an option right now, but don’t let that stop your adoption or humanitarian efforts.

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