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November 01, 2018

Could a Hormone Produced in Breastfeeding Protect Women Against Type 2 Diabetes?

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and a new study recently released in the journal Diabetologia indicates that the hormone prolactin, a multi-function hormone related to pregnancy and breastfeeding but also important in many other functions like metabolism, immune regulation, and even the balance of water in the body, may also impact insulin secretion and sensitivity....more»
October 01, 2018

Could You Benefit From a New Mom Mentoring Program?

A woman peered into the double stroller and asked, "Are they twins? Is that difficult?" I heard this comment often when my twins were first born....more»
October 01, 2018

Humor@Home: Out of My Mind

Fatigue sure can make you think you're losing your mind. I've been known to fold a dirty basket of clothes, brush my teeth with Ben-Gay instead of toothpaste (what an experience that was), and take medicine meant for my dog....more»
October 01, 2018

Miscarriage Risk May Be Increased by Higher Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. One in four women in the United States will experience the loss of a pregnancy or an infant....more»
July 01, 2018

Tune Out!

Toddlers Who Watch a Lot of TV Struggle as Teens

The ‘screen-time’ debate is one we hear a lot about as parents of younger children....more»
June 01, 2018

The Surprising Science of Dads in Pregnancy and Postpartum

What comes to mind when you think about pregnancy, prenatal care, birth, and newborns?
It’s a blur of frequent checkups, peeing in a cup, peeing a lot in general, nausea, heartburn, crazy hormones, baby care, I’m so tired, and wow, why are diapers so expensive?
    Most of these thoughts are centered on mom and baby.
May 01, 2018

Celebrate Mom: Brunch Made Easy!

Gathering friends and family doesn't need to be fancy, and no matter what you serve, Mom is going to appreciate the effort! And with its prime positioning between breakfast and lunch, brunch is a lighter alternative to the typical dinner party—perfect for busy mamas needing something casual and fun....more»
April 01, 2018

Prebiotics and Your Infant's Memory

While the breast versus bottle argument is always ongoing, researchers agree that breastmilk contains enzymes and nutrients that should be mimicked in infant formula, to provide the best nutritional profile to bottle-fed babies....more»
February 01, 2018
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A New Mom's Guide to Baby

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a baby is born nationwide about every eight seconds. At the last official count in 2016, the total number of babies born in the U....more»
February 01, 2018

Could Your Heart Be Broken?

When chest pains aren't caused by anxiety

Each year, one out of three women will die from heart disease—that’s about one woman every minute, making heart disease the No....more»
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