A New Position for Childbirth?

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Don't get too confident in your Lamaze training; new research is challenging a routine childbirth practice. According to a study published in the February issue of the journal Anesthesiology, there may be a better way to position women during labor. Right now, most OBs and anesthesiologists place women on their sides,... read more

Trendy Humidifiers for Your Nursery

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We're pretty vested in your flu prevention (and baby's!) this winter. So first thing's first -- if you didn't see this post from Dr. Altmann, give it a read. Another thing you can do to reduce your chances of getting sick? Invest in a good humidifier. Sounds boring, we know, so we turned... read more

Make Tummy Time Fun for Mom and Baby

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As a physical therapist, I often educate new moms on the importance of tummy time for their babies. It can start when baby is about two or three months old (or can lift her head). Helping baby become comfortable in the prone position has big benefits: Reduces risks of SIDS- Placing baby on her belly helps... read more

Would You Use Laughing Gas During Labor?

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Skeptical about an epidural? Cringing at the thought of natural labor? The latest birthing trend is your happy medium: laughing gas. We know, we know, it sounds more like the dentist's office than the delivery room. But it's making its way back to the US (the practice of using nitrous oxide during labor has been... read more

Similac Calls For an End to the Mommy Wars (WATCH)

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Sometimes, motherhood feels a lot like middle school. From the passive aggressive competition to the cliques, it's like we never even left the playground. And now, an unlikely source is calling us out. Formula brand Similac is welcoming us to the "sisterhood of motherhood." And they created an over-the-top video to remind us just... read more

Our Favorite Famous Moms Dish on Parenting

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Nothing humbles celebrities quite like parenthood. We may not go to their parties or live in their neighborhoods, but changing a diaper evens the playing field. Whether they're experiencing first-time motherhood or on their sixth child (hey there, Angelina Jolie), these women pass along the joys, wisdom and "aha" moments they've learned along the way.... read more

What Does N.Y.C. Look Like Through a Toddler's Eyes? Find Out

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Ever wonder what it's like to be a toddler? It's hard to get inside his head, but one dad got inside his range of vision. New to New York City, Diego Acosta Lopez left his native Quito, Ecuador, to attend the School of Visual Arts. And for the first time, his almost two-year-old son, Ignacio,... read more

Meet Grace, the New Gerber Baby

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Thanks to seven-month-old Grace, Gerber is getting a face lift. The East Petersburg, Pennsylvania baby was selected from a pool of more than 180,000 applicants to become the 2015 Spokesbaby. We doubt that Grace will be doing much speaking on behalf of the brand, but her face will appear in a national ad and across Gerber's website and social media... read more

Prenatal Co-Parenting Classes Have a Big Payoff for Your Kid

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Parents-to-be: Get your pencils and notebooks ready -- it’s time to head to class. The latest research suggests that expectant parents who've attended prenatal classes to help improve their co-parenting skills saw a big pay-off for their child — both at home and in school. In a study published in the Journal of Family Psychology, a team of researchers at... read more

What is MRKH? A Pageant Queen Opens Up

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Infertility isn't exactly an uncommon problem; one in six couples will struggle with it while trying to conceive. But Jaclyn Schultz -- you may know her as Miss Michigan (2013) -- has a much rarer condition, Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. It affects one in 5,000 women worldwide. And this beauty queen is proudly lending her name to the syndrome... read more