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Mommy Wars Part 1: The Debate Over Breastfeeding Vs. Formula Feeding

In this mommy wars series, we’ll examine three points of contention among moms and how to navigate the debate, so an all-out war doesn’t ensue. A common sore spot among moms is the choice between breastfeeding and formula feeding. Hostility is high. And insults get hurled like: “You’re lazy, selfish, and you don’t love your […]

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Managing Labor Pains Naturally—Know Your Options

Labor and delivery are the last steps before you can meet your new little one. And while the goal of labor is the same—delivering a healthy baby and keeping mom safe—the options for managing labor pains can vary. First, here are two things to keep in mind when making decisions about how to deal with […]

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4 Ways To Get Older Siblings Excited and Involved with a New Baby

Bringing a new baby into the family is a big change for everyone, especially older siblings. And changes—even positive ones—can be scary. Some children may fear that they will no longer get attention. Others may have a hard time understanding why life is so different all of a sudden. From breakfast to bathtime, a newborn […]

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Sleeping During Pregnancy: Why There’s No Such Thing As Too Much Sleep

If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably had family and friends encourage you to eat up. After all, you’re eating for 2 people instead of just 1. But how many loved ones have told you to sleep up? If you think about it, the same logic applies—you’re sleeping for 2 as well. Why You’re So Tired During […]

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Gestational Diabetes: What Every Woman Needs to Know

What is Gestation diabetes? Gestational diabetes is one of the most common medical complications, occurring in nearly 200,000 US pregnancies each year. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) refers to diabetes that develops during pregnancy. The pregnant woman’s body is unable to properly use her insulin which results in high blood sugars. Why did I not have […]

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