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- Is your baby a future President? Here are 25 baby names inspired by US Presidents and Vice-Presidents. Which one gets your vote?
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- BabyZone | Parenting – Fri, Feb 14, 2014 1:03 PM ESTGot the bye-bye wave down pat, Dad? These tips will help you make that time with your baby really count--and keep you up front and center in Baby's mind while you're gone.
-By BabyZone Editors Read More »from Fatherhood: Bonding with Your Little One While You're Away
Woman eatingWhen it comes to fertility, food matters! You know it's wise to eat healthy, but did you know certain foods are believed to boost your chances for getting pregnant?
We all know that we're supposed to cut back on alcohol and try to eat the recommended portions of all the major food groups when trying to conceive, but a faction of people believe there's more: that specific foods can actually boost your fertility. Doctors, scientists, dietitians, herbalists, and organic food supporters are all touting the power of food in fertility.
If you and your husband have been trying for months to conceive without success, you may begin to wonder if you're doing something wrong or start asking yourself questions such as, "Is my ovulation cycle off?", "Are we having enough sex?", "Are my husband's 'swimmers' too weak?", "Am I too stressed out?" or "Could it have something to do with that nuclear power plant in my backyard?" Although aspiring mothers seem to worry about nearly everything under the sunRead More »from Can Foods Increase Your Fertility?
- BabyZone | Love + Sex – Fri, Feb 14, 2014 12:57 PM ESTMan and womanIf you're finding the lace and late-night expectations to celebrate Valentine's Day daunting, here are some great ways to validate a couple's togetherness and marriage once they've launched their "real life" journey.
Real-Life Valentine's Day
What has happened to Valentine's Day? I seem to remember-though it may be from a previous life-it being a day when my husband and I would go to dinner, maybe even a late movie. And let's not forget ... there were gifts! My favorite: the biggest chocolate-covered strawberries you could imagine from a well-known local chocolate store.
Nowadays, however, the holiday seems to come and go without fanfare (or strawberries). First, I'm too tired to celebrate. Second, just the sight of the latest trend in Valentine's Day attire in the window of Victoria's Secret puts me in a panic to get on the treadmill that I neither own nor have time to use.
I would like to propose someRead More »from Valentine's Day Alternatives for the Too-Tired-to-Celebrate
- When it comes to baby names, is it possible that there's cute, and then there's too cute? Or too cool? Or, maybe, just plain mean? In the wake of celebrity baby boom (and the weird names they chose), we asked real parents about their biggest baby naming pet peeves. See if you agree, and then tell us: what naming trends make you cringe?
-By Taylor Hengen Newman Read More »from 6 Baby Name Pet Peeves
PregnantIn a recent, in-depth study on the labor process, researchers at The University of California, San Francisco looked at more than 42,000 women who delivered vaginally between 1976 and 2008. The study compared the length of the second stage of labor, which is basically the amount of time it takes for "pushing" the baby out, among women who chose to have an epidural and those that did not.
It is widely accepted that administering an epidural can lengthen labor by about an hour, but researchers found in this study that it's actually between 2-3 hours longer.So not only are women laboring longer with an epidural, the study suggests their prolonged labor may be subject to unnecessary interventions by doctors, worried that the labor has gone on too long. In fact, doctors may need to wait before intervening with oxytocin, forceps, vacuum or a cesarean.
For those women giving birth for the first time, The American Congress ofRead More »from Study Reveals Epidurals May Prolong Labor
- BabyZone | Parenting – Thu, Feb 13, 2014 12:37 PM ESTHaydenWhile many moms are adorning crafts and cards with hearts in the week leading up to Valentine's Day, Hayden's mom is raising awareness for the babies' born with Congenital Heart Defects. During Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week, and all year long, the Hayden's Heart foundation is helping families endure the diagnosis by honoring the little boy who was loved by many.
In March of 2012, baby Hayden was born to the Dorsett family. While his delivery was perfect, Hayden spent many days in the NICU because he was born with a very rare birth defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. "His first smile happened in room 11 in the CICU--and it seemed he didn't stop smiling until the day everything in our lives flipped upside down", writes his mom. After an open heart surgery and many days in the hospital, Hayden passed away at 5 months old. Heart broken, Hayden's mom started the Hayden's Heart Foundation to raise awareness and provide support to families going through similarRead More »from One Mom’s Heartwarming Tribute to Raise Awareness of Congenital Heart Disease
- BabyZone | Parenting – Thu, Feb 13, 2014 12:35 PM ESTWe're new to living the U.S. as a family, after moving to North Carolina from Rome last year, and loving the fun of special days like Valentine's Day. Only here's the rub: I head up a blog about cooking healthy foods for kids and V-day is hardly sugar-free these days. That's why we've come up with 7 sweet ways to celebrate…without quite so much sugar, but all the fun.
-Charity Curley Mathews Read More »from 7 (Pretty) Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes for Toddlers & Preschoolers
- Toddlers love a lot of things. They love books. They love to dance. They love commandeering your smart phone. And they love to create. Help your toddler get in on the Valentine's Day fun with one of these 5 sweet, Valentine crafts.
-By Andrea Wada Davies Read More »from 5 Sweet Valentine Crafts for Toddlers
- BabyZone | Parenting – Wed, Feb 12, 2014 1:07 PM ESTSimple, kind acts--from offering to buy a mom her cup of coffee to sending anonymous care packages--show that the little things can go a long way. For Random Acts of Kindness Week, we pulled together 10 heartwarming stories, ranging from the simple to the extraordinary, that will inspire you to put a little bit of good back into the world.
-By Angelica Lai Read More »from 5 Random Acts of Kindness to Moms that Will Melt Your Heart