Weather Safety Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe

By Jamell Andrews

With the hot days of summer fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about keeping your baby safe and healthy as the temperatures rise. While there is certainly no need to stay inside all summer and miss out on the fun that the season has to offer, there are some precautions you should take to protect your baby.

When the Temperature Rises

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A Dog Can Be Your Baby’s Best Friend When it comes to Health

By Jamell Addrews

New or expectant moms may worry about having a pet with a new baby in the house, but a recent study on the effects of a furry pet on a baby’s health shows that Fido may just be a baby’s best friend when it comes to health.

A new study suggests that having a family dog or other furry pet may help your baby avoid allergies and obesity later in life. The results of the study by researchers at the University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada were recently published in the journal Microbiome.

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Vitamin D Deficiency in Pregnancy Linked to Autism

By Lisa Pecos

The important role of vitamin D in a child’s early years was making headlines just last year after a study linked a lack of the vitamin to an increase in allergies and asthma in children. A new study has found the vitamin plays an important role before a baby is even born and has linked low levels of vitamin D to autism.

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6 Things about Newborns That Freak You Out but Don’t Need To

By Lisa Pecos

As a new parent, you’re going to see and experience all kinds of things that you never have before, which can be both exciting and a little scary all at once. Chances are you’ll notice every last little thing about your new bundle of joy and some of these things may freak you out, for lack of a better term. While being alert and aware of potential issues is a good thing as a new parent, knowing what not to worry about can help make this special time a little easier.

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Texas Baby Was Born Twice

New born baby

By Eirian Hallinan

A baby in Texas was born or the second time recently, 12 weeks after having had surgery to remove a tumor.

The mother, Margaret Boemer, of Plano, Texas, went in for what was supposed to be a routine ultrasound at 16 weeks only to be told that her unborn baby had sacrococcygeal teratoma. Though sacrococcygeal teratoma is the most common type of tumor in newborns, it is actually a rare condition that affects only one in every 35,000 births.

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Is Your Child Growing Normally?

African American Family

By Lisa Pecos

Whether a child is growing like a weed or fitting into the same size they did the previous season; parents can’t help but wonder if their child is growing normally. Let’s take a look at what’s normal and what isn’t throughout the stages of your child’s life.

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Study Finds Induced Labor No Riskier to Mother and Baby than Natural Labor

Labor or Labor

By Jamell Andrews

Mothers-to-be generally hope to have a natural birth; giving birth when it’s time rather than having to be induced. From old wives tales to warnings about the risks of induced labor to mother and baby, the idea of an induced labor has been a cause of anxiety for expectant mothers. A recent Tel Aviv University study, has found that there is little justification for those fears because induced labor carries no more risk than spontaneous delivery.

The Study

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