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Babies and Pregnancy


Liz Lange Dream Maternity Wardrobe Sweepstakes!

by BabyCenter Staff posted in Products & Prizes This post is part of a sponsorship with Liz Lange Maternity for Target When I was pregnant with my boys I lived in Liz Lange maternity clothes from Target. In fact, there was never a doubt that I would be making a spin through the maternity section… […]


25 darling Santa babies!

by Laura Larsen posted in Mom Stories BabyCenter Community has been running a Dressed for the Holidays photo contest, and wow did we get a lot of gorgeous, adorable entries! Some of the sweetest were of babies either with Santa Claus, or dressed as Santa Claus (or one of his elves!) Santa comes in all… […]


Brittle-bone babies helped by fetal stem cell grafts

Osteogeneis imperfecta (OI) is a congenital bone disease that causes stunted growth and repeated, painful fracturing. Ultrasound scans can reveal fractures already in the fetus, and now an international team of researchers has treated two babies in utero by injecting bone-forming stem cells. ScienceDaily: Infant Health News

Fitness


Top 5 Women’s Shape Your Figure Articles in 2013

Its December—are you still trying to burn fat, lose weight and shape your figure? If you are, your sticking point could be that you are trying to lose weight. Try a different approach in 2014.  Burn fat, lose inches and […] ? Read the rest of this entry… (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The […]


Mom Alert: Top Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss Blogs

Becoming a mom comes with a lot of new challenges: coping with lost sleep, caring for a surprisingly demanding little human, and, perhaps most infamously, getting your body back in shape after baby. While it can be hard to imagine […] ? Read the rest of this entry… (Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) The […]


The Truth About Women’s Fitness

In the last couple of decades, women in particular have been getting more concerned with the state of their fitness in relationship to a healthy body image. Women of past ages have always been concerned over their weight and desire to keep a girlish figure. But the trend for exercise has never been greater than […]

Healthy Eating


Chilled Cucumber Basil Avocado Soup

Quick, Easy & Refreshing Creamy Green Summer Soup Recipe This mostly raw chilled creamy green summer soup recipe was inspired by one from Pinterest. The recipe changed substantially to become my own, but I give full credit and thanks to Manifest Vegan for the idea. To make my Cucumber Basil Avocado Soup, I used vegetable […]


Ramen Grows Up: Easy, Healthy Chicken Ramen Soup at Home

Remember when your furniture was mostly plastic crates in different configurations and you ate ramen at least once a day? If you never thought you’d touch ramen again, this recipe for Easy Miso-Chicken Ramen will change your mind. It takes a little longer than pouring boiling water on the contents of a plastic pouch—but not […]


Best Cranberry Cheesecake Ever

The December issue of EatingWell features some truly spectacular recipes for cranberries—and this Cranberry-Lime Cheesecake is the jewel of the collection. It is as delicious as it is beautiful: creamy, light and luscious, with a tang of lime and a sweet-tart crimson-red topping of cranberries briefly simmered with a little sugar and more lime juice. […]

Parenting Tips


Join IDEAS December 18 for this month’s web seminar: Maternal, perinatal and child death…

This Wednesday, December 18, our colleagues at IDEAS will host this month’s edition of its monthly web seminar series.  This month’s seminar will focus on the issue of maternal, perinatal and child death reviews, drawing  on PMNCH Knowledge Summary #27, which IDEAS developed earlier this year, and covers different types of death review processes, as […]


New advocacy toolkit supports scale-up of essential commodities for women’s and children’s…

Today marked the launch of a new electronic advocacy toolkit, “Scaling Up Lifesaving Commodities for Women, Children, and Newborns.” The toolkit, developed by PATH and Global Health Visions, is a resource designed to support efforts to translate ten recommendations developed by the UN Commission on Lifesaving Commodities into the national action needed to expand access […]


Longer maternity leaves lower women’s risk of postpartum depression

The more leave time from work that a woman takes after giving birth — up to six months — the better protected she will be from experiencing post-partum depression, according to a study led by Dr. Rada K. Dagher, assistant professor of health services administration at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. Pregnancy […]