21 things no one told me about pregnancy, labor and babies

by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories With all the information out there about pregnancy, labor and babies, you would think we would know everything there is to know before we start our parenting journeys. But alas, after having three kids of my own, I can tell you that plenty of things surprised me along… […]

Canadian physicians lack knowledge, confidence about breastfeeding

Canadian physicians’ breastfeeding knowledge was suboptimal, a national survey finds; the mean survey score was less than 70 percent. Several deficits were identified in their breastfeeding knowledge, including appropriate breastfeeding techniques, latch, and recommendations pertaining to milk supply and breast pumps for example. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

Why is there an online petition about Blue Ivy’s hair?

by Carolyn Robertson posted in Celebrities Concerned citizens are taking to the internet to demand a change… to 2-year-old Blue Ivy’s hairstyle. Yes, it seems some folks are just so concerned about the state of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s toddler’s tresses that a Change.org petition has been launched to take up the cause. “As a woman… […]

10 Myths About Eating Disorders

Like many mental illnesses and conditions, eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa come prepackaged with a disconcerting number of misconceptions. Allowing these unfounded stereotypes to continuously creep through the public’s consciousness is a dangerous game with potentially… (Visited 49 times, 1 visits today) The post 10 Myths About Eating Disorders appeared first […]

Toni Braxton is woefully wrong about abortion & autism

by Sara McGinnis posted in Celebrities One particular passage of Toni Braxton’s new book, Unbreak My Heart, is truly heartbreaking. In the new tell-all, which delves into her health battle with Lupus, bankruptcy and thoughts of suicide, the songstress also opens up for the first time about her abortion regret and son Diezel’s autism. Writing…… […]

WHO warns about threat of drug resistance

“WHO calls for urgent action to preserve power of antibiotics and make new ones,” The Guardian reports. The World Health Organization (WHO), has published a report highlighting the growing global threat of drug resistance. Expert opinions on the implications of the WHO report have been informative, such as the quote, on BBC News, from Dr […]

7 truths about autism you should know

by Amy Hatch posted in Mom Stories In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, we turned to two moms who have first-hand experience to help us uncover the truth about autism—from the unique perspective of a parent. Both Shannon Des Roches Rosa and Mir Kamin are mothers to sons who were diagnosed with autism at a… […]

Interview: 7 Deceptions about Food

Interview: 7 Deceptions about Food With Isabel De Los Rios, Beyond Diet Program Interviewed by Mark Dilworth, BA, PES Q: You clearly state that soy is NOT a health food. Does this go for everyone including those people who want to… (Visited 15 times, 1 visits today) The post Interview: 7 Deceptions about Food appeared first […]

New genetic clues about skin cancer

“Skin cancer: Genetic mutations ‘warn of risk’,” reports BBC News today. The science behind the headline involved sequencing the genetic material of 184 people with a strong family history of malignant melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer. The aim was to identify previously unknown genetic variations that may increase the risk of melanoma; […]

What you should know about the new car seat rules

by Dr. Lisa Dana posted in Mom Stories Safety experts have been working hard to make car travel safer for our children. Children should stay rear facing until the age of 2. The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) also recommends that children stay in a booster seat until they are 4 feet 9 inches tall,… […]

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