New Mother Roadmap

Congratulations on the arrival of your new bundle of joy!  You made it through the grueling labor and delivery.  You are finally home with the beautiful baby you have dreamt about for months.  The first days and weeks after birth can be mixed with the most amazing and challenging days you will remember.  Here are […]

Obstetric First Responders in Chiapas: innovative trainings by PACE-MD

We have been following PACE-MD with great interest. They focus on Obstetrical First Responders as the first link in the chain of survival in Mexico. We have long believed that the analogy to an EMT might be a better way to get beyond the long-standing disputes over what traditional birth attendants versus midwives versus others, […]

Parents strap camera to son the first day of school too intrusive?

by Stacy-Ann Gooden posted in Mom Stories How many times have you asked your kids, “How was school,” and get a one-word summary of the day? You are not alone. May and Andrew Weber wasn’t satisfied with the one-word answer they received from their children. So they did what most parents would probably never think… […]

Nursing moms: Getting bottle feeding right the first time

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories   This post is part of a sponsorship with Playtex. Introducing a bottle to my daughter for the very first time was stressful for every member of my household — mom, dad, baby, big brother, heck, even the cats. We were all on edge. And it sucked. Like… […]

Seeing my daughter for the first time

by Jamie Krug posted in Mom Stories I took my almost-six-year-old daughter on a “girls trip” last weekend. We had both been looking forward to this trip — me, perhaps, longer than she. If I am honest with myself, I had been looking forward to it since I heard the ultrasound technician exclaim, “It’s a… […]

First estimates of newborns needing treatment for bacterial infection show 7 million cases

Seven million babies in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America in 2012 required treatment for bacterial infections including sepsis, meningitis and pneumonia, according to research. Although the authors highlight the lack of data available for the study, they note that their estimate of 680,000 neonatal deaths associated with these infections is consistent with other […]

Video: Megan Fox shares son Bodhi’s first photo

by Sara McGinnis posted in Celebrities Megan Fox’s baby boy has made his world photo debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Stopping by to chat about parenthood and being pregnant on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set, the mom of three (including one stepson) admitted both times she found out she was expecting a child… […]

First cat-to-human TB infections reported

“Cats have passed TB to humans for the first time,” the Daily Mail reports. Authorities are closely monitoring the situation and the risk of further transmission has been described as “very low”. The headline is based on the news that two people in England have developed tuberculosis (TB) after contact with a domestic cat infected […]

Fluoride recommended as soon as first tooth comes in

by Stacy-Ann Gooden posted in Mom Stories To stop cavities from forming, dentists now recommend parents begin brushing their children’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first tooth comes in. Prior to the change, the American Dental Association advised parents to brush with water before the age of two, and then move on… […]

Novel simplified IVF procedure leads to first live births

A recent prospective study published in Reproductive BioMedicine Online comparing conventional IVF with a novel simplified laboratory method of culturing embryos suggested that fertilization and implantation rates were similar for the simplified system when compared with those reported by conventional IVF programs. Sixteen healthy babies have already been born with this new method. Pregnancy / […]

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