How alcohol leads to birth defects – clues from embryo heart images

Scientists have found a way to image the very early development of the embryonic heart in research that may help them to explain how drinking alcohol in pregnancy can lead to heart defects at the baby’s birth. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Resolutions from this social enterprise at the end of 2013

As the year 2013 comes to a close it’s time to make some resolutions and share some of our lessons learned as a young social enterprise. Lesson #1: Just because you’re young and feisty doesn’t mean you don’t have the answers Our hero of the year is Nada, the young girl in Yemen who fled […]

New research from Western shows exercise may help pregnant women quit smoking

New research from Western University shows that pregnant women wishing to quit smoking should exercise and just 15 to 20 minutes of walking is enough to stave off most tobacco cravings. According to recent statistics, 19 per cent of Canadian women between 20 to 24 years reported smoking during their most recent pregnancy. Pregnancy / […]

Increased risk of complications for mother and baby from elective early-term deliveries

Enduring the last few weeks of pregnancy can be physically and emotionally challenging for some women. The aches and pains, the swelling of the limbs and the anxiety of when labor may start are part of the natural gestation process, but they also can seem unbearable. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

How To Make Money Working From Home

I am so blessed to be able to make a significant income AND spend the day at home with my babies. Those who have been reading my blog for a while know that I recently transitioned out of my full-time web marketing job to become 100% self-employed. Truthfully, it was a very scary transition, and […]

Photographer uses art from children of war to recreate war scenes with toys

by Stacy-Ann Gooden posted in Mom Stories We often see images of war zones in the news everyday. Buildings destroyed, armed soldiers, and people in captivity are just some of pictures displayed across media platforms. But, have you ever thought about these war torn areas from a child’s perspective? West Hollywood photographer, Brian McCarty has… Want […]

HHS Takes Another Step Back From Contraceptive Coverage

WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) — The Obama administration is extending an exemption to the Obamacare contraceptive coverage mandate to for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations whose owners or leaders object to providing the coverage, officials announced. MedPage Today OB/Gyn

No Breast Cancer Benefits From Bisphosphonates

(MedPage Today) — Contrary to observational research, taking bisphosphonates for osteoporosis doesn’t appear to be protective against breast cancer in postmenopausal women, researchers found. MedPage Today OB/Gyn

How critically ill infants can benefit most from human milk

Human milk is infant food, but for sick, hospitalized babies, it’s also medicine. That’s the central premise of a series of articles in a neonatal nursing journal’s special issue focused on human milk for sick newborns. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

Adding formula kept me from giving up on breastfeeding

by Andrea Updyke posted in Mom Stories Before I was ever pregnant, I knew I would want to breastfeed if I became a mother. I’ve known many women who breastfed and many who used formula exclusively. I’d like to say I kept an open mind and I truly had no grounds to judge anyone. I… […]

Next Page »