Health of Hispanic moms, babies a growing concern, new report says

Hispanic women are more likely to have a baby with a neural tube birth defect, and nearly a quarter of all preterm births in the United States are Hispanic, according to a report. While this disparity is not well understood, one reason may be that Hispanic women have a lower intake of folic acid. In […]

Feds to Moms: Eat Mercury-Free Fish

(MedPage Today) — Pregnant women should eat at least 8 ounces of fish each week, which puts a floor — not just a ceiling — on the amount of seafood these women should consume, two federal agencies said in a draft guidance. MedPage Today OB/Gyn

20 FREE phone or tablet apps for new moms

by Michelle Rothmeier posted in Life & Home I’m a new mom to a two month old (plus a twenty month old little boy!) so I can say this without feeling bad: new moms have lost their minds. At least I have! When was the last time the baby’s diaper was changed? Ummm, I’ve changed… […]

Viral video: why moms shouldn’t twerk

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories The twerking trend seems to have hit just about every demographic- HARD, thank you Miley Cyrus. The never-ending stories covering this dance craze have been conflicting. While some moms punish their daughters for doing this suggestive move, others are joining in. This Utah mom proved she had a… […]

Moms need sleep too. Win NZLavender Essential Oil!

by Andrea Updyke posted in Products & Prizes I am a big fan of sleeping. In fact, when I met my husband one of the first things we connected on was how much we loved to take afternoon naps. If it were up to me, I would stay up late, get up early and take… […]

Giving birth to 4 or more babies increases mom’s risk of heart disease

Women who give birth to four or more children are much more likely to have evidence of plaque in their heart or thickening of their arteries – early signs of cardiovascular disease – compared with those having fewer pregnancies, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session. […]

BabyCenter celebrates the 2014 Moms’ Picks Awards winners

by Katherine Martin posted in Products & Prizes Thursday, March 27th, in New York City, BabyCenter and top brand leaders gathered to celebrate the winners of BabyCenter’s 2014 Moms’ Picks Awards. In an evening of food and mingling, the best of what moms want in products were honored. The evening affair recognized the products that… […]

Moms’ still overweight at 1 year postpartum at increased risk for diabetes, heart problems

‘Watch out for weight gain within a year of giving birth to prevent new risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.’ That advice for women comes from a study published in the journal Diabetes Care. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Excess weight at one year postpartum increases moms’ risk for diabetes, heart problems

Watch out for weight gain within a year of giving birth, to prevent new risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, experts say. While it has long been believed that not losing ‘baby weight’ for several years after pregnancy carries long-term risks of diabetes and heart disease, this research team aimed to test this theory by […]

Random things moms have packed in their hospital bags

by Leah Speer posted in Mom Stories Looking back some 4 years ago, I’d have to say the most random thing in my hospital bag was my laptop and a couple of text books; I was planning on using my “spare time” to finish a paper I was writing for school. Funny enough, I did… […]

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