20 most viewed BabyCenter Community threads of 2013

by Katherine Martin posted in Mom Stories One thing that always amazes me about the BabyCenter Community is the vast array of topics that are discussed. We talk about anything and everything. But at the same time certain topics seem to resonate with members of the community. We thought it would be interesting to pull… […]

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

Cherry Recipes Make the Most of the Wonder Fruit’s Benefits

Sweet cherries are here, and because most are grown along the lengthy West Coast the season lasts from mid-May in California to the end of the harvest in Washington in August. Intensely flavorful and juicy, cherries are not a hard sell. But their long list of powerful nutrients seals the deal: they’re rich in anthocyanins […]

No anti-clotting treatment needed for most kids undergoing spine surgeries

Blood clots occur so rarely in children undergoing spine operations that most patients require nothing more than vigilant monitoring after surgery and should be spared risky and costly anti-clotting medications, according to a new study. Because clotting risk in children is poorly understood, treatment guidelines are largely absent, leaving doctors caring for pediatric patients at […]

3 ways there’s a little “teen mom” in most of us

by Melissa Byers posted in Mom Stories Teen moms are irresponsible. Their lives are ruined. They made their bed, now they need to lie in it. They’re just babies having babies. And what about that baby? Bless its little heart. It won’t have a very good shot at life either. Before you hit that “comment”… […]

The most painful part of my labor came after the birth

by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories Mind numbing, body wracking contractions. Sweat dripping. Teeth clenching. Body temperature: Um, probably 325 degrees. Every inch of me, working, reaching, stretching, tensing, pushing. AHHH! And then, she was born; my daughter. Deep, deep exhale. I’d done it. I’d brought my beautiful baby safely into the… Want to […]

A test kitchen cook’s tricks to master 5 of the most challenging desserts

Even if you are experienced in the kitchen, there are always a few recipes that can throw you off your game. I went to culinary school, I’ve worked in restaurants and bakeries, and I’ve been testing and developing recipes for six years in the EatingWell Test Kitchen—and still I struggle with a few things. For […]