Can You Afford to Stay Home?

One of the biggest issues to tackle during pregnancy is the decision of whether to work or stay home after the baby is born.  There are many factors that weigh into the decision, but one of the biggest factors is finances.  If you give up your income, can you afford to stay home? The first […]

How to Swaddle

If you have had the experience of being up all night with a newborn, you know that an unhappy baby can easily upset the dynamics of a whole household.  If you need a simple and safe way to soothe a newborn, look no further than the classic swaddle.  Research has shown that swaddling a baby […]

Managing Baby’s Colic

You welcome your little baby into the world and they are more wonderful than you could have ever imagined. A few weeks into their arrival, your little one starts to cry. At first you think that is normal after all, newborns cry often. After a few days you realize that these crying spells last for […]

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 […]

New smartphone app can detect newborn jaundice in minutes

Engineers and physicians have developed a smartphone application that checks for jaundice in newborns and can deliver results to parents and pediatricians within minutes. Skin that turns yellow can be a sure sign that a newborn is jaundiced and isn’t adequately eliminating the chemical bilirubin. But that discoloration is sometimes hard to see, and severe […]

Nearly half of women at risk of preterm birth do not receive cheap drug that could prevent millions of newborn deaths

A major international study of more than 303,000 births in 29 low-income and middle-income countries has found that only half (52%) of women who are eligible to receive a simple, effective, low-cost treatment to prevent death and disability in their newborn babies are getting it. Use of antenatal corticosteroids was highly variable ranging from 16-20% […]

Newborn screening expansion offers early diagnosis and treatment to infants with SCID

Data from 11 newborn screening programs showed that newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) can be successfully implemented across public health newborn screening programs. SCID babies are born without a developed immune system and are subject to a wide variety of life-threatening infections. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

Half of eligible women going without drugs to reduce newborn deaths

Low-cost antenatal steroid injections can prevent death and disability in newborn babies, but a new study finds only half of eligible women are able to access these drugs. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Larger newborn care units provide better protection for very preterm babies

New estimates to assess how organizational factors in England impact clinical outcomes of infants born preterm have been outlined by a new study. Results demonstrated that for preterm babies born at less than 33 weeks gestation, the odds of dying in hospital were 32 per cent less if they were admitted to high volume units […]

An open letter to the mom who took a newborn out in public

by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories To the mom of a brand-spankin’ new, newborn baby who I saw at the zoo this week: You are awesome. Not only did you seem impressively “together” for a woman who clearly gave birth, like 72 hours ago (loved the maxi dress), but your baby is precious. Tiny,… […]

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