Archive for 'Before Baby'

Tips for Parents Bringing Home a Newborn

Tips for Parents Bringing Home a Newborn

When you bring home your newborn baby, life alters dramatically. But there are ways to ease the transition into family life. Those first few months and weeks of a baby’s life are filled with ups and [...]

Dangers of Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy

Dangers of Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy

Why pregnancy is the time to avoid certain chemicals for baby’s sake. Pesticide Exposure When it comes to pregnancy, it’s important for women to be cautious around certain chemicals. Dr. Bruce Lanphear, Clinician Scientist at the [...]

Pregnancy and Keeping Fit

Pregnancy and Keeping Fit

Pregnancy and fitness: Why working out is good for you and your bundle. Pregnancy and Fitness While keeping fit when pregnant makes sense, working out excessively doesn’t. By over doing your workout, you may start to [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Have Alchohol During Pregnancy

Why You Shouldn’t Have Alchohol During Pregnancy

Why avoiding alcohol while pregnant is so important to baby’s health. Alchohol and Pregnancy About 1% of children are born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. There’s only one cause for FASD, and that is consuming alcohol [...]

Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

What foods are dangerous to pregnant women? Foods to Avoid When it comes to pregnancy, eating for two doesn’t necessarily mean eating more. But it does mean taking your baby’s health into consideration. That means eating [...]

Flame Retardant Harmful to Fetuses

Flame Retardant Harmful to Fetuses

A new study by a team of Canadian and American researchers has provided further evidence that chemicals found in flame retardants are harmful to fetal development.  The chemicals known as PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) are found [...]

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

How umbilical cord blood banking could be a life-saver for your child. Umbilical Cord Blood More and more, parents are considering umbilical cord blood banking where some of the blood from their baby’s umbilical cord and [...]

Mom’s Self Image

Mom’s Self Image

Loving your body.  Pregnancy and a women’s self-image. Moms and Self Image If there’s one thing you can’t control when you’re pregnant, it’s your waistline, after all there’s a human being growing in that belly.  So, [...]

Eating Fish Reduces Asthma in Kids

Eating Fish Reduces Asthma in Kids

Infants who eat a diet that includes fish at the age of six to twelve months have a lower risk of developing asthma-like symptoms than babies who did not consume fish before six months or after [...]

Why Bonding With Your Baby is Important

Why Bonding With Your Baby is Important

Have you fallen head-over-heels for your newborn baby? Then you’ve inoculated him with a powerful medicine called bonding. Many new parents describe the feeling of meeting their babies for the first time as the same feeling [...]