Articles tagged with newborn

Who Should Consider Saving Their Baby's Cord Blood?

Cord Blood, A New Era in Medicine Bone marrow, peripheral blood and the umbilical cord blood constitute the three primary sources of stem cells. Umbilical cord blood, which until fairly recently, was discarded as medical waste, is a non-controversial and rich source of stem cells that are now being saved...

When to Call Your Baby's Doctor

One of the toughest and most nerve-racking things for new parent is figuring out when to call the doctor. As a general rule of thumb, trust your instincts. If you suspect something is not right, you should always call the doctor. Even small changes in eating, sleeping, and crying can...

Baby Planners: The Experts on Everything Birth to Baby!

What can a Baby Planner do for you and your family?   Choosing to have a child is one of the most important decisions that any family can make, but the choices don't end there.  Expectant families are surrounded by hundreds of decisions.  From births to bottles, nurseries to...

Mother's Little Helper: Soothing Shoulder, Neck, and Head Massage

This thorough massage promotes relaxation, releases tension, and helps your body deal with the new physical challenges associated with a small child (and the heavy equipment that comes with it).  Lie face up on your bed so that your head is at the edge. Get a friend to sit on...

What is Your Maternity Medical Coverage?

With all the talk of the new health care plan, I started thinking about the maternity medical coverage items you'll want to investigate with your insurance company. Does your plan cover prenatal and maternity care? Federal law requires that an employer with more than 15 employees offer such coverage....

Your Body After Baby: The First Six Weeks

Your Body After Baby: The First 6 Weeks Lots of things are happening in your body right after you have a baby. During pregnancy, your body changed a lot. It worked really hard to keep your baby safe and healthy. Now that your baby is here, your body is changing...

What is Your Infant's Nursing Style?

By Just Ask Baby, DivineCaroline Breastfeeding is never as simple and straightforward as it might seem. Indeed, Edith Jackson, a pediatrician at Yale described (in the 1950s) five different nursing styles. Knowing the style a baby has, helps you know how to respond appropriately:BarracudaThese babies know what they are after;...

The Baby Barrage: Why are More Infants Born in the Summer?

By Allison Ford, DivineCaroline Why does it seem like every year, as soon as the weather begins to warm up, women start having babies all over the place? Along with blooming flowers and lengthening days, it always feels like warm weather brings on the babies. When I was in grade...

The Clumsy Mommy

I'd never spent much time around babies before my daughter was born. I was not one of those responsible teens who babysat in the neighborhood and since I was the baby in my family, I never had younger siblings following me around. So I wasn't surprised to find I...

To Buy or Not to Buy Before Baby

When I married my husband, I inherited a religious tradition that his family has followed for many years. Baby showers and gifts for an unborn child are taboo. Decorating the nursery before the baby comes home is forbidden. Buying anything baby-related is strictly prohibited until your child is snuggled safely...