Pregnancy & Birth

Expecting? Think twice before indulging!


When pregnant, think twice before reaching for the pickles and ice cream, according to The American Dietetic Association (ADA). The organization says cravings are an indication of a nutritional deficiency. “Cravings are the result of the spike in your hormones,” Rachel Brandeis, spokesperson for the ADA says. “Much like the insatiable appetite many pre-menstrual women… Read more »

Mother Shock!


Having a baby changes your body, your mind, your life. And some days you just don’t want to talk about it. You may be the type to barrage your obstetrician with questions, diligently attend childbirth classes, take in every pregnancy book you can find, but after your baby is born, you will still be in… Read more »

Breastfeeding in Public: Just Do It!


In a culture where the female breast is so sexualized, for many mothers, breastfeeding in public is a big step beyond their comfort zone. For me, a necessary shopping excursion with my husband and newborn daughter was my rite of passage.

A Baby During the Holidays


There’s nothing quite like a Christmas baby; all the anticipation of the pregnancy and joyful hope of the holiday season culminating in a tiny, yet perfect, gift for the whole family.

Making Time for Multiples


It’s hard enough to make the moments count when there’s just one baby. Doubling or tripling the number of babies you care for brings new meaning to “spread thin.” Tips from local moms can help.

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