Our son had been born with a cleft lip. I didn't know what to think. All kinds of thoughts flooded my mind, full of fear, worry, concern, and tons of questions, but all I could do at that moment was hope and pray that our son would be okay and, of course, cry.
The two trends in childbirth are moving in opposing directions. One trend is the growing number of hospitals providing homelike accommodations, including Jacuzzis and microwaves. The other trend is high-tech childbirth, beginning in many parts of the country with prenatal testing.
Nicotine patch OK for pregnant women -- Especially during third trimester, study shows. Women who just can't quit smoking during pregnancy can now safely turn to nicotine patches for help.
This list of self-help suggestions may ease the sting of your PPD symptoms throughout the course of your recovery. Take small steps, try not to be too hard on yourself and take one day at a time.
Postpartum depression (PPD) affect 20% of all postpartum women. Are you one of them? Read more to find out!
Your friend's child has been diagnosed with cancer. How can you help? What can you say that will be supportive, not hurtful? Read through these suggestions written by a mom who has been through it.
After you leave the hospital, you will be in close touch with health care providers for the first months of your newborn's life. If you leave go home within 48 hours you'll probably be asked to see your pediatrician when your baby is 2-4 days old. Learn what you can expect to happen at that first appointment.
What will your kids be this year? Halloween fever starts as soon as the first pumpkin appears. The children will jump up and down in anticipation. Be a wizard and make a costume! That's how memories are made.
If your baby is waking up every hour or two to breastfeed, bottle-feed, or locate his pacifier, you may be wondering just what it is that causes him to wake up so often. The reality is that brief nighttime awakenings are a normal part of human sleep, regardless of age. All babies experience these. The difference with your baby, who requires nighttime care every hour or two, is that he is involving you in all his brief awakening periods.
Wondering how to talk about postpartum depression with your doctor? Read more from Karen Kleiman. Find out how to select the doctor you feel you can trust and who is least likely to dismiss your concerns.