• In the Course of a Year

    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.

  • Choosing the Birth Experience You Want

    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

    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.

  • What to Expect at Your Baby's First Doctor's Appointment

    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.

  • Be a Costume Wizard This Halloween

    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.

  • When Your Baby Wakes Frequently to Feed: The Pantley Pull-off

    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.