• Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2

    I was infected with Herpes in a monogamous relationship (we anticipated our vows, and I am now married to him). This is my story. I am writing this article so that others in my situation hopefully find the answers to their questions.

  • Mother Nature Never had Morning Sickness

    Although it had long been considered the stuff of old wives tales and legend, using ginger as a remedy to treat morning sickness is rapidly earning a new respect. New studies have confirmed this natural remedy is an extremely effective treatment for the nausea and vomiting that affects up to 90% of all pregnant women.

  • Apnea and Bradycardia of Prematurity

    Apnea, a pause in breathing, is fairly common in premature babies. Once it stops though it does not come back. While it's happening it is very frightening. Bradycardia, a slowing of the heart rate, often follows apnea or periods of shallow breathing. If your little one has these conditions, how will he be treated? Read on to find out.

  • Food allergies: A matter of life and death

    If you've been told that your child can no longer bring a PB&J to school, or that no egg products are allowed in cakes to be sold at the fall bake sale, you're not the first parent to wonder how common food allergies are.

  • Preemies: Coming Home, A Month-to-Month Guide

    Congratulations you have your baby home! You will now be amazed as you watch your baby grow and develop. Your doctor will use the idea of "corrected age". What you have to remember is to also use the baby's "corrected age."

  • Baby Shower FAQ's

    It use to be considered very improper for a member of the mother-to-be's family to host a baby shower. But, now it is much more acceptable for a close friend or any family member to have fun planning.

  • Diary of a New Mother

    For some reason my blood platelet levels were down, a condition I passed on to Henry and Augustus. So this morning I was told both babies received platelet transfusions in the middle of the night to prevent internal bleeding.

  • How to Calm Your Crying Baby

    A crying baby was never part of our idyllic vision, so this takes us by surprise. But the fact is, all babies cry at one time or another. Understanding why and responding effectively can help you get through this phase. Use the list that follows as a guideline:

  • Looking ahead: Your Hospital Stay After Birth

    Now that your baby's here, what can you expect from the hospital staff? Along with caring for you and your baby after birth, the hospital staff can answer any questions you may have, help you and your partner get to know your newborn, and build your confidence as your baby's caregivers and parent.