Your newborn's life is an exciting period of "firsts" -- first smile, first laugh, first successful grasp, first word and first steps. Take a look at all that your incredible wee one will accomplish in just twelve months!
Baby and Beyond
Babies are born with billions of brain cells, including millions that will control language. During the first years of life, the brain cells connect with other cells to form complex pathways. When babies hear their native language spoken, the language connections become stronger.
"Doing the kid shuffle." Today it means helping them cope with living in two homes with two sets of rules, and often two sets of belongings. Here are ten ways you can help your child cope with this split-family living lifestyle:
I was diagnosed with Postpartum Depression when my daughter was 3-months-old. I knew that I had the Baby Blues, but they just didn't seem to go away and I felt like it was getting worse, not better.
I think a lot of my depression was triggered by not getting enough rest right after he was born, and in large part by my failure to breastfeed.
Hi my name is Michele and I am 31 years old. I was diagnosed with PPD when she was approximately 4 months old.
The IUD (intrauterine device) has a long history of use over the centuries. Designs have improved dramatically over the years making the IUD a very practical contraception option.
"Essure" is a microinsert that provides permanent contraception without the need for surgery. This non-invasive ten minutes procedure can be generally performed in a doctor's office without general anesthesia.
You may have pictured a chunky, smiling, alert baby similar to what you see in the movies, but most newborn pictures we see in magazines and movies are of babies several weeks old. Your baby may not match that image yet.
My wife and I get along great except I just don't know how to handle it when she comes to me to complain about a situation at work, or when she is emotional over something. I try to help her but no matter what I do, I just seem to make it worse.