Having a baby is a life-changing experience. There is so much to learn and know about from newborn care and baby's health and development to simpler but necessary things like bathing your baby and taking care of your baby's cold, and so much more.

Baby Names: Most Popular By Date

Finding the right baby name isn't always easy. Here are lists of popular baby names through the decades. ... read more »

Popular 1000 Baby Names For The Year 2009

The following are the top 1000 most popular baby names for the year 2009 as reported by the Social Security Administration. ... read more »

Fetal Growth Issues

The majority of the babies born every day are of normal weight and normal length but the fluctuation in birth weight can be astounding. There are certain reasons for smaller and bigger babies. ... read more »

Hair Loss Postpartum

A drop in hormones as your body returns to normal after delivery will likely cause you to lose some of your hair. Find out what causes the hair loss, what you can do about it, and how long you can expect it to last. ... read more »

Newborn and Infant Growth Charts

A newborn baby and infant growth chart is usually used to asssess whether your baby is growing normally or not. The newborn and baby growth chart gives complete picture of your child's growth. ... read more »

Hope for HIV positive breastfeeding mothers

Mother treated with antiretroviral therapy (HAART) pass the virus onto their breastfeeding babies less often, when compared to breastfeeding mothers who were treated with conventional methods. ... read more »

Should I Continue Taking my Medications During Pregnancy?

Most medications are safe in pregnancy. Before discontinuing or stopping any medication because of a pregnancy, it's important to talk to your doctor. ... read more »

Can I Consume Omega 3 During Pregnancy?

Omega 3s are essential for everyone in life and that is a fact that is not limited to people not carrying children. The controversy over the consumption of Omega 3s during pregnancy is in regards their source. Can I consume Omega 3s during pregnancy? ... read more »

Omega 3s - Natural versus Fortified versus Supplements

Supplementation, or fortification, refers to the process of adding vitamins, nutrients and even Omega 3s to a food that does not naturally have these items. ... read more »

Can too much Vitamin E hurt my baby?

The RDA for pregnant women is 18 mg of Vitamin E. Recent studies have shown that taking in too much Vitamin E during pregnancy can cause birth defects in children. ... read more »

Dr. Amos' 15 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

These preconception and pregnancy tips ensure that you can improve chances getting pregnanct and having a healthy baby ... read more »

Omega 3s Fatty Acids During Pregnancy Facts

Researchers are pounding the pavement in regards to the health benefits associated with Omega 3 fatty acids. ... read more »

Healthy Children and Omega 3s

Children can use Omega 3s in much the same manner as adults. While the majority of the population thinks of supplementation as an adult choice, children who are regularly supplemented with Omega 3s exhibit many of the same positive health benefits. ... read more »

What Foods Are Rich in Omega 3s

There are some foods that are rich in Omega 3s because they are a natural source of the oil. Other foods are fortified with DHA and EPA. ... read more »

Toddler - Development And Toddler Care

A toddler is a young child between the age of 1 to 3 years (12 to 36 months). During this time, your child is advancing from infancy toward and into the preschool years. ... read more »

Preventing Infant Death: New Guidelines

There is no more endearing a sight than a peacefully sleeping baby! But many parents worry about their baby's health and in particular the worst case scenario: infant death. New comprehensive guidelines from The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) give parents advice on reduce the risk. ... read more »

Losing Baby Fat Quickly After Delivery

During pregnancy, the female body stores fat for later use. This is natural and in place in order to ensure there is enough fat on the female body to maintain lactation after the baby is born. ... read more »

Frenotomy Frenulotomy and Frenectomy

A frenotomy which is also known as a frenectomy, frenulectomy, or frenulotomy is the removal of a frenulum, a small fold of tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far. ... read more »

Your New Baby and the Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2013. Americans have many questions, including how the act affects pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn coverage. ... read more »

When Can We Take the Newborn Baby Outside the House?

It is not true that the baby must stay home for 2-4 weeks or longer after birth. No matter how often someone has told you that you cannot take the baby outside the house for many weeks after delivery, it's not true. As long as your baby is healthy, going outside and getting some light or fresh air can be great. Not only for the baby, but also for mom and dad. ... read more »

Sarah Palin Pregnant Belly is Plastic

It seems that a photo captured of Sarah Palin just 23 days before she gave birth to her child did not show a tummy. ... read more »

Tiredness during pregnancy

Feeling tiredness during pregnancy is one of the first complaints a newly pregnant mother has. This fatigue can be rooted in a variety of body changes and emotional stresses associated with pregnancy. ... read more »

Smoking and Breastfeeding

Does smoke pass through the breast milk to the baby when breastfeeing? ... read more »

What is a Circumcision?

A circumcision is the surgical removal of a male baby's foreskin. This is surgery done on many babies around the world shortly after birth and before discharge from the hospital.  ... read more »

Top Reasons to Choose a Hospital Birth

So many reasons to deliver the baby in the hospital. ... read more »

How Safe Are Spa Treatments in Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a great time to get pampered. Spa treatments can alleviate many of the unpleasant side effects of pregnancy. ... read more »

Nicole Kidman Pregnant

Nicole Kidman Ready To Have Another BabyThere have been rumors of Nicole Kidman being pregnant with her second child her month's now. ... read more »

Reduced Fertility in Overweight and Obese Men

Obese and overweight men are less fertile and programs to prevent obesity may improve men's reproductive health and save medical costs for infertility treatment ... read more »

Amanda Peet Pregnant

The first child of Amanda Peet and her husband David Benioff is the beautiful Frances Pen. ... read more »

Parvovirus Exposure During Pregnancy

Some women are immune to parvovirus while others can become infected. A blood test can confirm if you are immune or not. ... read more »

Nelly Furtado Pregnant

The Nelly Furtado pregnancy rumors may also have something to do with the engagement of the star and her sound engineer boyfriend. ... read more »

Mariah Carey Pregnant

Mariah Carey has supposedly talked with her personal trainer about reducing the strenuous nature of her workouts in order to prepare for pregnancy. ... read more »

Maggie Gyllenhaal Pregnant

The first pregnancy rumors surrounding Maggie Gyllenhaal started not by chance but by announcement as the star and her four year boyfriend, at the time, announced they were engaged and expecting ... read more »

How To Care For Your Baby's Circumcised Penis

Information on how to care for your baby's circumcised penis. ... read more »

Childcare and Babysitters

Even though you really want to be with your child, that is not always possible, and you need to find childcare and babysitters to help you with taking care of your baby and child. ... read more »

Newborn Evaluation Right After Birth

Most babies are examined right after birth and within about 24 hours after delivery to maked sure that they are born without any major problems. ... read more »

Top 100 Names for the last 100 Years

Below are the top 100 girl and top 100 boy names for the last 100 years from 1911 to 2011.   ... read more »

What is DNA Paternity Testing?

DNA paternity testing is done to determine who the baby's father is and it usually involves taking a sample from the father and the baby. ... read more »

What is Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatitis is also known as cradle cap in babies. Adults can also present with the dry, flaky skin associated with the condition. ... read more »

Ear Infections and Plagiocephaly

Plagiocephaly is a flattening of the head and researchers have now found that it could be responsible for an increased number of ear infections. ... read more »

Magnesium Sulfate May Reduce Cerebral Palsy

Magnesium sulfate is an intravenous medication often given to women in order to prevent premature births. A recent study shows that it also may possibly reduce the chances of babies later being diagnosed with moderate to severe cerebral palsy. ... read more »

Organisms responsible for early and late neonatal sepsis

There are different organisms reponsible for early and late neonatal sepsis. ... read more »

Gastric Bypass Surgery And Pregnancy Precautions

Studies have shown that women can have a healthy pregnancy following gastric bypass surgery, though many obstetricians believe that gastric bypass surgery increases the nutritional and metabolic risk of subsequent pregnancy. ... read more »

Gynecologic and Obstetric Ultrasound

Gynecologic and Obstetric Ultrasound is the use of high-frequency sound waves together with computer imaging to painlessly view the fetus and the pelvic organs. ... read more »

Christina Applegate Pregnant

In the near future, Christina Applegate will be spending more time on the reconstruction of her breast than on the thought of pregnancy being pregnant and having a baby. ... read more »

Baby's Sleep

How to make it easier for your baby to sleep. ... read more »

Baby Shower 101

A baby shower is a way to celebrate the pending or recent birth of a baby by presenting gifts at a party. Here's how to have a fun baby shower! ... read more »

How to Find Good Childcare

There are multiple avenues to take when researching childcare, including in-home care, out-of-home care and day care businesses. Before making the final decision, take a look at the pros and cons of each and research the quality of the childcare provided. ... read more »

Childcare: Where Do I Find a Nanny?

Finding a nanny to care for your child in the home can be a stressful adventure. The screening process, if undertaken personally, can take months with interviews, background checks, and reference checks. ... read more »

Childcare: Where to Find a Babysitter

Even the most dedicated parents will eventually come to terms with the fact that adults need a little rest and relaxation time without kids. How do these parents find the babysitter they have on speed dial? ... read more »

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