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Link Found Between Depressed Dads and Crying Babies

By JustMommies

While there has been research about depressed moms and the effects they can have on their infants (including crying and colic), a new study from Dutch researchers also finds a connection between depressed dads and newborns. » Read more

Daily Sex Improves Sperm Quality

There has been some debate over how frequently a couple should have sex when trying to conceive.  It was once thought that abstaining from sex for a few days before ovulation helped build up a man’s sperm count, » Read more

Intoxicated, Breastfeeding Mom Reportedly Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect

A woman in Grand Forks, N.D. has reportedly pleaded guilty to child neglect after she was found breastfeeding her newborn baby while intoxicated, LiveScience reports. The serious effects of drinking while pregnant are very clear, but how much one can drink after giving birth and while breastfeeding isn't as studied. » Read more

Rear-facing Car Seats are Safer for Older Children

According to a new report published in the British Medical Journal, children under the age of four are safer riding in a rear-facing car seat than a forward-facing seat.  » Read more

A New Cure for Morning Sickness?

A promising study from researchers in Israel and Canada reveals that a prescription drug used for heartburn may actually aid women who experience morning sickness. As of now, there is no cure for morning sickness, as doctors are reluctant to give women medication that may affect their developing fetuses. » Read more

More Reasons to Take Folic Acid During Pregnancy

By JustMommies

Most women know that folic acid is important for the prevention of neural tube defects like Spina Bifida, but the Associated Press reports that folic acid offers more protection than researchers originally though. » Read more

Sperm Quality Helped By Antioxidants

The quality of sperm can be improved if a man’s diet consists of antioxidants like blueberries, broccoli and other fruits and vegetables. » Read more

Demanding Jobs Linked to Premature Labor

A new study found on Reuters has discovered a link between demanding jobs and pregnancy outcomes. According the study, women who worked physically demanding jobs, long hours, shift work, or temporary jobs were at higher risk of having a baby born prematurely or born at a low birth weight. » Read more

Mommy Bloggers May be Held Liable for Product Reviews

By JustMommies

According to a report on ABC News, mommy bloggers may need to watch what they say when it comes to writing online product reviews.  The FTC is in the process of reviewing this issue.  The revisions being discussed would take existing advertising laws and apply them to new forms of social media marketing like blogs.  » Read more

Family Group to Obama: Protect Our Kids Online

The Family Online safety Institute is asking President elect Barack Obama to make the online world a safer place for our children. Thousands of kids every year fall prey to online predators, cyber bullies and harassment. » Read more