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15 Things Women Swore They Would Never Do… Until They Became a Mom

As a child, there was probably something your parents did or said that you always promised yourself you would never do.

Moms and Internet Addiction

While your kids eat lunch, you’re checking your email. You let them watch TV so that you can chat on your favorite message boards. When everyone else goes to bed, you’re checking your Twitter account to see if you have any new followers. Does any of this sound familiar? » Read more

Can You Afford to be a Stay at Home Mom?

Deciding whether or not you can stay at home after you have a baby can be a big decision. Emotions play a big factor, especially after holding your precious newborn for the first time. It's hard to imagine leaving this tiny little thing with a stranger. » Read more

Fight the Pressure to Over-schedule: 10 Tips to Take Back Your Family

By Susan Newman, Ph.D. Author of The Book of NO: 250 Ways to Say It-and Mean It and Stop People-Pleasing Forever

From early morning to late evening most families buzz with non-stop activity that shifts into overdrive during the school year. Once school gets underway—and before—extra curricular sign up sheets abound, and the impulse to engage your children in multiple endeavors becomes hard to resist. » Read more

Warning: 10 Things Pregnant Women Should Avoid

By Jennifer Polimino, C.P.T

Nothing is more important to an expectant mom than the health and safety of her unborn child. Fortunately, you can protect your baby by avoiding risks that can complicate a pregnancy or cause harm to your baby. This list of 10 things pregnant women should avoid will answer questions and put your mind at ease, which in turn helps with the first item on our list... » Read more

Toxoplasmosis: Cat litter and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant you have probably heard that you should not change cat litter during your pregnancy. You may be wondering why. Changing cat litter puts you at risk for contracting an infection called toxoplasmosis. There are several ways that a pregnant woman could contract toxoplasmosis but cats are known to be common carriers of the infection. » Read more

Subchorionic Hematoma

Decades ago, when a woman presented with early trimester bleeding, doctors assumed it was an impending miscarriage. They had no other information to go on. Now with the help of ultrasound technology, doctors are able to make a more definitive diagnosis. » Read more

Preeclampsia (Pregnancy Induced Hypertension)

Preeclampsia is a common disorder that only occurs during or directly after pregnancy. This disorder not only affects the pregnant mother, it affects the unborn baby too. » Read more

Placental Abruption

An uncommon, but very serious complication in pregnancy is called placental abruption or Abruptio Placenta. This condition requires immediate medical attention. » Read more

Managing Gestational Diabetes

By Rebecca Pillar

Most women find that as soon as they find out they are pregnant, they start watching everything they put into their body. They drink more water, make healthier food choices and just overall take better care of themselves. Depending on your doctor or midwife, somewhere between 12 and 20 weeks gestation, you’re probably going to be encouraged to consent to a few prenatal tests. » Read more