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Daycare Must Haves

By Maria T. Pepin

Most parents eventually need to go back to work after having a baby. Leaving your child in the care of others can be a little nerve racking, but if you take the time to pick a good daycare center, it will make the whole process less worrisome. Here is a checklist to help you choose a daycare that is right for your child.  WRITE DOWN YOUR PRIORITIES » Read more

Car Seat Safety

Car safety seats play a vital role in helping to keep your child safe. When choosing the best car safety seat for your needs, always read the instructions from the manufacturer and the owner’s manual to your vehicle so you’ll be sure to properly install and use a car safety seat. » Read more

Is Aspirin Safe During Pregnancy?

  Aspirin is not recommended during pregnancy, particularly in the third trimester. If you have taken aspirin early in pregnancy or before you found out you were pregnant, don't worry. Studies have not shown aspirin in low amounts to be hazardous to baby. There are several reasons to avoid aspirin in pregnancy. » Read more

Dental Care During Pregnancy

By Maria T. Pepin

Is dental care safe during pregnancy? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), annual exams and routine cleanings during your pregnancy are perfectly safe and recommended. Make sure to let your dentist know that you are expecting. Some women may need dental procedures such as fillings, root canals or crowns during pregnancy. » Read more

Rh Negative Blood and Pregnancy

You are probably somewhat familiar with blood types. Your mom may have told you that you were O+ or B-, etc. Blood is grouped into A, B, AB, or O and also by the Rh factor, either negative or positive. Most people are Rh positive. This means they have an antigen on their red blood cells for the Rh factor. People without the Rh factor antigen are Rh negative. » Read more

22 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

This week makes you twenty-two weeks pregnant. You are inching closer to the third trimester and the day your baby comes home. You still should have plenty of time to make preparations for your new baby but you will probably want to start getting some of the must-haves purchased soon. Your baby will need a car seat in order to come home from the hospital with you. » Read more