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Newborn Heel Stick Screening (Newborn Genetic Screening)

By Patty Malowney

This simple procedure could save your child's life by showing results for various diseases including sickle cell anemia and maple syrup urine disease.
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Bringing Your Baby Home from the Hospital

By Laura Leavitt

New reality may set in when you leave the hospital, but there are plenty of simple things you can do to make the transition a little easier.
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Seven Things New Moms Worry About

By Laura Leavitt

New moms have plenty to worry about. Your baby is so tiny and helpless, there are so many new things to learn, and you’re probably not getting enough sleep. But many moms share the same fears, and talking about them somehow makes them seem less frightening. Here are some of the most common fears, and
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How to Survive the First Month of New Motherhood

By Laura Leavitt

Steps Don't expect perfection from either yourself or the baby. The idea is to roll with the punches and just get through this tricky period of adjustment in the best way that you can. Keep in mind that ninety percent is an A. If you are managing to keep the baby fed, and in clean diapers, and you are
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Your Newborn’s First Checkup: What to Expect

By Laura Leavitt

When your baby goes to the doctor, you can be sure there will be things to discuss, but that's not a cause for alarm!
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New Mom Exhaustion: Tips from ‘Been There, Done That’ Moms

By Laura Leavitt

The Moms who got through it have some advice for you to get rest too.
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Newborn Jaundice

By JustMommies staff

What is newborn jaundice? Jaundice refers to the yellowish coloring of the skin and whites of the eyes. Jaundice occurs in up to 50% of newborns, generally requires no treatment, and usually resolves within a few days to a couple of weeks. What causes newborn jaundice? Jaundice is caused by a build up
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Umbilical Cord Care

By JustMommies staff

  Newborn babies umbilical cord usually dries up and heels anywhere from 10 days and 3 weeks. The umbilical cord will initially be white to yellow in color and gradually darken to a black color before falling off. Until the umbilical cord falls off there are some things you should do to help keep it
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Apgar Test

By JustMommies staff

  The Apgar test, named after Virginia Apgar, is a test given to babies at one minute and five minutes after birth. Dr. Apgar developed the Apgar test in 1952 after working in the obstetrical field as an anesthesiologist. Her system was developed to help doctors evaluate how baby was transitioning to
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Caring for Your Baby’s Uncircumcised Penis

By Laura Leavitt

Taking care of your new baby requires a little thought and knowledge.
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