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Cesarean Section Birth

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New Baby Checklist: Everything You Need for a New Baby

By Laura Leavitt

baby reaching for crib mobile Make sure you are as prepared as possible with the items you'll most need when your little one comes home!
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Newborn Hearing Screening

By Laura Leavitt

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doctor looking inside baby's ear with an otoscope   Both the AAP and the CDC recommend newborns having hearing screenings. Many states require newborns to have hearing screenings before they leave the hospital. Up to 3 babies out of 1000 born will have significant hearing loss. In fact, according to the March of Dimes, hearing loss is one of the most
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Newborn Heel Stick Screening (Newborn Genetic Screening)

By Patty Malowney

An infant receiving the heel stick test. 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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Newborn Jaundice

By JustMommies staff

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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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New Mom Exhaustion: Tips from ‘Been There, Done That’ Moms

By Laura Leavitt

parent with child new mom exhaustion on phone doing laundry The Moms who got through it have some advice for you to get rest too.
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Seven Things New Moms Worry About

By Laura Leavitt

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mom looking at a baby on the bed 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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Umbilical Cord Care

By JustMommies staff

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  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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When Your Little One Doesn't Like Your New Baby

By Laura Leavitt

sibling laying on the floor with new baby When you're the parent of a brand new baby, everything changes. The first time around everything was new, but with subsequent kids, life seems to settle into a groove just a little bit quicker-at least for you. Your toddler, however, may not be as enthralled with the new arrival as you are and adjusting
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Your Baby Has Arrived! Now What?

By Laura Leavitt

Baby taking a bath You are practically an expert on pregnancy now, right? You've studied up for months, reading all the books on everything that you need to know about when you are expecting a baby. Once your newborn arrives, a funny thing happens on the way home from the hospital. All of that knowledge you spent nine
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Your Baby's First Month

By Patty Malowney

baby sleeping with blue teddy bear If your baby was a full-term baby, she will start this month weighing anywhere from 5 and a half pounds to nine or ten pounds. And, she will be around 18 to 22 inches long. The average newborn weighs around 7 and a half pounds and is about 20 inches long. Most newborns gain about 4-7 oz per week.
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