The First 1,000 Days of Baby’s Life: Why Does It Matter

As parents already know, children are at their most vulnerable in the first two years of their life. The organization 1,000 Days is dedicated to this very issue. Researchers have identified the first 1,000 days of a child’s life – from conception to the child’s second birthday – as the most pressing time for the … Read more

Best Baby Formulas: Expert Buyer’s Guide to Baby Formula

Have you ever wondered what happens with a baby’s nutrition if breast milk is not available? What would you do if you were suddenly unable to breastfeed your child? In this case, most parents resort to the best baby formula they can find on the market. Basically, the main task of this liquid nutrition is … Read more

Best Laundry Detergent Reviews & Buying Guide

It may come as a surprise to you, but you don’t need to do two separate loads of laundry; one for your clothes and the other for your baby’s. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should use any kind of detergent to wash your child’s clothes. In fact, you should probably consider changing the … Read more

The Importance & Benefits of Flu Vaccine in Pregnancy

Richard H. Beigi, MD Member, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’  (ACOG) Immunization Expert Work Group Associate Professor of Reproductive Sciences, Department of OB/GYN/RS, Magee-Women’s Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Fall is just around the corner, and with it comes a reminder that flu season is quickly approaching. Did you know that the … Read more

The New Definition of “Full Term”: What Moms Need To Know

Catherine Y. Spong, M.D.  Associate Director for Extramural Research  Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) National Institutes of Health  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services As a mother and OB-GYN, I’m not only privileged to have four children of my own, but I’ve shared in the joy when … Read more

Join Us In Celebrating Parents Of Preemies Day

At the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition and the National Premature Infant Health Coalition (NPIHC), we recognize the courage, commitment, and resilience of those whose lives have been turned upside down by premature birth.  That’s why we’re proud to support Parents of Preemies Day, a day of awareness bringing together families, neonatal ICUs, and prematurity professionals on … Read more

MOMS-TO-BE: What You Should Know About Cervical Length

As an expectant mom, your prenatal care provider may advise you to have an ultrasound scan to measure the length of your cervix. Your cervix is where your uterus, also known as your womb, opens into the vagina. Women with a short cervix in the mid-trimester may be at increased risk for preterm delivery.  Several … Read more

Downton Abbey’s Preeclampsia Drama: Not Just Historical Fiction

Downton Abbey, the popular British historical drama set in the early twentieth century, recently caused quite a stir for fans, and for those of us passionate about preeclampsia and perinatal health. A much-loved character on the PBS show died of postpartum eclampsia, shocking and devastating more than eight million devoted viewers. In her fictional death, … Read more

Understanding Hyperemesis Gravidarum

by Ann Marie King, Co-Founder, HER Foundation and Marlena Fejzo, PhD, Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA The world recently celebrated the news that Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is expecting a baby. We also learned that the Duchess suffers from hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). Most people had never heard of this pregnancy complication, and much of … Read more