Best Scooters for Kids (Expert Guide & Reviews 2020)

Children learn to ride scooter in a park

Kid scooters are not only super-fun, but they’re also a healthy way to while keeping them away from screens. They also offer a decent level of safety and teach kids to work on their balance and steering before they become mature enough to ride a bike. But wait… How do I pick the best scooter … Read more

Baby Acne: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

newborn baby's face with red rash acne and pimples

Did you know that around 40% of newborns have baby acne? Although you might not be happy that your newborn has acne, you shouldn’t be worried — a lot of babies develop this condition. Many new parents don’t expect a problem like this. Chances are you thought you wouldn’t have to deal with skin conditions … Read more

Implantation Bleeding Or Period — How to Know For Sure

Getting pregnant seems to be an easy task — when you’re not trying. For those of us who’ve known the agony of waiting to see the results and for that little stripe to turn blue after actively trying to get pregnant for months — the task seems much more daunting. Each day that passes seems to … 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

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

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

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

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

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