Archive for the ‘Pregnancy’ Category

When to cut the umbilical cord? Sooner or later?

A new study published today in the British Medical Journal rekindles the debate on whether there is a benefit to waiting a little while to cut the umbilical cord after a baby is born. The standard of care in the U.S., as well as other developed nations, is to cut a newborn’s umbilical cord within […]

Peanuts and pregnancy: risky or not?

A study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology revisits the age-old question of this generation: “Is it risky to eat peanuts during pregnancy?” In 2000, the recommendation was to avoid peanuts during pregnancy to reduce the risk of a child developing a lifelong peanut allergy. Then in 2008, medical groups changed […]

3 things a pregnant gal needs

If you are like us, pregnancy is a really good excuse to go shopping! Besides all that cute baby stuff, there are a few key purchases you should get for yourself. Warning: none of these must-haves were spotted on the runways at New York Fashion Week. Granny panties. We know, it can be pretty demoralizing […]

Considering pregnancy? Stop smoking.

If you are thinking about becoming pregnant, there are several things to put on your to-do list…start taking prenatal vitamins, get up-to-date on any vaccinations, strive for your ideal body weight, and stop any bad habits that might impact the health of your pregnancy and your baby.Smoking fits into that last category. A new study […]

Trying to lose post-preggo lbs?

Is it fact or fiction that breastfeeding helps you drop those post-pregnancy pounds? Well, it is true that breastfeeding after delivery helps shrink your uterus (womb) and reduces your risk of bleeding. But, you are still unlikely to be wearing your skinny jeans at your baby's two week well check (even if you are celebrity […]

Can Dads-to-be gain weight and have labor pains?

If you're a dad-to-be and you are gaining weight along with your beloved pregnant gal, you aren't alone. Check out this great story in Parenting this month… Dr Michele Hakakha, co-author of the much anticipated Expecting 411, enlightens us on Couvade Syndrome.