Postpartum depression: More than the baby blues

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About eight in 10 new mothers feel down after giving birth. The “baby blues” occur during the first few days after birth, usually appearing on the third or fourth day. They are usually over by two weeks postpartum. You may feel tearful, impatient, irritable, restless or anxious. These periods are fairly short and don’t last … Continued

Eye contact helps babies learn to talk

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As you adjust to life with a newborn, eventually a new normal sets in. You post pictures on social media. You commiserate with other new parents about survival on minutes of sleep and strong coffee. You wonder why you can’t remember the social life you had just a few weeks ago before this arrival. You … Continued

The Truth About Inducing Labor

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Much to the disappointment of expectant moms, some babies like to be fashionably late and arrive on a birth date of their choosing. While you are waiting for your baby to make his or her grand entrance, you will undoubtedly hear an excess of tips on how to get labor started. Here’s the truth about … Continued

18 Foods for Pregnancy

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Ever find that you’re coming up short when you tally the nutrients you’re consuming during pregnancy? Well fret no more: these foods are super high in nutrients that your body craves during pregnancy, and our expert doctors have some tips on how to prepare them. Make sure to keep them on hand for snacks and … Continued