Your body goes through many hormonal changes after you give birth. Some women experience the “baby blues,” which are weepy, sad feelings that usually start on the second or third day after birth and last around 10 days. About 8 out of 10 new mothers experience the baby blues. In some women, hormonal changes can […]
Skin-to-skin contact has excellent benefits for both you and baby. During skin-to-skin contact, baby can feel your warmth and hear your heartbeat and breathing. Relaxing hormones are released in both you and baby, allowing you to bond. Frequent eye and voice contact during skin-to-skin helps with bonding as well. The practice also promotes baby’s natural […]
Whether you’re pregnant or you just gave birth to your baby boy or girl, your child is the center of your world and you want the absolute best for him or her from the very start. But where do you start? On Saturday, Oct. 24, Woman’s Hospital will host its semi-annual Baby Grand event […]
There are many precautions you can take to make your home as safe as possible for your baby.
Pumpkins, parties and candy! Halloween is certainly a treat for kids, but with safety issues hiding behind every corner, parents can find the holiday downright scary. You know to keep your children away from Jack-O’-Lanterns and any other lit candles (right? just checking), but you’ve also got to be smart on the street. To keep you from […]
Happy Labor Day to all the moms out there! The Mommy-Go-Round hopes everyone has an enjoyable day grilling, relaxing outdoors and, most importantly, spending time with family and friends. As we celebrate Labor Day, the Mommy-Go-Round also wants to celebrate the other labor in women’s lives. Every mom has their labor experience and stories, including […]
Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, including at least 60 cancer-causing compounds. When you smoke during pregnancy, that toxic mix gets into your bloodstream, which is your baby’s only source of oxygen and nutrients. Nicotine and carbon monoxide are especially harmful; when combined, they reduce your baby’s oxygen supply.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year of age that doesn’t have a known cause even after a complete investigation. Most SIDS deaths occur when babies are between 1 month and 4 months of age. Reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of […]
The following post is written by Hope Juge, manager of the Woman’s Hospital Child Development Center. Parents know that kids are full of energy and must have some physical activity to release their infinite supply of vigor. Sitting around all day without movement can drive a child, and subsequently their parents, mad with boredom. So when parents are […]
The following post is written by pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene for Parents.com Your baby will let you know whether this is a welcome experience for her or not. Some babies are transfixed with joy and others cry early and long. Sitting a little farther back will increase the chances that she will like it and it […]