Myths and Facts About Pregnancy
It seems like there’s an endless supply of advice for mothers-to-be, from the well-meaning stranger at the store to your mother-in-law. Some myths may be harmless, but others could put you and your baby at risk. Learning what is myth and what is fact about pregnancy helps you know what you should really be worrying about and when you can relax.
Sweet, Safe Sleeping for Babies
The safest way for infants to sleep is on their backs on a separate sleeping surface, clear of all blankets, pillows and other objects. Other ways of sleeping can increase the risk of tragedy.
Potential Dangers When You're "Driving for Two"
A woman experiences a variety of changes to her body while she's pregnant. While these are normal changes, they might influence her alertness or the way she's feeling occasionally.
Common Chemical in Consumer Goods Tied to Early Birth
Being born too early is a leading cause of death among newborns. So, understanding the causes of preemie births may help doctors prevent more of them.
Reducing Your Baby's Risk of SIDS
It's every parent's nightmare: you lay your baby down to sleep, and she never wakes up. But sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is rare, and there are ways you can reduce your child's risk.
Buckling Up While Pregnant
It may sound obvious to say drivers should wear their seatbelts. For pregnant women, however, this warning is especially important to protect their child as well.
The Risk of Fighting Fungus During Pregnancy
Women have to be especially careful about which medications they take during pregnancy. Many medications are fine, but others may pose a risk to the developing baby.
The Safety of Snacking While Giving Birth
Once a woman enters the stages of labor, there is no telling how long it might be before the baby arrives. If her labor lasts a long time, is it safe for the woman to eat or drink?
What Do We Know of Herbs and Breastmilk?
In the US and throughout the world, many women use herbal supplements while they are breastfeeding. It is important to know about the safety and effectiveness of these herbs.
Protecting Yourself Around Furry Felines
It's been said there are two types of people in the world: cat people and dog people. Whichever one you are, it's still important to know about an infection that can exist wherever cats exist, especially strays.