For Moms with Postpartum Depression, the Nation’s First Inpatient Unit

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For moms battling depression, a first-of-its-kind psychiatric unit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers intensive, inpatient care. Jenna Zalk Berendzen gave birth to a son in June. It was a difficult labor, and after Maxwell was … Continue reading →

Moms gain health benefits from breastfeeding, too

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Breast-feeding not only delivers health benefits to babies, it also improves mothers‘ health. The American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirmed its policy on breast-feeding Feb. 27, and in its statement, along with explaining the well-known benefits for babies of being breast-fed, … Continue reading →

Do French Mothers Know Something We Don’t?

At 5:47 this morning*, my son Lucas let it be known that he had an urgent need. “Mama! MaMA! Maaaaama! MamaMamaMamaMama! MAMA, I NEED YOU NOW!” Any casual witness (like, say, our next-door neighbors, who most certainly could hear him) … Continue reading →

A Mom’s Interest in Pinterest

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There’s this amazing little site on the internet called Pinterest in case you’ve yet to hear of it. You must request an invitation to join. Pinterest is a site that allows you to create a “virtual pin board” for the … Continue reading →

New Mom Fear

New Mom Fears

(CBS News) New moms have more oxytocin in their system, which serves to heighten their response to hearing their baby cry or seeing her in distress. It also causes the “fight or flight” response to kick in more easily, triggering … Continue reading →

New Moms | How much Help will you Need and How Much is Too Much

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By KELLY ALFIERI from Published: Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 – 3:07 am Sure, you can do it all, but you shouldn’t – you need to rest and heal during baby’s first weeks. Here’s how to get others to lend … Continue reading →

Breastfeeding tied to Stronger Lungs | New Moms

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NEW YORK – Kids who were breastfed as babies may have better lung function, and a lower risk of asthma, than those who were formula-fed, two new reports suggest. Researchers said that past studies have found conflicting results when it … Continue reading →

Moms Want to Regain Their Shape | New Moms

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Pregnancy and childbirth are something one must experience to really understand the physical and emotional effects that we experience. Motherhood has many rewards and is one of the most fulfilling experiences a woman can have. Pregnancy prepares the body of … Continue reading →

Who Makes You Smile Contest | Moms

Who Makes me Smile Contest

Smiling is healthy and contagious, so we want to see who makes YOU smile — and get everyone to do it! How it Works Submit Your Photo It’s as easy as “1-2-3, say cheese!” Simply upload a captivating, exciting photo … Continue reading →