New York State has designated pregnancy as a "qualifying life event," creating a special health insurance enrollment period for pregnant women to ensure that all women have access to comprehensive prenatal care throughout pregnancy.
Bringing home your new infant can be intimidating, especially driving in a car with a newborn. Here's expert advice for new parents who are nervous about driving with infants, including car safety and checking your car seat for proper instillation.
Breastfeeding is not special; it is normal. This natural behavior of all mammals has health benefits for mother and child, but is not without challenges. Let's put it in perspective.
Helping Kids Pediatrics, a New City pediatrician team, now offers the Earwell device as help for infants who have deformed ears. The device reshapes infants' ears without pain.
Reproductive Medical Associates of Connecticut recently opened its location in Norwalk. The clinic is staffed by fertility specialists and focuses on reproductive medicine.
Suffern's Women's Wellness Group, which recently opened in Airmont, offers internal medicine, nutrition counseling, and breast-feeding counseling to women in Rockland County.
Setting up your baby with great sleep habits takes commitment, consistency, and confidence that you are on the right path. Follow these eight steps from a certified infant and toddler sleep consultant to help you achieve great sleep in one to two weeks.
Critical congenital heart disease, a heart disease that poses risk of death or disability, can be detected through the newborn screening pulse oximetry. We describe pulse oximetry, why it should be done on your infant, and the warning signs of CCHD.
The husband-and-wife team of Helping Kids Pediatrics now offers infant care classes for first-time parents in New City. The free infant care classes in Rockland County teach new parents about breast-feeding, bathing, sleeping, safety, and more.
Pertussis, or whooping cough, can be serious, even fatal, for infants. The best way to protect your newborn from whooping cough is to make sure your friends and family get the TDAP vaccine. We spoke to Margaret Stillman, M.D., about the TDAP, when you should get it, and how long pertussis is contagious.
Hauppauge Pediatrics began offering prenatal counseling services to expecting mothers in Suffolk County. The pediatrician office in Suffolk offers care to children, newborn through college age, as well as advice for mothers on natal care. Owner Trisha Tsay, M.D., will also meet with patients whenever the need arises.
When economist Emily Oster got pregnant and wasn’t receiving answers from her doctors that seemed grounded in fact, she took matters into her own hands. Now you can benefit from her findings—and make personal, informed decisions about everything from having sushi for dinner to that much-whispered about glass of wine. Read more about rewritten pregnancy guidelines in this Q-and-A with Emily Oster.
Based on Emily Oster's book on modern pregnancy, "Expecting Better: How To Fight The Pregnancy Establishment With Facts," a quiz to see whether you know fact from fiction when it comes to modern pregnancy guidelines.
Park Avenue Fertility and Reproductive Medicine recently opened a satellite office in Norwalk. The new location offers many services including in vitro fertilization and egg donation. The new office in Norwalk was opened for convenience for patients who live in Southern Fairfield County.
New York is among the states that will receive the Virginia Apgar Prematurity Campaign Leadership Award from the March of Dimes for lowering their preterm birth rates by more than 8 percent since 2009.
Pertussis, or whooping cough, can be fatal for newborn infants who have not yet received the whooping cough vaccination. The best way to protect your newborn from whooping cough is to make sure you and your friends and family are up to date on the "Tdap" vaccine—the pertussis vaccine for teens and adults.
Westchester yoga studio Hastings Yoga now offers a prenatal yoga class for expecting mothers. Each pose that is part of the class benefits pregnant women by stretching their bodies and can be used to help with pain during labor.
If you're pregnant during the flu season, you may be worried about vaccines and medications affecting your baby's health. The March of Dimes women should get the flu shot while pregnant.
When women begin breast-feeding, many consider how their diets will affect the health of the baby. Advance practice registered nurse of Lactation Services of Connecticut, Lorna C. Aliperti, has been a lactation consultant for more than 10 years and shares answers to the most common diet questions for women who are breast-feeding.
Learning to fall asleep is a skill that needs to be taught to babies, and parents can do this with sleep training. Pediatric sleep consultant Brooke Nalle of Sleepy on Hudson shares guidelines parents should follow when beginning to sleep train their baby.
Does your baby have long bouts of unexplained crying, extreme fussiness, or exhibit other signs of colic? Alison Bevan, certified Gentle Sleep Coach and Happiest Baby Educator, shares her own tips, as well as Dr. Harvey Karp's tip to soothe a colicky baby.
If you've got a colicky baby, chances are you feel guilty and might be at a loss on how to soothe her. Dr. Alanna Levine, a pediatrician and mom, offers tips for calming colic and regaining your sanity.
The National Down Syndrome Congress, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Global Down Syndrome Foundation recently announced a collaborative effort to provide multiple educational resources and tools to address prenatal testing issues in the Down syndrome community.
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation has partnered with the National Down Syndrome Congress to publish an informational pamphlet about prenatal testing for Down syndrome.
The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously in favor of requiring parental consent for a controversial practice that some rabbis engage in during the Jewish bris ceremony.