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Choosing a Family Cord Blood Bank: Key Tips for Expecting Moms

Choosing a Family Cord Blood Bank: Key Tips for Expecting Moms

Cord blood banking is a one-time opportunity to save the blood from your newborn's umbilical cord after birth. Cord blood is pristine type of stem cell than can be used to treat many medical issues like cancers, blood disorders, and immune diseases. If you're considering banking your baby's cord blood, here are some things you need to consider before choosing a bank.

Food Cravings: Consuming Peanuts and Soy During Pregnancy

Food Cravings: Consuming Peanuts and Soy During Pregnancy

Are you craving a peanut butter and jelly sandwich during your pregnancy? Did you religiously consume soy products like yogurt and milk before your pregnancy, but aren't sure if you should continue to do so? Manhattan nutritionist and mother of two says it's OK!

Montefiore Medical Center Supports Mothers who Breastfeed

Montefiore Medical Center Supports Mothers who Breastfeed

Montefiore Medical Center recently announced its plan to participate in "Latch On NYC," a city-wide initiative to support mothers who make the commitment to breastfeed their infants. The hospital will remove all formula advertising , promotions, and free samples from the maternity department and will only hand out samples when new mothers ask for them.

How Worried Should I Be About Secondhand Smoke?

How Worried Should I Be About Secondhand Smoke?

In an ongoing study by the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health in Manhattan, more than 700 local pregnant women and their children are being monitored for the effects of air pollutants on their health. The study is led by Frederica Perera, Dr.P.H, who spoke with us about the impact of secondhand smoke during pregnancy, its health risks for young kids, and tips on avoiding it.

10 Tips on How Expectant Moms Can Beat the Heat

10 Tips on How Expectant Moms Can Beat the Heat

Summer's sweltering heat is, to say the least, uncomfortable for most people, and can be particularly overwhelming if you are pregnant. Here are tips for expecting moms on how to stay cool and healthy when a heat wave hits.

A New Resource for New Moms

A New Resource for New Moms

Patricia Reilly started Growing Up Babies, a newborn care consulting company, in November 2011 because she saw a need for support for new mothers when they return home from the hospital with their newborns.

Life Coaching With a Focus on Infertility, Pregnancy, and Motherhood

Life Coaching With a Focus on Infertility, Pregnancy, and Motherhood

Sabrina Roffman, owner of Just for Women Life Coaching, wants to offer women support and guidance as they transition and take on different life events.

The Benefits and Risks of Swaddling Your Baby

The Benefits and Risks of Swaddling Your Baby

There are many benefits to swaddling your baby, but incorrect swaddling can lead to serious health problems like hip dysplasia. Follow our tips to avoid these risks and get the most out of swaddling your baby.

Pregnant and Flying: 15 Tips for Traveling Moms-to-Be

Pregnant and Flying: 15 Tips for Traveling Moms-to-Be

It’s great to get excited about your imminent vacation or “babymoon,” but make sure to plan accordingly and be prepared with our top 15 expert tips for traveling while pregnant.

Back-to-Work Tips for Nursing Moms

Back-to-Work Tips for Nursing Moms

For new moms, heading back work (and leaving baby behind) can be difficult. Factor in the desire to continue breastfeeding after maternity leave ends, and the life-work balance seems even more difficult to maintain. Use the following as a how to guide to nursing without giving up the 9-to-5.

Five Tips for Avoiding a Cesarean

Five Tips for Avoiding a Cesarean

Although caesarean births are quite common, there are still medical risks involved for mom and the baby. Check out the following five tips for avoiding a cesarean.

Perinatal Care in Rockland County, NY

Perinatal Care in Rockland County, NY

Perinatal Associates opened its doors in New City, NY, this year, bringing the first medical practice specializing in high-risk pregnancies to Rockland County.

Pregnant This Summer? Beating the Heat Means Safety and Comfort

Pregnant This Summer? Beating the Heat Means Safety and Comfort

Pregnant? Read up on some tips for staying cool and hydrated this summer.

How Doulas Make a Difference in Childbirth

How Doulas Make a Difference in Childbirth

New research shows that using a doula, or labor assistant, during childbirth has meaningful benefits, including a shorter labor and higher chance of giving birth naturally.

A Parents' Guide to Health and Well Being

A Parents' Guide to Health and Well Being

We've rounded up a selection of Greenwich Hospital's best health advice for moms, dads, and kids.

Why Good Nutrition is Important for New Moms

Why Good Nutrition is Important for New Moms

New moms need good, nutritious meals to keep their infants healthy. Check out these commonly asked nutrition questions for new moms, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital.

New York City Mom is First Winner of Tasti D-Lite's Healthy Habit Search

New York City Mom is First Winner of Tasti D-Lite's Healthy Habit Search

NYC new mom Joeleen Tepper is the first winner of Tasti D-Lite's nationwide, year-long contest to find people whose healthy habits, including eating Tasti D-Lite, have improved their life and health.

Reducing Global Hunger and Poverty Starts with Better Nutrition for Women

Reducing Global Hunger and Poverty Starts with Better Nutrition for Women

Women suffer disproportionately from hunger, poverty, and disease—seven out of 10 hungry people worldwide are women. Hunger and poverty are directly related to the status of women in society; because women are often the main caregivers in their families, they are the critical link in improving their children's overall well-being.

Stay Healthy And Comfortable During Pregnancy

Stay Healthy And Comfortable During Pregnancy

While pregnancy is a time of joy, it can include some inconveniences such as back pain and muscle strain. But there are many easy ways to stay healthy and relatively pain-free during pregnancy

Studies Show Reduced Seafood Consumption During Pregnancy Can Harm Child Development

Studies Show Reduced Seafood Consumption During Pregnancy Can Harm Child Development

New evidence shows that FDA recommendations for reduced seafood consumption among pregnant and breastfeeding women may be too strict, as regular seafood consumption benefits brain and eye development.

Sterling Care Introduces Holistic In-Home Baby Care

Sterling Care Introduces Holistic In-Home Baby Care

Sterling Care, a holistic home health care agency, introduced its baby care division for parents with newborns under the age of 12 months.

Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Yoga Centers in Suffolk County, Long Island

Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Yoga Centers in Suffolk County, Long Island

Find yoga centers in Suffolk County, Long Island, that offer classes and services for moms and moms-to-be.

Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Yoga Centers in Nassau County, Long Island

Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Yoga Centers in Nassau County, Long Island

Find yoga centers in Nassau County, Long Island, that offer classes and services for moms and moms-to-be.

Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Yoga Centers in Fairfield County, CT

Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Yoga Centers in Fairfield County, CT

Find yoga centers in Fairfield County, CT, that offer classes and services for moms and moms-to-be.

Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Yoga Centers in Westchester County, NY

Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Yoga Centers in Westchester County, NY

Find yoga centers in Westchester County, NY, that offer classes and services for moms and moms-to-be.




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