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.
November is Prematurity Awareness Month: Premature birth can happen to anyone. Jason K. Baxter, M.D., shares five things expecting mothers should know about premature birth and how to prevent it.
One in 5 mothers-to-be experience major depression during their pregnancy. A new study from the University of Michigan shows that mindfulness yoga is a non-medication treatment that significantly reduces depressive symptoms.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Associates opened its doors in New City, NY, this year, bringing the first medical practice specializing in high-risk pregnancies to Rockland County.
Pregnant? Read up on some tips for staying cool and hydrated this summer.
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.
We've rounded up a selection of Greenwich Hospital's best health advice for moms, dads, and kids.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.