The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has just released surprising results from a new study that measured the health benefits of fitness walking with your baby in a stroller. Research concludes that the intensity of the activity is almost double than previously assumed and meets current health guidelines.
While the goal is for every baby to be born healthy and at full term, the reality is that premature birth, also known as preterm birth, is the number one obstetric problem and the number one cause of death for newborns in the country.
Spring is almost here! Time to put some spring into your winter skin! Here are 4 tips to get the skin on your face and your body looking its best in this new season...
Alcohol is clear; pregnancy is the time to abstain. But the subject of coffee and tea has been a cloudy one.
Getting fresh, the parent’s lament, has taken on a whole new meaning in Park Slope. Two local women have just opened Get Fresh, a take-out shop with prepared food that you finish cooking at home.
Simple and fun ways for you to feel all the love Valentine’s Day has to offer!
Ellie Krieger, an Upper West Side mom and Food Network host, recently took the Just One More for Healthy Living pledge. As a registered dietitian and author of Small Changes, Big Results: A 12-Week Action Plan to a Better Life (Three Rivers Press), she pledged to add ‘just one more’ daily serving of fruits and vegetables to her family’s meals.
When Andi Silverman was a new mom and had questions about breastfeeding, she couldn’t find a ‘user-friendly’ book. The reference manuals she consulted didn’t offer her the tips and information she wanted to have right at hand. So, as a journalist, she set about finding the answers. The result is the new book, Mama Knows Breast: A Beginner's Guide to Breastfeeding (
Judith Sheindlin is best known for her daytime television series, Judge Judy, where she presides over cases both outlandish and mundane. But when she isn’t dispensing words of wisdom to those who appear before her, Judge Judy focuses on helping others in the Westchester County community.
The two Park Slope moms who have created a stylish maternity boutique, Bump Brooklyn, embrace the motto: “Give up wine, coffee and sushi — not fashion.”
After seven years of intensive treatment for unexplained infertility, and after seven years of ignoring the problem while dealing with a live-in mother-in-law with Alzheimer's disease, I was sure infertility would leave me emotionally hobbled forever.
It’s never easy to lose weight after a pregnancy, and the more children you have, the harder it can seem.
A not-very-funny thing happened to me on the way to having three children. I had become quite chubby. Not just plump but soft, jiggly, mushy
A new survey of 1,062 moms reveals that most mothers today view themselves as the least happy family member.
A new study contends that shyness in kids could be related to being raised by stressed-out parents.
It’s a pretty well known fact: Moms are pulled in many directions and their to-do lists almost never get completely crossed off.
There are many petty annoyances of pregnancy — odd cramps, strange cravings, grossly distended body parts. For Claudia Weber, one of the indignities was the inability to keep her pants up.
It’s OK to feel ambivalent about motherhood.
The transition to motherhood is a profound step in a woman's life. One day she is "just a woman", and then literally overnight, whether she gives birth or adopts, she becomes someone's mother.
Moms can get a jump on summer beauty routines with tips from a New York mom and founder of Mommy Makeup.
The trials of motherhood have been turned into novels, poetry, and war stories for friends. But if you are an actress, it is natural to write yourself a play. That is just what Amy Wilson has done, in her one-woman show, Mother Load.
Our bodies are equipped with naturally occurring wonder drugs, little wonder molecules that, when properly ignited, are capable of lifting your spirits in ways you never thought imaginable.
Women who take multivitamins early in pregnancy may reduce the risk that their child will develop some types of brain tumors.
Buckle up, ladies, for a trip through the wacky and wonderful eco-options for dealing with our periods. And I’m not talking punctuation.
"Watch out for Mommy's tummy!" I'd yell in vain as my son came flying at me, preparing to execute a swan dive onto my prone and vulnerable pregnant belly as I dared to rest my feet on the couch.