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When A Parent Has Cancer

When A Parent Has Cancer

When you're diagnosed with cancer, how do you tell your children?

Finding Friends, when cancer strikes

Finding Friends, when cancer strikes

“Having cancer gave me membership in an elite club that I’d rather not belong to,” said comedienne Gilda Radner.

Heavy Bleeding Got You Down?

Heavy Bleeding Got You Down?

New procedure offers relief.

Which Way’s The Restroom?

Which Way’s The Restroom?

If you have a strong lock on your bathroom door, buy a copy of 'Peeing in Peace' and settle in for one of the funniest mirrors on the dilemmas faced by modern moms.

What To Do When You’re Almost Due

What To Do When You’re Almost Due

“As my due date approached, I wanted to be as prepared as possible for this once-in-a-lifetime live news special event.”

Make Fitness Happen! 6 Easy Steps for New Moms

Make Fitness Happen! 6 Easy Steps for New Moms

The most challenging aspect of getting back into shape after pregnancy is not lack of desire, sleep deprivation, or bone-numbing fatigue — it’s time.

The little-known birth disorder: ARND

The little-known birth disorder: ARND

If you’re thinking about getting pregnant, no amount of alcohol is safe.

Full Circle

Full Circle

The world’s first ‘test tube baby’ is all grown up, and about to become a Mum

Choosing an Obstetrician and Maternity Center

Choosing an Obstetrician and Maternity Center

Starting a family is an exciting time — filled with emotions ranging from joy and excitement, to apprehension.

THE ULTIMATE GIFT

THE ULTIMATE GIFT

We talk with local specialists for an update on the procedure of EGG DONATION.

Beyond Layettes and Doctor Visits: Pregnancy Preparedness

Beyond Layettes and Doctor Visits: Pregnancy Preparedness

Pregnancy is a time of exciting change. Your body is changing, and soon your family life will be joyously altered forever. Getting ready for a new baby is a busy time, but because there are so many things to prepare for, it’s easy to lose sight of some of the bigger issues you need to think about . . .

Desperate housewives the norm?

Desperate housewives the norm?

Ok, so who are we going to believe? Women cheat as much as men do, and it’s actually harder for a woman to stay in a monogamous relationship, says Michelle Langley, author of the new book, Women’s Infidelity: Living in Limbo: What Women Really Mean When They Say, “I’m Not Happy”.

The Usual Supplements - not so safe if you’re expecting

The Usual Supplements - not so safe if you’re expecting

Healthy women often rely on dietary supplements to fill in the gaps when diet and exercise run out of control. Pregnancy warps the picture though, making some natural remedies look as risky as an episode of Extreme Makeover. Even dietitians, physicians and naturopaths can’t seem to agree. And when prominent herbalists disagree over the effects an herb has — which happens even with common ones like garlic — it proves that supplementing safely is a hard concept to pin down.

Go ahead and breastfeed!  The law’s on your side

Go ahead and breastfeed! The law’s on your side

Just as your plate arrives, you discreetly raise your T-shirt and put your baby to your breast. Your baby is happy, you’re happy. Until the manager approaches you and asks you to take your baby and nurse your child in the restroom. Sound outrageous? You wouldn’t eat your meal in the restroom — why should your child have to eat in the restroom?

Has Motherhood Fried Your Brain?

Has Motherhood Fried Your Brain?

Fried brain no longer has to be the plat du jour for modern moms, according to the empowering new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Katherine Ellison. In The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes us Smarter, Ellison tosses out the traditional notion that parents are more susceptible to brain drain than brain gain.

The Bewildering Truth About Breastfeeding

The Bewildering Truth About Breastfeeding

If you’ve decided to breastfeed your baby, you’re about to give him or her a gift more valuable than braces or even a college education. Breastfeeding strengthens the immune system and maybe even mental development, and reduces ear infections and allergies. It has been associated with lower incidence of SIDS, and even shores up the bonding process. As an added bonus, you reap the rewards of hormones that can reduce the risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer. It’s no surprise that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports nursing for at least 12 months — longer if you can swing it.

Breastfeeding: Fact and Fiction

Breastfeeding: Fact and Fiction

Pregnant and planning to breastfeed? Here are 10 facts that may surprise you:

More done than ever before …C-SECTION RISKS: What Every Woman Needs to Know

More done than ever before …C-SECTION RISKS: What Every Woman Needs to Know

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one in four babies is now delivered by Cesarean — the highest level ever reported, and over 10 percent higher than in countries with similar demographics. But a new consumer booklet, What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know about Cesarean Section, from the Manhattan-based Maternity Center Association (MCA), warns that C-sections are associated with significant short- and long-term physical and emotional health risks for both mother and baby.

(Food) Survival for the first weeks

(Food) Survival for the first weeks

The last thing a new mom wants to think about is preparing a nutritious meal for herself. Not that she doesn’t want to eat healthy food. It’s just so tiring to think about the actual completion of the task. First there’s the running to the market, then the buying of healthy foods, dealing with checkout, the schlep home and finally, cooking and eating. Just considering the prospect is nap-inducing.

Mind Over Matter: Battling the Fertility CrisisNew mind/body program empowers city’s infertility patients with hope

Mind Over Matter: Battling the Fertility CrisisNew mind/body program empowers city’s infertility patients with hope

All Maryann* had ever wanted was a baby.When her mother-in-law told her that she seemed to be awfully tense these days, and her sister-in-law added that, if she wanted to get pregnant, she "just needed to relax," she choked down her anger and changed the subject as quickly as she could. Later that night, calmer, she wondered if there was any validity to their comments. Surprisingly, the answer may be yes.

A New Era for Birth Control

A New Era for Birth Control

Just four periods a year. That's just another of the fringe benefits women will reap from the first and only extended-cycle oral contraceptive to prevent pregnancy, recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Parental Leave: Still low priority

Parental Leave: Still low priority

On the birth of her daughter, Simona Nielsen took a 26-week maternity leave from her job as a stock trader. Her firm footed half the bill, and the government kicked in the other half. Her husband, also a professional, opted for a two-week leave — at full salary. Both their employers were completely supportive; they considered parental leave a natural and necessary provision for the health of the entire family. How did the Nielsens manage to get such generous benefits when so many new parents can take a fraction of that time — without pay?

Morning Sickness: Coping With The Worst

Morning Sickness: Coping With The Worst

When Jennifer first discovered she was pregnant, she was elated. Her excitement, however, was soon replaced by nausea and vomiting. Within a few months, her morning sickness became so bad she had lost 20 pounds and had been hospitalized twice for dehydration. Jennifer had hyperemesis gravidarum, the medical term for more serious morning sickness.

When You're Hoping to Conceive Again

When You're Hoping to Conceive Again

My OB/GYN patted me on the shoulder. "Your uterus and ovaries are normal, and your health is excellent," he said, smiling. "I'd say you've got at least a couple more years of baby-making in you." It was exactly the vote of confidence I needed. I was turning 40 and my fiancé and I planned to have a child together as soon as we got married. Since my two boys (then 6 and 8) had both been conceived on literally the first attempt, I had no reason to doubt my doctor's prognosis. There was just one problem. He was wrong.

Stepping Out While Staying Home…Lots to Do for Stay-At-Home Moms in Queens

Stepping Out While Staying Home…Lots to Do for Stay-At-Home Moms in Queens

The choice to be a stay-at-home mom is a personal one, and a decision not to be made in haste. While opting to remain home with your children can be a wonderful and rewarding experience, it also presents an assortment of challenges.




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