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A growing body of research has shown the impact proper nutrition can have on long-term health, starting early on. But can the first 1,000 days really decide a child’s future, or is it a bit more complicated than that?
A mom’s experience with antepartum depression during pregnancy.
Tips to create a safe sleep environment for your baby.
Congress recently passed groundbreaking maternal mental health legislation, the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act.
Risa Klein is a certified nurse midwife with an office on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. She was the “birth consultant” for the feature films Baby Mama and Laze.
Support groups like Allied Breastfeeding Support offer new and expectant moms all the help they need when it comes to questions or concerns about breastfeeding.
Tips to expose your babies to spices and global food, plus three puree recipes.
A study suggests that moms who run during pregnancy produce kids who are more apt to be like them and become runners themselves.
New York State's new budget includes a paid family and medical leave requirement.
Smoking during pregnancy may cause alterations to the baby’s DNA, according to a new study.
CMV, or cytomegalovirus, is an under-the-radar virus that effects babies' hearing and development. Here's how to treat and prevent it.
We all know we need sleep, but why is it so important for children and adults to get enough sleep each night?
Johnson's three-step bedtime routine is proven to help babies fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
This local mom of six kids riffs on pregnancy cravings and nine months’ worth of unfiltered comments from friends and strangers alike.
The Zika Virus has reached the United States. Here's what you need to know.
Two new studies find that women who breastfeed reduce their risk of breast cancer and Type 2 diabetes in the long run.
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital conducted a study and concluded that pregnant women who drank coffee did not affect their children’s IQ levels.
Some women have difficulty conceiving after their first child. This is called secondary infertility. Paul Gindoff, M.D., shares the causes and treatments of secondary infertility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.