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Creating a Safe Sleep Environment for Baby

Creating a Safe Sleep Environment for Baby

Tips to create a safe sleep environment for your baby.

Congress Passes Postpartum Depression Legislation

Congress Passes Postpartum Depression Legislation

Congress recently passed groundbreaking maternal mental health legislation, the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act.

What Does a Midwife Do? Interview with Risa Klein.

What Does a Midwife Do? Interview with Risa Klein.

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.

Why Breastfeeding Support is Important for New and Expectant Mothers

Why Breastfeeding Support is Important for New and Expectant Mothers

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.

Expose Your Babies to Global Spices in Purees

Expose Your Babies to Global Spices in Purees

Tips to expose your babies to spices and global food, plus three puree recipes.

Exercise During Pregnancy: Can It Instill a Lifelong Love of Exercise in Baby?

Exercise During Pregnancy: Can It Instill a Lifelong Love of Exercise in Baby?

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 to Require Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave

New York to Require Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave

New York State's new budget includes a paid family and medical leave requirement.

Women Who Smoke During Pregnancy Alter Baby’s DNA

Women Who Smoke During Pregnancy Alter Baby’s DNA

Smoking during pregnancy may cause alterations to the baby’s DNA, according to a new study.

Could CMV Be the Cause of My Baby's Failed Hearing Test?

Could CMV Be the Cause of My Baby's Failed Hearing Test?

CMV, or cytomegalovirus, is an under-the-radar virus that effects babies' hearing and development. Here's how to treat and prevent it.

The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

We all know we need sleep, but why is it so important for children and adults to get enough sleep each night?

Get Your Baby to Fall Asleep Faster, Stay Asleep Longer

Get Your Baby to Fall Asleep Faster, Stay Asleep Longer

Johnson's three-step bedtime routine is proven to help babies fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Why You Should Never Comment on a Pregnant Woman’s Diet

Why You Should Never Comment on a Pregnant Woman’s Diet

This local mom of six kids riffs on pregnancy cravings and nine months’ worth of unfiltered comments from friends and strangers alike.

Zika Virus - What You Need to Know

Zika Virus - What You Need to Know

The Zika Virus has reached the United States. Here's what you need to know.

Breast Feeding Can Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer and Diabetes

Breast Feeding Can Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer and Diabetes

Two new studies find that women who breastfeed reduce their risk of breast cancer and Type 2 diabetes in the long run.

Pregnant Women Can Still Drink Coffee, Study Says

Pregnant Women Can Still Drink Coffee, Study Says

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.

What is Secondary Infertility?

What is Secondary Infertility?

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 First State to Give All Pregnant Women Access to Health Care

New York First State to Give All Pregnant Women Access to Health Care

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.

Advice for New Parents Driving with Infants

Advice for New Parents Driving with Infants

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.

8 Steps to Great Sleep Habits for Babies

8 Steps to Great Sleep Habits for Babies

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.

Pulse Oximetry Screens for Heart Defects in Newborns

Pulse Oximetry Screens for Heart Defects in Newborns

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.

Ask the Expert: When Should I Get the TDAP Vaccine?

Ask the Expert: When Should I Get the TDAP Vaccine?

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.

Q-and-A with Emily Oster on Modern Pregnancy Guidelines

Q-and-A with Emily Oster on Modern Pregnancy Guidelines

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.

Quiz: Do You Know the Modern Guidelines to Pregnancy?

Quiz: Do You Know the Modern Guidelines to Pregnancy?

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 State Receives Leadership Award from March of Dimes

New York State Receives Leadership Award from March of Dimes

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.

Protect Newborns from Whooping Cough: Know Your Vaccine Status

Protect Newborns from Whooping Cough: Know Your Vaccine Status

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.

Ask the Expert: Is It Safe for Pregnant Women to Get a Flu Shot?

Ask the Expert: Is It Safe for Pregnant Women to Get a Flu Shot?

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.

Ask the Expert: What Foods and Drinks Should I Avoid When Breast-Feeding?

Ask the Expert: What Foods and Drinks Should I Avoid When Breast-Feeding?

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.

Ask the Expert: What are Guidelines to Keep in Mind When Beginning to Sleep Train My Baby?

Ask the Expert: What are Guidelines to Keep in Mind When Beginning to Sleep Train My Baby?

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Soothe My Colicky Baby?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Soothe My Colicky 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.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Calm a Colicky Baby?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Calm 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.

Three Down Syndrome Resources Collaborate on Prenatal Testing Issues

Three Down Syndrome Resources Collaborate on Prenatal Testing Issues

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.

Down Syndrome Prenatal Testing Pamphlet Now Available

Down Syndrome Prenatal Testing Pamphlet Now Available

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation has partnered with the National Down Syndrome Congress to publish an informational pamphlet about prenatal testing for Down syndrome.

NYC Board of Health Voted for Parental Consent in Controversial Circumcision Practice

NYC Board of Health Voted for Parental Consent in Controversial Circumcision Practice

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.

5 Things Expecting Mothers Need to Know About Premature Birth

5 Things Expecting Mothers Need to Know About Premature Birth

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.

Studies Show Yoga Prevents Depression During Pregnancy

Studies Show Yoga Prevents Depression During Pregnancy

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.

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.

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.

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.

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