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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.

Hit the Gym, Moms—and Look Great!

Hit the Gym, Moms—and Look Great!

Make your fitness routine easier to stick to with these workout-proof wonders.

Redbook Magazine Survey: What does a stay-at-home-mom do?

Redbook Magazine Survey: What does a stay-at-home-mom do?

In a recent study called “The Mom Gig,” Redbook shed some light on the answer to the question we’ve all been wondering for years: What exactly do stay-at-home moms do on a daily basis?

5 Easy Things Moms can do to Feel Healthier

5 Easy Things Moms can do to Feel Healthier

Five easy things moms can do every day to feel healthier and improve well-being.

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.

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.

Elisabeth Rohm Talks About IVF and Her Struggle With Infertility

Elisabeth Rohm Talks About IVF and Her Struggle With Infertility

Elisabeth Rohm talks about her IVF journey and how important it is to plan for you future family.

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.

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.

5 Simple ways to Relax

5 Simple ways to Relax

Mom hack expert Ereka Vetrini shares her five favorite ways to relax.

Getting Through Menopause and Puberty at the Same Time

Getting Through Menopause and Puberty at the Same Time

With women becoming mothers later in life, they commonly go through menopause at the same time their daughter is going through puberty. Here are five ways to deal with the house full of hormones.

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.

This October, Think Pink: Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

This October, Think Pink: Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Healthyroads of American Specialty Health shares some of the warning signs of breast cancer and ways to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer.

3 Ways Hypothyroidism Misdiagnosis Can Affect You

3 Ways Hypothyroidism Misdiagnosis Can Affect You

Patients who have undiagnosed or misdiagnosed hypothyroidism live with unrelieved symptoms, are prescribed unnecessary medications, and live with uncomfortable or unhealthy physical changes. Steven Hotze, M.D., says bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is an effective treatment.

What to Do When Your Daughter Gets Her First Period

What to Do When Your Daughter Gets Her First Period

How to help your girl, whose special needs make the first menstruation experience more challenging, cope with getting her period for the first time and develop healthy habits from the beginning.

Birth Control and the HPV Vaccine for Girls with Special Needs

Birth Control and the HPV Vaccine for Girls with Special Needs

When a young girl with disabilities gets her period for the first time, and questions arise about birth control, the HPV vaccine, and other precautions, there's more to consider than whether she plans to be sexually active.

10-Point Checklist to Prepare for Your Daughter's First Period

10-Point Checklist to Prepare for Your Daughter's First Period

Is your daughter with special needs about to get her period for the first time? Here is a 10-point checklist to help you prepare her for her first menstruation, including how to help her understand and accept the experience and self-care it requires.

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.

Mom-and-Baby Pilates Offered at Chelsea Yoga Studio

Mom-and-Baby Pilates Offered at Chelsea Yoga Studio

Karma Kids Yoga, located in Chelsea, now offers Mom & Baby Pilates, a one-hour class that gives mothers a chance to exercise and bond with their babies. The class is also an opportunity for babies to learn to socialize with each other and for mothers to meet other mothers in the area and observe the developmental stages babies go through.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Minimize Varicose Veins in the Winter?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Minimize Varicose Veins in the Winter?

During the winter months, it's common for pregnant women and new mothers to have poor circulation, especially if standing or sitting all day with a new baby. Dr. Luis Navarro, founder and medical director of The Vein Treatment Center in Manhattan, provides tips, exercises, and dietary information to improve circulation and prevent varicose veins.

Women and Thyroid Disease: Know the Symptoms for Proper Diagnosis

Women and Thyroid Disease: Know the Symptoms for Proper Diagnosis

Up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition due to misdiagnosis. Knowing the symptoms of thyroid diseases, such as Graves' disease and Hashimoto's disease, can help with early detection and proper treatment of thyroid disease reduces associated long-term risks.

Important Flu Recommendations for High-Risk Populations

Important Flu Recommendations for High-Risk Populations

The winter months mean people are more likely to get sick with the cold and influenza viruses going around. Although it is optimal to get the flu vaccine in October, it is never too late to protect yourself and your family.

What Do Olympic Athletes and Expecting Moms Have in Common?

What Do Olympic Athletes and Expecting Moms Have in Common?

How are Olympic athletes and expecting mothers similar? They both need to train! Respected and leading UK fitness expert Amanda Hargreaves shares 10 reasons why expecting moms need to exercise.

Eating Disorders as a Coping Mechanism

Eating Disorders as a Coping Mechanism

"Before I Disappear," by Barb Herding, is the fictional tale of 16-year-old Lauren Stafford and the teenagers she meets when she is hospitalized as a result of her eating disorder that has spiraled out of control.

Post-Baby Body Angst

Post-Baby Body Angst

Post-baby body angst is normal—we’ve all felt a modicum of jealousy when a no-stretch-marks, lean-and-mean fellow mom sits next to us at the playground. But imagine feeling envious of the rock-hard abs of another new mother…who just happens to be a cat!

How to Live with Your Post-Baby Body (and Other Tips)

How to Live with Your Post-Baby Body (and Other Tips)

It's hard to get back to your old self after you have a baby. Get some healthy tips on how to live with your mommy body and how to fit in fitness and exercise, plus advice on getting back your pre-baby bod.

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.

How to Create Work-Life Balance and Avoid Burnout (or Do a Good Job Faking It)

How to Create Work-Life Balance and Avoid Burnout (or Do a Good Job Faking It)

A New York lawyer, mom of three, and work-life balance expert shares her insights on how to be there for your kids and enjoy time with your family while holding down a full-time job.

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.

5 Reasons Why Sports Make You a Better Mom

5 Reasons Why Sports Make You a Better Mom

Avid athlete and author of "Run Like a Girl," Mina Samuels shares why sports and working out are important to a healthy life balance and how working out actually makes you a better mom.

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.

Working Moms: A Work-Life Balance is Possible with the Right Attitude

Working Moms: A Work-Life Balance is Possible with the Right Attitude

Lisa Bloom, author of "Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World," believes busy moms still deserve time to think, to dream, and to revel in their own passions. With wisdom and humor, this TV host and mother encourages all working moms to reach higher.

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.

What to Know About Stress and Relaxation

What to Know About Stress and Relaxation

Feeling stressed out? We've outlined a few tips for how stress affects you and how to deal with it, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital.

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.

Fishing and the Sun: Reduce Your Risk to Skin Cancer

Fishing and the Sun: Reduce Your Risk to Skin Cancer

If a family fishing trip is on your calendar this summer, make sure you're taking extra precautions against the sun's harmful rays. Here are some tips on how to reduce your risk to skin cancer while still enjoying this outdoor sport.

How to Keep a Low Sodium Diet

How to Keep a Low Sodium Diet

Want to lessen the amount of sodium in your family's diet? Check out our list of tips, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital.

The Heart-Healthy Diet

The Heart-Healthy Diet

Make sure your family is eating a heart-healthy diet - read up on some tips courtesy of Greenwich Hospital.

Strong Bones and Healthy Nutrition

Strong Bones and Healthy Nutrition

Want to maintain a calcium-rich diet for strong healthy bones? We've listed some tips, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital.

6 Steps to Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back

6 Steps to Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back

Melissa O'Shea, an NYC registered dietitian, shares her tips for post-baby weight loss.

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.

Yahoo! Shine Revealed Findings of “Alcohol and America” Survey about Men and Women's Drinking Habits in Time for St. Patrick’s Day

Yahoo! Shine Revealed Findings of “Alcohol and America” Survey about Men and Women's Drinking Habits in Time for St. Patrick’s Day

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Yahoo! Shine, one of the world’s leading women’s lifestyle websites, released the results of its “Alcohol and America” survey. The survey asked 2,000 Americans in-depth questions about drinking habits, favorite kinds of drinks/alcohol, and overall views of drinking, as well as differences between men and women’s drinking habits.

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.

Easy Tips To Help You De-Stress

Easy Tips To Help You De-Stress

Stress is on the rise nationwide, and experts say it's endangering our physical and emotional health. In today's fast-paced world, it's more important than ever to take time to de-stress through such techniques as exercise, meditation and proper nutrition.

Stay Healthy And Comfortable During Pregnancy

Stay Healthy And Comfortable During Pregnancy

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

Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Yoga Centers in the New York Metro Area

Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Yoga Centers in the New York Metro Area

Find yoga centers in the New York metro area that offer classes and services for moms and moms-to-be.

Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Yoga Centers in Manhattan

Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Yoga Centers in Manhattan

Find yoga centers in Manhattan that offer classes and services for moms and moms-to-be.

How to Tame Pregnancy Mood Swings

How to Tame Pregnancy Mood Swings

Pregnancy can be an emotional rollercoaster. Learn how to soothe stress and other negative emotions with these tips from Jessica Denay, author of "The Hot Mom to Be Handbook." You can use these soothing methods to relax your baby when the time comes, too.

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