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5 Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe While She Sleeps

5 Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe While She Sleeps

As a parent, one of your top priorities is undoubtedly making sure that your baby is safe while she sleeps. Unfortunately, according to the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, more than 40 babies in NYC die each year because of pr...

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How to Plan a Successful Return from Maternity Leave

How to Plan a Successful Return from Maternity Leave

Here’s the thing about maternity leave: It’s finite. You may have several months or just a few weeks of 1-on-1 time with your new baby, but eventually, you’ll return to your workplace, and that new transition isn’t always easy. There are so many qu...

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What to Look for in a Nanny in 2019

What to Look for in a Nanny in 2019

There’s nothing quite as nerve-racking as choosing a person to leave your children with for extended periods of time. Here are some of the most important things that you should be thinking about as you go about your nanny search.

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7 Tips for Oral Health During Pregnancy

7 Tips for Oral Health During Pregnancy

Expecting moms go to great lengths to stay healthy- for themselves and their babies. But oral health can be easily overlooked and lead to complications for mother and child. Many of your body systems change during pregnancy and these changes can af...

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Changes That Are Normal in Your Body Postpartum

Changes That Are Normal in Your Body Postpartum

Women are taught to expect numerous changes to their bodies during pregnancy; from weight gain to weird cravings to swollen feet, there are just some things we know might happen. However, we don’t talk about the changes that might happen to your bo...

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3 Questions to Ask Care Providers When You're Expecting

3 Questions to Ask Care Providers When You're Expecting

Without question, there are some definite things worth knowing about your care provider’s approach to birth. Here are my top three questions to ask so you will know what to expect before the distant months become just weeks or days before the antic...

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5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Egg Freezing Clinic

5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Egg Freezing Clinic

While egg freezing clinics aren’t as prevalent as Starbucks and Duane Reade in New York City, there are definitely many options to choose from. From uptown to downtown, the east side to the west side, you have a choice. And unless your BFF or your ...

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How to Potty Train Your Child

How to Potty Train Your Child

Potty training is a big step in your child’s development. It’s a very important milestone for both you and your toddler. But how do you know it’s time for your little one to make the transition from diapers to toilet? We spoke to some potty-trainin...

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New York Area Airports Will Now Have Larger, More Secure Nursing Suites

New York Area Airports Will Now Have Larger, More Secure Nursing Suites

Moms on-the-go looking for a comfortable travel experience will find privacy and support in Port Authority’s 28 upgraded nursing suites, newly available at Newark Liberty, John F. Kennedy and New York Stewart airports. These pods, which are larger,...

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How to Understand and Decode Your Baby's Cries

How to Understand and Decode Your Baby's Cries

As a parent of a newborn, it can be hard to know exactly what your infant needs when she cries—but it is possible to learn to differentiate between your baby's cries and instantly know what she needs or wants. Experts weigh in, sharing tips for how...

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How to Create A Maternity Leave Plan

How to Create A Maternity Leave Plan

If you’re pregnant, you already have a lot of things on your mind! Be it baby proofing your home, finding a nanny or babysitter, or choosing which mommy-and-me classes are a good fit for your family. Therefore it may not be obvious why you should a...

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Donate New or Gently Used Coats to Massage Outpost, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint

Donate New or Gently Used Coats to Massage Outpost, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint

Massage DUMBO, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint are accepting new or gently-used coat donations in exchange for $20 off your first massage. Donations will be delivered to local New York Cares Coat Drive warehouses. From there, homeless shelters, commun...

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How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?

It’s a familiar scene: You’re at the dinner table and you can barely get your child to look up from his tablet. A new analysis of activity levels suggests two out of three kids in the U.S. spend more than two hours per day looking at screens. As pa...

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Westchester Hospital Installs First Newborn Safety Digital Scanning System in NY State

Westchester Hospital Installs First Newborn Safety Digital Scanning System in NY State

As a new parent, you'll want to make sure that you have every aspect of your baby's safety taken care of. Whether that be finding the right car seat, babyproofing your home for the first time, or even learning how to speak to your baby a certain wa...

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5 Ways to Update Your Toddler Proofing Measures

5 Ways to Update Your Toddler Proofing Measures

When your little one starts walking and begins exploring in greater depth, you may start to wonder what the next step is for child proofing your living space. It’s a good question to ask yourself: “As you prepare your home for the toddler stage, ev...

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16 Things to Do to Baby Proof Your Home

16 Things to Do to Baby Proof Your Home

If you’re a first-time parent, bringing baby home from the hospital can feel scary, so baby proofing your home in the month before your due date will give you peace of mind. Courtney Ilarraza, co-founder of Baby Bodyguards, a full-service baby and ...

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Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern Opens Obstetrics Emergency Department

Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern Opens Obstetrics Emergency Department

Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has opened a dedicated Obstetrics Emergency Department that offers expectant mothers and families high-quality, specialized labor and delivery care 24 h...

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Rent the Runway Launches Maternity Subscription Services

Rent the Runway Launches Maternity Subscription Services

Outfitting an ever-changing body is quite an expensive and tricky endeavor, but Rent the Runway is set on simplifying that experience. The clothing rental company is launching a new maternity subscription program to help the 3.9 million expectant m...

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Tips to Help Fathers Bond with Their Babies

Tips to Help Fathers Bond with Their Babies

Let’s face it: Parenthood is scary for both new mothers and fathers. One of the scariest moments of all, in fact, comes when they’re handed their infant in the hospital. What happens next, though, can be very different for women versus men. Mothers...

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Just Like Om Yoga Studio Opens in Chelsea, Offers Baby Wearing Classes

Just Like Om Yoga Studio Opens in Chelsea, Offers Baby Wearing Classes

The peaceful and quaint yoga, pilates, and wellness studio opened in March in the heart of Chelsea and offers a variety of wellness classes as well as doula services.

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How to Understand Your Baby's Wants and Needs Based on Mood States and Cues

How to Understand Your Baby's Wants and Needs Based on Mood States and Cues

One of the most astonishing revelations about newborns is their ability to communicate almost from birth. Without words, he can inform when he wants to eat, when he wants to play, and even when he wants to rest. Healthy babies are constantly changi...

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12 NYC Classes for Working Out with Your Baby

12 NYC Classes for Working Out with Your Baby

Working out is a wonderful way to unwind and release some much-needed endorphins post-partum. What better way to destress without taking time away from your little one than working out with your baby right by your side (or even in your arms!)

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Infertility Awareness Week: It's Time to Have the Talk with Your Doctor

Infertility Awareness Week: It's Time to Have the Talk with Your Doctor

The Reproductive Medicine Associates (RMA) of New Jersey conducted the 2018 Infertility Trends National Survey including more than 1,000 respondents. The survey revealed that many people facing infertility issues are unaware of the huge advancement...

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What Kind of Rash Does My Baby Have?

What Kind of Rash Does My Baby Have?

Finding a skin rash on your infant is fairly common given that her skin is so sensitive. But how do you know if it's a normal occurrence or it it's a more serious rash that needs medical attention? Doctors share the most common skin rashes on babie...

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5 Things You Need to Know About Your Postpartum Body

5 Things You Need to Know About Your Postpartum Body

Expert tips on what moms should know about their postpartum bodies.

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How Babies Learn to Love

How Babies Learn to Love

As it turns out, babies are hardwired to love you! And there's plenty you can do to help that parent-child bond grow in the beginning stages of early childhood development. Experts share what you can do to help your baby learn to love earlier—and d...

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Great News! New York Now Offers Paid Family Leave

Great News! New York Now Offers Paid Family Leave

Being a working parent is hard. One thing that makes it even harder: worrying that your job or savings are at risk when you take time off to care for a loved one. So here’s good news—New York State now offers paid family leave for most people who w...

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10 Ways Exercising While Pregnant Benefits Expecting Mothers and Growing Babies

10 Ways Exercising While Pregnant Benefits Expecting Mothers and Growing Babies

Once women find out they're pregnant, they do everything in their power to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy—and some may even stop exercising, thinking is safer for mother and child. But as it turns out, exercising during pregnancy is safe, and ...

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Mayor de Blasio Signs Law Requiring Changing Tables in Men's and Women's Restrooms

Mayor de Blasio Signs Law Requiring Changing Tables in Men's and Women's Restrooms

New York City Council member Rafael Espinal introduced new legislation stating that both men's and women's public restrooms in NYC should be fitted with changing tables. The bill was recently signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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New York Car Seat Laws Are Changing: Here's What You Need to Know

New York Car Seat Laws Are Changing: Here's What You Need to Know

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a law that requires children younger than 2 to ride in a rear-facing car seat as a safety measure. The law will take effect on Nov. 1, 2019.

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15 Questions to Ask a Prospective Pediatrician

15 Questions to Ask a Prospective Pediatrician

A good pediatrician is an invaluable resource—here’s how to find the best fit for your family’s needs.

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Healthgrades Awards Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern 5 Stars

Healthgrades Awards Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern 5 Stars

Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern has been named a five-star recipient for Vaginal Delivery by Healthgrades.

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A Look at New York Area Infant Mortality Rates

A Look at New York Area Infant Mortality Rates

Though local infant mortality rates are lower than the national average, more babies die in their first year than most of us expect. Here’s a look at this tragedy and what parents can do to reduce the risk.

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Preparing for Pregnancy with Preconception Counseling

Preparing for Pregnancy with Preconception Counseling

The importance of preconception counseling for women who are planning on getting pregnant.

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Nursing Mothers Can Comfortably Breast-Feed in Lactation Pods in New York City

Nursing Mothers Can Comfortably Breast-Feed in Lactation Pods in New York City

Women can now breast-feed at one of five lactation pods set up by the Department of Health around New York City.

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4 Foods Breast-Feeding Moms Should Include in Their Diets

4 Foods Breast-Feeding Moms Should Include in Their Diets

Key nutrients moms should eat when breast-feeding

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New Doctor to Join Mesbah OB-GYN Women's Health Care & Wellness

New Doctor to Join Mesbah OB-GYN Women's Health Care & Wellness

Obstetrician and gynecologist Karyn Wat, M.D., will join Mesbah OB-GYN Women's Health Care & Wellness in July.

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The Wholeness Center in Valley Cottage Expands Offerings

The Wholeness Center in Valley Cottage Expands Offerings

The Wholeness Center now offers kids' birthday parties and MommaArts, which provides maternity care and support for parents.

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Pediatricians Group Urges Parents to Stop Giving Juice to Babies

Pediatricians Group Urges Parents to Stop Giving Juice to Babies

Babies younger than 1 should not be given fruit juice at all, while older kids should drink it only in moderation and focus instead on eating whole fruit, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Pregnancy Could Cost 425% More Under GOP Health Plan

Pregnancy Could Cost 425% More Under GOP Health Plan

Insurance premiums for pregnant women could go up considerably per the new GOP health bill, intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Introducing Dog to Baby

Introducing Dog to Baby

Tips to successfully and safely introduce a newborn baby in a home with pets

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Nyack Hospital Offers Childbirth and Infant Education Classes

Nyack Hospital Offers Childbirth and Infant Education Classes

The Maternity Center at Nyack Hospital offers classes on Lamaze, breastfeeding, infant care, and more for expectant parents and caregivers.

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Baby’s First 1,000 Days: The Impact of Nutrition

Baby’s First 1,000 Days: The Impact of Nutrition

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?

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Diaper Bank Opens on Long Island

Diaper Bank Opens on Long Island

Allied Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Allied Physicians Group, has opened a diaper bank in Plainview to help families in need living in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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Rockland Health Department Receives Grant for Breast-Feeding

Rockland Health Department Receives Grant for Breast-Feeding

The Rockland Health Department was awarded a $1.2 million grant to fund the Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities project.

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Why I Hated All Nine Months of Pregnancy

Why I Hated All Nine Months of Pregnancy

A mom’s experience with antepartum depression during pregnancy.

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Breast Milk Depot Opens in South Nyack

Breast Milk Depot Opens in South Nyack

Rockland County’s first breast milk depot opened at Kenneth H. Zatz, M.D., Pediatrics.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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