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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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.

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Pregnancy, Birth, and Early Childhood Support Center Opens in DUMBO

Pregnancy, Birth, and Early Childhood Support Center Opens in DUMBO

The Nurtured Child now has a permanent location in DUMBO/ Vinegar Hill, in which classes for new and expecting families will be taught.

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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.

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Connecticut Fertility Center Offers New Support Group and Webimar

Connecticut Fertility Center Offers New Support Group and Webimar

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut is launching a new support group at its Stamford location and a secondary infertility webinar.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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