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  • Pregnancy Articles

    Kegel Exercises

    Strengthen Your Bladder and Pelvic Floor with Kegel Exercises

    Common bladder and pelvic floor disorders include:

    • Urinary incontinence
    • Stress incontinence (accidental urination)
    • Urge incontinence (overactive bladder)
    • Fecal incontinence
    • Pelvic organ prolapse
    • Fistulas
    • Complex benign conditions of the vagina and urethra

    Girl-talk. It’s what women do. This is especially true when a pregnancy or new baby enters our lives. We talk about so many intimate details of our lives with our girlfriends, but one area often remains untapped… that is, “What the heck is going on with my bladder?”

    There is no need to be discreet in this area. Bladder and pelvic floor health is very important to a woman’s overall good health. Here is the rundown on what you should know about what’s going on ‘down-there.’ And if you are having problems in this area, we hope you’ll talk to not only your friends—because chances are they are having similar issues—but most importantly, talk to your health care Read more


  • Labor & Delivery

    Cord Tissue Collection

    MomBabyParents now have the option of collecting a piece of the umbilical cord after their baby’s cord blood is collected. The umbilical cord contains mesenchymal stem cells that give rise to muscle, cartilage, bone and cardiac cells. These cells have great promise for regenerative diseases. Currently, there are over 200 clinical trials using mesenchymal stem cells.

    <h2>Cord Tissue Collection</h2>

    Cord Blood Banking is one of the most important decisions for parents regarding the long term health of your baby so careful consideration must be given to banking before your baby is born. Currently, 28 states mandate cord blood education for pregnant women.

    Stem cells,which are master cells from the baby’s umbilical cord, are now helping families safeguard their future health. Cord blood is rich in hematopoietic (blood) stem cells which are the foundation of our blood and immune systems. Uses for cord blood stem Read more


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  • Postpartum

    Postpartum Care

    Postpartum Care: Taking Care of Mom After Baby Arrives

    Many women approach motherhood with a sense of wonderment and cautious optimism. What kind of mother will I be? What kind of baby will I have? How will my life change? Will I be a good mother? Some women try to prepare for these new changes by loading up on educational materials, seminars, self-help books or informal dialogues with helpful friends and neighbors.

    Surely, any new mother would agree that there are countless things to worry about, obsess over, or otherwise preoccupy your thoughts. But in the few weeks and months after giving birth, there is one imperative that stands out among the rest. No matter what else you do, no matter how hard you try to prepare and do your best — the very best thing you can do for your baby at this time is to take care of yourself. Read more


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  • Feeding

    Should I Breastfeed?

    Congratulations on the upcoming birth and arrival of your new baby! This is such an exciting time in your life. It’s also a time filled with decisions concerning the health and well being of your growing family.

    Should I Breastfeed?

    One of the decisions you are probably considering is whether to breast or bottle-feed your baby. Are you asking yourself “Is it really all that important to breastfeed?” and “Will I be able to do it?” The answer to both of these questions is YES! Making the decision to breastfeed your baby is the first step to starting your family off to “a life well lived.”

    The benefits of breastfeeding your baby are numerous and have been well researched and documented. Studies show that breastfeeding can decrease the risk of ear and respiratory infections, stomach and intestinal infections, type 2 diabetes and SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Breastfeeding also promotes better oral

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  • Shopping

    Nursery Necessities/Baby Gift Registry

    A “Buying for Baby” Checklist

    As you begin to prepare for baby’s arrival, don’t forget about the nursery! Before you start buying for baby, take a stroll through a local baby store and familiarize yourself with all that’s available.

    Baby Bedding & Nursery Accessories

    Bedding Manufacturer:

    Pattern/Theme:

    Color Theme:

    Baby’s Name:

    Boy or Girl:

    • __ Comforter/Quilt
    • __ Bumper Pad
    • __ Crib Sheet(s)
    • __ Diaper Stacker
    • __ Dust Ruffle
    • __ Canopy Cover
    • __ Mobile
    • __ Pillow
    • __ Cradle Set
    • __ Porta Crib Sheets
    • __ Wall Hanging
    • __ Lamp
    • __ Wallpaper/Border
    • __ Changing Table Cover

    Nursery Furniture

    • __ Crib & Mattress
    • __ Cradle & Pad
    • __ Chest
    • __ Dresser
    • __ Rocker/Glider
    • __ Porta Crib & Pad
    • __ Bassinet & Pad
    • __ Changing Table & Pad

    Infant Feeding Supplies

    • __ High Chair & Pad
    • __ Bibs
    • __ Booster Seat
    • __ Pacifier & Holder
    • __ Dishwasher Caddy
    • __ Sterilizer Kit
    • __ Bottle Brush
    • __ Bottle Warmer
    • __ Plastic Bottles
    • __ Disposable Bottles
    • __ Glass Bottles
    • __ Nipples
    • __ Bottle Caps
    • __ Breast Pump Set
    • __ Nursing Pads

    Infant

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  • Baby & Family

    Digital Cameras Tips to Help Preserve the Memories

    Digital Camera Tips

    Being pregnant and having a baby are life-changing events. Taking photographs will capture moments that you want to remember forever. These moments cannot be re-captured: they live only in images and in your mind. Whether you are photographing your baby’s first day on earth or his/her first steps, you are celebrating something that is beautiful; a child that brings you much love and happiness (and sleep deprivation, too—I am a mom, I know!). In all seriousness, there are so many wonderful scenes to photograph and celebrate! You are creating history: history that can be shared with your grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so forth. But what happens to those images after you take them? Back when people were photographing with 35mm film, everything was printed, but that is no longer the case.

    Digital has many advantages and many drawbacks. The biggest drawback I see is people failing to follow through Read more


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