As you did when choosing an ob/gyn, you want to find a pediatrician who is top-notch medically. How much better if he or she is also on the journey to an environmentally sustainable perspective on pediatrics! Here are five representative questions you may want to ask politely to gauge physicians’ thoughts on things green:
Brooke Shields’ bout with post-partum depression was far more serious than she ever let on. While accepting an award Monday at the Hope for Depression Research Foundation in Manhattan, the actress revealed that her well-publicized struggles with the disease had her contemplating suicide.
Are you having trouble understanding your baby’s cries, wails, burbles, screeches and screams? Now there’s an app for that. With a touch of a button and in a matter of seconds, The Cry Translator provides you with one of five “translations”: hungry, sleepy, stressed, annoyed or bored.
Nicholas Cage is backing Bath’s Royal United Hospital’s Forever Friends Appeal to raise more than £3 million for a new neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU), and bought a “baby brick” to symbolise real bricks for the new unit. The 45-year-old Oscar-winning star, his wife Alice Kim and son met nurses, parents and some of the babies.
Baby Alex can breathe a sigh of relief his parents’ health insurance company has granted him coverage. The insurance company has even changed their policy so that infants do not fall under the general guidelines of what constitutes obesity.
There’s a new face to the health care and health care reform issues in America: Alex Lange. Alex is four months old. He weighs 17 pounds and was recently denied health insurance for being too fat.
For five years, Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow bottle has been a product American Baby magazine has described as a products ‘parents can’t live without.’ But the award-winning BPA-free baby bottle contained the highest traces of the toxic chemical according to recent Health Canada tests. The Dr. Brown’s bottle showed trace amounts of 0.9 parts per […]
Nearly one in 10 of the world’s babies is born premature, and about 1 million infants die each year as a result, says a startling new report researched and released by the March of Dimes. The vast majority–about 85 percent–of the preemies born each year in Africa and Asia.
Husband and wife Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley opened their home to a baby they adopted from Korea. But they opened their hearts when they learned that their future daughter had had a whole in hers.
When Julia Grovenburg went to a routine ultrasound appointment with her husband Todd, she gave the doctors quite a shock.
Forty-year-old Carolyn Savage went to the same fertility clinic she went to for the in vitro fertilization of another child. She is due to give birth to a baby boy in two weeks via Cesarean section. The baby she is carrying however, is the result of a laboratory mix up.
the record has been broken of the biggest baby born in Indonesia. A 24.4-inch baby boy was born by Cesarean section and tipped the scales at an astonishing 19.2 pounds. The boy is said to be healthy despite having to initially be given oxygen to overcome breathing problems. To show his enormity, in the picture he is side-by-side with an average newborn baby.
If having an overweight baby is a concern to you, regular exercise while you’re pregnant could be the answer. Norwegian researchers say working out at least three times a week reduce the odds of delivering a newborn with excessive birth weight by a quarter.
Military moms whose babies were born too soon or too sick were treated to a very special baby shower September 20 at the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) courtesy of the March of Dimes and Operation Shower.
Meet baby Oliver! He was born in July to a 41-year-old British woman who had tried 13 cycles of IVF without any success. She conceived after her eggs were screened using a new process to select the ones that were the most viable. Their success promises new hope in improving the chances of parenthood for infertile couples.
While a North Carolina mom slept her 4-month-old baby’s toes on one foot were eaten off by a 12-week-old pit bull puppy.
If you need to take your newborn baby anywhere, a car seat is an absolute must. But don’t leave your infant in the car seat for more time than necessary. A new report in Journal Pediatrics found that infants who spend too much time in car seats can lead to low oxygen levels and breathing problems due to the lack of neck control.
It is possible in the near future that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will require all moms in the United States to have their babies circumsized. It’s not for religion, or for appearances, but to help lower the risk of spreading diseases. After seeing how trials in Africa have worked to reduce the risk of HIV and AIDS, they are giving considerable debate to bringing the topic to the U.S.
In 2007 alone, American women birthed more than 4.3 million babies–the highest number ever, even more than during the heights of the post World War II baby boom. More than a quarter of those were to women having their third or fourth child. These numbers lead to the question: is pregnancy the new addiction?
Marina Chavez was working in Acosta Tacos restaurant and breastfeeding her baby during her breaks, and was fired for doing so. Jesus Acosta, owner of the establishment has now been fined more than $46,000 as a result by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, which found Acosta liable for “sex descrimination, retaliation adn failure to prevent discrimination.”
Torrance Memorial Medical Center is celebrating its newest baby arrival: a baby robot weighing a healthy 7 pounds and measuring 21 inches long named Sim-antha. Costing $35,000, the artificial intelligence infant can cry, hiccup and turn blue to simulate lack of oxygen. It’s purpose is for medical staffers to practice new medical techniques to save the lives of ‘real’ infants in worst-case medical scenarios.
A study published in the Journal Pediatrics found that magazines geared towards women aged 20 to 40 often portray infants in unsafe sleeping positions which could be detrimental to influencing new parents.
The father of a baby who was carried off by the family dog last month says he wants the pet back at home. Jessamine County’s A.J. Smith spent time in the hospital recovering from a fractured skull, cracked ribs, and a punctured lung following the incident. A.J. was in critical condition for several days, but healed and has since returned home.
Female infanticide has been a problem in India for decades. Girls are prejudiced against largely because of the dowry system and inheritance practices tilted in favour of men. The consequences of favoring baby boys has been to account for as many as 50 million Indian women having ‘gone missing’ according to Unicef. Last year, parents were given cash rewards of 50,000 rupees (about $250) for each new baby girl they had and the result was more girls born in Delhi than boys for the first time.
Twitter CEO Evan Williams and wife Sara welcomed a baby boy on August 10, and if you are following the head honcho and wife’s tweets, you knew exactly when the water broke. In case you aren’t following @Ev or @sara, here’s a play by play or tweet by tweet of the labor:
A baby sleeping in a crib was not seriously injured when a car plowed through an apartment building.
Massachusetts is now the next state in the union to take a step towards the health of babies. State health officials are now advising moms to avoid Bisphenol A, known as BPA, in baby products like bottles and sippy cups.
Are you pregnant and feeling a little down? A study by Dr. Jean Golding at the University of Bristol finds that eating seafood rich in omega-3s might be the mood lifter you need.
Do you want your baby to be handsome Brad Pitt or have lips like Angelina Jolie? It would be more helpful if the genetics were in place. Now thanks to Los Angeles sperm bank, California Cryobank, you might be able to. The sperm bank has begun posting photos of the celebrities that ‘resemble’ their donors in an effort to give prospective clients a better idea of what their possible offspring might look like. Talk about a sales pitch!
A.J. Smith is still in pretty serious condition after the family dog Dakota took him out of his crib earlier in the month. The Native American Indian Dog carried him out of the family’s home and off into the woods. It appears Dakota might be getting a new home.
A baby girl with two heads and one body was born in a Manila hospital late Tuesday night. Doctors at the Fabella hospital told reporters on Wednesday that the baby, weighted almost 6 pounds at birth, was stable but might not have good chances to survive as they share only one heart. The conjoined twins were named only as Baby A and Baby B.
Dogs may be man’s best friend, but babies might also really understand Fido. A new study found that 6-month-old babies can match the sounds of an angry snarl or friendly yap with photos of dogs showing the corresponding body language, which suggest that babies can decipher emotions before they learn how to talk.
Nutricia, the company behind children’s food brands including Cow & Gate, needs to remove advertising campaigns for two baby milk products for misleading consumers over claims tha they “support a child’s immune system.”
How old is too old to have a baby? When does a doctor step in to say no to doing IVF? These are questions that have been raised in the recent months. Jenny Brown thinks she knows the answer: you are never too old to have a baby, and you can have one as long as a doctor helps. Jenny Brown is 72.
Oh baby! A very big bundle of joy was delivered in the Australian outback to happy mom Danielle Mackay. Chelsea Rose Mackay weighed a whopping 13.8 pounds when she was born, almost twice the size of an average baby. She is already in onesies that are for 6-month olds.
Do you want your baby to go Ivy League? Breastfeeding might be the first step to getting them there! While the health benefits of breast-feeding to both infants and mothers is well known, this study suggests the practice may have educational benefits as well.
Tracey and Rob Oliver were crushed when they heard that their baby boy Alfie was born with a narrowing of blood vessels around his lungs. Born last July, Alfie was forced to endure a series of gruelling heart operations when he was just days old and was given just weeks to live after suffering a cardiac arrest. But after a team of experts suggested a radical idea for treatment: Viagra.
A groundbreaking in-vitro fertilization or IVF clinical trial conducted by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Medical School, shows that accelerating the move to IVF in the treatment cycle, leads to quicker pregnancies, a reduced risk of multiple births and a significant costs savings.
The ban of BPA in baby bottles is steadily being passed state by state in the United States. But the entire country of Canada will no longer be taking any chances on the much debated chemical. The country has banned baby bottles that are made from rigit plastics and Bisphenol A. This makes Canada the first country in the world to adopt a blanket regulation against BPA in the manufacturing of plastic baby bottles.
Along with being a music legend and being the King of Pop: Michele Jackson was father to three. They are rarely seen in public, and when they are, it is usually with their faces masked or veiled. Their father was always by their side. His two oldest children Michael Joseph, Jr, and Paris Michael Katherine were born to his then wife, Debbie Rowe. His youngest, Prince “Blanket” Michael II was born via a surrogate mother. Now that the music icon has passed, the question now is who will get custody of them?