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"Selective reduction" for twin pregnancies

Selective reduction is a term that refers to aborting one baby in multiple pregnancies. It is a practice mainly associated with higher order multiples (like sextuplets), conceived after IVF treatment...

How long should you breastfeed?

This article is written in honor of International Breastfeeding Month, which takes place every August. Breastfeeding is of course, like any child-rearing choice, a very personal decision. And how long...

Newborn milestones

The big milestones most babies go through in their first year are sitting up, crawling, and starting the first solid foods. But even newborns change and learn new things every...

Birth announcement ideas

After your precious baby is born, you want to share the happy news with all your family and friends and send out beautiful birth announcements. Many new parents are far...

Find out your baby's gender by having a blood test?

Until now, the only reliable method to find out a baby's sex earlier during pregnancy was an amniocentesis, a procedure that carries risks, including risk of miscarriage. According to researchers...

Confessions from a former nursing mom

August marks International Breastfeeding Month, an initiative that was started to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and to encourage a spike in breastfeeding rates. This August, and this...

What to expect from a D&C?

D&C is the common abbreviation for a dilation and curettage, a procedure that is sometimes carried out when a women has suffered a missed miscarriage or had a miscarriage after...

Talking to your toddler about childbirth

Children are very curious, as we all know. Once your child knows that you are expecting a baby brother or sister, they may well ask questions about how the baby...