Postpartum Depression: 8 Things New Mothers Should Know
Pregnancy & Babies

Postpartum Depression: 8 Things New Mothers Should Know

by Martha Scully  •  November 15, 2016
Postpartum depression (PPD) can happen to anyone— moments, weeks, even months after giving birth. If you are about to become a mom or know someone who is, it helps to be informed so you know what to expect. Let’s take a look at postpartum depression and arm ourselves with knowledge so we can cope with it if need be. Here are eight things all new mothers should know about postpartum depression.
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Gender Selection Technology Works But Would You Do it?
Pregnancy & Babies

Gender Selection Technology Works But Would You Do it?

by Craig Sutton  •  October 24, 2016
In Canada, the UK, Australia and several other countries, gender selection is still against the law. Although it works, many are concerned about the ethical and moral significance of selecting one gender over the other. In addition, we’re at the point where science can determine the color of eyes and other features of a baby. The technology exists and it works but is it humane, would you do it?
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Swaddling: Is It Time to Abandon This Age-Old Practice?
Pregnancy & Babies

Swaddling: Is It Time to Abandon This Age-Old Practice?

by Craig Sutton  •  October 21, 2016
As a parent, you’re looking for every and any method that will make parenting easier while providing safety for your newborn. Many parents use the age-old practice of swaddling, which is simply a method of securely wrapping a baby in a blanket for security. While many parents and childcare specialist advocate swaddling, there are others who oppose it and feel as though it is a contributor to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), while others simply feel that it isn’t safe for children whil...
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Advice: Are You Ready for The Challenges of Raising Twins?
Pregnancy & Babies

Advice: Are You Ready for The Challenges of Raising Twins?

by Martha Scully  •  October 07, 2016
When it comes to twins, the concept may excite some parents, but truthfully, experienced mothers and fathers are rarely prepared for the challenges associated with raising twins. Parenting any newborn is difficult, the responsibilities and challenges of twins complicates any task because everything is done simultaneously. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the difficulties associated with parenting twins and hear from mothers who’ve successfully met the challenge.
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12 Ways to Keep Your Baby Happy in a Car
Pregnancy & Babies

12 Ways to Keep Your Baby Happy in a Car

by Martha Scully  •  September 13, 2016
Whether your baby loves to ride in the car or screams the moment the car seat appears, it's important to do some pre-ride planning before driving. Creating a plan and using some items to distract your child will increase the chances you'll both stay calm during your trip. While not every suggestion will work for every baby, the following 12 tips from child care expert, Martha Scully, will give you some ideas to help you develop your own driving routine.
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