Moms & Dads Should Be Monitored Together for Postpartum Depression.

A new study found that even mild, long-term depressive symptoms among moms lead to emotional problems for kids. Researchers also pointed out that one parent’s depression puts the other at risk.   Source: Maressa Brown The more we talk about mental health, the better—especially when it comes to expectant and new parents. After all, one […]

Anemia in early pregnancy linked with risk for neurodevelopmental disorders.

Children born to mothers with iron-deficiency anemia early in pregnancy may be at higher risk for neurodevelopmental disorders, a new study suggests. In an analysis of data on more than half a million babies born in Sweden, researchers found that anemia in the mother before the 30th week of pregnancy was linked with a heightened […]

Knowing When To Get Help. New Mom Takes Her Own Life After Silent Battle With Postpartum Depression:

Allison was a beautiful ray of sunshine in my life.  The life of an Army wife can get lonely at times – moving around so much, searching for new friends, and trying to make a strange house and new town feel like home.  A mil-spouse herself, Allison knew the struggle, and reached out to my […]

First Trimester Signs and Symptoms.

Congrats! During the first trimester, you’re getting used to the idea of being pregnant, and pregnancy symptoms week by week can vary big time! Learn how to deal with morning sickness and exhaustion during this early pregnancy phase. The bump website offers this wonderful chart that’s week by week. Surprise! One week pregnant is actually […]

How to Avoid a C-Section (Or at Least to Try) – Dr. Harvey Karp’s Tips –

Want to learn how to avoid a C-section? Dr. Harvey Karp shares advice on reducing your risk of having a cesarean delivery. Many pregnant moms hope to deliver vaginally and seek advice on how to avoid a C-section. However, as new parents often come to learn, things don’t always go as planned. Even if you’re planning […]