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February 01, 2014

What's in a Name?

Tips for choosing a baby name you'll always love

How many Jacksons, Sophias, Emmas and Aidans have you met this year? BabyCenter.com is out with its annual list of most popular names....more»
February 01, 2014

SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Keep your baby safe with these simple tips

SIDS refers to the apparently inexplicable death of babies in the first year of life. While physicians and researchers still do not know what causes SIDS, some believe that abnormalities or the "immature newborn brain" make some infants susceptible to conditions that would not harm other babies, such as overheating or sleeping on their stomach....more»
July 01, 2013

Managing Multiples

What to do when you're suddenly outnumbered

Picture this: your home pregnancy test comes back positive, so you schedule an appointment with your doctor. You arrive at your ultrasound, and lay down while the tech gets down to business. And there it is: the heartbeat! You choke back tears, when suddenly on screen, there's a second flashing little heart. Another baby? Excitement soon gives way to anxiety: how do you take care of two babies? How do you schedule sleep? What about feedings? And the stuff – will you really need two of everything?...more»
July 01, 2013

Bigger than the Blues

Recognizing, treating and overcoming postpartum depression

"You are not alone." When asked if she had any advice for other moms struggling with postpartum depression, these wise words are what Indianapolis mom, Rachel, chose to share....more»
July 01, 2013

What I Didn't Expect When Expecting

Whose body is this anyway?

Congratulations: you're pregnant! Now what? If you're a mom-to-be, put your feet up and get reading! While you may be aware of the morning sickness in your future, there are many lesser-known pregnancy symptoms you may experience during the next nine months. ...more»
May 01, 2013

Hope Finds a Home

Project Home Indy gives young mothers and their children a chance to thrive

A week before, Sarah Nielsen, Executive Director of Project Home Indy, had interviewed a prospective resident – a homeless, teenage mother looking for a place to rest her head and house her infant. "I just want to live somewhere where the adults work and don't run out of money or gas. I want my baby to only see the best way to be, the way things should be." This was the young mother's plea....more»
March 01, 2013

From Polio to Prematurity

March of Dimes celebrates 75 years of life-saving achievement

March of Dimes, the leading non-profit organization for maternal and infant health, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year and its ongoing work to help all babies get a healthy start in life. About 4 million babies are born in the United States each year, and the March of Dimes has helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs....more»
February 01, 2013

Post-Baby Body Blues

Reclaiming your former physique

Any mom who is guilty of still wearing maternity clothes when her "baby" is already walking and talking knows how hard it is to lose that last baby weight. Squeezing in time for a workout and planning healthy meals can become low priorities when the needs of your family, work and other obligations demand your attention. Take heart however—with baby steps in the right direction, you can lose that baby body....more»
December 01, 2012

Home Safe Home

Prevent burn injuries and fires

As a parent, your child's safety is always on your mind, but are you relying on luck alone to prevent a burn injury or a deadly fire? You shouldn't because your family's life may depend on it. 
December 01, 2012

Assessing a Child's Fever

When should you be concerned?

"Fever" can be a scary word for parents—sometimes, inordinately so. After all, a fever indicates your child's body is doing what it's supposed to do to fight infection. Learning what to do for a child with a fever and when a fever might indicate something serious should be on every parent's to-do list. Honey, you feel warm....more»
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