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February 01, 2015

Bring on the Babies!

Baby bumps, baby advice, baby names – this month in Indy's Child it's all baby talk. If you're pregnant or a new parent, you probably can't get enough on the subject, and neither can we! On our cover this issue is baby Brielle – maybe you recognize her famous dad, Colts player Robert Mathis? Check out our interview on page 16 to see how Robert manages his crew of four kids (including 3 year old twins) and why he calls his wife Brandi the MVP of their household! Speaking of twins, what's more adorable than babies that arrive in bundles? Although it might be natural to think of multiples as a "package deal," our article "Twindividuals" talks about how to make sure your twins, triplets or quadruplets develop a unique identity all their own....more»
August 01, 2014

Research to Real World

Mommy, Daddy, Read it Again! Tonya Bergeson-Dana, PhD You may have seen the newest recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics that pediatricians include reading to babies and young children in their long list of healthy to-dos for young parents, along with more expected recommendations such as putting babies to sleep on their backs and getting healthy proportions of fruits and vegetables....more»
July 01, 2014

Baby Proofing 101

No bubble wrap necessary!

Once Baby becomes mobile, everything changes: outlets morph into electrocuting devices, doors become finger traps and staircases tempt as a fatal lure....more»
June 01, 2014

Research to Real World

Listening in the Womb

A pregnant belly is hard to resist, whether it's our own or someone else's…we all want to talk to it, read to it and sing to it....more»
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»
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