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Sweet Lullaby

Sweet Lullaby

Why You’ll Rest Easier if Your Baby is Sleeping on an Organic Mattress

There’s nothing comforting about the fact that babies and toddlers are vulnerable to what they might be ingesting from their room’s furnishings—including toxic gaseous chemicals inhaled from mattresses and bedding.

Baby On Board

Baby On Board

How to Sustain Health Before and After Pregnancy

This tip-filled primer offers practical pointers geared to keeping you and baby happy and healthy through every stage of the childbirth process.

What to Inspect When Expecting

What to Inspect When Expecting

A Handy Health Checklist for Pregnancy

Pregnancy is not only the most critical time for establishing a new baby’s well-being, it’s also the time when mom is especially vulnerable to a stew of harmful chemicals. The good news is that mom can take care of herself and her coming little one simply by practicing a few of these 10 steps.

Sweet Slumber

Sweet Slumber

Co-Sleeping in the Family Bed

Family bed-sharing is a way of life in many cultures worldwide that improves sleep, builds bonds, enables breastfeeding, and nurtures happiness in kids.

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Pre-Pregnancy Diet May Alter Genes

Pre-Pregnancy Diet May Alter Genes

Possible Effects on an Unborn's Health

Scientists have found that female rats fed a poor diet had passed on DNA alterations that compromised the health of their offspring.

Midwife-Led Birth Centers Improve Outcomes

Midwife-Led Birth Centers Improve Outcomes

A Wellness Model of Pregnancy and Birth

Women receiving care at these facilities, which are based on a wellness model of pregnancy and birth, incurred lower medical costs and were less likely to have Caesarean births.

Birthing Crisis

Birthing Crisis

First Controversies in Childbirth Conference

“The world of childbirth in the United States is in turmoil, and viable solutions must be found,” says Alan J. Huber, founder and director of the first “Controversies in Childbirth Conference.”

Another Plus for Natural Birth

Another Plus for Natural Birth

Benefits for Baby's Brain

Yale researchers report that vaginal birth triggers a protein that helps brains function better all the way to adulthood.

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