Monthly Archives: March 2012

Awake owl night

Written by: Sara W. March 29 2012 Hello! As an editorial intern here at Pregnancy &Newborn, I've truly enjoying my experience and soaking up all the baby adorableness and wealth of information available. Iwas 15 when my little sister was … Continue reading

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Tops for mom-to-be tummies

Written by: P&N March 29 2012 We think expectant mamas are the bee's knees. The cat's pajamas. The … well, we can't think of any other phrases like those, but what we're trying to say is we think you're pretty … Continue reading

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Separation anxiety can be a great ego booster

Written by: Christopher Spicer March 29 2012 I know it's important to “socialize” your baby. I don’t want to end up with a child that can only be calmed by his parents and gets separation anxiety every time the parents … Continue reading

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The long-distance grandparent survival guide

Written by: P&N March 28 2012 If you're the first one in your family to have kids, your parents will be stepping into brand new roles:Grandma and Grandpa. For long-distance kin, this can be tricky.They might wonder how they can … Continue reading

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Baby are you down (down down down down)

Written by: Rachel Reiff Ellis March 28 2012 Last week, just before my tiny bout of doctor-prescribed bed rest, several people in one day commented to me that I had “dropped.” To which I thought, “Wha?” I mean, I kind … Continue reading

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Win It: C-Panty and Shrinkx Hips postpartum care package

Written by: P&N March 27 2012 Healing your body is an important step of recovering from pregnancy and delivery, but it can be time consuming and let’s face it—it’s not always possible to squeeze a little mommy R&R into a … Continue reading

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My son’s super power

Written by: Christopher Spicer March 27 2012 I know almost every parent likes to brag that their baby is advanced and can do many things that other babies at the same age can’t. But my son Everett has a super … Continue reading

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Food fun

Written by: Suzanna Palmer March 27 2012 As I shared on Monday, the decision to start feeding Jacob “real food” has been a bittersweet experience for me. After a failed experiment with rice cereal, we moved onto fruits and veggies. … Continue reading

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We're tote-ally blushing

Written by: Lauren March 26 2012 Finding The Diaper Bag—it's at the top of many a mom-to-be's to-do list. Sure, it may be less important than, say, choosing a pediatrician, but it's also way more fun. Still, there's no need … Continue reading

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5 tips for limiting your wireless radiation exposure

Ever wonder just what damage, if any, those handy dandy wireless devices we all like to tote around are doing to our bodies? Your concern about them may surface a little more often now that you’ve got a bun in … Continue reading

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Maclaren Quest

Written by: Kathryn March 26 2012 When I first started shopping around for a stroller, I was on the lookout for something very specific. My family lives in a small house with limited storage space, and my husband and I … Continue reading

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Lascal KiddyGuard Avant

Written by: Theresa March 25 2012 We started off a happy, petite family of three in a wonderful ranch-style 2-bedroom house. Now (surprise!) we’re expecting Peanut #2. Which means we need an extra bedroom. Which means we need a bigger … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: 5 pregnancy body changes no one talks about

This week’s Ask the Experts covers five of the changes you might experience during pregnancy that aren’t widely discussed. Sharing their knowledge with us on this topic are The Mommy Docs—the featured doctors in the popular TV series “Deliver Me,” … Continue reading

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Important prenatal exercises no one ever told you about

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Notes from the bed rest dispatch

Written by: Rachel Reiff Ellis March 25 2012 Thursday was one of those days. The kind of rush-rush-everyone-is-late -and-forgot-their-lunch/needs-a-permission-slip/has-soccer-at-5:30 kind of days. Iwas trying hard to get things done both for work and for home and couldn't quite juggle all … Continue reading

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Happier than ever: The birth of Benjamin

Written by: Erika March 25 2012 Benjamin's birth story starts long before labor began. I was 37 weeks pregnant when I went to my OB and she advised I was already 2 cm dilated and 50 percent effaced. My doctor … Continue reading

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Rice, schmice

Written by: Suzanna Palmer March 25 2012 Ever since Jacob was born, I’ve been looking forward to the moment when he would try “real” food for the first time with trepidation and sadness. In my mind, it signaled the moment … Continue reading

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Pretty in pink

Written by: Lauren March 22 2012 I like pink. A lot. I wear pink shoes, I own a pink chair, and I think pink blush is where it's at. However, I often feel compelled to stray from pink when it … Continue reading

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Fashion that always fits

Written by: P&N March 22 2012 Baby bump got your style in a frump? Break out of your “I can only buy maternity wear!”rut and stock up on pieces you can utilize long after your bambino makes his debut. Fashion … Continue reading

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Enjoying the different stages of my growing son

Written by: Christopher Spicer March 22 2012 We visited our midwife the other day and she said something that I think is very true. “Each stage of your baby ends up topping the previous.” So far, I agree with that … Continue reading

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Pregnancy and Vitamin D: What expectant and new mothers should know

Written by: David Spindell, MD March 21 2012 Vitamin D plays an important role in the regulation of calcium in the blood as well as bone metabolism.1 The recommended intake of vitamin D during pregnancy is 600 international units per … Continue reading

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Two sides of a wall

At my last check up (32 weeks? 33? It’s all running together in one mushy pregnancy brain blur) I was cloistered in the badly wallpapered bathroom, attempting to hit a tiny paper cup target with a tablespoon of pee in … Continue reading

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Aprica Haven

Written by: Lyndsay March 20 2012 If you're in the market for a travel crib for your baby, the Aprica Haven is a solid choice. With our first two kids, we used a cheap, small portable crib that served its … Continue reading

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Win It: Ring My Neck The Classic Chain

Written by: P&N March 20 2012 There’s a lot of tough body changes to accept during your pregnancy, some of which you might not notice until your rings get stuck halfway down your finger. Over 75 percent of pregnant women … Continue reading

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A lonely weekend

Written by: Christopher Spicer March 20 2012 Last weekend, I was hit with one of the strangest feelings ever. I came home to be greeted only by Summit (my dog) and Crosby (my cat). Emily and Everett were completely absent. … Continue reading

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Motherhood made me do it

Written by: Suzanna Palmer March 20 2012 A few weeks ago, I said that my mantra was “This too shall pass.” Well, for the time being, that mantra has indeed passed, and I have now adopted a new mama motto: … Continue reading

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In the red

Written by: Lauren March 19 2012 Being in the red isn't always a bad thing! Here are nine red-hot goods both mom and baby will love. In the red by pnmag featuring a maternity 1. A striped boatneck tee for … Continue reading

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Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21

Celebrate the 1 in 691 infants who are born with an extra chromosome on March 21st, World Down Syndrome Day. Observed on the 21st day of the third month to signify the trisomy, or three copies, of chromosome 21 that … Continue reading

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A little piece of heaven: The birth of Nevaeh

Written by: Naomi March 19 2012 We have two beautiful boys: Malachi is 8 and Jude is 4. My husband and I decided to try again, hoping for a girl this time. We tried for only 3 days and boom! … Continue reading

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Storksak Tania

Written by: Jennifer March 18 2012 Right off the bat, let me say:I am a big bag kind of girl.Even prebaby, I liked my handbags to be large and in charge and to come with plenty of room for all … Continue reading

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A way to register for what you really want

Written by: P&N March 18 2012 Worried that lovingly overzealous relatives will shower you with gear that you don't need or want? For families on a tight budget, registering can be both a bane and a boon. It's a huge … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Hand and wrist problems in pregnancy

This month’s Ask the Experts topic is the changes your body undergoes during pregnancy. This week, Julie A. Melchior, MD, diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, holder of a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand … Continue reading

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Say my name, say my name

Written by: Rachel March 18 2012 Since the last time Ibrought it up, Luke and I have gone round and round (and roundandroundandround) with name choices, throwing out names at random times, submitting lists of our top five to each … Continue reading

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Teething time

Written by: Suzanna March 18 2012 It’s official, folks. We have a teether in the house. Since around Christmas, all signs have pointed to Jacob adding a tooth or two to his sweet gummy grin. We first began to expect … Continue reading

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Flats for the third trimester (and beyond)

Written by: P&N March 16 2012 Third trimester flats by pnmag featuring bohemian sandals It's slowly but surely getting warmer outside, and if you're heading towards the later months of pregnancy, your ankles are not so happy with heels these … Continue reading

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Pinspiration: Colorful nurseries

Written by: Lauren March 15 2012 Are you as obsessed with Pinterest as we are? There are so many good ideas to be found! Here are five happy nurseries we repinned recently to brighten our moods on rainy days and … Continue reading

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All the business about diapers

Written by: Christopher March 15 2012 I was not looking forward to changing diapers. Obviously, I don’t think I was in exclusive company. I don’t think there are too many parents who start counting down the days until they finally … Continue reading

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Mom on a Mission

Healthy Child Healthy World is a non-profit organization whose mission states “We ignite the movement that empowers parents to protect children from harmful chemicals.” Their goal is to help people become aware of the ways that they can make a … Continue reading

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Let it all out

Written by: Rachel March 14 2012 Important stuff to note before I begin: I have had an blissfully uncomplicated, healthy, normal pregnancy, for which Iam incredibly, unbelievably grateful. Athird uncomplicated, healthy, normal pregnancy. Fortunate to the nth degree, for sure. … Continue reading

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Win It: $50 gift certificate to Fashion Forward Maternity

Written by: P&N March 14 2012 With all the demands a working mom-to-be has on her plate, buying work-appropriate maternity attire shouldn’t be one of them. Enter Fashion Forward Maternity, an online boutique where pregnant professionals can rent a stylish … Continue reading

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Baby Be Mine Maternity Nursing Set

Written by: Rachel March 13 2012 After the birth of my first two kids, Iremember one of my very favorite articles of clothing being my nighttime nursing bra. It was essentially just stretchy cotton that lay one side over the … Continue reading

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Deciding on the best place for a baby to sleep

Written by: Christopher March 13 2012 I had a horrible sleep the other night. Everett was having a hard time getting to sleep, and he wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of this fact. I can’t complain too … Continue reading

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Before baby

Written by: Suzanna March 13 2012 It’s hard to believe, but five days ago, Jacob celebrated his 5-month birthday. (By “celebrated” I mean “stared back at me blankly after I announced this oh-so-important milestone to him.”) It’s crazy to think … Continue reading

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In like a lion, out like a lamb

Written by: P&N March 12 2012 Each month, members of Pregnancy & Newborn's editorial team pick out some of their favorite products to feature in print. No matter what this may spring hold, we decided to take the animal expression … Continue reading

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Your baby's milestones—what you should know

Written by: P&N March 12 2012 The Albert Einstein College of Medicine recently released an informative video that explains the milestones your child should be experiencing as he grows and what to do if you feel your baby is falling … Continue reading

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Mama drama

Written by: P&N March 12 2012 What if pregnancy and parenthood were translated into soap operas? Here's what storylines we think you'd see: Guiding Light A silent and dark “coming of age” series chronicling the struggle of unborn babies grappling … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Skin changes during pregnancy

This month’s Ask the Experts topic is body changes during pregnancy. Today, Richard F. Eisen, M.D. and Ramzi W. Saad, M.D., Board Certified Dermatologists at the South Shore Skin Center and Spa in Massachussetts, join us to discuss the various … Continue reading

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The best present ever: The birth of Amelia

Written by: Sarah March 12 2012 When I first learned I was pregnant with my daughter, I was surprised and excited all at once. Yeah! A second baby! There was just one itsy-bitsy problem. Her due date was just four … Continue reading

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Showing out

Written by: Suzanna March 12 2012 The other day I was checking out at the grocery store and witnessed a mother, who at that particular moment in time, was the picture-perfect example of the kind of mother I hope I … Continue reading

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War(d) and peace

Written by: Rachel March 11 2012 Luke and I spent a couple of hours a few weeks ago (Valentine's Day evening, to be exact—we know how to romance it up! Ow ow!) attending my OB office's “Meet and Greet” at … Continue reading

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