Tag Archives: health

I’m not usually a germaphobe

Sometimes I wonder how people stay alive at all. It seems like every other headline is a report about Ebola or a Pertussis outbreak or the next big antibiotic-resistant superbug or this year’s deadly flu strains or the zombie apocalypse—especially … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Dad's Eye View | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Win it: Bump Boxes

This contest is now closed. Congratulation to Lynda (CA). Every mama-to-be deserves some first-class pampering during her nine months of bumphood—you are, after all, making a wee human in there, and that’s hard work! We’ve partnered with Bump Boxes to send one … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, Giveaways | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Give me a boost

Easy on the stomach If you find pills hard to swallow, try an alternative that goes down easily. Vitafusion gummy prenatal vitamins, $12 Chew on these good-for-you gummies. VitaPearl prenatal vitamins with DHA, by prescription only Size up these tiny … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, Stuff We Love | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Beyond organic

Eating healthy is twice as important when you’re feeding two, but it’s easier said than done. Vegetables get boring fast when you need to snack constantly—especially when what you’re really craving is half a dozen chocolate donuts. But nutritional deficiencies … Continue reading

Posted in Homepage Slider, Nutrition, Pregnancy | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Smart snacks

You’ve heard it before: Eating small amounts of healthy foods throughout the day rather than indulging in three whopping meals is the way to go. It keeps your belly full, which provides your wee one with a steady flow of nutrients—and … Continue reading

Posted in Homepage Slider, Nutrition, Pregnancy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The lowdown on endometriosis

I think it’s safe to say that none of us particularly enjoys receiving Mother Nature’s gift each month, but could you imagine having to deal with more than the typical fatigue and ache? If you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, Buzzworthy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

March is Trisomy Awareness Month

About one in 5,000 babies is born with trisomy 18, or Edward’s Syndrome, and about one in 16,000 is born with trisomy 13. March is trisomy awareness month and because there is no proven cause or genetic predisposition for both … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, Buzzworthy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Shut-eye: Get some.

The National Sleep Foundation is raising public awareness and promoting the many health benefits of getting the proper amount of rest as we approach the upcoming Daylight Savings Time. This is the weekend our bodies are forced to adjust to … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, Buzzworthy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Under pressure: Heart Health Awareness

With all the overwhelming love you already feel for your new child, you may feel like your heart is working overtime. As it turns out, you couldn’t be more right: Your heart is now pumping 30-50% more blood than normal … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, Buzzworthy | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sleep is my linchpin

This last week has quite possibly been the most challenging week of motherhood I’ve experienced yet. Any one thing doesn’t seem so overwhelming, but things have converged into a perfect storm of sorts as of late. Isaac has been fussier … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures in Motherhood, Blogs | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Positively pregnant

Your entire world is about to switch directions: You’re going to be a mom. Here’s what you need to do to get ready for the next nine months and beyond. Out with the old There are a few habits that … Continue reading

Posted in Homepage Slider, imported, Pregnancy, Prenatal Care | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Habitat-healthy habits

Delicious produce, extended daylight hours and warm weather make summer one of the easiest seasons during which to make and keep eco-resolutions. Adopt one planet-conscious routine at a time until your baby steps add up to a great, green leap … Continue reading

Posted in imported, Motherhood, Parenting | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Maternity makeover: Six lifestyle changes that should top your list

Pop those prenatals If you’re not already, start taking prenatal vitamins immediately. Ask your doctor which type is best for you, or—if the clock is ticking and your doc is unavailable—pick up an over-the-counter variety at any grocery or drugstore. … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Fear not!

You know the feeling: It’s 3 a.m. and your partner is snoring beside you, but you’re wide awake, playing out 100 different scenarios of what motherhood is going to be like … Will my baby be healthy? What if I … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Good to go: Traveling while pregnant

When it comes to making travel plans, being knocked up doesn’t have to keep you down. Let your doctor know your itinerary and be patient with your preggo self (your trips might need to be a tad less action-packed than … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Aphrodisiacs

These days, your libido is probably like a light switch, as you’re constantly turned on and off again at a moment’s notice. Between the raging hormones and sensitive stomach, it can be difficult to obtain the right mix of sexiness … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Little ways to show you still care

If a baby has come between you and your guy (quite literally) and you find yourself consumed with morning sickness, name books and pediatrician interviews, these eight quick and easy tips will let him know that you still care—even if … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The benefits of sex for mom, dad and baby

Being pregnant brings about lots of changes, and one of the most unexpected alterations happens in the bedroom. As your morning sickness and woozy tummy subside, you’ll probably find your hormones raging and your libido rising. Don’t be shy about … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Spice up your post-baby sex life

We tell you how to spice things up in the bedroom. Build anticipation. Spontaneous sex is a lot of fun, but when you’re already pressed for time, it’s easy to fall into the trap of “waiting for the right moment”—and … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Virtual friends

Without a doubt, it’s crucial to the sanity of mothers everywhere to have other mommy friends they can vent to, ask advice of and compare notes with. But when you find yourself the only mama among your baby-free gal pals, … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Your baby’s weight

Reading cues  While underfeeding your newborn is an obvious concern, overfeeding can put your child at risk for being overweight later in life. It’s important to establish healthy eating patterns right away. Dr. Joseph Kahn, Chairman of the Department of … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Care, imported, Motherhood | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Surviving the slump: Perinatal depression

But armed with an understanding of its causes, symptoms and treatments, things will start looking up before you know it. For some women, pregnancy and the weeks following the birth of their child are the happiest, most exciting times of … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Stay-cations: Take time off, relax, explore even if you aren’t really on vacation

It’s what we call a stay-cation: a vacation—complete with rest and relaxation—in the comfort of your very own home. Here’s how it works: Book your trip Take time off. Turn on your auto-reply and turn off your ringer! Just like you … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How to replenish your spirit

Many new mothers find it difficult to maintain their own identities once the baby arrives. We explore ways to fulfill your spiritual needs, both as a mother and a person. As most new mamas know all too well, taking care … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Perfecting pregnancy: How to have a happy pregnancy

Here’s how to have a happy pregnancy. Most expecting moms know the basics of a healthy pregnancy, like regular doctor visits, a nutritious diet and plenty of rest. But there’s more to a healthy pregnancy than snoozing and taking prenatal … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How to cope with pregnancy stresses

We can’t take your worries away, but with a little luck we can help you figure out how to relax, unwind and enjoy the miracle of growing life. For some women, pregnancy can end up being more stressful than enjoyable. … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment