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Watching the Olympics?

Watching the Olympics?

Watch this video of a future Olympian in the making! ...

What is a nuchal cord or loop?

Sometimes the umbilical cord may become wrapped around a part of a developing baby’s body. This is most often found around the baby’s neck and happens ...
Why a birth plan is important

Why a birth plan is important

You don't have to have a birth plan. But having one is a great idea! It helps things run much more smoothly when delivery day finally arrives. A birth ...
Heavy duty jobs and pregnancy

Heavy duty jobs and pregnancy

Lots of women work tough and physically challenging jobs. My daughter-in-law is a fire fighter, my neighbor’s daughter works in a big warehouse store. ...
NICU Family Support in RI

NICU Family Support in RI

One in every 10 babies born in the U.S. is admitted to a newborn intensive care unit (NICU) because of premature birth or another medical condition. H ...

What causes clefts and facial birth defects?

July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. A cleft lip is a birth defect in which a baby's upper lip doesn’t form complet ...
When will the tooth fairy visit?

When will the tooth fairy visit?

Baby teeth start falling out between the ages of five and seven years. Interestingly, they fall out in kind of the same order they came in: the two fr ...

Getting the Tdap vaccine

My husband and I were watching the news last night and we saw a story about pertussis (whooping cough) and how cases could reach their highest level i ...
Have you had a Charley horse?

Have you had a Charley horse?

A Charley horse is the common name for a muscle spasm, especially in the leg. They’re fairly common in the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy and they ...
When do preemies meet milestones?

When do preemies meet milestones?

Premature babies often face extra challenges in their first years of life. So, how are we supposed to know where they might fit with their development ...