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    Pregnant-zzzzz - getting the sleep you need while you're expecting

    Pregnant women are often told to “sleep now, while you can” — but sleeping during pregnancy is easier said than done... more

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    Homemade Baby Oils & Salves

    Your baby’s skin is his or her largest organ and with all the newness of being in the world, it’s no wonder her exposure to it can show up in the form of eczema, rashes, and even pimples (the latter being primarily hormones). more

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  • Choosing a doctor

    Finding Dr. Right - Choosing a Primary Care Provider

    First-time parents have so many decisions to make and often can get overwhelmed with well-meaning advice. One of those decisions is choosing a primary care provider (PCP) for your baby. more

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    Rose-colored Onesies

    As soon as soon-to-be parents Marcy and Kyle Naismith discovered they were expecting twins — a boy and a girl — in 2012, their world turned pink and blue. A stream of gender-specific clothes, toys, and gifts started arriving.. more

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  • Choosing Child Care

    Ten Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Daycare

    If you’ll be returning to work after your baby is born, you probably know that open daycare spots can go faster than ice cream melts on a hot day. Still, for your child’s well-being and your own peace of mind, it pays to get picky. more

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    Dad-chelor Parties

    Baby showers – celebrating Mom and baby – have been around for ages, but what about honoring Dad? Fear not, a new trend has entered the market… one that celebrates the father-to-be: Dad-chelor parties more

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    Stroller Friendly Walking Paths

    The Rochester area offers many beautiful parks. And there's nothing more invigorating than a nice walk outdoors but if you're pushing a baby stroller through a gravel pathway it can become a chore. more

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  • Breastfeeding

    The Benefits of Breastfeeding

    Many women think about how they will feed their baby long be­fore they be­come preg­nant. It's im­por­tant for every woman to have the op­por­tu­nity to make an in­formed de­ci­sion and know all the facts more

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  • baby sleep

    Hello, Baby... Goodbye, Sleep

    Along with the many surprises of early parenthood, many new parents find themselves puzzling over their baby’s sleep patterns. Is she sleeping too much? Is it normal for him to feed so much at night? more

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    Bringing Home Baby - Can a postpartum doula help?

    The initial six weeks after a newborn arrives can be a mixture of happiness and anxiety as moms settle into a new routine. A postpartum doula can provide experience and valuable support that a new mother may be missing. more

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  • Hospital Bag Essentials

    Hospital Bag Essentials

    Getting your hospital bag in order long before baby is due can help ease anxiety and make sure you're fully ready for the big day. Here are a few things we recommend packing more

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    9 True Cliches about Motherhood

    As part of our global sisterhood, moms can relate to certain universal truths about motherhood, even as all of this advice starts to sound cliched. Here are a few truths that not only help with life in general, but with parenthood in particular more

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    Parting with the Pacifier - How to Break the Habit

    Whether they’re crystal clear, neon-bright, or covered in rhinestones, pacifiers are the modern baby’s accessory of choice. more

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  • breastfeeding mom

    A New Mom’s Guide to Nursing in Public

    You survived childbirth and learned the art of a successful latch, but if you have decided to breastfeed your baby, there is one final frontier you will need to conquer: the art of nursing in public. more

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    Strategies for Coping when your Baby is in the NICU

    According to the March of Dimes Foundation, one in nine babies is born premature each year in the United States. When my own baby was born at 26 weeks, l learned firsthand how important self-care was during this difficult time. more

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  • Reading to Baby

    Reading to Babies

    It’s never too soon to read to your baby! Studies have proven that literacy skills can be developed starting at birth, and that parents are the most important influence in helping their children get ready to read. more

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    Great Gifts to Give New Moms

    Baby registries are a wonderful tool for helping new parents stock their nursery, But Next time you are shopping for a new or expectant mom, consider going off the registry and purchasing one of these thoughtful, more personal gifts instead. more

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    Welcoming Baby - Including siblings in baby's arrival

    Families whose children have attended their sibling’s birth report it is a powerful bonding experience. To explore if this option is right for you, consider both the mother and child’s needs. more

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    Safe Travel with Baby

    While traveling with baby can make a vacation or family reunion enjoyable, it can also require an entirely separate "to-do" list. After all, little ones need a little extra care when venturing to a new place. more

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  • Cravings,  Rochester Style

    Cravings, Rochester Style

    You’re pregnant and have food cravings galore. Luckily, Rochester is home to an assortment of unique culinary treats! We have helped get you on your way to uncovering some of the best foodie spots located in your own backyard. Here are five locations more

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