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    Pregnancy in Your 20s, 30s & 40s

    There’s no “right time” to have a baby — but there are simple steps you can take to stay happy and healthy at every age and make the most of motherhood. 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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    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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    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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    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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    Growing Goodness: how to grow a garden of herbs for the expectant mother

    Growing useful and lovely herbs during and after pregnancy is a wonderful way to connect the divine and creative forces within one's growing womb to those in nature. more

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    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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    Eat Up! - natural remedies for common pregnancy ailments

    Glowing skin, doubled cup-size, and shiny hair are all commonly touted as side effects of pregnancy. But there are some other pregnancy symptoms usually kept on the quiet such as heartburn, nausea, and constipation... 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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  • 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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    Nesting 101- Hello Third Trimester!

    Right around the end of your second trimester and somewhere in the beginning of your third trimester, something magical happens in a woman’s pregnancy. This something magical is called "nesting." 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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    Camping With Your Baby

    Camping with your baby can be fun and liberating, but also intimidating. This is for good reason; infants are complicated creatures, and sometimes it feels hard enough to meet their needs with a house full of resources, let alone on the road. 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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  • Mom and baby swimming

    Little Swimmers: Teaching baby to swim

    As early swimming allows the baby to use muscles that cannot yet be used while on dry land. The development of these muscles can help aid in a baby’s ability to walk at an early age while also fostering better hand-eye coordination .... 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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    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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    Gestational Diabetes: Testing During Pregnancy Helps

    As if morning sickness and swollen ankles weren't enough, pregnancy changes the way insulin works. Some women develop gestational diabetes, a condition in which a woman without previously diagnosed diabetes exhibits. 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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  • 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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