Archive for Babies

What Are Your Chances For Having Twins Or Other Multiples?


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Since the 1980’s, there has been a 60% increase in the birth of twins. This is due to many factors. So what are your odds of having more than one?

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How Safe Is Ultrasound?


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A recent study by Yale University showed that ultrasound tests on pregnant mice can displace fetal brain tissue. Many media reports are quick to jump on the scarewagon saying that ultrasounds may be harmful to your baby - let’s look at the truth:

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The Decision To Get Amniocentesis


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Pregnancy can be a time of ups and downs for many expectant mothers. While it’s great that parents have a lot of medical screening choices, sometimes making those choices can produce a lot of anxiety. Amnio is a test with some risks, and careful thought and conversation with your doctor can help you make the choice that’s right for your family.

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Celebrities opt For Unusual Baby Names


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Maybe it started when Frank Zappa named his kids Moon Unit and Dweezle, but the current trend for celebrity babies is to choose very unusual and uniqe names.

Here is a list of some recent celebrity baby names:

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Avoiding Listeriosis - A Serious Infection That Can Affect Your Baby


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According to the Center for Disease Control - Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. It has recently been recognized as an important public health problem in the United States. The disease affects primarily pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. It can be avoided by following a few simple recommendations.

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Why Store Your Baby’s Cord Blood


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It’s all about the stem cells. The blood in your baby’s umbilical cord is a rich source of stem cells. Sem cells are being used to treat a number of diseases, and have the potential to cure more diseases as research increases.

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What are the Most Popular Baby Names in The US


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The US Social Security Administration records the top baby names registered every year. In my generation it was probably Jennifer and Jason. Here are the top ten baby names for boys and girls registered in 2005:

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Unique Baby Names


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What’s in a name? Er-well, everything, really! Of course your little bundle of joy is the sweetest, most beautiful thing you have ever seen and you want to choose a name that reflects his/her individuality, spirituality, uniqueness and all-round special-ness. But wait a minute! Remember that the unique baby name you choose will help define junior’s life - how they are viewed and accepted - for many, many years.

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The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins


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One of the most important things you can do if you are thinking about becoming pregnant is start taking a prenatal vitamin with at least 400mg of folic acid. Folic acid is an essential nutrient that can help prevent birth defects in newborns. If you start taking a prenatal supplement before you even try to become pregnant, you will have the best chance of ensuring a happy and healthy journey once you become pregnant.
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Developing Your Baby’s Brain


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Have you ever wondered why toys for babies tend to have so many bells, whistles
and lights? Or why they have so many different textures, and materials and colors?
It’s almost as if we want to provide young babies with a whole world of stimulation and
we can’t quite get it to them fast enough.
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