Hospitals Push for Full-Term Deliveries to Improve Baby's Health

Experts say delivering at full-term can help prevent complications for Mom and baby. Credit: Sam Yeh, AFP/Getty Images Considering an early delivery for scheduling or other non-medical purposes? It may be best to wait. According t...Anxious to deliver your baby a couple weeks early? Sorry. It's best to wait it out.

Meet MamAmor, the Doll That Gives Birth

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We've seen a lot of dolls here on ParentDish. There was Bebé Glotón, the breast-feeding doll. Then there was the pole-dancing doll. There's also new Barbie Vid...
Not only does the doll "give birth," complete with placenta, but she also breastfeeds.

The Knife Under the Bed and Other Pregnancy Superstitions

Do pregnancy superstitions give you pause? Credit: Getty Images
If there's one thing a woman loses while pregnant (besides her waistline), it's any sense of control. Will it be a boy or a girl? Will my baby have 10 fingers and 10 toes? Will lab...

Opinion: I Had a C-Section - Does That Make Me Less of a Mother?

A cesarean section can be just as joyful as a vaginal birth. Credit: Getty Images
The National Institutes of Health got a bunch of medical bigwigs together last week to talk about cesarean delivery and what they called the "troubling fact" that wo...

More Minority Babies May Be Born in 2010 Than White Babies, Study Says

A new trend for 2010? Minority births may be changing the U.S. majority population. Credit: Corbis
Nope, it's not the new must-have booties or the latest rad stroller. The latest baby trend could actually alter the makeup of the U.S. popula...

The Joys of the Neighbourhood Playgroup

It's 9:30 on a Wednesday morning, and the older children have made their way to school. The smell of fresh-brewed coffee wafts through our house. A loaf of banana bread, baked and frozen last week, has been thawed and sliced, and sits on a plate besi...

New Study Says Women Can Eat and Drink During Labor

Pregnant women rejoice! You can now say sayonara to those mouth-numbing ice chips and hello to soda, cereal bars and Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream during delivery. A new study says pregnant women with a low risk for compli...

Birth Records

Public birth records, including birth certificates, are required to be filed by the government in every state of the United States. It is your right to access these records. There are many public databases of public records that, for a small fee, wil...

Chinese Birth Calendar: What Is It?

Chinese symbols Credit: Corbis
The Chinese Birth Calendar, also called a Chinese gender chart, is a way to predict your baby's gender by inputting the mother's age and the month of conception. This method is considered by some to be 99 perce...

Labor and Delivery: What You Need to Know

Labor and delivery, then hello baby! Credit: Getty Images
Labor and delivery are the final stages of pregnancy when a woman gives birth to a child. The process of labor and delivery typically begins about 38 weeks after conception or 40 weeks f...

Parents Get Phillies Fever, Name Babies After Baseball Champs

The Philadelphia Phillies aren't the only ones who got lucky yesterday as they advanced into the World Series for the second straight year -- fans of the 2008 World Series champs are having a mini baby boom and naming their newborns after the home te...

The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth

The Bradley Method of natural childbirth is a system by which expectant mothers and their partners work together with an instructor to achieve a less painful, less risky and more natural childbirth. Once a week for the twelve weeks leading up to t...

British Soccer Star Has Ultrasound Party

Coleen and Wayne Rooney shared their ultrasound with friends and family. Credit: X17online
For most, childbirth and everything leading up to it is a private affair. For others, it's a public display of affection. Wayne and Coleen Rooney, a f...

Baby Names, Male MidWives, and More - Links We Love

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So you picked out a great baby name, only to find out everyone else likes it too. The Cradle has some baby name suggestions that will keep your maintain your fav name's feel, while still being orig...

Recession Cutting Maternity Leaves Short

More and more moms are missing the early days with their babies because of the recession. Image:
Julie Fletcher and Julie Murphy are two totally different women in two totally different situations: Fletcher has five children, is a self-em...


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