Posts tagged "babies"

A Mother Is Allergic To Her Baby

Right after giving birth to her son, James, new mama Joanne Mackie started finding blisters on her arms and legs. A few days later, she winced whenever anything touched the painful rash and the tiny blisters that had blossomed into painful welts. Joanne was in such agony she could no longer hold her baby and…

By: Daniela Guernica / July 29, 2009

What’s The Link Between Abortion, Miscarriages And Premature Births?

One abortion or miscarriage raises the risk of giving birth to a premature baby by 20 percent, while two abortions or miscarriages raises the same risk by 90 percent, according to Dr. Robbert van Oppenraaij of the Erasmus MC University Medical Center in The Netherlands. Dr. van Oppenraaij presented his findings, which are based o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2009

Hold Your Baby In Your Hand Before It’s Born

Pregnant women no longer have to wait nine months to carry their baby in their arms. Jorge Lopes invented a way to converts data from ultrasound machines and MRI scans into plaster models of the babies. Lopes uses 3-D technology to create the models, which are on display at the Royal College of Art i…

By: Annika Harris / June 29, 2009

Facebook Is No Place For Baby Diarrhea

Friends aren’t knocked up yet? Fret not. Soon enough, you’ll have Facebook status updates like “So Westley had 4 liquid poopy diapers in 20 minutes” to look forward to.

The hilarious Tumblr Shut The F**k Up, Parents collects the worst of the worst when it comes to new parents sharing TMI on social networking…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2009

Grown Up Things For The Little Ones

When I was a wee little girl, my best friend had a spa party where they did our make up, cut our hair, dolled us up… basically so we could all go home and take naps. Of course, spa parties still exist, but they’ve gotten way cooler. As Mom Logic pointed out, one 6-year-old’s spa…

By: Justine Fields / June 26, 2009

Moms Might Not Treat Ugly Babies As Well As Cute Ones

A mother’s love is supposed to be unconditional, right? Well, that’s not what a new study released by the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital found. According to the small study of 27 volunteers, babies that are less attractive might not get as much attention from their mothers.

By: Catherine Strawn / June 25, 2009

Baby Gender Mentor Kit Is A Rip-Off, Say Moms

The Baby Gender Mentor kit seemed like a godsend to expectant mothers who wanted to know the sex of their babies before the delivery. The mothers shelled out $25 for the kit and $250 for results. But the company couldn’t deliver on its promise. Although it promised 99.9 percent accuracy, the Baby Gender Mentor kit…

By: Annika Harris / June 16, 2009

10 Reasons Not To Have Kids Yet…Or Ever

Cameron Diaz thinks your kids are bad for the environment.

Well, no, not really. But she told Cosmopolitan she thinks women shouldn’t be pressured into procreating or “shunned” for not having kids because “honestly, we don’t need anymore kids. We have plenty of people on this planet already.”

While we agree with Camero…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 11, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Lance Armstrong Didn’t Want More Kids, But He’s Ready Now That One’s Coming

“[Sheryl Crow] wanted marriage, she wanted children; and not that I didn’t want that, but I didn’t want that at that time because I had just gotten out of a marriage, I’d just had kids [Luke, Grace and Bella].”Lance Armstrong in the upcoming biography, Lance

By: Catherine Strawn / May 8, 2009

My Uterus, Husband, and I Agree – No Children

I am a woman. I have all the biological requirements to have a child. Yet, I do not have the instincts or rational desire to do so. Does that make me less of a woman to not want to have a child either by using my body, my eggs, or my money to adopt?

By: DivineCaroline.com / April 1, 2009

Kangaroos Are The New Humans

Everyone seems to be looking for the next big thing in cozy. Of course, there’s the Snuggie and all of its permutations, but what about people who have babies and want keep them all cuddly and warm while mom runs errands? Gizmodo just unearthed the Peekaru, an $80 fleece vest with a pouch used for…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 31, 2009

Can’t Afford A Designer Baby? Pick Up A BAB At Ikea

Designer babies may be the new thing for couples that have extra bucks in the bank and can afford to have the perfect child. But what about those younger, poorer pairs who want offspring? Like those of us who don’t have the funds to afford fancy furniture and instead purchase cheap, assemble-it-yourself starter stuff, these…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 26, 2009

Good Sex Makes Babies

More babies are made when the people involved in the process have orgasms. When men are fully stimulated, they ejaculate up to 50 percent more than during just any ole intercourse, and an extra five minutes of going at it before he gets off can produce even more sperm. For women, scientists believe that having…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 25, 2009

Get Your Designer Baby In Six Months

Dr. Jeff Steinberg of Fertility Institutes of Manhattan and L.A., who has let thousands choose the sex of their babies, now says that in six months he will also be able to let parents decide the eye and hair color of their kid. “In the process of doing gender selection … we’ve also uncovered the…

By: Annika Harris / March 3, 2009

The Fear Of Infertility

I was lying there on the cold, hard examining table. A stranger came in and before I knew it, I was uncomfortably spreading my legs. He told me it wouldn’t hurt and proceeded to stick a strange contraption up into my body. I was there to find out “if all my parts were as they…

By: DivineCaroline.com / February 26, 2009

OctoMom To Star In Porn Movie?

MAKE IT STOP. OctoMom, a.k.a. Nadya Suleman, a.k.a. the brood-having, Angelina Jolie-wannabe, has been offered $1 million to star in an adult movie. I think my head just exploded. The offer comes from Vivid Entertainment, one of the adult industry’s biggest product companies — it’s like the 20th Century Fox of smut, or, well, not.

By: Susannah Breslin / February 25, 2009

Baby Fever: Fours Hours Of Play In Under Three Minutes

I’m in a constant state of baby fever, which is why I love this video of little Charles-Edward. His parents filmed him using time lapse videography, over the course of a four hour play session. It is ridiculous how much that kid accomplishes. Get ready to “Awwwww….”…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 3, 2009

Giving Birth To Twins Would Streamline Your Life

When we heard about a new procedure that can check a fertilized egg’s viability before it’s implanted, we thought there might be fewer multiple births in the future. Well, it’s not looking that way. Apparently women, especially career-oriented ones, are hoping more than one egg will take when they get in vitro, so they ca…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 2, 2009

Multiple Baby Births May Become A Thing Of The Past

Yesterday, a California woman gave birth to octuplets, but such multiple baby births could become even more rare in the future. A new procedure has been developed that is said to check eggs for viability before they’re implanted in a woman’s uterus.

By: Catherine Strawn / January 27, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Reverse Circumcision, Sarah Palin’s Tote Bag, And Russell Crowe’s Family

Some circumcised men miss their foreskin so much that some are having it reconstructed. [Men.Style.com]
The eight stages of dating — which one are you in? [Mingle2]…

By: Catherine Strawn / October 9, 2008
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