womenTALK: Notes from the Nursery

Wednesday, Aug 20th 2014

New Campaign Teaches Women to Love Their Stretch Marks

authored by Vera Sizensky

Roughly 80 percent of Americans have stretch marks, yet we try with all our might to hide them or make them disappear. A new Instagram account is hoping to change that and teach women to love their bodies, just as they are.

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Tuesday, Aug 19th 2014

The Shocking Cost of Raising a Child Born in 2013

authored by Vera Sizensky

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Thursday, Aug 14th 2014

New Product Promises to Help Babies Sleep Through the Night

authored by Vera Sizensky

Is she too hot? Tired? Have a fever? Wouldn’t it be great if your baby could just tell you what was wrong? Now she can. Sort of. 

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Tuesday, Aug 12th 2014

4 Back-To-School Things You're Forgetting to Do

authored by Elizabeth Battaglino, RN, CEO of HealthyWomen

It's happening: The kids are going back to school. Whether you can't wait for them to get out of the house, or you dread the more regimented days ahead, there's one thing you can count on: Back-to-school is a big transition.

Now's the time to get organized. Sure, you need to get pens and the most awesome backpack. But sparkly notebooks are useless without these four things many moms forget to do.

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Thursday, Aug 07th 2014

5 Signs You’re a Breastfeeding Mother

authored by Vera Sizensky

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Tuesday, Jul 08th 2014

Top 4 Benefits of Infant Massage

by Colleen T. Fay, LMT, CIMI

Most new parents know that touch is an important way to bond with their newborns, but there's even more you can do. Infant massage goes beyond just a generic inventory of consecutive strokes and has proven benefits.

It involves mindfully engaging with the baby, recognizing nonverbal communication and creatively adapting touch to support the child's sensory needs and capabilities.

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Monday, Jun 30th 2014

Questions Every Pregnant Woman Should Ask Herself

authored by Elizabeth Battaglino, RN, CEO of HealthyWomen

You're pregnant! Congratulations! During your 40-week journey, you'll come up with lots of questions, some valid and some silly. To make sure the valid questions get the attention they deserve, I want to make sure you're aware of these three very important topics. Take note—and happy growing, Mama!

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Wednesday, May 14th 2014

The Link Between Preeclampsia and Heart Disease

authored by Elizabeth Battaglino, RN, CEO of HealthyWomen

You may think of preeclampsia as high blood pressure that occurs during or immediately after pregnancy. That’s simply not the case. Preeclampsia can occur up to six weeks postpartum.

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Tuesday, May 06th 2014

Did You Know Preeclampsia Can Occur 6 Weeks AFTER Delivery?

authored by Vera Sizensky

If this headline surprises you, you're not alone. Preeclampsia, a rapidly progressive condition characterized by high blood pressure and the presence of protein in the urine, is commonly thought to only occur during pregnancy. That's not that case. This condition can occur up to six weeks postpartum.

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Friday, May 02nd 2014

My Breastfeeding and Breast Pumping Schedule (Plus a Coupon Code for an Awesome Sarah Wells Breast Pump Bag!)

authored by Vera Sizensky

I just cried over spilled milk. Five ounces of breast milk gold, gone. To understand just how tragic this is, you have to consider the amount of time I spend either nursing or pumping. It’s about 100 minutes per day. You breastfeeding moms can relate, right? So much of our lives is spent producing milk.

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