Category Archives: Pregnancy Guide

Bachelor Alum Claps Back at People Who Say Her Kid Is Too Old to Breastfeed

While pediatricians recommend breastfeeding until baby is at least a year old, ultimately the decision on how long to breastfeed lies in what’s best for both mom and baby. While some moms opt to add in formula sooner than one year, some opt to breastfeed their child past a year. Neither decision is one moms deserve to be shamed for, yet, Bachelor alum Bekah Martinez was—and she’s not having it. Last month, Martinez posted a picture to her Instagram showing her breastfeeding her 18-month-old daughter, Ruth, and […]

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4 Ways Black Moms-to-Be Can Combat Disparities in Prenatal Care

As a doula, I assist women in giving birth, providing physical, educational and emotional support before, during and after labor. About 80 percent of these births are in the hospital. It’s always such an honor and privilege to be welcomed into the birthing spaces of women and to witness the beauty that is childbirth. However, as a birth worker and as a Black woman who has birthed her own children, I also see how prevalent racism and prejudice still are within hospitals and among white health care […]

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Study Finds Kids May Carry COVID-19 at Higher Levels Than Previously Thought

A new study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has found that kids younger than 5 years old may carry the novel coronavirus at higher levels than previously thought. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that kids younger than 5 have at least as much as of the virus, and maybe more, in their noses and throats as infected adults and older children. The researchers believe that this young age group may transmit COVID-19 as much as other age groups, however this […]

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46 Baby Boy Nursery Ideas for the Baby Room of Your Dreams

It’s easy to get carried away (and slightly overwhelmed) when you’re designing a space for your new baby. All the baby boy nursery decor and what seems like endless color scheme options can be daunting! After all, you want to create a space that’s soothing, fun and a reflection of your dreams for your growing family—no pressure, right? To help, we’ve rounded up a ton of baby boy nursery ideas to help inspire you as you create a game plan for your little man’s new room. Pale […]

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New #MamaPromise Campaign Actively Works to Support Breastfeeding Moms

In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August, Lansinoh, a company that provides breastfeeding products and resources, is launching its new #MamaPromise campaign. The campaign, which will launch in 21 countries, will start on August 1 and run throughout the month. It aims to build awareness around the critical need to support breastfeeding moms. Their research shows that breastfeeding moms are much more likely to meet their goals when supported by their family, healthcare providers, workplace and community. Photo: Lansinoh Lansinoh will be providing educational content and […]

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Barbie Launches 2020 Campaign Team Dolls to Inspire All Young Leaders

Barbie has been running for office—and showing kids, specifically young girls, that they can and should be in office—since 1992. Now, ahead of the 2020 election, Mattel has launched a new Barbie Campaign Team set, featuring four diverse dolls that each bring unique skills to the table. The goal of the set is to not only empower young girls, but also to show the next generation of leaders the importance of voting. The set includes the Candidate, a leader who’s committed to driving change. She’s dressed in […]

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Meet the Doula Who Raised $3 Million to Support Reproductive Education

Erica Chidi is a doula committed to educating women and nonbinary people on sexual and repoductive health through her company, Loom—and she raised $3 million to do it. After working in several fields, including fashion, Chidi knew she wanted to become a doula because she liked that they were educators and advocates. She quickly grew her list of affluent clients, while also helping the Birth Justice Project, a nonprofit that provides doulas to support pregnant women who are incarcerated. “What I liked about it was doulas are […]

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Sharkboy and Lava Girl Are Returning to the Screen—As Parents

These days, people are in constant search of news that brings a little bit of joy and something to look forward to. Now, Robert Rodriguez, director of The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, is delivering. He just announced that the Sharkboy and Lavagirl would be returning to the screen—this time as parents. [embedded content] The announcement came from Rodriguez, who also directed the Spy Kids movies, during a virtual Comic-Con Panel held last Thursday on July 23. The movie, We Can Be Heroes, follows the […]

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These Are Etsy’s Hottest Kids’ Trends for 2020—and You Can Shop Them Now

Etsy has released their 2020 Kids’ Trend Guide—and it shows that, among other things, trends from the 90s are back! The guide is based off of Etsy’s search data from the past three months and shows that 90s’ inspired crafts, upgraded playrooms and camera-ready nursery decor, among others, are rising as trends this year. Largely, this is due to creating a lively environment for kids at home as we all spend more time at home due to COVID-19. Below, the top kids’ trends on Etsy, along with […]

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Pediatricians’ Top 5 Tips for Getting Toddlers to Wear a Face Mask

With COVID-19 still on the rise in many states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend that all children 2 years and older wear face coverings in public. But for parents of toddlers, this recommendation is often easier said than done—getting a 2-year-old to brush their teeth is hard enough, let alone wearing a mask over their nose and mouth for more than a few minutes. So what’s a parent to do? Here are our top tips to help young kids wear face […]

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