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These Are the Top 10 Best and Worst States to Have a Baby in 2020

While having a baby can always be a joyous and stressful time, this year has been more stressful than others. The pandemic has infiltrated all parts of life in 2020—including childbirth and the postpartum period. New moms may have less support from family and friends during and after birth due to new social distancing regulations. Plus, families still have to deal with stressors like medical bills, quality of healthcare services and the best environment for kids right now. According to WalletHub’s 2020 list, not all states are […]

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Using marijuana in pregnancy may heighten baby’s risk of autism – NBC News

The risk of autism may be greater in babies born to women who used marijuana during pregnancy, a new study suggests. In an analysis of data from more than 500,000 Canadian mothers and their children, researchers found a 50 percent increase in the risk of autism spectrum disorder in kids whose mothers had used cannabis while pregnant, according to the report, published Monday in Nature Medicine. “Cannabis is not a benign drug and any use during pregnancy should be discouraged,” the study’s lead author, Daniel Corsi, an […]

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The UPPAbaby Is on Sale for 25 Percent Off at Buybuy BABY Right Now

Ready to save big on baby products? This week, buybuy BABY is bringing back their biggest promotional sale ever, the Big Deal Baby Sale. The sale starts today, August 7, and runs through Sunday, August 16, offering discounts both in-store and online on brands including UPPAbaby, Chicco, Graco, The Honest Company and more. Below, a breakdown of some of buybuy BABY’s leading sales. 50 percent off Graco Modes2Grow TS Marina and Second Seat Marina 40 percent off Baby Jogger City Tour Lux Stroller and City Tour Lux […]

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‘Greater level of desperation’: As COVID-19 rages, pregnancy centers see surge in demand – USA TODAY

opinion Ericka Andersen Opinion contributor Published 6:00 AM EDT Aug 9, 2020 Pregnancy waits for no pandemic’s end. As COVID-19 continues to whip through the country, tens of thousands of women have found themselves unexpectedly pregnant at a most inconvenient time. Administrators in crisis pregnancy centers across the United States say the volume of calls has reached unprecedented levels as vulnerable, newly pregnant women have encountered job loss, lack of health insurance, increased domestic violence and indefinite financial instability. In at least five states, access to abortion was temporarily restricted as […]

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Child’s Temperament May Drive How Much TV They Watch, Study Says

As the ongoing pandemic has forced millions of families inside, young kids are spending more time in front of screens than ever before. Of course, not all screen time is created equal, but experts still caution against the rising trend. Now, one study is saying that how much time children spend in front of screens, specifically, television, may depend on their temperament. The study, conducted by University of East Anglia (UEA) and Birkbeck, University of London, looked at the brain responses of 48 10-month-old babies using electroencephalography […]

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Mantua shooting: 6 people shot; including one pregnant woman: Police – WPVI-TV

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Police are investigating a shooting involving six people in the city’s Mantua section. The shooting happened just before 9:30 p.m. on the 3800 hundred block of Poplar Street. Police say three of the victims are female, one pregnant and two children. A male was also shot. Police say a 59-year-old woman was shot in the left foot, and an 18-year-old woman-shot in right arm. In addition, a 24-year-old pregnant woman was shot in right thigh, an 18-year-old male suffered two graze wounds to the […]

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Hasbro Pulls Trolls Doll Amidst Complaints of Inappropriate Sensor Feature

Hasbro is pulling its Giggle and Sing Poppy Trolls World Tour doll from selves amidst complaints from parents and a Change.org petition that one of its sensors is highly inappropriate. The petition, which has over 200,000 signatures so far, was started by Jessica McManis after she noticed the doll she had purchased had a sensor button between the doll’s legs. “Our society is conditioning our children to think pedophilia is ok,” McManis wrote in her petition, asking Target, Walmart, Amazon, Dollar General and Family Dollar Stores to […]

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Pregnant Mother Gets COVID-19, Delivers Baby Prematurely – News 13 Orlando

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Surgical technologist Brittany Hartwell never missed a day of work while pregnant. When she got sick, she thought her symptoms were because she was an expectant mother. What You Need To Know OBGYN: In some severe COVID-19 cases, pregnant women may deliver early Brittany Hartwell ended up delivering her baby 13 weeks early CDC: More than 15,000 women have tested positive for COVID-19 while pregnant As her symptoms got worse, she got checked out for COVID-19 and tested positive. “We wore the eye […]

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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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She Was Pregnant With Twins During Covid. Why Did Only One Survive? – The New York Times

In March, with the coronavirus lockdown in full swing, Chrissy Sample was feeling anxious. Furloughed from her job and stuck at home with her 8-year-old son, she was also pregnant with twins, who were due in mid-July. Although she often felt immobilized by an intense pain in her legs and lower abdomen, her doctor regularly told her these feelings were normal. Ms. Sample had seen her regular obstetrician, but as a 34-year-old woman carrying more than one child, she was supposed to frequently see a high-risk obstetrician. […]

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