For mothers opting for a natural birth, the comforts of home can be deadly
A group of economists and an epidemiologist examined 50 million birth certificates to identify the reasons why more black babies die as infants than white babies. The upshot of their research? It’s not what you think.
For six consecutive years, the U.S. has successfully lowered the rate of preterm births, to 11.5%. But that still falls short of the March of Dimes goal.
Claire Goss, 32, a Massachusetts mother of a 3-month-old son, has confessed in a blog post on Babble.com that she only bathes her baby about once a week.
Over the last 20 years, the number of parents sharing a bed with their infants has doubled.
For the first time, researchers document why it’s so important to help premature babies develop in utero for as long as possible.
Finding the point at which babies’ reactions change from being purely reflexive to reflecting more intention is leading researches to focus on the first glimmers of conscious thought in infants as young as 5 months old.
The latest study finds some temperament traits are more likely to land babies in front of the television.
Fiscal cliff negotiations tested everyone’s patience, but even young children who don’t understand national budgets may show signs of strain during such economic insecurity.
Babies born at below average weight are at greater risk of developmental problems, but early use of supplements may lower that risk.
Having a baby, as any new mom knows, is just the start of an exhausting cycle of duties that can prompt many a new mom to long for some helping hands.
To mark the second annual World Prematurity Day, there is both encouraging and discouraging news about premature birth trends.
Pacifiers are among the most dependable pieces of baby paraphernalia, but what if, instead of curing crankiness, they actually cause babies to be more unruly?