Parenting Advice
Baby Monitors: 4 Common Sense Tips

Baby Monitors: 4 Common Sense Tips

Every parent strives to protect their baby, nourishing them, buying the appropriate gear, and yes, monitoring them around the clock. Today’s baby monitors make it easy to hover. Some devices detect heart rate, oxygen levels and fever. Others alert you if your child’s cry reaches a certain decibel level. Unfortunately, …

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Healthy Pregnancy
Prenatal Exercise Do's and Don'ts

Prenatal Exercise Do’s and Don’ts

Pregnancy is a special time. Between preparing for the baby to come and taking care of your health, it can be quite a bit of work. It is important that as your body changes, you adjust your lifestyle to continue to practice healthy habits, including exercise. Anastasia Arab, D.O., an …

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Women's Health

How Breastfeeding Also Benefits Mothers

The science is in. Without a doubt, research study and after research study has shown that breastfeeding helps babies get the best possible healthy start in life. It provides them with ideal nutrition and prepares their bodies to better fight off bacteria and viruses that can make them sick. It …

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Women's Health

Understanding Postpartum Depression

Having a baby is an exciting time, but it’s also fraught with shifting hormones, sleepless nights and increased demands on your time. Your sense of self may change, along with your body image, and you may be suffering from the physical consequences of childbirth. Add breastfeeding, managing a household, changing …

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Women's Health

How to Stay Heart Healthy While Pregnant

A woman’s body goes through a tremendous amount of change during pregnancy. From hormonal shifts to odd food cravings, and even just the amazing act of housing a new, growing being, there’s a lot going on – and that includes the way your heart works. Most heart-related changes during pregnancy …

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Caring for Your Baby

Picking a Pediatrician for Your Newborn

Your final months of pregnancy are a flurry of preparation: putting the final touches on the nursery, baby showers and deciding on baby names. But have you picked out your baby’s doctor yet? Melina Dendrinos, M.D., a Henry Ford obstetrician, says the best time to choose your child’s pediatrician is …

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Healthy Lifestyles

Thirdhand Smoke: More Danger When You Light Up

You may have heard of secondhand smoke, but did you know that smoke can be thirdhand? Roughly 42 million Americans use tobacco, but millions of nonsmokers are being affected, too. Here’s what you need to know to protect you and your family: Secondhand Smoke vs. Thirdhand Smoke: What’s the Difference? …

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Women's Heart Health

Pregnancy Complications: A Risk Factor for Heart Disease?

It’s no secret that pregnancy taxes a woman’s body. Blood volume expands, heart rate increases and blood sugar levels spike. And while doctors have always been aware of the immediate risks associated with these increased demands on a woman’s body, new research suggests pregnancy complications are a sign of heart …

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Living Well with Epilepsy

Epilepsy and Pregnancy: What to Expect

For women with epilepsy, the challenges of pregnancy and caring for a newborn go far beyond worrying about morning sickness, labor pains, late-night feedings and other typical concerns: “Will my epilepsy medication affect my pregnancy?”  “Will my epilepsy cause complications during the birth?”  “Will my baby be at risk for …

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Healthy Parenting

Top Baby Safety Advice for New Parents

Becoming a parent is an experience that is entirely unique to each person, of course, but a few truths are pretty universal. One is that first-time motherhood or fatherhood is certainly full of new experiences. You never knew you could function on such little sleep, for example. The overwhelming sense …

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