My Baby Crib Bedding

It is now recommended by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) that pregnant women should get the pertussis, which is commonly referred to as whooping cough, vaccine.  They say it is so that some of the antibodies will pass on to the baby through the placenta, while getting the mother immunized as well.   The vaccine is given to babies during a part of the regular immunization schedule,… Continue reading

Prince William and Kate Middleton on their wedding day,April 29,2011

Last year Prince William and Duchess Catherine were united in marriage as the whole excitedly watched their royal nuptials play out live on television.   Now word has come that the prince and his bride are expecting their first child.  An official due date has not been released and the couple have tried to keep their privacy even… Continue reading

Sometimes reality may actually be stranger than fiction.  A female soldier stationed in Afghanistan unexpectedly gave birth to a baby.      According to an ABC News blog, the soldier did not know that she was pregnant until she felt stomach pains, which turned out to be contractions.    Her baby was delivered 5 weeks premature and pediatricians are being flown in to take… Continue reading

Some tests have become standard for pregnant moms and have become part of the normal prenatal visits.   Recently, adding lead testing to one of the routine tests was considered.  Instead of deciding to test all pregnant women, a Rueters on Yahoo article reports that the ACOG   recommended that that women be screened for their risk of lead exposure and those that are high risk should… Continue reading

Jake Owen and his wife Lacey are overjoyed about expecting their first child.  Jakes music is what brought this couple together.  Lacey appeared in  the music videos for “8 Second Ride” and  “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.”  The recent newlyweds were married in Owen’s hometown of Vero Beach, Florida.   No word yet on whether the couple is having a baby boy or baby… Continue reading

An article by LiveScience discusses a study that links fear and anxiety to longer labor. The study says that labor will last an average of 47 minutes longer and with chances for more interventions if mom is afraid of childbirth. This study goes along with many of the things that are spoken about in childbirth classes. They all teach moms to how to breathe and try to relax during childbirth.… Continue reading

Some hospitals randomly test newborn babies to see if they were exposed to marijuana in the womb.     If the baby tests positive for marijuana exposure then there may be an investigation done by child protective services.     This may see fine to many, but now a study has found that the use of baby shampoo and soaps may cause a false positive in… Continue reading

According to a CNN.com report Jessica Simpson has signed a $3 million contract with Weight Watchers to lose the weight she gained while pregnant with her baby daughter.   She was highly criticized about her weight when she was pregnant, but she was also criticized about her weight before was pregnant.   Now everyone has had their opinion on how she should have worked out and she… Continue reading

For several years the safety of crib bumpers have been called into question.      Some have linked the bumpers to infant strangulation,entrapment, and suffocation.   Retailers would have until June 21,2013  to comply with the ban.     The ban does not include the mesh crib bumpers.

The proposed regulation defines baby bumper pads to be banned as: “a pad or pads… Continue reading