Ask the Baby Nurse: What are must-haves in bag for hospital?

Q: What are the must-have items to pre-pack in a bag for the hospital? A: When packing for the big day, focus on the essentials. As you near the end of your third trimester of pregnancy and start thinking about getting a bag together for the hospital, I have two words of advice: pack light! …

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Ask the expert: Flexible jobs after the baby arrives?

Q: What is the best way for pregnant moms to investigate flexible types of work post-baby? A: Flexible work for parents is a fantastic way to have the best of both worlds: more time with your child and earning an income. Many parents don't realize that there are great flexible jobs available in …

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Ask the doctor: Do all babies get colic?

Q:Do all babies get colic an can it be prevented? A: Not all babies appear to develop what is called colic. The typical colic baby describes the baby with inconsolable crying that does not respond to the usual comfort measures, often occurring at the same time of day, usually evenings. Realize that …

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Earliest to start swim lessons with baby?

Q:When is the earliest I can take my baby for swim lessons, and what's the best way for a baby to learn survival or swimming skills? A: The answer may vary slightly from teacher to teacher, but most agree that a gentle fun program has a great advantage if you begin when your little one has …

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Ask the Doctor. Did I choose the wrong Pediatrician?

Q: How do you know if you have the wrong pediatrician? What are the warning signs? A: Your baby’s health provider becomes a part of your family. In some states, such as New York, a pediatrician will take care of your child until age 21---from cradle to college. Finding the right one is hard, but …

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Ask the expert: Key financial step to prepare for a new baby?

Q: What is the most important thing to to financially prepare for the arrival of a baby?A: The most important financial move you can take while expecting is to ensure financial security for your child and remaining family members, in the event of an unexpected passing of a family's wage …

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Ask the doctor: Hot Dogs safe for pregnant moms?

Q: Summer is around the corner, which means family vacations, gatherings and bbqs and of course baseball games.Is it safe for pregnant women to eat what is considered maybe the most popular food of these summer activities, the all-American hot dog?A: Once a woman is pregnant, she naturally …

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Ask the Doctor : Placenta Previa caused by me?

Q : Can placenta abruption and placenta previa be caused by me?A : Placental abruption occurs when the placenta separates from the wall of the uterus before the baby is born. Placenta previa occurs when the placenta is very close to or covers the opening of the cervix. If you have a previous …

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Ask the Doctor: Biggest worry for pregnant moms over 35?

Q: What is the biggest worry for pregnancy over 35 and is there anything I can do about it other than worry?A: OB/GYN doctors are seeing more and more pregnant patients over age 35 now than ever before.Many females are delaying childbirth due to the demands of their career and education, especially …

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Ask the doctor: first trip to the dentist?

Q: At what age should a newborn go to the dentist for the first time? A: Baby teeth are vulnerable to tooth decay from their very first appearance, on average between the ages of six and 12 months.  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) encourages all parents and …

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