Expert: Ashwini Nadkarni, MD, Psychiatrist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital What is depression? Depression is a medical illness consisting of problems with mood that affect day-to-day functioning. People with depression often experience a general feeling of sadness or an inability to enjoy their usual activities for at least two weeks. Other symptoms include: Sleep issues such...

If you’re expecting your first baby, you might be wondering… How will I know if I’m in labor? Will early labor and contractions be obvious? Will my water dramatically break as it does on television? Susan Melnikow, a Certified Nurse Midwife, explains how to determine if your labor is the...

If your baby is always nursing, you may be wondering if something is wrong or if your milk supply is inadequate, but Rose deVigne-Jackiewicz, an RN and international board-certified lactation consultant, says this so-called “cluster feeding” can actually be very normal. Many babies tend to cluster feed in the evening,...

If you’re experiencing nipple pain or if your baby seems to be having trouble latching on or getting enough milk, he or she may be suffering from a tongue or lip tie. Read on to learn more about this condition and what you can do to fix it. What exactly...

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There’s no sight quite as sweet as a newborn baby bundled in a swaddling blanket. This practice of tightly wrapping an infant from the neck down is touted by many as a cure-all for fussiness in babies. Swaddling mimics the warmth and comfort of the womb, offering enough calm to...

Think you have it rough as an expectant mom? Imagine if your partner were pregnant, too! There’d be no one to make midnight ice cream runs, rub your back, or expertly navigate your hormonal mood swings. Here’s the story of two women who decided to have a baby together – and...

One of the most astonishing revelations about newborns is their ability to communicate almost from birth. Without words, they inform when they want to eat, how they learn, when they want to play, and even rest. Learn to better read these signals and you may just avoid meltdowns from both...

The more pregnant we get, the more uncomfortable we are. We know we’re supposed to wear our seatbelts to stay safe, but could that seatbelt also be hurting your baby? Take our poll and watch our video below to find out! Watch Our Video Can get enough pregnancy trivia? Want...

Thinking about getting a breast pump? Check with your insurance first because you could save a lot of money! We’re chatting with our friends at Lansinoh to guide you through the process and help you determine the pump and parts needed that best benefit you and your baby! Watch our...

What foods can help (or hurt) you with your morning sickness? We’re chatting live Wendy Jo Peterson, Dietitian and Author of the Born To Eat Book! Download our FREE morning sickness shopping guide! And be sure to check out these other great resources about morning sickness… Coping with Morning Sickness,...

Pregnant or not, driving our cars are a necessity for many of us. So, what happens when you need to fill up your tank? Could pumping your own gas be dangerous for you and your baby? Take our quiz and watch our video to find out!

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