With growing poverty rates and political attacks on already inadequate family-planning funding threatening to drive the number of unintended pregnancies among poor women even higher, and little effort being made to address the pressures driving other women away from having kids, it’s easy to imagine how these forces could push professionals and poor women further apart. Still, in their own ways, both are struggling with the same problem: an untenable “choice” between children and financial solvency.
While the U.S. still has a long way to go to make employment breastfeeding-friendly for all babes, there has been some great progress recently, and more women are getting into the working and pumping groove.
My questions are two-fold: What well-balanced meals can provide essential nutrients and be quickly served? How can I protect dinnertime—the end-of-the-day coming together time we all enjoy—from the mad dash such evenings seem to entail?
Max is reaching his milestones, but in a way this is different from his siblings. After all, Max isn’t Ben or Katie or Sam-he’s Max. Perhaps he’ll model after my friend’s daughter who didn’t crawl until she was 18 months old, then a week later, started walking.
LOS ANGELES—Rates of abusive head trauma in children under age 5 rose during the last recession, suggesting that economic woes may have led parents to lash out against their kids, researchers reported Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
Dolls Recalled by Pottery Barn Kids Due To Strangulation Hazard
The hair on the Chloe and Sophie dolls may contain loops that are large enough to fit around a child’s head and neck, and the headband on the Audrey doll, if loosened, can form a loop that fits around a child’s head and neck. These loops can pose a strangulation hazard.
Breastfeeding During Pregnancy – Common Concerns About Safety
Pregnant mothers who continue to breastfeed often have questions about whether it is safe to nurse throughout pregnancy as well as what effects it will have on the health of their nurslings, their unborn babies, and themselves.
The AP reported that estimates put vegans in America at around 1% of the population. But while the diet may be more mainstream than it once was, some still wonder how women manage to make it through pregnancy and breastfeeding without any animal products.
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“That new Brazilian fertility rate is below the level at which a population replaces itself. It is lower than the two-children-per-woman fertility rate in the United States. In the largest nation in Latin America—a 191-million-person country where the Roman Catholic Church dominates, abortion is illegal (except in rare cases), and no official government policy has ever promoted birth control—family size has dropped so sharply and so insistently over the past five decades that the fertility rate graph looks like a playground slide.
And it’s not simply wealthy and professional women who have stopped bearing multiple children in Brazil. There’s a common perception that the countryside and favelas, as Brazilians call urban slums, are still crowded with women having one baby after another—but it isn’t true. At the demographic center Carvalho helped found, located four hours away in the city of Belo Horizonte, researchers have tracked the decline across every class and region of Brazil. Over some weeks of talking to Brazilian women recently, I met schoolteachers, trash sorters, architects, newspaper reporters, shop clerks, cleaning ladies, professional athletes, high school girls, and women who had spent their adolescence homeless; almost every one of them said a modern Brazilian family should include two children, ideally a casal, or couple, one boy and one girl. Three was barely plausible. One might well be enough. In a working-class neighborhood on the outskirts of Belo Horizonte, an unmarried 18-year-old affectionately watched her toddler son one evening as he roared his toy truck toward us; she loved him very much, the young woman said, but she was finished with childbearing. The expression she used was one I’d heard from Brazilian women before: “A fábrica está fechada.” The factory is closed.”
Texas Hospitals and Physicians Must Limit Elective Inductions
Texas has just passed House Bill 1983 which requires hospitals and physicians to limit elective deliveries (including both inductions and cesarean sections) prior to 39 weeks gestation unless medically indicated.
The actress and husband David Bugliari are new parents to son Milo Thomas Bugliari. He was born at 9:27 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. and was 19 inches long. Milano, 38, married Hollywood agent Bugliari in August 2009. Milo is the first child them both.
California Senate Approves BPA Ban for Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups
The California State Senate voted today to ban the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol A from baby bottles and sippy cups sold in California. The Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act (AB 1319) heads back to the Assembly for a final vote.