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10 Organizations You Can Donate to for Mother’s Day (because She’s Got Plenty of Mugs)

What better way to celebrate the mother figure in your life than gifting something moms need at every stage—support.

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Undecided about a Home or Hospital Birth? Answering These 7 Questions Will Help

“What really matters is who does the delivery, where will the delivery be done, and how will the delivery be done but if you are still undecided about a home birth or a hospital birth, answering these 7 questions may help.”

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Having a Baby during COVID? 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Now

“Too often, obstetricians make decisions for their patients without consulting them. I want to provide women with the information they need to take part in these decisions and take charge of their health and pregnancies.”

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Study Says Children May Not Grow Out of Picky Eating Habits

Controlling or trying to restrict your child’s diet may backfire causing them to become more finicky. 

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Science Says 50 Is the New 40 (When It Comes to Safely Having Babies, That Is)

Here’s what new research has to say about advanced maternal age.

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New Breastfeeding Relaxation Therapy Could Help Nursing Moms Produce More Milk, Study Says

This simple intervention could help breastfed babies eat more and sleep longer.

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Here’s How Long It Takes to Gain New Mom Confidence, According to Science

Research reveals it can take awhile to find your mom groove—and that’s totally normal.

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Dads with Daughters More Likely to Share This Mental Health Issue, Study Finds

As many as 1 in 20 days suffer from post-natal depression, a new study has found.

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Being a Mom Is So Much More Than Target Runs & Tantrums

“Does being a mother mean your life mainly consists of potty-training, play dates, naps, report cards and trips to Target?”

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Study Warns Moms Should Think Twice Before Criticizing Dad’s Parenting

Dads need their chance to come into their own as parents just as much as moms do.

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Lowe’s Makes Awesome Changes to Its Parental Leave Policies

Lowe’s is putting their employees first and making some awesome changes to parental leave policies.

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January 2018 Spoke Writing Challenge Winners!

Read excerpts from our top 3 winning Spoke posts about “The Productive Parent.”

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Scientists Discover Surprising Link to Lowering Autism Risk in Children

What you do during pregnancy might have a lasting effect on your baby.

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Stumped for Baby Names? Classic Baby Names to the Rescue!

Who is this little person growing inside Mommy? What will his or her personality be like? You won’t know until the bean is born and until then, the pressure of choosing a baby name hangs over you like the threat…

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Acetaminophen, Pregnancy and What New Research Tells Us About ADHD

Here’s what you need to know about acetaminophen use during pregnancy.

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How Did You Celebrate #BumpDay?

Here’s how some well-known mamas celebrated this special day.

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Science Says We Carry Our Babies a Certain Way to Keep Them Safe

Do you carry your baby on your left or right side? The answer may depend on your biological hard-wiring.

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5 (Totally Busted) Mom Myths

Photo: Shelby Deeter
We all do it—tell and retell certain stories regardless of their validity until we accept it as truth. Anecdotes that we think are useful, helpful, and necessary to pass along, which we do until we believe not…

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What I Learned About Parenting through My Foster Child’s Mom

Before becoming a foster parent I, as most do, had many preconceived notions about the “BioParents”. I assumed their children were removed because they’re drug addicts and criminals, they have no parenting skills, their pregnancy wasn’t planned, they didn’t want…

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Babies Are Less Fussy When Fathers Are Nicer to Their Wives, According To Science

The scientific reason why your husband needs to pamper you.

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Study Proves Getting A Tdap Vaccine During Pregnancy Will Also Protect Babies

New research proves the importance of getting vaccinated during pregnancy.

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New Test for Preeclampsia Can Save Thousands of Babies Lives

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A new test has been developed to diagnose the risk of complications for women with preeclampsia. It will help affected women carry their babies longer and can save thousands of infants lives every year. Read on…

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Older Moms Make Better Parents, A New Study Finds

 

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Whether you choose to postpone motherhood by choice or necessity, there has often been a stigma attached to being an older mom. A new study blows any negative assumptions out of the water, however, with…

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