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Special to the Los Angeles TimesSomehow the holiday season brings out the urge to get cozy. Maybe that's why nightwear is a perennial favorite gift this time of year. Or maybe it's because it lends itself to stress-free shopping. After all, how many times can you give your brother-in-...
Tribune staff reportersBaby sleep positioners, a popular product for safety-conscious parents, were supposed to save lives by keeping infants from rolling onto their stomachs. Instead, they are now being added to the growing list of dangerous nursery products, all but banned...
Special to The Los Angeles TimesGary McMane, 50, of Fontana, California, is convinced that his own depression has taken a toll on the three children he adores. "They're all good kids, and good in school, but I know it's had a terrible effect on them." His 22-year-old daughter hangs...
Feeling stressed-out? Anxious? Overly sensitive to things other people say? You can blame your mother. (As if you weren't doing that already.) A growing body of scientific evidence points to the long-lasting effects of maternal nurturing while children...
On a rainy afternoon in a cramped trailer, the five homemakers listened as state officials with clipboards asked personal questions: Did they or their husbands smoke, drink or take illicit drugs? Had they been exposed to pesticides or other toxic...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIn my first pregnancy 21/2 years ago, I was induced at 39 weeks, labored for 29 hours, and ended up with an emergency C-section when I failed to make any progress toward actually giving birth. Since then, I have paid close attention to the vaginal-birth-...
HealthKey.com contributorYou've had a baby, congratulations! You now have a big decision: do you breast feed or go the formula route. No guilt here, but you give your child the best chance for a healthy beginning by breastfeeding. Doctors, researchers and countless moms, agree....
South Florida Sun-SentinelMany pregnant women know that maintaining a moderate exercise routine and a nutritionally sound diet provide both short- and long-term benefits to the mother and baby. But routines and regimens that may be helpful during one stage of gestation may be...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMore than 60% of U.S. women of childbearing age are overweight or obese -- a significant increase from 20 years ago. And recent studies strongly suggest that either too much or too little nutrition in utero can increase a fetus' chance of becoming an...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTo improve the health of both mother and baby, even women with mild gestational diabetes should receive treatment, researchers say -- helping resolve a long-standing dilemma in obstetrics. Rates of gestational diabetes have been increasing as more U.S....
Attention pregnant women: No, you cannot spring the baby early because you're tired of swelling, heartburn and frequent trips to the bathroom. Yet another study shows that being born even a few weeks early is not healthy for the baby. In the new study,...
KTLA NewsMURRAY, Utah -- A Utah woman is pregnant with two babies, due at two different times. Angie Cromar says her first ultrasound surprised both her and her doctor. She discovered she was pregnant with two babies at two slightly different stages of...
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