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Is having Chlamydia during pregnancy risky for the baby?

You might not realize it, but Chlamydia is a very common bacterial infection. Some researchers estimate that up to 10% of pregnant women have...

My husband and I want to adopt. What steps do we need to take to get the ball rolling?

Your first step toward adoption is to find an agency that you like. You should feel comfortable with the adoption agency you select. At...

What are signs of mental illness in a child?

In most cases, the signs of mental illness in a child are the same as they are in an adult. These include intense anxiety,...

How will my baby develop in the first trimester?

 During the first trimester, which is from weeks 1 to 12, the baby starts to develop major organs, such as the brain, heart, and...

My 16-year-old wants her belly button pierced. Should I even consider letting her do this?

There are a few ways to consider belly button piercings for teenagers. On one side, it is definitely her body. She is the one...

Why are my feet swelling so much during pregnancy?

It is completely normal for a pregnant woman to experience growth throughout her body. The feet are no different. In fact, the vast majority...

Should I wake my daughter up to breastfeed?

It is common for parents to wonder if they should wake up their little ones for a feeding. In truth, most babies benefit more...

I am worried about preemie milestones. How long should it take for a preemie to catch up to their peers?

Preemie milestones are generally different from the milestones of other children until they reach about two years old. Of course, this is not always...

How much caffeine is safe for my child?

This is a sticky issue. Some researchers have discovered that nearly 80% of children consume too much caffeine on a regular basis. They are...

My 7-year-old is afraid of thunderstorms. What can I do to help?

Children who are afraid of thunderstorms may require special care during times of rough weather. The first thing you want to do is offer...