Earlier this week, I wrote about the alleged benefits of breastfeeding being vastly overstated. My goal in writing that post was not to nurse some long-standing grudge against breastfeeding advocates. Nor was it an attempt to justify my own parenting choices: I breastfed both my children for well over a year. […]
Breastfeeding lowers your child’s risk of obesity, asthma, and allergies. Or does it? The best available research implies these claims are vastly overstated.
Many expectant parents are impatient to learn if they are having a boy or a girl. So they may be attracted to new companies, like SneakPeek, which claim to be able to determine your baby’s sex with 99% accuracy early in the first trimester, with only a simple blood draw. These […]
Finding the right caregiver for your baby has to be one of the most stressful experiences as a new parent. To make the prospect a little less daunting, I’d like to share some tips I sent to a friend back when she first started looking for a nanny. 1. […]
Trying to conceive? Here’s how to identify your peak fertile days, why you and your partner should avoid alcohol, and why it’s best to skip the lube.
It’s the official start of fall, my favorite season. The leaves are beginning to turn into their brilliant fall mélange of gold and orange and crimson. The morning air has taken on a new welcome crispness, filled with the fresh scent of leaves underfoot. It’s the time of hot spiced apple cider, pumpkin carving, […]
As women, we hear a lot about the difficulty of getting pregnant as we age, but staying pregnant can often be the bigger challenge, especially as our fertility begins to wane. The risk of miscarriage rises as a woman ages, with a dramatic rise starting after age 37, with […]