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  1. Pregnant This Summer? Beat the Heat

    It's hot, it's humid, and you're pregnant. True, that can be a recipe for misery, but there are ways to cope. "I always have tremendous sympathy for women whose babies are due in the summer or early fall," says Debra Gilbert Rosenberg, LCSW, author of the recently released The New Mom's Companion: C

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  2. Ensure a Happy Summer Camper

    Florence Leon first went to overnight camp when she was 12. Through umpteen leathercraft wallets and throat-numbing singalongs until she was a college-aged bunk counselor, she logged only great summer memories and experiences. "Two of my best friends today I met at camp," she says. "And that was 35

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  3. Rip Current No. 1 Beach Danger

    Surf can kill. Yet many of America's beaches have no lifeguards. If your favorite beach becomes a death trap, do you know what to do? Probably not. Earlier this month, nine people drowned on crowded, unguarded Florida Gulf-coast beaches. Scores more were pulled from the water. The culprit: rip curre

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  4. Facing Depression During Pregnancy

    With pregnancy comes joy, excitement, baby showers, and the wonder of a new life. But for some, pregnancy is clouded by depression, a condition that puts not only the mother at risk, but the child as well. For more than 10% of pregnant women, the coming birth of a child is mingled with ongoing feeli

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  5. New First Aid Kit for Today's World

    Yesterday's family first aid kit has gotten an upgrade. Today's disaster kit contains all the traditional elements of a first aid kit and expands it to include survival items that could make the difference between life and death in the case of emergency. Experts say the best way to cope with disaste

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  6. Menu Help for Vegetarian Moms-to-be

    Whether you are a vegetarian (no meat) or strict vegan (no dairy products or eggs either), a well-balanced diet during pregnancy can provide all the nutrients necessary for both you and your baby -- along with the extra 300 calories per day that the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACO

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  7. Helping Your Late-Talking Children

    "Mama. Dada." Those are often the first words spoken by a baby, and they can turn an ordinary day into a memorable one for parents. But if children seem to lag behind their peers in their ability to talk, it can create anxiety and plenty of sleepless nights among parents, and perhaps prompt worried

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  8. Choosing the Sex of Your Child

    Besides slipping the stork some extra cash, would-be parents have a number of options for choosing the sex of their child. The methods range from the natural (such as using particular positions during intercourse) to the high-tech (such as sorting sperm). Couples have a 50/50 chance of conceiving a

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  9. Choosing Child Care Service

    Expectant parents should have more on their minds than shopping for playpens and stocking up on enough diapers to fill a three-car garage. They can't overlook one of the most important decisions they'll make for the well-being of their new baby - finding high-quality child care service. For decades,

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  10. Pregnancy's Ups and Downs

    Arlene Robles and Bobbie No are sisters who are both expecting a second child. They say their pregnancies have been relatively problem-free. In the four months she's been carrying the baby, No has thrown up only once, and at eight and a-half months, Robles has felt no morning sickness at all. The tw

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