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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Raising Strong, Confident Girls

    Girls are strong, smart, powerful, and can be whoever and whatever they want. Girls should be thin and sexy and dress like Britney Spears. Girls have the right to speak up in class and express their opinion. Girls should be seen and not heard. Girls can be doctors, engineers, and nuclear physicists.

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  6. Tests You Need During Pregnancy

    "Taking good care of yourself during pregnancy is the most important way to have a healthy baby," says E. Charles Lampley, MD, assistant professor at the Chicago Medical School and an ob-gyn at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago. There are a number of prenatal tests you'll go through while you're pregn

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  7. Get Ready -- Baby's on the Way!

    Baby's on the way and you're seeing the doctor, taking your prenatal vitamins, and getting the nursery ready. Fine, so far. But don't overlook the fact that having a baby -- whether it's your first, your second, or even your fifth -- is going to have a profound effect on your life and the lives of t

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  8. Bonding With Baby Before Birth

    Jeanne Berkowitz is expecting a baby in late January. In October, Jeanne and her husband went to Hawaii for a "babymoon." While there, Jeanne got a massage from a woman who works frequently with pregnant women. "She told me that it was important to massage my belly often to introduce the baby to hum

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  9. New Healthcare for Teens

    Everyone's heard the old saying that teenagers "think they're immortal." That's one explanation for why they're less likely to go to the doctors than any other part of the U.S. population. But is it true? As any teen can tell you, being a teenager is hardly carefree. Experts agree. While they statis

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  10. What to Expect if You Have a Cesarean Delivery

    A cesarean section involves delivering a baby through an incision in a woman's abdomen and uterus. Approximately 15% to 20% of U.S. babies are born by cesarean section -- a significant increase from the 3% to 5% rate of 25 years ago. Although the media like to put a negative spin on this increase by

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