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    1. Are You Ready to Adopt?

      Thinking about adopting a child? There’s a lot to consider. You might want to start by asking yourself these seven questions: 1. Why do you want to adopt? It’s a big decision. What motivates you to adopt? "The only really good reason to adopt is because you really want to parent a child," says pedia

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    2. 5 New Mom Guilt Trips to Skip

      Here’s something few people will tell you when you’re pregnant and about to become a new mom. Among the many new emotions you’ll experience as a parent, guilt is likely to be right up there at the top. The stakes for parents these days are higher than ever. “We live in an age of high expectations th

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    3. Your Sex Life After Baby

      Having a baby is an amazing, life-changing experience. But no matter how in love you are with your little one, caring for a newborn can take a serious toll on your sex life. To put it bluntly: “Babies are sex killers,” says psychiatrist Gail Saltz, MD, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell

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    4. Expert Q&A: Choosing Baby Gear

      All parents want the best for their baby, but that doesn't mean you need to blow your budget on the most expensive baby gear. Consumer advocate Alan Fields and wife Denise Fields, co-authors of Baby Bargains, Baby 411, and Toddler Bargains, have been helping new parents find deals and steals on baby

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    5. Baby Furniture: What's Essential?

      You're probably looking forward to buying furniture for your baby's nursery, but you may also find the prospect overwhelming. You'll quickly find out that whether you shop at the mall or in cyberspace, there is a dizzying -- and often high-priced -- array of choices in baby nursery decor. Which furn

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    6. Newborn Care: What You Need for Baby

      Baby’s on the way and it seems there are dozens of newborn care "must-haves" on your long list. At the top are modern necessities like infant seats, baby strollers, and cribs of course, but what else do you need to take care of your newborn? To find out, WebMD went to the pros -- pediatricians as we

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    7. A Simple Guide to Baby Supplies

      When you're pregnant, it's a delight to browse the baby stores for those adorable outfits, colorful playthings, and stylish strollers. You might be tempted to scoop up lots of baby gear all at once, but so much shopping can be overwhelming, not to mention expensive. Relax. Realistically, you'll have

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    8. How Christina Applegate Stays Healthy and Happy

      Raised in Los Angeles by a single mother, comedic actor Christina Applegate, 41, remembers feeling the same pressures we all face growing up: trying to fit in with other kids while also forging a healthy sense of self. Applegate, who returns next month to the big screen in Anchorman 2: The Legend Co

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    9. Q&A With Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles

      Your son, Magnus, is now 11 months old. What's been the biggest revelation about being a new mom? Children require you to be truly present in the moment. I tend to be one of those people who thinks about four to five steps ahead. That has served me well in my life and in my career, and in my success

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    10. Cord Blood Banking

      Are you considering storing your baby’s your cord blood? Or donating it to a bank? Here are a few things to know. Cord blood is rich in stem cells, which can be used in place of bone marrow stem cells to treat more than 80 life-threatening diseases. “Cord blood transplants are increasingly needed to

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