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  1. Can I Take My Newborn Outside?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics, including some of the oldest -- and most cherished -- medical myths out there. In our March-April 2011 issue, we asked Anne Hansen, MD, MPH, medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care

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  2. 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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  3. Flying With a Baby: Is Air Travel Safe for Infants?

    If there are no medical concerns, you can safely travel by plane with your newborn from day 1.

  4. Get Your Body Back After Pregnancy

    If all those images of svelte and shapely celebrity new moms have left you feeling like you never want to look in a mirror again, take heart! Here's some real-world advice on how to get your body back after pregnancy. With so many high-profile celebrity moms snapping back from pregnancy with a model

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  5. Bringing Up Baby Organically

    It's called "baby organics," and it's a growing movement among parents of newborns who want to go green -- and we're not just talking vegetables! The idea is to not only fill your baby's tummy with organic foods, but also to make everything from baby clothes and diapers to bedding, nursery furniture

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  6. When to Call the Pediatrician

    Whether you’re a new or veteran parent, a sick baby can leave you confused and afraid. Is the baby's fever dangerous? Should you call the doctor for a cough? Vomiting? Diarrhea? It helps knowing that most common issues aren't an emergency. A touch of stomach flu, a little fussiness, and a minor diar

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  7. The Truth About Baby Poop

    New babies don't come with an instruction manual, but they do leave clues about the state of their health. Hiding in a baby's diaper is a wealth of information, and many new parents understandably find themselves spending a lot of time and energy trying to decode the messages left for them -- the am

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  8. Is My Newborn Normal?

    The moment your newborn is delivered, you're bound to heave a heavy sigh of relief. But if you're like most first-time parents, that relief doesn't last long. Unexpected birthmarks, a pulsating soft spot, jaundice, skin rashes, eyes that cross, head lumps and bumps: It can all be downright scary and

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  9. 6 Serious Symptoms in Babies Never to Ignore

    Becoming a parent for the first time is amazing, but it can also be scary -- especially the first time your baby gets sick. It can be tempting to hit the panic button for every little cough or rash. How can you tell what's serious, what's just new parent jitters, and what can wait until your baby’s

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  10. Modern Moms Ask for Help

    Women have been trained to do everything ourselves. We think we're not supposed to ask for help -- and let’s face it, we often don’t like to. When my husband suggested that my mother-in-law come by for the day to watch my son so I could get work done, I immediately said, “Oh, no, I don’t want her to

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