Celia Ledoux

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Five things you should NOT do to babies

Crying baby in the crib. It’s the middle of the night, and you don’t think you should get up and comfort her. You want her to learn to fall asleep on …

7 everyday habits hurting your fertility

Up to 15% of couples suffer with fertility problems, meaning they can't conceive a child even after having unprotected sex for a year or longer, …

Mayo Clinic

Kangaroo Care Is Beneficial for Babies of All Ages, Says New Study

Listen up, parents, because I've got some important health information that you need to know about your baby:<p>Snuggling is now officially good for …

Leaders Need to Accept That It’s Okay to Work From Home

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Dear Mommy and Daddy, It's Me Your Anxious Toddler. Please Read.

Dear Mommy and Daddy,<p>It's me, your anxious toddler. I know I don't normally have the words to explain my behavior and at times I probably really frustrated you. I am sorry. I frustrate myself too.<p>I am not trying to be difficult and I am not a bad kid, but sometimes things just get overwhelming.<p>Like …

Breastfeeding: Not just for the women who give birth

Karin Peeling was in the process of compiling her profile book for an open adoption when she was contacted about a potential match — of twins. She and her husband, Brett, were thrilled and started making preparations in their Alexandria, Va., home. Then Peeling came across an idea published in an …

Paul Krugman: The state of childcare in America is cruel and shameful — don’t let the GOP make it worse

“One candidate has a reasonable, feasible plan to do something about this shame, the other couldn’t care less”<p>In his Monday New<br>York Times column, economist Paul Krugman attacked the Republican Party and its nominal nominee for its unwillingness to address the problem of childcare in America.<p>"[W]hen …

Moms’ Tips for Breastfeeding When You’re Back to Work

You know you’ve got to go back to work—and you know you want to keep breastfeeding baby. But how are you going to actually pull it off? A traveling …

What happens when a nursing home and a day care center share a roof?

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>A new report due out later this week from the National Institute on Early Education Research finds that a number of states are …

This Couple Created Hilarious Photos To "Announce" Their Infertility

"We spent all the dough...still no bun in the oven."<p>So they embarked on a long journey of trying fertility treatments. After three years, they decided to consider adoption to expand their family.<p>"We both pretty quickly felt a lot of peace with the decision to finally draw a curtain on fertility …

Where have all the triplets (and quadruplets and quintuplets) gone?

Desi Fortin is an increasingly rare type of mother: a mother of triplets.<p>After a steep rise in the 1980s and '90s, the number of women giving birth …

What Happens To Your Brain When You Give Birth?

These days, when I arrive somewhere new with my toddler in tow, within 30 seconds I have scanned the area for potential dangers in a style not …

Washington Post: Hillary Clinton Needs to Start Thinking About Men's Feelings

We have seen our fair share of bad takes this election cycle—we’ve seen the personal essay (ie. “Why the Feminist Vote Is a Vote for Jeb”), the …

Government

Mothering the Mother: New Mothers Need a Focused Period of Rest and Recovery

When I was delivering homemade soups and smoothies to the doorsteps of new mothers around Los Angeles I would sometimes be invited in for a brief …

Pregnancy

Breast milk linked to significant early brain growth in preemies - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Feeding premature babies mostly breast milk during the first month of life appears to spur more robust brain growth, compared with babies given …

A zen yoga teacher gets real about postpartum depression

My son was born on my birthday.<p>February 22: George Washington’s birthday. Drew Barrymore’s birthday. And mine.<p>My phone pinged with Facebook notifications as I stood over the hospital trash bin and retched. Three times I emptied my stomach of the apples and peanut butter my husband had lovingly …

When morning sickness is no joke

Exhilarated screams sliced the air, drawing my glance up to the roller-coaster I had hoped wouldn’t capture my son’s attention, even though we’re at a theme park. I remember the delicious rush I savored as a kid who never met a coaster she didn’t like. No amount of cotton candy, fried dough or …

Why you should never spank a child - major research project confirms dangers

Children who are spanked are more likely to defy their parents, behave anti-socially, and experience increased aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties.<p>Those are the findings of a new meta-analysis of 50 years of research on spanking, carried out by experts at The University of …

Why Becoming Parents Makes People Better Employees

Working moms are often viewed as frazzled and less committed to their jobs, but for many women motherhood can make them more ambitious.<p>A funny thing happens if you search “working dad clipart” and “working mom clipart” on Google. The dads look pretty relaxed: One is straightening his tie, another …

Parenting

What are the rules on travelling with breast milk?

<b>A mother has complained she was forced by security at Heathrow Airport to throw away nearly 15 litres of breast milk. But what are the rules on carrying milk, asks Claire Bates.</b><p>Jessica Coakley Martinez, from California, posted an open letter on Facebook, and said she had been travelling without her …

This Mom Just Opened a Cafe for Breastfeeding Women

Apparently, a lot of people in the world are terrified of lactating nipples. That's what one young mom and entrepreneur learned after she was …

Breast Feeding

Mum 'had to dump 500oz of breast milk' at Heathrow Airport

<b>A US mother-of-two has spoken of her frustration that she was forced to dump 500oz (14.8 litres) of breast milk at security at London's Heathrow Airport.</b><p>In an open letter posted on Facebook, Jessica Coakley Martinez, who was travelling without her eight-month-old son, said she felt …

This Touching Photo of a Mom With Her Sick Baby Perfectly Illustrates Parenthood

The shot was taken by her 5-year-old.<p>An Australian photographer shared a candid snap this week taken by her 5-year-old on Facebook, and moms around the world are relating to the raw moment. The photo of the mom cuddling up with her sick child has gone viral with nearly 30,000 likes on Facebook.<p>The …

Divorce for the Sake of the Kids

Parents often feel that divorce will ruin their children's lives forever. Because of this they stay in unhealthy and miserable marriages, <i>for the sake of the kids</i>. But the truth is that children need to learn what true love is. They deserve to be in a peaceful home empty of angry hostile emotions. …

10 Things Pregnant Women Can Stop Worrying About

Before I created an actual human being and decided to incubate the thing inside of my own body for nine months, I gave little care to things like …

Pregnancy

'My Husband Made Me Stay In A Job I Hated And I Still Resent Him'

Reader Resentful writes,<p>I have been married for 20 years. We have three children: 20, 16, and 9. Up until about 7 years ago, our marriage was really good. After staying home with my daughter for her first year, we made the decision for me to go back to work.I started a new job. I absolutely hated …

Dedicated midwife rides inflatable swan to work during Houston floods

A devoted midwife ensured she made it to work despite flooding in Houston – getting there with the help of an inflatable swan.<p>Cathy Allen Rude, owner of the Katy Birth Center in Texas, rode the blow-up bird to work to make it in time for a birth.<p>“Midwives will do anything to get to a birth!” she …