Christy Harrison

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How to Make Homemade Dog Biscuits

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Our test kitchen assistant Erin McDowell shows us how to make dog treats -- from scratch.</i><p>The first time I cooked for my dog was, not surprisingly, …

Preeclampsia: The Best Ways to Fight a Serious Condition

What you need to know in the third trimester<p>Last year about 300,000 women were treated for preeclampsia -- a pregnancy-induced condition …

High Blood Pressure

Embrace Your Belly with Maternity Swimwear from Ingrid & Isabel

Pregnancy is a time to celebrate your growing belly rather than trying to hide it. If you’ll be pregnant during the summer months, a quality …

Clothing

Tips for Introducing Your Dog to the New Baby

Long before having babies, many people are already parents to their beloved four-legged friend. Are you the proud parent of a fur baby? If so, once …

Tips for Surviving the 1st Trimester of Pregnancy

For some women the first trimester of pregnancy is a breeze full of happiness and the start of a pregnancy glow. But for many, it isn’t so easy. Some …

Most Doctors Fail To Warn Pregnant Patients About Environmental Risks That Could Endanger Their Fetuses

<i>Image courtesy of Shutterstock</i><p>A new nationwide survey, conducted by University of California, San Francisco researchers, shows that most doctors are …

Cramping in Early Pregnancy

So you're pregnant! (Congratulations.) Now you have joined the club where many people are really worried all the time. For something that is supposed …

Pregnant? Use Your SmartPhone: 12 Best Pregnancy Apps

Not sure what to expect when you're expecting? Your smartphone can help.<p>Pregnancy apps are a blooming niche. A search on the Android app store Google …

Common Risk Factors for Premature Birth

Thinking about the risks of having a premature baby usually isn't a mom-to-be's immediate reaction to a pregnancy test turned positive. When you find …

Pregnancy

Breast Changes During Pregnancy

You may have heard that one of the first pregnancy symptoms many women have is changes in their breast tissue. It is true that your breasts will …

7 Reasons Why Breastfeeding is Healthier for You and Your Baby

<i>The benefits of breastfeeding your infant are plentiful and far exceed their basic nutritional needs. In addition to breast milk being loaded with</i> …

Is it safe to travel by airplane during my first trimester?

Q: I am currently 6 weeks pregnant and will be traveling abroad in my eighth week. I am really concerned about long flights. What are the risks? Is there any special care I should be aware of?<p>A: Air travel is very safe during pregnancy. There is no radiation risk, the X-ray machines are actually …

Foods to avoid in pregnancy

There are some foods to avoid or take care with when you're pregnant as they might make you ill or harm your baby.<p>Make sure you know the important …

Pregnancy

Baby Toddler (0-2 years) | Parent24

Breastfeeding moms: stand up for your rights when returning to work, says the SABR.<p>From in the womb to kicking and screaming when they're finally out …

Parenting

Common Pains During Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant, you may have already found out about some of the annoying side effects. Weird pains in unexpected parts of the body, itching or …

What You Should Know About Sex During Pregnancy

Once you become pregnant, it’s natural to wonder about what is and isn’t okay for you and your growing baby, and that includes the issue of sex: Is …

Pregnancy

Is It Okay To Drink Caffeine During Pregnancy?

List of Mercury Levels in Fish

Mercury is a natural part of the Earth's environment, and its presence is increased by human activity. Mercury is in the air, water, and soil of the …

Fishing

Tales From the Scale: the Obsession With Pregnancy Weight Gain

Someone once told me that pregnancy was the one time in my life where I'd have a license to pack on the pounds. Now that I've actually been pregnant, …

Eating nuts during pregnancy 'may curb allergies'

<b>Children are less likely to have a nut allergy if their mother ate nuts while pregnant, a study has concluded.</b><p>The work, published in JAMA Pediatrics, looked at the health and diets of more than 8,000 children and their mothers.<p>The US researchers believe that early exposure in the womb creates …

NHS

Vitamins in Pregnancy: What's a Girl to Do?

The tension between natural medicine advocates and the defenders of pharmaceutically-based medicine sometimes gives rise to some confusing double-talk. The supplement industry has been persecuted and attacked for decades, and the weapon of choice has been recall-based epidemiologic studies, rarely …

Pregnant? Your Teeth Could Cause Preterm Delivery

A recent study published in the <i>Journal of Periodontology</i> found that gum disease, known as <b>periodontal disease</b> (an inflammatory chronic condition that …

Can Probiotics Help Soothe Colicky Babies?

<b>Listen · 3:34</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>When Melissa Shenewa and her husband imagined their first weeks with their new baby, they pictured hours of cuddling. Instead, they're enduring hours of inconsolable crying.<p>Their 6-week-old son, Aladdin, is a colicky baby. He cries for hours, …

What Women Still Don't Know About Getting Pregnant

As surprising as it seems, about half of women of reproductive age have not talked to their health care provider about their reproductive health, …

The 5 Fish That Are Most Contaminated—And 5 You Should Eat Instead

Having sushi tonight? Before you order, read our guide

Talking to premature babies tied to later development

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies born prematurely may benefit from people talking to them while they are still in the hospital’s intensive care unit, suggests a new study.<p>Researchers found that premature babies who were exposed to more talking from adults, such as their parents, in the neonatal …

Tiredness in pregnancy

Is it normal to feel tired in pregnancy?<p>It's common to feel tired, or even exhausted, during pregnancy, especially in the first 12 weeks.<p>Hormonal …

Pregnancy

Washing and bathing your baby

<b>You don't need to bathe your baby every day. You may prefer to wash their face, neck, hands and bottom carefully instead. This is often called</b> …

Cleaning

Why Your Dog Is Smarter Than My Baby

Dolphins are as smart as 3-year olds, and dogs as smart as two-year old children, and some chimps are better at remembering things than any adult I know. But what do intelligence comparisons actually show us?<p>On the surface, human babies appear to be miles behind the rest of the animal kingdom. …

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