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Anemia or an Iron Deficiency During Pregnancy and Childbirth

Iron deficiency anemia--a lack of iron in the blood--occurs in about 20 percent of pregnant women in the United States. Iron is an important nutrient during pregnancy, so it's important that you have an adequate intake.

What is an ectopic pregnancy?

When a fertilized egg develops outside the uterus, it's called an ectopic pregnancy The word ectopic means out of place. This is not an uncommon occurrence: One in every 100 to 150 pregnancies is ectopic.

What's a parent to do about self-injurious behavior?

Self injurious behavior can be a tricking thing to handle with your teen. Learn how to react and help a child that is showing signs of self injurious behavior.

Female Teen FAQs

Do you have questions about your first period, menstrual cycles, sexual activity and more? Take look at commonly asked female teen questions to get informed.

7 Helpful Facts For Teen Girls

If you are looking for helpful information for teens, then take a look at these insightful facts that we have gathered for you about teens.

6 Lifestyle Tips for Parents of Teenage Girls

The teenage years for a boy and girl can be a roller coaster of emotions. Get teenage lifestyle tips for everything from depression to exercising in this article.

Puberty: An Overview for Teens

Your body is changing; your moods may be unpredictable and sometimes even unexplainable. Don't worry. These changes during your teen years are normal. See what to expect.

Teens and Substance Abuse

Many people first try alcohol or drugs during their teenage years. Learn more about how early exposure to alcohol can lead to more serious problems later in life.

Your Postpartum Sex Life: What to Expect After Baby Arrives

Do you know what to expect after your newborn baby arrives? Learn more about postpartum sex life in this article.

Annual Checkups and Pelvic Exams for Teens

Before the onset of puberty, all pre-teen girls should have a physical exam conducted. Learn more about why a wellness exam is important to pre-teen girls health.

Helping Sleep-deprived Teens

If your teen's performance in school is lagging, insufficient sleep is might be the cause. Check out the facts about sleep and its effect on your teens performance.

Child Safety Education: Keeping Your Child Safe

Most parents know to childproof their homes by installing safety plugs in electrical outlets, but did you know that balloons kill more kids than virtually any other plaything? Learn what to look out for to keep your child safe.

Can you really make your child smarter?

Can your actions as a parent have a big influence on your child's intellectual capacity? Learn more about the influence a parent has on a child's ability to learn in this article.

Calcium Crisis Affects American Youth

An alarming percentage of kids today are not getting the proper amount of calcium each day, placing them at serious risk for osteoporosis and other bone diseases. What can you do to keep the calcium crisis from affecting your children?

Colorblind Kids

Colorblindness is a genetic deficiency that affects about 10 percent of boys and 1 percent of girls. Find out how colorblindness works and what you can do to help your colorblind child cope.

Is mothering instinctive or learned?

Mothers of all kinds of species take extreme measures to protect and nurture their young. What makes females so motherly? Is it instinct -- or learned?

Postpartum Pleasure and Pain: What to Expect in the First Weeks of Baby's Life

Having a newborn comes with many responsibilities. Take a look at the important aspects of caring for a newborn in this article.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Making of a Stay-at-Home Mom

It is becoming more common that stay at home moms can now have a job that does not require them to leave home. Learn more about this type of work and how you can get a job that allows you to work from home.

Caring for Baby: From Clueless to Credible in 365 Days or Less

Every new parent struggles during the first year, and you can rest assured that you're not alone. From one mom to another, these baby care tips will help you get started as a new parent.

Don't Put That In Your Mouth!

As any parent can tell you, children are naturally curious and love to put things in their mouths, noses and ears. Here's a list of common choking hazards that you should look out for.

Age-by-Age Guide to Your Child's Language Skills

Babies are born programmed to learn language, and are actually quite adept at it. Find out about their language learning process and what to expect from your baby as she develops her verbal communication skills.

When should you call the pediatrician?

When a child gets sick, parents are understandably concerned. Which symptoms warrant a call to your child's pediatrician?

Disability Warning Signs

Parents often know intuitively when something is not quite right with their child's development. Find out what signs to watch out for in detecting a disability in your child.

Handling Your Child's Disability

The earlier a child begins treatment for even a mild disability, the better the prognosis, but detecting a disability early on is not always easy. Learn what to do if your child has a disability.

Breastfeeding Basics: What You Need to Know to Get Started

With a slew of recent research to support the benefits to child, mother and society overall, experts seem to agree: breast milk is best. What do you need to know before you start breastfeeding?