Can I Choose My Baby’s Gender?

Several suggested practices – from diet changes to the timing of intercourse – promise to ensure you can choose the sex of your baby but none has proven successful. In an unassisted pregnancy, the odds of having a baby of either sex remain fairly even at 50/50. Urologist Sarah Vij, MD, and women’s health specialist Cynthia Austin, MD, explain what drives the theories and shed some light on the truth. Myths about a baby’s sexSeveral myths are based on the Shettles Method, developed by…

10 Things No-One Tells You After Giving Birth

Here are 10 things we should talk more about when it comes to life after birth: 1. Bigger feet after pregnancy2. Postpartum Contractions3. Allergies4. Postpartum back pain5. Postpartum hair loss6. Menstruation7. Breast changes8. Incontinence9. Flat bottom10. New life with baby Scroll down to read more about these changes. GROWING FEET Researchers from one study found that almost 70% of postpartum participants reported longer feet and shorter arches. Evidence isn’t conclusive, but pregnancy weight gain coupled with relaxin, the placenta-producing hormone that loosens ligaments and…

Can I Bathe My Newborn?

While most parents are eager to give their babies the experience of their very first bath, it is important to ensure that your baby is truly ready. When you first bring your newborn home from the hospital, the stump of their umbilical cord must be kept clean and dry. While it is still attached, sponge baths are the best option for your baby. Typically, after about 1 to 3 weeks, the umbilical cord stump will dry up and fall off. It is important to…