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From what's happening in maternity fashion to what's happening in the world of motherhood. Here's where you can get updates info and insights - all straight from Rosie!

Paging Dr. Grunebaum: Water Births May Help Mom, But What About Baby?

In another two part series, I've asked two of my contributors to share their expert opinions on water births.  Yesterday we heard from the Northeast Doulas about why you may want to consider it.  Today Dr. Grunebaum of tells us why you may want to think twice.

Thinking About a Water Birth - Why You Should Think Twice

Paging Northeast Doulas: Water Birth...What's In It For You?

In another two part series, I've asked two of my contributors to share their expert opinions on water births.  First, we'll hear from Randy, the Rock n' Roll Doula from Northeast Doulas about why you may want to consider it.  Come back tomorrow for the other side of the issue presented by Dr. Amos Grunebaum of

Water Birth Information From the Northeast Doulas

Paging Kristin McGee, Celebrity Fitness Expert: Why Your Tummy is Good For Breastfeeding

Kristin McGee, celebrity fitness expert, trainer and new mom, tells us why she loves her post-pregnancy baby belly and isn't in any hurry to lose it.

Celebrity Fitness Trainer Kristin McGee Featured

Paging Dr. Grunebaum: What Prenatal Tests Should I Expect in My First Trimester?

Dr. Grunebaum  of gives us an overview of all the prenatal tests you'll take during the first trimester of pregnancy to test for Down Syndrome and other chromosomal issues.

Prenatal Tests in the First Trimester to Detect Chromosomal Abnormalities and Birth Defects

Mommy Maven Plans a Gender Reveal Party

Planning a gender reveal party?  You will only have one moment, one chance to have that ultimate surprise with this baby, so take time and joy choosing which way you'd like to do it.

Gender Reveal Party

Do's & Don'ts of Maternity Fashion

I am a firm believer in the “look good, feel good” philosophy, especially during pregnancy & motherhood - happy mom = happy baby! That being said, shopping for maternity wear can be very overwhelming (and emotional!), so I’ve outlined my general guidelines in a do’s and don’t list.

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Pregnancy Proof Beauty

There are some things we know for sure about things we quiet simply should avoid during pregnancy.  Cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, caffeine in excess all fall onto that list. But what about our beauty regimes?  Anything that has the potential to be absorbed into the blood stream may be able to cross the placenta and reach your baby.  Thus, if it’s absorbed into your blood stream you need to know more about it and make a choice whether you think it’s still a good idea to use it.  Here is my guide to non-toxic, pregnancy proof beauty.


Rosie to the Rescue: Keeping Autism News in Perspective

In case you missed it, here is a recent post from “Rosie to the Rescue”, my blog for Parents Magazine.  Here I navigate emotion and fact, giving you a mother's perspective on the potential tie between inducing/augmenting labor and autism. Don’t miss the rest of the “Rosie to the Rescue” posts, available here.