Jacqueline Tourville is a freelance writer and coauthor of the book, Big, Beautiful and Pregnant. A regular BabyZone.com contributor since 2009, Jacqueline’s writing has also appeared in Fit Pregnancy, the Huffington Post, Spoonful.com, and Parenting New Hampshire, where she writes a monthly travel column. Upon her thousandth reading of Fancy Nancy, she decided to try her own hand at writing children’s books, and her first picture book, Albie’s First Word, about the childhood of Albert Einstein, will be published in 2014. Jacqueline lives in Maine with husband and two young daughters. Connect with her on Twitter (@missmashable) or stop by jacquelinetourville.com to say “hi! “
Ever heard of IRS Publication 926? No? Well, if you’re a mom lucky enough to have a loyal babysitter for Saturday night date night or you employ a nanny—even on a part-time basis—this often overlooked bit of tax code may be turning you into a tax cheat.
As if dealing with depression wasn’t difficult enough, when you’re depressed and pregnant, you may need to make some tough decisions about antidepressant use. Should you take an antidepressant during pregnancy, given what’s known about certain drugs for depression carrying side effects?
A new review study from Canada has found one more reason why taking time to answer this question is so important. According to researchers, using SSRI antidepressants in late pregnancy (after 20 weeks) could more than double a newborn’s odds for a rare lung complication, known as persistent pulmonary hypertension.
It’s just not possible for many new moms to take much time off after giving birth, but for those able to stretch their maternity leaves to at least six months, more time off from work could come with the added bonus of lowered risk for postpartum depression, according to a recent study from the University of Maryland School of Public Health.
These famous songstresses have belted out tunes to audiences of thousands, so what do they sing when it’s time to serenade their cuddly audience of one? Hum along as seven celebrity moms name their favorite lullabies.
New mom Nicole Polizzi, best known as Snooki from MTV’s Jersey Shore, is sharing how her life has changed since the birth of her son Lorenzo. The reality star’s new book, Baby Bumps, follows her bumpy ride from party girl to proud mama.
“I wanted to tell the story of my pregnancy and how much having Lorenzo has changed my life,” Snooki recently told BabyZone. “I wanted my book to be brutally honest, but funny at the same time. It’s in no way an advice book on parenting, it’s a relatable book that tells the story of my journey and my pregnancy.”
Is life still a party now that she’s a mom? Here’s a look at Snooki’s new reality.
Iodine is important for Baby’s brain development, but many moms-to-be may not be getting enough iodine during pregnancy, according to recent research. One of the reasons why? It’s estimated that only 20 percent of prenatal supplement brands contain the mineral, making dietary sources of iodine all the more important. Are you getting enough? Check out these seven iodine-rich foods.
Folate is the naturally occurring form of folic acid and one of the best ways to keep mom and baby healthy from pre-conception to birth. Are you getting enough of this B vitamin in your daily diet? As part of Folic Acid Awareness Week (January 4–10), check out these seven surprising sources of folate in foods you may already eat or want to try!
Oh, infertility treatments, why do you have to cost so much? As if finding out you need reproductive assistance isn’t stressful enough, the sticker shock factor that can be involved with IVF, intrauterine insemination (IUI), and other forms of ART, plus the cost of the hormone injections and medications that typically go along with treatments, really ups the stakes of trying to have a baby. Especially if your insurance policy doesn’t cover much, if anything, related to infertility, as many women unfortunately find out.