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Parenting Resources
Everything you need to know as you prepare to be a parent for the first time.

Postpartum Support

What are the "Baby Blues"? – by Carole Kanusky RN, MSN, CNS, Community Educator-Women's & Children's Services at Memorial Hospital Southwest in Houston, Texas.

Post-Partum Depression – by Barbara Ostfield, PhD, and Gary Cooper, Public Relations Manager, Saint Peter’s University Hospital, in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Postpartum Doula: Ancient Concept, Modern Necessity – by Susan S. Keeney, Director of Mothercare Doula Services in Connecticut and the mother of five.

Taking Care of Mom after the Baby Comes – by Karen Kleiman, MSW, Clinical Director of The Postpartum Stress Center in Rosemont, Pennsylvania.

Childcare

Child Care Center Checklist – by the Play & Learn Child Care Centers in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.

Choosing Your Child's Primary Care Physician – by the experts at The Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

Choosing Child Care – by Susie Redfern of ParentLink in Illinois.

Choosing Quality Child Care – by Barbara Stout from Initiatives for Children, Inc.

Selecting Quality Infant Care – by Joan Gerard, MSW, Executive Director of Downtown Children's Center, and the Ralston Purina Child Development Center, nationally accredited child care facilities located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri.

Health & Medical

Choosing a Pediatrician – by Angela Daidone, Communications Specialist, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey.

Choosing a Pediatrician – by pediatric nurses from the St. Louis Children’s Hospital AnswerLine for BJC Health System in St. Louis, Missouri.

Choosing Your Baby's Pediatrician – by Jerold Aronson, MD, and Susan Aronson, MD, pediatricians at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

Newborn Care in the First Two Weeks – by the Neonatal Nurse Practitioners of Mid State Medical Center in Connecticut.

Choosing Your Child's Health Insurance – by the experts at The Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado

Motherhood

Shopping at Your Local Resale/Consignment Shop – by Dorisanne Gibson who has owned The Baby Loft located in Plum Borough, Pennsylvania for 14 years

Choosing a Nursing Bra – by Eileen Meisner, RN, Obstetric Health Specialist, Women's & Family Services, and Manager of The Nursing Nook at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Choosing to Breastfeed – by Jan Moeller, RNC, Manager of Milford Hospital's Family Childbirth Center in Connecticut.

Benefits of Breastfeeding – by Carol Townson, RN, CCE, IBCLC of the Health Education and Lactation Consultants in Katy, Texas.

Breastfeeding Support - Breastfeeding Counselors & Lactation Consultants – by Phyllis Young RN, ICCE, IBCLC, Coordinator of Birth and Family Education at Grand View Hospital in Sellersville, Pennsylvania.

Successful Breastfeeding – by Jane C. Van Nort, IBCLC of Health Education and Lactation Consultants in Houston, Texas.

Feeding Your Baby – by Ross Wright is the Executive Director of The Umix Foundation for Children.

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