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03.25.11 Hits of the week
- Fit Pregnancy beauty editor Melissa Foss was on the Today show sharing her picks for all-natural baby products (click here to go directly to the video). Browse through our Going Green page for organic and healthy tips to help your baby while you help the environment.
- Now that you're expecting, are you thinking: "Hello baby bump, goodbye sex life?" Well, it doesn't have to be! We have the answers to your embarrassing questions about sex during pregnancy on our Sex Education page.
- Take a peek at these four healthy homemade baby food recipes that will motivate you to bust out of your child's food rut. Then click over to see some more of our own inspiring ideas for infants and toddlers.
- A new study finds that mothers who breastfeed are widely viewed as less competent than moms who don't nurse. Funny, because the study cites encouraging more mothers to breastfeed as a solution—something Fit Pregnancy has always recommended!
- In Texas, officials are examining what they're calling the "overuse of NICU" from elective Cesarean sections and elective inductions. Check out our Truth About Induction page for more information on why it might be a bad idea if it's too early for baby to arrive.
- Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe and her husband welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Skyler Morrison. Head over to our Star Moms page for more details on who else is expecting right now.
- Read one mom's incredibly personal essay about her year experiencing postpartum depression. As a new mom, keep in mind that the "baby blues" is a common and treatable condition, so speak up and don't suffer in silence when you don't have to.
- Talk about Irish twins: Scientists now say that women can get pregnant within three weeks of giving birth. Read our Babies Back-to-Back page for more prenatal and postnatal info for your health and peace of mind.
- Check out this list of baby names that dads love but moms will probably say, "No way!" Try our Baby Namer tool to see what surprising names pop up for you.
- A new study finds that firstborn children are more likely to have food allergies, with the prevalence decreasing in each subsequent sibling. Our Allergy Avoidance page explores the question: Can your prenatal and breastfeeding diet protect your baby from these food woes?
- Speaking of food allergies, we couldn't make this story up even if we tried: Parents at a Florida school want a little girl with a peanut allergy to withdraw from class and be homeschooled instead. Peanuts are among the seven most highly allergenic foods for children 3 and younger.
Maria Vega is Fit Pregnancy magazine's copy editor.