Best Of The Web
01.13.12 The online buzz for moms-to-be
- One writer — a new mom herself—digs into the various studies to figure out the truth about epidurals. Our Ask the Labor Nurse blogger recently tackled the subject of spinals vs. epidurals vs. natural.
- Wave of the future: A stroller that folds and unfolds by itself was presented at this week's Consumer Electronics Show. Check out our Buyer's Guide for our editors' top stroller picks, which feature sleek designs and lots of extras to keep you rolling.
- Take a peek at the luxury hospital suite where superstar Beyoncé had her baby girl. As one writer asks: When it comes to the singer's delivery—C-section or natural?—why do we care so much? Browse through our Star Moms section for more tips and tidbits about other celebrity moms-to-be who are also about to pop any day now.
- "Pregnancy has a way of expanding your vocabulary," our friends at Babble explain in the post, "The Seven Words I Had Never Heard Before Pregnancy." Keep our Pregnancy Glossary bookmarked for those times you need to look up a new-to-you term about expecting a baby.
- Supermodel Gisele Bundchen's new project focuses on natural childbirth. She joins other celebrity advocates like Christy Turlington and Ricki Lake in lending their support for this cause.
- A new study finds that infants' sleep problems can last years, well into toddlerhood. Head over to our Battle of the Sleep Experts page for a guide to 10 baby sleep books, old and new.
- This photo of a woman giving birth with her support system around her was perfectly captured. Fit Pregnancy's contributing editor took us behind the scenes of her C-section delivery, photos and video and all!
- A new study finds that "toxic stress" in infancy can harm children for life. If you fret too much, check out our Stress Less page for the truth about your top 10 pregnancy worries.
- The debate between stay-at-home moms and working moms rages on—this time on the Anderson Cooper daytime show! The show was discussing a recent study that found working moms to be happier and healthier than their stay-at-home counterparts.
- The FDA has started testing orange juice on sale in the U.S. after finding high traces of fungicide in some imported products. Check out our Recalls page for a listing of other recently recalled baby and pregnancy products.
Maria Vega is Fit Pregnancy magazine's copy editor.