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02.17.12 The online buzz for moms-to-be
- A Texas mom-to-be induces labor so that her dying husband can hold their newborn daughter before he dies. Our Ask the Labor Nurse blogger discusses how in this case, of course, it was an excellent choice and can't understand the hostility toward the family.
- A new study suggests that organic brown rice syrup may be the source of high arsenic levels in organic baby formula and baby foods. Check out our Baby Bites page for tips on how to whip up your own baby food (and you don't have to be Julia Child!)
- A new ruling against a mom who says she was fired for asking for a place to pump at her job shows that there appears to be a loophole in the new health care law provision allowing for time and space to pump while at work, experts say.
- Three parenting rules from Harvey Karp, M.D., that make any marriage better. Karp is renowned for his Five S's method for calming colicky babies.
- This week's Fashion Week in New York City included the first runway show specifically for moms. Follow Fit Pregnancy on Pinterest to see our fashion director's style inspirations on her board.
- The International Museum of Women is hosting an online exhibit called "Motherhood Around the Globe." Our Celebrities Improve Mothers' Lives page shows you how many stars recently have taken up the cause to improve the lives of mothers and children worldwide.
- Our friends over at LilSugar share some tried-and-true tricks for making your baby giggle. We love tip No. 1: blowing raspberries! It's one of your baby's first forms of communication — and so fun to do with him or her.
- Do you know baby CPR? This online how-to walks you through the steps to save your little one's life in an emergency. Also, check out our steps on what to do if your child is choking.
- Pregnancy is a great time to start greening up your household. Here's a list of some of the best nontoxic cleaning products for your home.
- Superstar athlete David Beckham was toting around his baby girl Harper out in New York City during Fashion Week. Say bye-bye to beige: Check out our Organic Baby Clothes page for the newest crop of Earth-friendly clothing that is anything but drab.
Maria Vega is Fit Pregnancy magazine's copy editor.