Best Of The Web
03.09.12 The online buzz for moms-to-be
- A new product called the Belly Armor blanket promises to eliminate radiation exposure from your laptop—but does it really protect moms-to-be? Check out our Reduce Your Radiation Risk page for tips on how to protect your baby from the unseen dangers of X-rays, cellphones and other high-tech gadgets.
- Stroller maker Maclaren has quietly filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Head over to our Buyer's Guide section for our editors' top picks for strollers to help you and your baby keep rolling.
- A new article in the journal Pediatrics finds that many pediatricians and their staffs don't take infants' pain seriously. Some medical procedures obviously can't be avoided, so browse through our Help The Hurt page for how to make them less painful for your baby and you.
- Actress Mayim Bialik recently released a book on attachment parenting and is now defending her approach to the practice. Head over to our Family Bed page for what you need to know about the simple but controversial use of co-sleeping.
- Celebrity Jessica Simpson poses nude for Elle magazine (a la Demi Moore) and reveals she's expecting a girl. Check out our Celebrity Pregnancies slideshow for a look at other star moms-to-be.
- One woman shares her remarkable story of welcoming a baby after suffering 14 miscarriages. Our Fit Pregnancy experts recommend that women who've had multiple miscarriages see their doctors for further testing.
- A writer over at Time magazine says that singer Beyoncé breastfeeding while out at a restaurant "gave a huge boost to the cause of nursing in public, particularly for black women." Check out our experts' tips on stylish ways to nurse your baby in public.
- A new study finds that babies who snore are more likely to become hyperactive children. If snoring is a problem in your household, whether with you or a family member, our Fit Pregnancy experts recommend first trying a humidifier.
- Actress Uma Thurman is expecting a baby girl, according to reports. Our Later-in-Life Pregnancy page reminds us that becoming a mom can still be cool when you're 40 and older.
- As a mom-to-be, would you spend 75 days lying upside down and in labor in order to save your unborn babies? A woman in Poland did—bringing a whole new meaning to the meaning of bed rest.
—Maria Vega is Fit Pregnancy magazine's copy editor.