Monday, June 4th, 2012
When you first find out that you’re pregnant, it may seem like you have to wait forever to meet your baby — but trust us, those months fly by. Attending doctors’ appointments, shopping for baby essentials, and simply adjusting to the idea that you’re almost a mother can be exhausting. Try three of our favorite tools to make your life a little simpler:
- Find out when your baby will be born with our Due Date Calculator. Enter the date of your last period and the length of your cycle for an approximation of when your little one will arrive.
- Predict the gender of your baby with our Ancient Chinese Birth Chart. With a supposed success rate of 93 percent, what are you waiting for?
- Don’t let picking a baby name be the first parenting disagreement you have with your partner. Try our Create-a-Baby-Name Quiz for fun name ideas.
Check out our pregnancy page for more information!
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Instead of flipping through baby name books or clicking through Web sites, use your smart phone to pick out a baby name. American Baby brings you, Baby Names, a free iPhone app to help parents-to-be find that perfect name for their upcoming addition!
The app offers more than 25,000 boy and girl names plus their pronunciation, meaning, gender, origin, and popularity. You’ll also get a free American Baby magazine subscription, and much more.
Check out our other apps here.
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010
Sledding can send kids slip-sliding into injury, study says
Whether they’re gliding on plain plastic saucers or high-tech snow tubes, children and teens on sleds account for at least 20,820 injuries in the United States each year, according to a first-ever analysis of U.S. emergency room reports. (MSNBC)
Brain scan ‘best thing so far’ for detecting autism
The way autism is diagnosed could become less subjective by using a brain-imaging-based test that is being developed by researchers and that, in early trials, was 94 percent accurate. Autism is now diagnosed through a symptom-based test: A health-care provider observes a patient for the characteristics outlined in the psychology reference book, “The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV.” (MSNBC)
Women exposed to BPA may have trouble getting pregnant
Mice that were exposed to tiny amounts of the common chemical in the womb and shortly after birth had no problems getting pregnant early in their reproductive lives, the study found. But the animals were less likely to get pregnant as they aged compared to animals that had not been exposed to BPA, and they gave birth to smaller litters as time wore on. (MSNBC)
Breast test furor fades but anger lingers
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Patients, physicians and major medical organizations fought back (“I want my mammograms!”) when the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that women with average breast cancer risk begin biannual mammograms at 50. The American Cancer Society, the American College of Radiology (although some would argue that radiologists have financial incentive in frequent screenings) and other organizations have continued to support women getting yearly mammograms from 40 onward. (CNN)