British IVF clinics are helping women have babies at 60

IVF clinics are helping women have babies at 60, despite greater risk of miscarriage and stillbirth – because there is no legal age limit, as Britain’s oldest mother, 66, says it’s how you feel inside that counts No cut-off in law or guidance from regulators that tells doctors to restrict ages Doctor says it is ‘sexist’ that older women cannot […]

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Parents learn, babies talk: How coaching moms and dads improves infants’ language skills

When it comes to helping infants learn to talk, it’s not just how much parents say, but how they say it. Speaking directly to the baby with a style of speech known as “parentese”—talking slowly and clearly, often with exaggerated vowels and intonation—appears to improve infant language development. A new study from the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & […]

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“An awful and dark experience,” Kelowna mom on postpartum depression

When Sylvia Amsler’s daughter, Adelaine, was born in December 2014, she assumed it would be the happiest time of her life. But her introduction to motherhood was anything but. “It was such an awful and dark experience in my life,” she told Global News. Shortly after giving birth to her first child, Amsler began to suffer from postpartum depression and […]

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Why You Should Take Your Kid on Vacation as Often as Possible

The author’s family at Navy Pier I’ll be the first to admit that the thought of taking my 2-year-old anywhere other than the grocery store gives me a mild amount of anxiety. Even relatively simple jaunts to museums and the grandparents’ houses require a ridiculous amount of planning, packing, and forethought, and quite frankly, sometimes I just don’t want to […]

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