Erin Turnley is a mother of 3 active boys and resides with her family in Chicago, IL. Her passions and past experiences have prepared her to write about pregnancy & childbirth, being self-employed and the significant role of motherhood in today’s culture. Erin can be reached at

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  • July 28, 2010
    Taking care of baby’s skin

    It is true, there is nothing more sweet smelling than that of your baby’s soft skin. Last year, independent testing found that more than 60% of all baby skin care products tested contained ingredients that had links to skin allergies and cancer. This article gives you some a

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  • July 28, 2010
    Is Fido’s flea collar safe?

    According to a California study, nearly half of all pregnant women live with pets. In of itself, having furry loved ones around is not a problem, but what about the use of flea treatments or flea collars? Of course you can find lots of information regarding litter boxes and pregnancy, but very little has been made known about whether or not Fido’s flea collar poses a problem.

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  • June 24, 2010
    Can My Baby Be Too Fat? 4 Tips To Keep Your Baby At A Healthy Weight

    With new studies that link infant baby fat with childhood obesity, new parents might be intimidated as their new arrival starts to “chunk up.” But as a parent, your number one job is to help baby grow and these guidelines should help you get off to a successful start.

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  • June 07, 2010
    What’s that rash?

    As a new parent, you may be extra cautious about what comes next to your baby’s skin. But even giving your baby the best care possible may not be able to prevent a rash on your little one’s soft skin. We’ve outlined four of the top infant skin ailments to help you determine what to look for and how to treat it.

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  • May 21, 2010
    Exercises to Prepare For Labor

    If you are like most women, chances are that by your third trimester, you have lost that honeymoon feeling that enveloped you most of your middle months. With your growing belly, swollen limbs and a lackluster supply of energy, what’s a mom to do for exercising?

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  • May 19, 2010
    Why Your Pregnant Thoughts Matter

    Let’s face it; when you are pregnant, your thoughts can be all over the map. Your hormones are in full swing and so are your moods and its hard to get any forewarning when they might go up or down. But new research suggests that what you do concentrate on or about just might matter to that growing baby inside your belly. A recent study has shown that what we as mothers do while we are pregnant will have life-long effects on our babies. This is not cause for moms to panic; in fact, this information should be used to empower moms into being conscious of what they do and think during their pregnancy.

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  • April 12, 2010
    Top 6 Tips For Creating a Birth Plan That Works

    Why write a birth plan? First, it allows you and your partner to get in sync with one another before your baby’s birth. Creating a plan will give you a chance to bring up any fears, strong desires, etc. that you may have not talked about up to this point. It also allows you to create a “team approach” with your caregivers. More than likely, different people involved with your labor, delivery and aftercare. As new caregivers join in to assist you, they will be able to know your preferences no matter what stage you are in.

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