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The time of labor and birth of your baby is a wonderful milestone in your family’s life, and a miraculous new beginning. Your baby’s birth is also the perfect time to collect your newborn’s umbilical cord and placenta blood for cryobanking and storage. While many parents are banking their babies’ cord blood, you can actually do more by banking stem cells from two usable sources of stem cell-rich blood: the umbilical cord and the placenta. This service is called placental and cord blood banking, and it is available only from LifebankUSA which is registered with the FDA.

Why is banking stem cells the right thing to do for your baby?

Banking placental blood in addition to cord blood doubles the number of segments preserved and increases the total number of stem cells available. This is important for two reasons. First, transplanting more stem cells has been shown to increase the probability of transplant success and survival if needed. Second, having multiple segments available may offer the potential to treat additional conditions that may affect your baby and/or other close family members. Whether this child is your first or an addition to your family, you want to do everything you can to provide for your newborn’s well-being now and in the future. Cord blood and placental blood and tissue banking provides you with the ability to collect and preserve potentially lifesaving stem cells and bank even more stem cells. This is accomplished by collecting them from two usable sources of stem cell-rich blood: the umbilical cord and the placenta. And, doing so could one day save the life of your child or a close family member.

FemmPro OB/GYN believes that banking the most stem cells may ensure the best possible outcome for your child or family member in case there is a need for a future transplant. Your doctor simply takes the blood and tissue in a special LifebankUSA collection kit and is sent to their local processing and storage facility in New Jersey.

With LifebankUSA, you also have the option to donate the umbilical cord and placenta to contribute to lifesaving medical breakthroughs that will help save lives through research and transplantation. LifebankUSA accepts donations from any hospital nationwide. So, please consider donating cord blood and placenta to help save lives, even if you make a personal decision not to pursue private banking.

For more information and enrollment, consult with your FemmPro OB/GYN Professional or visit www.LifebankUSA.com .


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Infant formulas loaded with corn syrup and sugar

(NaturalNews) Top baby formula brands sold in stores contain alarmingly high levels of corn syrup and sugar. In light of rising rates of childhood obesity and diabetes, parents need to read labels carefully to protect their children’s health.

Consumption of large quantities of sugar and high fructose corn syrup have been linked to behavioral disorders such as ADD as well as other issues such as anxiety, daytime drowsiness and nighttime insomnia.

Feeding your baby sugar and corn syrup also increases your child’s risk for a wide spectrum of other health problems ranging from dental cavities to high triglyceride levels to nutritional deficiencies. Even the mainstream medical establishment warns of the dangers of added sugars.

Warnings issued about sugar consumption for children

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued warnings about the health dangers of children drinking sugar-sweetened beverages such as sodas, sweetened fruit drinks and sports drinks (http://www.aap.org/obesity/SSB.html ).

Unfortunately, many parents do not realize that the most store-bought formulas they feed their infants and toddlers may pose the same health risks as a can of soda.

Most baby formula product lines offer options for cow’s milk-based formula as well as soy milk for infants with lactose intolerance. Many formulas come in ready-to-feed, liquid concentrate and powdered forms. All the major baby formula brands offer options for all age groups from premature infants through toddlers, choices for children with special medical conditions, and organic product lines.

The top five ingredients listed for Similac Sensitive Formula for Fussiness and Gas are: Corn Syrup Solids, Sugar (Sucrose), Milk Protein Isolate, High Oleic Safflower Oil, Soy Oil .

Enfamil is a product of Abbott Nutrition, a division of Abbott Laboratories. Enfamil’s Soy Toddler formula also lists Corn Syrup Solids as the initial ingredient, followed by Vegetable Oil (Palm Olein, Coconut, Soy and High Oleic Sunflower Oils), Soy Protein Isolate and Calcium Phosphate. Enfamil is produced by Mead Johnson Nutrition, a subsidiary of Mead Johnson & Company, LLC which was spun off from Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2009.

Gerber is owned by Nestle, the candy company which makes Kit Kat bars, and which also owns Jenny Craig. The list of ingredients for Gerber’s Good Start Protect Formula: Whey Protein Concentrate (From Cow’s Milk, Enzymatically Hydrolyzed, Reduced In Minerals), Vegetable Oils (Palm Olein, Soy, Coconut, And High-Oleic Safflower Or High-Oleic Sunflower), Lactose, Corn Maltodextrin.

Parent’s Choice is the Wal-Mart store-brand of baby products. Their Organic Infant Formula contains Organic Reduced Minerals Whey, Organic Non-Fat Milk, Organic Lactose, Organic Corn Syrup Solids, Organic Palm Oil or Palm Olein.

Earth’s Best Organic Infant Formula with DHA and ARA has a similar ingredient list (Organic Reduced Minerals Whey, Organic Non-Fat Milk, Organic Lactose, Organic Glucose Syrup Solids, Organic Palm Oil Or Organic Palm Olein).

Nature’s One lists the following ingredients in its Dairy Formula: Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Non-Fat Dry Milk, Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Organic Soybean Oil. Nature’s One is a privately held company based in Columbus, Ohio.

Take the time to research baby formulas before feeding your baby. You can learn more about baby formula ingredients, as well as information on formula packaging here: http://www.organic-baby-resource.com/organic. and here http://www.cornucopia.org/2010/04/new-admini.

Complete lists of ingredients for the products mentioned here can be found at manufacturer’s websites:

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Lance Somerfeld, 36, right, who started NYC Dads Group, holds son Jake, 2, as friends Craig Fitzpatrick, 33, holds son Henry, 14 months, and Larry Price, 45, holds son Jonah, 6 months, in Central Park. Men undergo chemical, neurological and emotional changes as they become fathers.

By Jennifer S. Altman, for USA TODAY

By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY

As Lance Somerfeld learned, babies are excellent teachers.

His son provided round-the-clock on-the-job training, free of charge.

Within days of becoming a father, the 36-year-old New York City resident learned how to soothe a fussy baby. How to burp him, feed him and swaddle him.

Yet in some ways, Somerfeld’s son began shaping him into a father even before delivery.

Although men may not be aware of it, they actually undergo hormonal changes as they prepare for fatherhood, says neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine. author of The Male Brain (Broadway Books, $24.99), released in March.

At first, those hormones tell them to panic, or at least pay attention.

Levels of a stress hormone called cortisol the same ancient chemical that instructs men to fight or take flight tend to spike about four to six weeks after men learn they’re going to be fathers, subsiding as the mother’s pregnancy progresses, Brizendine says.

“It is a cortisol surge that wakes our brains up every morning,” Brizendine says. “So this surge may put the father-to-be’s brain on alert and in a sense wake him up to the impending reality of a new baby’s coming, and alert him that he’d better get things ready.”

Philip Andrew, who organizes a fathers’ group in Lincoln, Neb. says he tried to channel his pre-baby anxiety into educating himself about infants. Concerned that he was unprepared to handle a baby, he and his wife signed up for childbirth and parenting classes at the hospital. Learning about what to expect helped ease his mind and allowed him to remain calm on the big day, Andrew says.

About three weeks before the baby arrives, levels of testosterone sometimes called the “male hormone,” associated with competitiveness, aggression and sex drive fall by roughly a third, Brizendine says.

That may have helped the species to survive, she says. A human baby needs two full-time caregivers maybe more. So a baby is more likely to survive if Dad is at home to help, rather than out looking for new romantic conquests, she says.

Bill Stratbucker, 40, was surprised at the things he did after his twins were born such as going out to buy nipple shields for his wife, which help babies nurse. “Some part of me felt like I wanted to hold on to the way I was before kids,” says Stratbucker, a pediatrician in Grand Rapids, Mich. whose twins are now 6 years old. “You just change and mature a lot.”

Reacting to Mom

Even the male brain changes, Brizendine says.

Tests show that men actually get better at hearing a baby’s cry zeroing in on the sound and responding to it as the due date of their own child approaches.

Other hormonal changes are a head-scratcher, she says.

At the same time that testosterone is falling, a man’s supply of prolactin a hormone that helps mothers make milk rises more than 20%, Brizendine says.

“We still don’t know what prolactin is doing in dads,” she says.

Male hormones begin to readjust when the baby is 6 weeks old, returning to pre-fatherhood levels by about the time the baby is walking, Brizendine says.

Scientists can’t completely explain why men’s hormones fluctuate, Brizendine says. It’s possible that men are reacting to women’s pheromones, airborne chemical messengers secreted by their skin and sweat glands, she says. Scientists think these chemicals may trigger a man’s brain to “begin making the hormonal changes necessary for paternal behavior,” she says.

These pheromones appear to work both ways, at least in animals. In a study of mice, the males released their own pheromones. That triggered the female mice to make more prolactin, which also stimulates the growth of maternal brain circuits, Brizendine says.

Through these unconscious chemical signals, she says, mothers and fathers may be spurring more loving, nurturing behavior in each other, increasing the odds their babies will survive.

It’s possible, Brizendine says, that “the baby is actually in control from before birth in just this very way: The baby is controlling the hormones of the mother, and she is controlling the hormones of the father-to-be.”

Babies exert long-term effects on their fathers. Studies show that dads who are more involved in child care have lower testosterone levels than uninvolved fathers. But do lower testosterone levels really make men more nurturing? Or does nurturing change a man’s hormones? Scientists don’t yet know.

Scientists have more solid answers when it comes to the ways that babies affect the brain.

Looking at a baby’s face with its pudgy cheeks and big eyes causes the brain’s “parental-instinct” area to light up within one-seventh of a second.

A baby’s smile activates the same brain circuits involved with falling in love, Brizendine says.

As if practice makes perfect, Brizendine says, “the more a man holds and cares for his child, the more connections his brain makes for paternal behavior.”

Parents say they need that fierce devotion to power through the tough times, waking every two hours to feed a hungry newborn or pacing the halls with a colicky 3-month-old.

Rahul Parikh says even his training as a pediatrician didn’t adequately prepare him for those first few months of fatherhood. Unlike medical interns, who take turns working 24-hour shifts, parents never get a night off.

“I was a ghost of myself for a little while,” says Parikh, 38, of Walnut Creek, Calif. who has a 2 -year-old daughter and another baby due in August. “Even starting medical school and becoming a doctor wasn’t like that. At home, when the baby screams, it’s all on you.”

Parikh says he’s not surprised by new research suggesting that 14% of new dads develop postpartum depression about the same rate seen in new moms. Yet even the most involved fathers often notice that their wives experience parenthood differently.

Many mothers find themselves consumed by the demands of their infants not to mention their own health needs, as they recover from childbirth. In spite of their willingness to pitch in, Andrew says some dads tell him that they feel a bit peripheral or even ignored.

“I wasn’t the be-all and end-all for my wife anymore,” says Josh Hornick, 51, a father of two from Amherst, Mass. who trains life coaches. “And that’s as it should be. If I could choose whether to have my wife be more attentive to me or to our children, I would want her to be more attentive to my children. But it’s still a shock.”

By maintaining a little emotional distance or a least a broader perspective Andrew says fathers can help keep a household running. While moms focus on essentials such as breast-feeding, dads can keep the rest of the household from falling apart by doing housework, driving older kids to school or making sure that bills get paid.

“The dad has a bigger picture on things, instead of that laserlike focus on the baby,” says Andrew, 39, whose children are 6, 8 and 13. “It works as a balance.”

Matt Schneider, whose sons are 5 and almost 2, decided to stay home full time after his first son was born. He’s enjoying fatherhood more than he ever imagined.

“It’s fun to see to see them developing into real people and see their personalities grow and develop, and to see yourself in them,” says Schneider, 35, a former schoolteacher who organizes the NYC Dads Group for active fathers with Somerfeld. “I was planning to stay out of the workforce a year. Now it’s been almost five years.”


Adoption at the Movies: The Boss Baby (SPOILERS) Adoption Movie Review #pregnant


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Tim Templeton has the perfect life for a seven-year-old boy. His parents dote on him, play games with him, engage his imagination, and send him to bed each night with stories, hugs, and a special song. One day, Tim s parents ask him if he would like a baby brother he says that he doesn t want one because after all, he is enough. But, the baby shows up anyway. Tim s new baby brother The Boss dresses sharp and, as Tim finds out later, can talk. The Boss is concerned that there will not be enough love for babies in the world because people are starting to love puppies. In the meantime, Tim starts to fear that there will not be enough love for him in his parents hearts because they re falling in love with the new baby.

SPOILERS AHEAD THE REST OF THE WAY

The Adoption Connection

There is no talk of adoption in the film. However, any child who has welcomed a new sibling into their family might relate to Tim s fear that his parents won t be able to love him enough. The movie harps on that fear. The Boss Baby tells Tim, (roughly paraphrasing) You re seven and a half. You re old. It s time to make way There s only so much love to go around. Tim suggests that they could share, but the Baby says, There s not enough love to go around, and if you don t adjust, there eventually won t be a place for you. This leaves Tim wondering whether he can be fired from his own family; in order to protect his place in his parents hearts, Tim sets out to rid himself of the new baby, first by trying to prove that the Baby is sinister, and then by trying to catapult him out of a window.

Some kids who have been neglected prior to coming into foster care might connect with a question that Tim asks The Boss Baby, You missed childhood? You never had someone to love you?

Eventually, Tim and The Boss Baby come to care about each other, and see the value of family. Tim is ultimately assured that he ll never be fired from his family.

Tim eventually comes to nurture his brother; he even sings his baby brother the song that his parents used to sing to him.


In a heaven-like celestial baby factory, The Boss Baby is designated for management instead of belonging to a family because he doesn t quite fit in, and doesn t appear to be ticklish.

The Baby s words to Tim are very unkind, and they could be painful for some kids to hear. Tim s attempts to defeat his new baby brother could be very dangerous if a young child mimicked them with a real-life baby; in particular, after the baby threatened to destroy Tim s treasured stuffed animal, Tim prepares to use his baby brother s swing chair to catapult the baby from a second story window onto the street.

Tim s parents don t seem particularly sensitive to Tim s feelings; they cover Tim s pictures on the fridge with pictures of the new baby. Tim feels rejected when his parents don t do his regular bedtime routine with him.

Tim wishfully remarks that his parents might be able to return the baby to the store and get their money back. It s a quick remark, but it could catch some sensitive ears by surprise.

At one point, Tim expresses a sentiment that other big siblings probably have said or thought at times, but it still could be hard to hear; he tells the baby, My life was perfect till you showed up. I wish you d never been born. The baby, who did not appear hurt by other things Tim said, appears cut by this remark, and walks off.

One character intends to make it so that no one will ever want a baby again.

A kid behind me cried during a scene when it appeared that an infant was imperiled.

BIG SPOILER ALERT: When the Boss Baby leaves Tim s home, small kids wave magic wands to make Tim s parents forget that he ever existed. Although they do this to Tim s parents without their consent, Tim is given the option whether to forget The Boss; he chooses to remember his brother. Later, The Boss decides to be born into Tim s family. It s nice to see that the brothers have chosen to accept each other, but it could be hard for some kids to think that their parents could easily forget them this could be particularly painful for kids who wonder whether their birth parents remember them, or who fear losing their adoptive parents. On a side note, Tim has a very active imagination, and it s possible that his entire experience with The Boss Baby was imagined in response to his mother s apparent pregnancy; the film doesn t make that clear, though, and most kids probably won t make that assumption. END SPOILER

The Boss Baby had some funny moments and ultimately ended happily, but it didn t live up to the hopes I had for it, and it s got some aspects that make it hard to recommend for young or sensitive viewers. Most kids 11 and up should be fine, but younger kids especially those for whom permanency hasn t always been a sure thing might find certain aspects of this one very troubling. It would be helpful for parents to directly remind their children that the children will never be fired from the family, and that there is enough love to go around, no matter how many kids come into the home.


Questions for Discussion

Can parents love more than one child with all of their heart? Can a child love more than one parent (or more than one pet) with all of their heart?

Where does love come from? Do you only have a certain amount to give, or can you make (or find) more?

What are the good parts of having a new brother or sister? What parts scare you?

This movie is not about a baby being adopted.
Notice the night before he came the parents were putting Tim to bed when the mother is pregnant and the baby is kicking.
Also, when the Boss Baby comes back into the world, he enters through a spiral or figuratively the birth canal.
This is a story of loss of a baby sibling.
Also note that when he goes back, he falls into an angel decorated cake and makes angel wings. Thus implying the child had died and went back to heaven or baby Corp where babies come from.

Hi! Thanks for your comment. Your perspective is interesting, and you might be right. I don t think the story intended to be about adoption, although I did see some similarities to adoption.

What I think was actually going on in the story, and I wonder your take on it, is that Tim has a pretty active imagination. I think the Boss Baby never happened, and it was just how Tim was processing getting ready for a baby brother. That s why no one but Tim remembers the Boss Baby — what do you think?


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How Much Does It Cost to Have a Baby?

The cost of having a baby is just the start down a long road of expenses in the cost of raising a child .

Childbirth costs vary by hospital and by state, and complicated births can add thousands of dollars. Here’s a snapshot of the cost of having a baby in the United States.

Hospital costs of childbirth

In most cases, mother and baby get separate hospital bills, but the baby probably won’t chip in, so we’ll discuss them both together. According to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for 2014, the latest year available, national median charges for childbirth hospital stays in the U.S. were:

  • $13,524 for delivery and care for mothers.
  • $3,660 for newborns.

Most hospitals use a fee-for-service system in which each test, visit, procedure and consultation is billed separately. The facility fee, or hospital charge, and the charge for the delivering physician make up a large portion of costs for many uncomplicated deliveries.

Aside from the hospital charge and the doctors’ fees, costs typically include lab tests, epidural, radiology and any medications provided.

Childbirth costs outside of hospitals are not well-known

Only 1.36% of women gave birth at home or in a birthing center in 2012, a figure that has been increasing since 2004, according to the latest data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

There s no definitive data on whether giving birth at home or in a birthing center costs less than childbirth in a hospital.

Complications increase the cost of having a baby

“Any type of unforeseen complication will increase costs,” says Dr. Marina Maslovaric, OB-GYN at HM Medical, a women’s clinic in Newport Beach, California. Common examples are excess bleeding or blood pressure problems that doctors monitor, Maslovaric says.

How health insurance pays for childbirth costs

Coverage for pregnancy and maternity care are included in all health insurance plans, a requirement of federal law, with two main exceptions:

  • Young adults are allowed to stay on their parents’ plan until they turn 26. If you become pregnant while on a parent’s health plan, the plan may cover pregnancy and maternity care costs, but not labor, delivery and newborn care. If that’s the case, you qualify for a special enrollment period for health insurance. You can enroll in a plan up to 60 days after the baby is born, and the coverage can be retroactive to the day of the birth.
  • Grandfathered health plans, which are health insurance plans created and kept in force since or before March 23, 2010, might not include pregnancy and maternity coverage.

For a big expense such as childbirth, there is one key element of your health plan to look at: the out-of-pocket spending limit. That’s the most you’ll have to pay for in-network charges in a year, after which your plan must pay 100%. A health plan year is typically, but not always, a calendar year.

How much your health insurance covers depends on:

  • Copays, coinsurance, and deductibles outlined in your plan.
  • How much you ve paid toward your out-of-pocket spending limit so far during the plan year.
  • Whether you use doctors and hospitals in your plan’s provider network.

In 2017, the maximum by law for out-of-pocket limits is $7,150 per person and $14,300 for a family. Copays, coinsurance and deductibles you’ve paid toward care during this plan year all count toward the spending limit when all services are in-network.

If you use only services and doctors included in your health plan, you should pay no more than $14,300 for delivery and newborn care in 2017, though paying that much is not likely if you have health insurance. However, the spending limit only applies to costs covered by your plan: If a doctor is not in your network, or your plan excludes certain services, those charges don’t count toward the limit.

Updated Feb. 27, 2017.

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