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Baby on the way – or in the house? You’ve come to the right place. Metro Parent’s Pink + Blue guide to all things pregnancy and baby is packed with advice and resources. Discover fellow local parents’ stories, find amazing baby swag, get the 411 on milestones and more – all focused right here in metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and elsewhere in southeast Michigan.

Having A Baby During Coronavirus

Having a baby is scary and stressful – being pregnant and giving birth during a pandemic makes it that much worse. Here's what you need to know about having a baby during coronavirus.

Having A Baby During Coronavirus

Having a baby is scary and stressful – being pregnant and giving birth during a pandemic makes it that much worse. Here's what you need to know about having a baby during coronavirus.

Detroit Mom and Advocate Creates Breastfeeding Trivia Card Game

Moon Afrykan Aku was boarding a SMART bus in 2011 when the driver noticed she had something on her chest and stopped her. Aku was breastfeeding. The driver refused...
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Finland Adopts Gender-Neutral Parental Leave Policy

Under the new gender-neutral parental leave policy, mothers and fathers get the same amount of paid time off. Learn more about it and get details on U.S. policies, too.
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Not Your Grandma’s Lullaby: Songs Modern Moms Sing to Their Babies

These parents said goodnight to the same-old bedtime songs and embrace more modern lullabies for their babies.
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To Snip or Not to Snip: The Pros and Cons of Circumcising Your Baby

U.S. circumcision rates are on the decline. Why? Here's a look at the pros and cons of circumcising your baby for parents who are weighing the decision.
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Should You Pick Up Babies Every Time They Cry?

A new study says 'yes,' you should pick babies up every time they cry, and a local pediatrician confirms that it's the best practice for ages 0-6 months.
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Water Births Are Just as Safe for Moms, New Study Says

Water birth is an intriguing option for many expectant mothers, drawing interest for the pain-reducing effect of warm water and other reported benefits during labor. Limited research on its safety has kept it from becoming...
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New Local Partnership Makes Placenta Donation Possible

A new program in metro Detroit – the first of its kind in Michigan – is offering placenta donation. Learn about this local program and why placenta donation is beneficial.
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The Hottest 2019 Baby Name Trends According to BabyCenter

What was popular and just plain weird in 2019? Discover the latest baby name trends – and get some inspiration.

Is There Heavy Metal in Baby Food? Yes – Most of It, Actually

Could your baby's food be contaminated with heavy metals? It sounds like a scare tactic, but a report released in October by Healthy Babies Bright Futures found that 95...
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What is IVF? A Closer Look at In Vitro Fertilization

What is IVF? A fertility doctor with experience in metro Detroit answers questions about in vitro fertilization, how much it costs and more.