Our special guide to those crazy early days of parenting, BabyMap brings you fresh and relevant content and resources to help you plan your life. BabyMap features information about babies’ health and development, pregnancy, fatherhood, and great ideas for getting out and about with your baby.
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Ten questions to ask your doula-to-be
So, you’re sold on hiring a doula. You’ve done your research, and you know that studies show doulas reduce laboring times, the need for pain meds and complications. Doulas cut the rate of postpartum depression. Your friends rave about using doula services. You’ve found two or three to interview. (YoRead More »
Birthing in the Northwest
The Puget Sound region is a special place; glorious vistas, old-growth forests, majestic mountains and sparkling lakes surround us. But did you know this area also boasts some of the best childbirth options in the country? “We moved to Washington when I was pregnant because I didn’t like the optionRead More »
Run, baby, run! Jogging with baby in Tacoma and Olympia
It was the day I realized we were were on a first-name basis with practically every duck and goose that lives along our local recreation path that I knew my toddler and I needed a new route for jogging. With longer spring days just around the corner and more than a touch of cabin fever, I set off inRead More »
BabyMap, 2013 Issue
New and expectant parents, this issue is just for you! We know all about babies: They’re warm, wonderful and winsome. But we also know it’s not all about adorableness when it comes to those bundles of bliss. We understand that as parents, we need direction, ideas and support — along with a little heRead More »
Things We Love: Baby Gear
It’s downright overwhelming. The brimming store aisles, the endless array of equipment, the infinite brands and colorful gadgets that promise sanity and miracles — all vigorously vying for your new-baby dollar.In an era when strollers feature iPhone chargers, MP3 players and LED light shows, new parRead More »
2013 ParentMap Lecture Series: Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D.
Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D Let's Get Intimate! Balancing Life, Love + Your Growing Family Seattle Children's Theatre, Seattle Center Wed May 15, 2013 6.30 p.m.(pre-event reception from 5.30 p.m.) Bellevue College, BellevueSat May 18, 2013 11a.m (pre-event reception from 10Read More »
Preemies: Loving and Nurturing the Tiniest Tots
When it comes to pregnancy, labor and delivery, there’s a general understanding that something might go other than planned. For most families, it’s a minor surprise, still resulting in a healthy mother and child. But even seemingly risk-free pregnancies sometimes involve serious circumstances, incluRead More »
Fertility Treatment Options for Women: High Tech, High Stakes
Seeing Halle Berry and Julia Roberts types gracing myriad magazine covers sends us the (gratefully received) message that we can still be glamorous and vibrant at age 40 and beyond. But the truth is, when it comes to our eggs, 40 is not the new 30. Fertility studies report that a woman’s chances ofRead More »