Pregnancy & Parenting

Navigate the incredible journey of pregnancy and parenting with expert insights, helpful tips, and valuable resources. From prenatal care to early childhood development, we are your trusted companion for all things related to growing and nurturing your family.

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How to Determine if Your Newborn is Sick

Learn how to determine if your baby is sick, signs to look for, and know when to seek medical attention.

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Delivery Checklist: 5 Things You Didn't Know You Needed

It's time to welcome your newborn, but what will make the delivery process easier? Use our delivery checklist to make sure you're bringing all the essentials!

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Benefits of Hepatitis B Vaccine in Newborns

Hepatitis B is a viral infection that poses a serious threat to your baby. Learn about the benefits of vaccinating newborns and the risks of delaying it.

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Top 10 Tips About Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a natural and important process that provides numerous benefits for both mothers and their babies.

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4 Best Ways to Cope with Crying Babies

Coping with crying babies can be a challenging and stressful experience for any new parent. We've outlined steps you can take to help manage those feelings.

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Are There Benefits to Lotus Births?

While lotus births seem to have some benefits, the research is limited. Click here to learn more about the practice and the available data with Americord®.

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Labor-Inducing Foods

Are there any labor-inducing foods to try during pregnancy? This post by Americord® covers some common foods and other techniques that may help induce labor.

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Should I Delay Bathing my Newborn?

Delaying a newborn's bath can provide many benefits for your baby, including reducing stress and protecting from infection. Here's why it's crucial to wait.

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Training for Easier Childbirth

What makes childbirth easier? Browse tips and methods for reducing pain, staying relaxed, and preparing for labor and delivery in this guide by Americord.

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