Tag: Family Starters

Moms Who Co-Sleep Beyond Six Months May Feel More Depressed, Judged

Recent trends and popular advice telling moms not to sleep with their babies may make mothers who do choose to co-sleep with their infants more likely to feel depressed or judged, according to Penn State research. Douglas Teti, department head and professor of human development and family studies, Penn State, said that regardless of current parenting trends, it’s important to find a sleep arrangement that works for everyone in the family.

Instagram, Royalty, ‘Empire’ Influence Year’s Top Baby Name Trends

“Yes, the choices Instagram offers to manipulate your photos have become a trending source of baby names,” Deb Belt wrote on Patch.com. Top among them are Lux, Juno, Reyes, Ludwig, Amaro, Valencia, and Willow, says BabyCenter. “At least Lo-Fi, Inkwell, and X-Pro II aren’t on the list. Yet.”

4% Want to Get Pregnant this Year

Ancestry.com is talking to the FDA about using DNA to estimate people’s risk of disease. CEO Tim Sullivan says Ancestry’s genomic database is bigger than that of 23andMe. The amateur genealogy company is seeking permission to use its DNA kit to tell people about everything from their disease risk and genetic carrier status, to how well their bodies might react to a specific drug.