Mom Matters addresses important and practical parenting issues parenting that are often left out of typical parenting magazines and network TV shows. With intellect and humor, Mom Matters entertains while it educates moms on how to be more productive and satisfied parents.

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Webisode 38: Baby's first test: Newborn Screening

You've just given birth to a beautiful baby! But what happens before baby can be taken home? Our expert guest is neonatologist Dr. Richard Parad, in the Department of Newborn Medicine of Boston's Brigham & Women's Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He tells us what new parents should know about newborn screenings. What tests are routine, are there risks involved, and how you can learn more about what tests your hospital does before baby arrives.

Sponsored by: StatKids

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Webisode 37: Beyond Lamaze – Modern Ways to Manage Labor Pain

Whether this is your first baby or third, one thing you know for sure: labor is painful. Dr. William Camann is the Director of Obstetric Anesthesia at Boston's Brigham & Women's Hospital and an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the Harvard Medical School. He is also the author of the book “Easy Labor”. Dr. Camann tells us how to have an easier labor. Whether you choose traditional or alternative methods to control pain, being prepared and knowing your options ahead of time is the first step.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Webisode 36: Sensory Integration Dysfunction - literally touching many lives

Does your child hate wearing tags, play with Play-Doh or even being hugged? Occupational Therapist, Jean Esposito, talks about the neurological disorder, Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID), also know as sensory processing disorder. Jeans tells us what SID is, how it's diagnosed and treased. She also gives us a closer look how SID can affect a growing child on a daily basis and what signs parents should look for.

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