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Dads in the delivery room: a bad idea?

Apparently, there is no idea in parenting so common-sense that there isn't some expert, somewhere, who is willing to argue against it. This week's example comes from across the pond, where French obstetrician Michel Odent is waging a battle against men in the delivery room. In Odent's view, having the...

By Brian Reid | December 1, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (159)

Precious First Borns, Neglected Seconds and So On...

The Daily Mail Online in Britain calls the syndrome proof that we parents show favoritism to older children. But really, "precious firstborn syndrome," a term coined by British parenting Web site has nothing to do with favoritism and everything to do with first-time parenthood obsessions. You remember those days......

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 24, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (12)

Cord Blood Banking and the Selling of Safety

By Rebeldad Brian Reid Two weeks ago, the Boston Globe ran a couple of pieces on a local event touted as the "Ultimate Baby Shower," which turned out to be a corporate event designed to push the idea of cord blood banking. The Globe's initial front-page article played the story...

By Brian Reid | August 14, 2008; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (87)

Some Facts on Adoption

By Rebeldad Brian Reid Maybe I've been too hooked into the Brangelina news to get good perspective on the topic, but a new data-heavy report out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this morning is forcing me to reconsider a lot of what I assumed about adoption. I...

By Brian Reid | August 7, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (126)

Baby Bounceback

Five hours after giving birth to 6-pound 14-ounce Isaac Sorensen, University of Nebraska at Kearney women's basketball coach Carol Russell helped lead her team from the bench. Now that's commitment! Let's see. What was I doing five hours after giving birth? Learning to breastfeed? Sleeping? Recovering from the pain? Changing...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 15, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)


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