Parents

How Much Weight Should I Gain During My Pregnancy?

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Contrary to popular belief, when you’re expecting, you really don’t need to “eat for two.” Yes, you do need to consume extra calories for your growing baby, but the average pregnant woman only needs about 300 more calories a day than before she was pregnant in order to gain the correct amount of weight. To

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How Can I Know If My Toddler Is Developing Normally?

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One minute your baby is cooing and gurgling and spitting up, and the next, he or she is a toddler, pulling a wagon and throwing tantrums. Where did the time go? The toddler years, generally between 13 months and 3 years, are a time of great cognitive, emotional and social development, characterized by almost daily

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What Are The 3 Stages of Labor?

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If you’re expecting a baby (especially if it’s your first), you’ve probably heard the words, “Every woman’s labor is unique” from a friend, co-worker, midwife or physician, and then they proceed to tell you exactly how your labor and delivery is going to go. While we don’t want to be one more voice telling you

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I’m 16 And I’m Pregnant. What Do I Do Now?

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If this pregnancy is unplanned, you’re probably overwhelmed and pretty scared. It may seem like you’re the only one this is happening to but you’re not alone—around 500,000 teenage girls get pregnant every year in the U.S. If this is a planned pregnancy, you may still have a lot of questions and a lot of

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How To Know If You Have A Healthy, Well-Functioning Family

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Healthy parenting comes from a healthy family, and vice versa As everyone knows, there is no perfect family, or even a normal one. And yet, while families come in all combinations of sizes, ages, genders and colors, we at Westchester Health Pediatrics have seen over the years that healthy, well-adjusted families tend to have several key characteristics in common:

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Now That You’ve Made It Through The Terrible 2s, Here’s How To Survive The Even More Terrible 3s.

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, what we hear from many of our parents of toddlers is that as bad as the “terrible 2s” were, the “terrible 3s” are even worse. They turn to us for help, advice and guidance…and they need it now! We get it. We’re parents too, and somehow we managed to live through the

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Are You A Teen In An Abusive Relationship? Here’s Help.

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Did you know that 1 out of 3 teenagers has experienced violence in a dating relationship, and 50%-80% know someone in a violent relationship? Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 are the most susceptible to dating violence (triple the national average). According to a survey by the CDC, 23% of

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Dads Can Get The Baby Blues Too: Important Info On Men’s Postpartum Depression

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Every day, over 1,000 new dads in the US become depressed. According to some studies, that number is as high as 2,700. That’s 1 in 10, and possibly as many as 1 in 4, new dads who have postpartum depression. Whatever the exact number is, at Westchester Health Pediatrics we know that a lot of

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WE HAVE THE FLU VACCINE! COME IN AND GET YOUR SHOT!

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Our flu vaccine is in! Book your appointment now to get your child vaccinated. Even though winter is still a few months away, now is the time to get your child (and yourself) vaccinated. Don’t delay — protect yourself and your family by getting the flu vaccine at any of our 11 convenient locations in Westchester and Putnam

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Vaping and Tobacco: What You And Your Family Should Know

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E-cigarettes or vapes, are devices that create a vapor or aerosol of a nicotine-based substance. But unlike cigarettes, vapes do not create smoke so their use is less obvious to those around the person vaping. Moreover, many healthcare professionals are becoming increasingly alarmed at the popularity of vaping because the vapor that is released actually

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