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Doctors Say—Read Aloud to Baby

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By: Staff Report In a recent policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging doctors to talk to parents about reading to their babies, and to give books to high-risk, low-income children during office visits. Here's how to get started! We've known the importance of reading to your kids daily. It's been a common thing since Jim Trelease published the bestseller in 1970, "The Read-Aloud
What To Eat To Get Pregnant

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By: Staff Report We all know it's important to eat well while pregnant, but what and how you eat prior also has a significant impact on your fertility and pregnancy. According to dieticians at Loyola University Health System (LUHS), women who follow a Mediterranean-style diet increase their chances of getting pregnant. That means a menu plan high in vegetables, vegetable oils, fish and beans. Along with good
Baby Name Drama

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With all of the hoopla around Kim Kardashian and Kanye’s choice in naming their daughter, North West, and now the swirling opinions around the recently released Royal baby’s name (George Alexander Louis, for those that missed the announcement), us YUMs couldn’t help but recall the drama surrounding our own baby naming processes. Mary’s Story: It dawned upon me around the fifth month of pregnancy with my daughter.
YUM Asks: What’s the best season to give birth?

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By: Carolina Pichardo It seems most YUMs agree—avoid a summer pregnancy! Already in my third trimester with our second child, and in the midst of a heat wave, I can’t help but agree. What are the pros and cons of pregnancy for each season? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more of our YUM Asks. Young Urban Moms’ co-founder, Carolina Pichardo, is a digital marketer
Getting Ready for Baby

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By: Carolina Pichardo How do you prepare for a second baby—over a decade later? This young mom will tell you how she's getting it done. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I was extremely meticulous and careful with every detail that went into having her. Registry for the baby shower was done months in advance, name was selected, and even the theme for her nursery was
Warning – Science, Old Wives Tales and You

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms, what did you wish you knew while pregnant or with your newborn that you know now? We've all heard and taken heed to the warning signs, no matter how absurd or ridiculous it may sound. No drinking coffee while breastfeeding or pregnant, careful with the fish and also unwashed vegetables. Then there are the old wives tales of how cats can
Beyonce’s Baby Bump on MTV’s VMA

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By: Carolina Pichardo Take a look at how Beyonce debuted her baby bump at the end of her MTV's VMA performance; and see inspiring ways other young moms shared their big news During MTV's Video Music Awards (VMA), Beyonce went on to debut her beautiful baby bump at the end of her performance. News was already swirling around about her pregnancy, but seeing the singer's
Let’s Break a Breastfeeding Record!

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By: Carolina Pichardo Join other Young Moms at Brazen Lingerie on Saturday, August 6th, for the first synchronized nursing event - "Big Latch On" - for World Breastfeeding Week On Saturday, August 6th, multiple locations and communities will take part in the first synchronized nursing event - "Big Latch On." New York City's own local stop, Brazen Lingerie, is looking to get together as many nursing moms and
Experiencia Más Maravillosa, Madre Primeriza

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Por: Jolly Hernández Ser madre por primera vez, es algo indescriptible! Desde el momento en que confirmas que dentro de ti hay una criatura indefensa, esa noticia lo cambia todo Ser madre por primera vez, es algo indescriptible... Desde el momento en que confirmas que dentro de ti hay una criatura indefensa - la cual dependerá de ti por lo menos los primeros 21 años de vida;
Enjoy Time With Friends

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, remember that the benefits of a good random night with the girls works wonders! Despite all the research supporting the need for social interaction, it seems like most moms do less and less of this. Whatever the reason, the benefits of a good random night with the girls works wonders! It increases happiness, improves memory and cognitive skills, extends life span and