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Can I Drink While Pregnant? Brain Imaging Expert Weighs in

During the month of August, 2 publications delved into the decades-old debate questioning exactly how drastically a mothers activities while pregnant affect her child in the future, specifically in terms of alcohol consumption. We asked Elizabeth Sowell, PhD, director of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory at The Saban Research Institute of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and professor of pediatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine, to share her thoughts.
Gender Reveal Parties

Gender Reveal Parties: Beau or Bow?

Who doesn’t love a reason to throw a party? Traditionally, birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, and weddings have been occasions for good friends and family to celebrate. Recently added to these events (by expectant parents) are “gender reveal parties,” created to reveal and celebrate the sex of a baby. Some parents-to-be wait for the debut of their child into the world to learn its gender, but others embrace the information as an excuse to party before delivery.
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