Parenting

 
Modern Mami: The Day I Found Out I Was Pregnant
By Kristina Guerrero | 03/14/2013 - 16:42

There’s a baby in my belly! WHOA!

Just saying it is still a little weird and living it for the past few months, well, lets just say, ‘weird’ doesn’t even begin to describe it!

Babies were definitely on the brain for my husband Gibby and me. We were always going back and forth on whether we were ready or not and finally decided that if it happens, great. If not, that’s fine, too. And at this particular time in our lives late last year, we had sort of put it out of our minds. It always happens that way, huh?


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E! News Host Kristina Guerrero is our New Mommy Blogger!
By Amaris Castillo | 03/13/2013 - 12:55

We’re thrilled to announce that Kristina Guerrero is our new Latina.com mommy blogger!

The stunning E! News correspondent (and first-ever Latina host of the show!) will be blogging weekly on Latina.com about her first pregnancy (she's 4 months pregnant at the moment!), the challenges of balancing her career and her personal life as an expecting mom, her biggest cravings & more!

It’s an exciting time for the proud mexicana, and we're so happy that she’s sharing these special moments exclusively with Latina.com readers!


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15 Latina Mamis Share Secrets on Their Post-Baby Body
By Latina Staff | 03/07/2013 - 14:45

Former Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi went from meatball to WOW after losing a whopping 42 pounds since giving birth to son Lorenzo Dominic LaValle with fiance Jonni LaValle last August. She’s not the only Latina who’s had a tremendous post-baby body turnaround. We’re counting down Snooki and the other 14 Latina mamis who have shared their fitness and weight loss secrets to get those amazing post-pregnancy figures.


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Whoa bebé! The Top 20 Latino Baby Names of 2012
By Amaris Castillo | 01/08/2013 - 11:05

Brazilian model Camila Alves, wife Matthew McConaughey gave birth late last month and has yet to announce the name of her third bundle of joy (though we’re sure she has picked one already). And here at Latina, our excitement has been mounting for the pregnant Shakira to give birth already – and announce her baby’s name.


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Language Disparities Among Latinas Impact Use of Epidurals
By Samantha Leal | 10/16/2012 - 17:00

A new study has found that language influences whether one receives an epidural during labor. Latinas have the lowest rate of epidural use, but according to the study this is also affected by whether they primarily speak English or Spanish. 


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New Study Finds Mexican Moms More Nurturing than U.S.-born Mothers
By Samantha Leal | 09/13/2012 - 09:59

A new study on Mexican-American immigrant mothers finds that they are less tense than Chinese or non-Latino white mothers and that they provide more "warm and supportive home settings."


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Brazilian Mothers Fighting for Natural Births
By Samantha Leal | 08/14/2012 - 17:00

More than half of all babies born in Brazil are born via cesarean section. That number jumps to 82 percent for women with private health insurance. But that trend may be turning, as Brazilian mothers fight for natural births in a country with one of the highest cesarean rates in the world. 


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10 Things You Didn't Know About Having a Baby
By Angelica Sereda | 08/04/2012 - 15:00

Having a baby is, at the risk of sounding cheesy, life-changing. But even if you're ready for the next step, there are some things you're never really prepared for. Read on to find out just a few. 

You will look at your parents in a completely different way You've heard them tell you before, "Wait ‘til you have your own kids..." Well, they’re right. Everything you put your parents through, the good, the bad and the ugly, you will appreciate them much more after having your own kids and you’ll have a new respect for mami and papi.


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5 Simple Ways to Teach Your Child Spanish
By Angelica Sereda | 07/27/2012 - 18:00

Now, perhaps more than ever, being bilingual is something that will help your child. But raising a bilingual child doesn't have to be a chore (even if you have limited language skills!). With a little creativity, you can make it fun for both of you.

Here are 5 ways to make learning espaňol fun:

1. Have them visit Abuela more often


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Tips For Talking To Kids About Tragedy
By Valerie Tejeda | 07/25/2012 - 18:00

By now, most everyone knows about the horrific event that took place last week in Aurora, Colorado. A 24-year-old man named James Holmes, opened fire on lots of innocent people at the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, leaving 12 dead, and 58 injured. The sadness surrounding this senseless event has been catastrophic, and since the tragedy, many have been wondering how to talk to their children about something of this magnitude.


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