August 5, 2011 Today, some young people in Bolivia have mixed feelings about carrying their babies in traditional bundles, known as aguayos. They want to be considered more Western, or "modern," and would rather push strollers. But it's causing tension with their mothers, who say they're abandoning indigenous tradition.
July 29, 2011 In Egypt, families hold a ritual called the Sebou to formally acknowledge their baby to the world. The tradition dates back to the Pharaonic times. But since the revolution earlier this year, which affected the economy, the ceremonies have been tempered.
July 25, 2011 While the majority of Jewish parents still opt to circumcise their boys, a small but growing number are wavering. The stories of two families show the conflict between the power of tradition and creeping doubts about the necessity of the ritual.
July 22, 2011 In hospitals across the U.S,, newborn babies are swaddled in the same pink-and-blue-striped flannel blanket at birth. We asked you for photos of your babies in this blanket and received an amazing response: close to 2,000 of them from 45 states and the District of Columbia.
July 6, 2011 What to Expect When You Are Expecting is a perennial best-seller, but its detailed descriptions of virtually every moment of pregnancy can also make mothers-to-be a little crazy. Some women in pregnancy crave all that information, but for others, it's information overload.