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The Attached Family 2013 Loving Uniquely Issue is about loving each of our children as individuals with unique character traits.
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1. Pregnancy & Birth

Fertility and conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and the early postpartum period.

2. The Infant

From newborn to 17 months.

3. The Toddler

From 18 months to age 3.

4. The Growing Child

From age 4 to age 9.

5. The Adolescent

From age 10 to age 18.

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Family Bonding Begins Before Birth for Unmarried Couples
Friday, 30 Jan, 2009 – 0:06 | One Comment

From API’s Communications Team
A University of Maryland study shows that, more than marriage, involving the father during the prenatal period leads to a stable family life.
The Fragile Families Child Well Being Study, published in the …

Rates of Unnecessary Childbirth Interventions is Alarming
Sunday, 11 Jan, 2009 – 2:51 | No Comment

From Lamaze International
Despite best evidence, health care providers continue to perform routine procedures during labor and birth that often are unnecessary and can have harmful results for mothers and babies.
The Centers for Disease Control and …

AP from a Preemie Mom’s Perspective
Saturday, 27 Dec, 2008 – 18:25 | 6 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
**Originally published in the Spring 2007 annual New Baby issue of The Journal of API
It was a big day for me, my husband, and my …

Traci’s Story: Developing an Appreciation for Bottle-feeding
Saturday, 27 Dec, 2008 – 17:36 | No Comment

By Traci Singree, leader of API of Stark County, Ohio
**Originally published in the Spring 2007 annual New Baby issue of The Journal of API
Before my children, I was career driven, working in retail management, which …

Small Blessings: A Father Recalls His Preemie Daughter’s Birth
Wednesday, 24 Dec, 2008 – 2:26 | No Comment

By Mike Brhel
**Originally published in the Summer 2007 Secondary Attachments issue of The Journal of API
My wife and I had always wanted a family. We had tried for a child during the first few years …

You are What You Eat: A Nutritional Guide to Preventing and Treating Postpartum Depression
Tuesday, 23 Dec, 2008 – 0:49 | No Comment

By Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, author of Depression in New Mothers and co-author of The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood
**Originally published in the Spring 2008 New Baby issue of The Journal of API
Becoming a mother can …

Speaking Out About Postpartum Depression
Tuesday, 23 Dec, 2008 – 0:18 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
**Originally published in the Spring 2008 New Baby issue of The Journal of API
So many first-time moms are caught off-guard by their emotions after giving …

Planning for the Postpartum Period
Monday, 22 Dec, 2008 – 22:43 | 5 Comments

By Molly Remer, MSW, CCE
**Originally published in the Spring 2008 New Baby issue of The Journal of API
When my first baby was born in 2003, I made a classic new mother error – I spent …

Sibling Spacing: Five-Plus Years Apart Means More Time with Each Child
Monday, 22 Dec, 2008 – 15:51 | 4 Comments

By Amy Carrier O’Brien
**Originally published in the Spring 2008 New Baby issue of The Journal of API
Aiden was seven and a half when Owen was born, and almost ten when Liam was born. He had …

Sibling Spacing: Two Years Apart and Getting Easier with Age
Monday, 22 Dec, 2008 – 15:26 | 8 Comments

By Melissa Hincha-Ownby, API Resource Leader of Arizona, API’s Technology Coodinator, and API’s Forum Administrator
**Originally published in the Spring 2008 New Baby issue of The Journal of API
One of the most common questions that parents …

Sibling Spacing: One Year Apart, Too Close or Just Right?
Monday, 22 Dec, 2008 – 11:50 | 5 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
**Originally published in the Spring 2008 New Baby issue of The Journal of API
I love babies, especially the newborns. I love breastfeeding, babywearing, co-sleeping, the …

Considerations of Sibling Spacing on the Family Dynamic
Monday, 22 Dec, 2008 – 2:51 | 3 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
**Originally published in the Spring 2008 New Baby issue of The Journal of API
One year, two years, five years, ten years – just what is …

When It’s OK to Induce Labor, and When It’s Not
Sunday, 26 Oct, 2008 – 0:17 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
One in five pregnant women will have her labor induced, for varying reasons. Some of these reasons are valid; others are not. Catherine Beier of …

Morning Sickness as an Attachment Education for Baby’s Father
Saturday, 25 Oct, 2008 – 23:21 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Pregnant women know better than anyone how connected they can feel to the new, little life growing inside them - even if the baby is so …

Eating With Morning Sickness
Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2008 – 14:47 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Of all the changes that take place in a woman’s body during pregnancy, the most uncomfortable for an estimated 70 percent of women - as reported …

The Rising Rate of Cesarean Sections in the U.S.
Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2008 – 14:24 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
One in three women (31.8%) in America is now giving birth to their children via a Cesarean section. The highest rate in history for this nation, …