Baby http://nhpr.org en How a Preemie Changes Everything http://nhpr.org/post/how-preemie-changes-everything <p><strong>Kasey Mathews </strong>seemed to have a perfect life. Terrific husband, a place in the suburbs, an adorable son with another baby on the way. Her nicely placed plans for a second child went awry when her daughter, Andie, was born at just 25 weeks, weighing under just under 2 pounds. The traumatic birth launched her family into an emotional and logistical wringer through surgeries and scares that did not end when her tiny baby came home. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:56:13 +0000 Virginia Prescott 7770 at http://nhpr.org How a Preemie Changes Everything Baby Names: The Latest Partisan Divide? http://nhpr.org/post/baby-names-latest-partisan-divide Evan, Elizabeth, Rachel, Abigail and John all have something in common. They were <a href="http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20120422/LIVING11/120421029/Vermont-Births-April-22">born this spring</a> at Fletcher Allen hospital in Burlington, Vt.<p>Around the same time, a group of babies named Paislee, Liberty, Rykan and Scottlynn were <a href="http://www.nptelegraph.com/search/?t=article&amp;d1=1+year+ago&amp;q=birth+announcements">all born</a> in and around North Platte, Neb.<p>Styles of baby names, it seems, are nearly as different in various parts of the country as voting habits. Mon, 14 May 2012 13:55:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 4733 at http://nhpr.org Baby Names: The Latest Partisan Divide? Carrying 'Dreams': Why Women Become Surrogates http://nhpr.org/post/carrying-dreams-why-women-become-surrogates <em>Last in a four-part report</em><p>Surrogacy is an idea as old as the biblical story of Sarah and Abraham in the book of Genesis. Sarah was infertile, so Abraham fathered children with the couple's maid. Today, there are many more options for people who want to grow their families — and for the would-be surrogates who want to help.<p>Macy Widofsky, 40, is eager to be a surrogate.<p>"I have very easy pregnancies. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:24:00 +0000 Marisa Peñaloza 3190 at http://nhpr.org Carrying 'Dreams': Why Women Become Surrogates Parenting Around the World http://nhpr.org/post/parenting-around-world <p>One author explores the various methods of raising children, from late bed times to early potty training.</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 17:26:35 +0000 Brady Carlson 1719 at http://nhpr.org Parenting Around the World We needed scientists for THIS? http://nhpr.org/post/we-needed-scientists <p>A blogger picks apart a new study that says unfortunate baby names make lives a little tougher.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:39:37 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1461 at http://nhpr.org We needed scientists for THIS?