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Editor's Note:

Welcome to our Baby Issue!

Each month Birmingham Parent brings you stories and information about raising children of all ages, but this month, we particularly are talking about “Mom” and baby. It’s our annual baby book, with the annual Baby & Me Directory of products, businesses and services, a great keeper for all year long. 


One of my favorite stories this month is on page 10, “Ways to Identify & Prevent Choking in Children.”  I have to admit, as a young mother, I was not really prepared for choking or doing CPR on my children. It’s one of my regrets. Luckily, I never needed to, but how important for young moms and dads to know what to do! This story by Emily Reed gives you great information and leads to seek out a class – really a must for every parent and caregiver. 


Another story that brought back memories and is a topic still so relevant today is Mastering the Art of Nursing in Public.” I nursed both my children for at least 10 months each, and nursing in public places was always a challenge. But now, more than ever before, nursing moms have options. Check out this story on page 14 for more.  


Stephanie Rodda tackles the topic of Child Abuse Prevention this month, another very important subject. While not specific to babies, unfortunately, often in the news we hear about babies who have fallen victim to this. While a sad subject, it is an important one to not only help parents but help anyone be informed about what child abuse actually is. 


Then we’ve got a fun story about a couples baby shower, our “Ask the Specialist” this month is about the stages of labor and we’ve even got a story to help you through labor. 


Of course, don’t miss our wonderful April Calendar of events.

 Click here to read the current issue 


Click to Read the April 2017 issue of Birmingham Parent



Happy Spring, and Happy Easter!

 Carol Muse Evans

Member, Alabama Media Professionals and National Federation of Press Women, member of SAPA


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Carol Muse Evans is publisher/editor/owner of Birmingham Parent magazine, a publication she and her husband David began in 2004. The Birmingham, Alabama-based parenting publication attracts more than 60,000 readers monthly in a four-county area and receives 10,000 hits per month on its website. The magazine has a 20,000+ print circulation, plus several thousand in readership of the digital edition online. It is the only independently audited free publication in our area, Evans is an award-winning writer and editor who has also has written for several other publications as a freelance writer since the late 80s. She is a graduate of Auburn University in journalism and is a graduate of Scottsboro High School. She is married with two grown children and lives in Alabaster. She is a member of the National Federation of Press Women, Alabama Media Professionals and Southeastern Advertisers and Publishers Association (SAPA). 


Lori Chandler Pruitt is associate editor of Birmingham Parent, where she is responsible for the calendar and editorial editing. She also is a freelancer for Business Alabama magazine and has written/edited for several other publications. is award-winning writer and editor is a graduate of the University of Alabama in news/editorial and Hueytown High School. She is married with two children.