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29 weeks pregnant

Preggo brain

Whether it's depression, stress or total absentmindedness -- there's no denying that pregnancy affects your mind as well as your body! Read more: Your brain on pregnancy

Stressed woman


Big bro/sis

What can you do to help your older children prepare for a new sibling? Expect that your child will want to touch, hug or even carry his or her infant sibling. Lindy Flemke, a registered nurse, who teaches sibling classes in a hospital, stresses cleanliness and safety to children eagerly awaiting the birth of a sibling.

Big brother

To teach restraint in order to avoid injury, Flemke trains children ages two through seven to get Mommy or Daddy when the baby cries instead of trying to intervene themselves. Young children need to understand not to remove the baby from the bassinet or crib and to touch the baby only with permission.

Children can be given a doll or stuffed animal toy to pretend they caring for a baby. Kids can learn proper holding technique through parental guidance and practicing on their doll. Flemke also impresses on older brothers and sisters the importance of hand washing prior to handling baby to avoid the spread of germs.

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Noted & quoted

"We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results." - Herman Melville


Destination baby names

Location baby names are often chosen by parents who have a fond memory of a particular city or country -- or because the name sounds exotic or just plain cool.

Well-known examples are London and Brooklyn, but we've found many more for you to consider -- and not all of them are city or country names. As a bonus, many are suitable for both boys and girls. Check out our list of the coolest destination names for your baby here!

Baby on grassy field


Double birth

Lauren, mother of twins, shares her birth story:

"At my 3 month checkup, my midwife thought my uterus was a little big for how far along I was, so I was sent to get an ultrasound a week later. My sister went to my ultrasound appointment with me because my husband was out of town. As soon as the tech started the ultrasound we saw two heads. I was shocked -- twins don't run in my family and I wasn't on any fertility drugs. The next few months flew by in a blur of ultrasounds and prenatal appointments..."

Click to read the rest of this twin birth, and read many more stories of multiple births here!

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