pregnancy

  1. Pregnancy

    How to take a pregnancy test

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    It might be common knowledge that if you want to find out if you’re pregnant, you can’t rip open a home pregnancy test and pee on a...
  2. Baby

    How to deal with your post-baby body

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    There are a few topics most moms gloss over with pregnant women. This includes how your body will be different after your little...
  3. Pregnancy

    What birth is really like: The naked truth

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    You’ve made it through nine months of morning sickness, strange cravings, headaches, backaches, incessant potty breaks and other...
  4. Pregnancy

    Should cameras be allowed in delivery rooms?

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    A growing number of hospitals are restricting cameras and video recorders in the delivery room, citing legal issues and patient...
  5. Baby

    Is your relationship ready for another baby?

    Talk it through with your partner before deciding on another baby. Expanding your family is a major decision that the two of you...
  6. Pregnancy

    Top 10 essentials for your hospital bag

    Your hospital bag is going to be your lifeline to normality for the two to three days that you will be staying there. Chances are...
  7. Pregnancy

    How to create a birth plan

    A birth plan can be as simple or as complex as you choose to make it. It should always be understood to be a written version of the...
  8. Pregnancy

    Early signs of labor

    The movies make it look so obvious-- a big gush of water and off to the hospital they go. Unfortunately, the membranes will rupture...
  9. Pregnancy

    Common prenatal procedures

    You are pregnant! With those two little pink lines comes a lot of excitement for the life-changing next 40 weeks of your life, but...
  10. Pregnancy

    Should you consider a doula?

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    Whether you are planning a pregnancy, just found out you're pregnant or are about to deliver, you've probably paid some thought to...
  11. Pregnancy

    Vacuum extraction during delivery

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    In the labor and delivery room, things don't always go as you plan. From lengthy labors to low levels of pain tolerance, each and...
  12. Tips & Advice

    Should I blog anonymously?

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    In this installment of Tough Love, Kit from Blogging Dangerously offers tips on starting a blog.
  13. Tips & Advice

    Should I start a pregnancy blog?

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    In this installment of Tough Love, Jill of Scary Mommy offers tips on starting a blog, self-censorship and how to deal with...
  14. Pregnancy

    IVs during labor

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    As routine as hearing "push!" in the delivery room, IVs are being administered to laboring women as a precautionary measure. If...
  15. Pregnancy

    How to handle an unexpected home birth

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    You're looking forward to delivering in the comforts of the hospital delivery room, only to find that your bun in the oven is making...
  16. Pregnancy

    Stages of labor

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    Like your pregnancy, your labor is broke into three stages: the first, the second, and the third stage. However, each stage of labor...
  17. Pregnancy

    How to speed up labor

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    Now that it's go time, it seems that your bun in the oven is taking her sweet time making her grand entrance. But after nine long...
  18. Baby

    Ten secrets to surviving the first year with twins

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    While pregnant with twins (or more), you are likely to receive more than a few comments -- most often from complete strangers --...
  19. Pregnancy

    Doctor or midwife: Which should you choose?

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    Now that you know that you are pregnant, you may begin to think about the type of prenatal care and labor and delivery you desire....
  20. Pregnancy

    Creative baby shower themes

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    A baby shower is an exciting way for expectant parents and their friends and family to celebrate the arrival of the new bundle of...