pregnancy

  1. Pregnancy and Baby

    Cutting your hair while pregnant

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    Changing your look before or after your baby arrives can be a good thing. After all, your life is changing and your role in this...
  2. Pregnancy

    5 Reasons to hire a birth doula

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    Giving birth is a monumentally life-changing experience. Why do it alone? Throughout history, women have labored with the support of...
  3. Healthy Recipes

    Pregnancy rumors surface when Kate Middleton refuses to eat peanuts

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    During a recent royal appearance, The Duchess of Cambridge sparked pregnancy rumors by declining the opportunity to eat a well-known...
  4. Pregnancy

    How birth affects breastfeeding

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    It takes 60 muscles for an infant to master the suck-swallow-breathe reflex, so it's no wonder that a baby's birth affects their...
  5. Relationships

    Making babies the old-fashioned way

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    According to the World Health Organization, roughly one in six couples will struggle with infertility and about 70 percent of them...
  6. Pregnancy

    4 Health changes to make before conceiving

    You and your partner have finally made the decision to have a baby. Congratulations! But preparing your body for pregnancy isn’t...
  7. Baby Names

    How to combine baby names

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    Looking for the right baby name for your little girl or boy? Perhaps you can't decide between two names or even want to incorporate...
  8. New Moms

    Contractions: Braxton Hicks or are they for real?

    Braxton Hicks, while great practice for the uterus, can be a real nuisance to an expecting mother in the final days. Here are some...
  9. Pregnancy

    First pregnancy milestones

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    Every woman’s pregnancy is different. Her first can be drastically different than her second. Some women never experience so much as...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...