Pregnancy & Childbirth Sitemap - Page 11 2014-12-17

How to Use a Breast Pump Exclusively
A look at how to use a breast pump exclusively to feed your baby breast milk.

Mistakes Made When Interviewing Obstetricians and Midwives
Most of us hire the first doctor or midwife on our insurance list or that our friends give us. This can lead to unsatisfying birth experiences. So here are ways to avoid the most common mistakes when hiring an OB or midwife

Fifth Disease and Pregnancy - Parvovirus 19
A diagnosis of fifth disease during pregnancy can be frightening. Here's what you need to know about the symptoms, treatment and risks to your baby.

Materials Used to Close a C-Section Incision - Page 4
A gallery of c-section photos accompanied with common questions. In this photo, a woman's scar is closed using staples.

Baby Girl Names That Begin With S - S Baby Girl Names
If you need a baby girl name that begins with an S, look no further!

Medications for Preterm Labor
Preterm labor is something that happens to some women in pregnancy. There are treatments to try to delay the birth or stop it. Which medications and treatments might you be offered?

Getting the Most out of an Epidural in Labor
Getting an epidural in labor can be a great form of pain relief. Here is how to get the most out of an epidural in labor.

Pinterest Boards for Pregnancy
Pinterest is a great way to capture ideas and to plan for your pregnancy from building the perfect nursery to planning a baby shower and beyond.

Pinterest Boards for Pregnancy
Pinterest is a great way to capture ideas and to plan for your pregnancy from building the perfect nursery to planning a baby shower and beyond.

Caffeine Increases Risk of Miscarriage
Studies show that caffeine increases the risk of miscarriage in non-smoking women with normal fetuses.

How Many Cesareans Are Safe to Have?
As the cesarean rates rise and the vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) rates fall, there are more woman having multiple cesareans. Just what are the risks involved with cesarean the second or more time around?

Surviving the Summer Heat in Pregnancy
How to handle the hot, humid summer while pregnant. You can still have fun in the sun while pregnant.

What to Do When the Epidural Doesn't Work
While an epidural should give you good pain relief in labor, do you have a back up plan in case the epidural doesn't work?

What Does a Lighter Line on a Pregnancy Test Mean?
Are the lines on your pregnancy test lighter than the example? Could mean pregnancy.

Pregnancy Testing and Pregnancy Symptoms
The ins and outs of pregnancy tests including which types there are and when and how to take them. Should you take a pregnancy test based on pregnancy symptoms? What signs of pregnancy indicate pregnancy?

Valentine's Day-Inspired Baby Names
Find the perfect name for your Valentine's Day baby. Here's a list of Valentine's-related names for both girls and boys.

Preventing Stretch Marks Picture Gallery
Stretch marks are something that nearly every pregnant woman will worry about. These colored indentations on the skin, usually found on the abdomen, thighs, breasts and arms are one part of the normal skin changes of pregnancy, but can you prevent stretch marks? Does everyone get stretch marks?

Are You Hosting a Gender Reveal Party?
Revealing your baby's gender at a party is a lot of fun and a great way to let everyone know at one time.

Doula for C-section?
Does the use of a professional labor support person benefit the family who delivers by cesarean section?

Contraction Timer App Reviews
A look at various apps and websites for contraction timer apps for iOS and Android.

Gathering the Supplies for the Game
The rice baby shower game is a traditional game that is fun for all ages. It sounds easy, but it's actually quite difficult!

Preparing the Rice - The Rice Baby Shower Game
Getting the rice ready for the rice baby shower game isn't hard, but it's an important step.

Preparing the Safety Pins - Baby Shower Rice Game
Preparing the safety pins will allow you to enjoy the game without worrying about someone being hurt by open pins.

Mixing the Safety Pins and Rice (Baby Shower Game)
Mixing the rice and the safety pins needs to be done well or the game doesn't work as well.

Playing the Baby Shower Rice Game
Now it's time to play the game! Pregnancy & Childbirth.

Stork Parking and Special Parking for Pregnant Women
Should expectant and new mothers be given preferential parking spots? Look at the controversies surrounding this seemingly innocuous idea.

Surviving a Second Pregnancy With a Toddler
Congratulations on expecting another baby! But how do you manage the strain of pregnancy when you are trying to chase a toddler?

Gender Preference of Doctor During Pregnancy
Do you have a gender preference in your choice of doctor?

VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean) Birth Videos Links
Are you interested in seeing some VBAC birth videos?

Your Breasts Can Have Stretch Marks During Pregnancy
So, you know that stretch marks are a possibility in pregnancy. But here are some places that might shock you!

Working and Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is best for your baby, you may be concerned about returning to work while breastfeeding. Here are links to help ease the transition and provide you with helpful information.

6 Unexpected Places to Find Stretch Marks in Pregnancy
So, you know that stretch marks are a possibility in pregnancy. But here are some places that might shock you!

6 Unexpected Places to Find Stretch Marks | Stretch Marks in Pregnancy
So, you know that stretch marks are a possibility in pregnancy. But here are some places that might shock you!

6 Unexpected Places to Find Stretch Marks | Stretch Marks in Pregnancy
So, you know that stretch marks are a possibility in pregnancy. But here are some places that might shock you!

6 Unexpected Places to Find Stretch Marks | Stretch Marks in Pregnancy
So, you know that stretch marks are a possibility in pregnancy. But here are some places that might shock you!

6 Unexpected Places to Find Stretch Marks | Stretch Marks in Pregnancy
So, you know that stretch marks are a possibility in pregnancy. But here are some places that might shock you!

Can You Take Medication for Morning Sickness?
If you have really bad morning sickness, you may wonder if you can take medication for morning sickness. There are medication both prescription and over the counter that you can take for morning sickness.

Pregnancy Euphemisms - Other Words for Being Pregnant
Pregnancy euphemisms are words that we use to describe the state of being pregnant. But what are we hiding behind the pregnancy euphemisms?

Diabetes in Pregnancy
A look at being a pregnant diabetic.

What if My C-Section Scar Is Irritated? - Page 7
A gallery of c-section photos accompanied with common questions. If you have an irritated scar, here are tips (and photos) that will help.

Jelly Beans as Alternative to Glucola
Did you ever wonder if there was an alternative to the standard glucola drink? Try jelly beans!

Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy
Pregnancy can cause lots of weird symptoms, including bleeding gums. Do you have pregnancy gingivitis?

Ways to Support a New Mom Recovering From a Cesarean
A quick guide to things that can help a new mom after she's had a cesarean birth.

Reasons to Use Cloth Diapers
Cloth diapers on a baby are cute! Do they really help the environment? What about cost less? Here's what you need to know about cloth diapers and your baby.

How to Listen to Baby's Heart Beat in Pregnancy - Stethoscope
Hearing your baby's heart beat for the first time is an amazing feeling. Here are the different ways that your midwife or doctor might listen to your baby's heart beat in your prenatal care visits.

Listen to Baby's Heart Beat in Pregnancy
Hearing your baby's heart beat for the first time is an amazing feeling. Here are the different ways that your midwife or doctor might listen to your baby's heart beat in your prenatal care visits.

How to Listen to Baby's Heart Beat in Pregnancy - Fetoscope
Hearing your baby's heart beat for the first time is an amazing feeling. Here are the different ways that your midwife or doctor might listen to your baby's heart beat in your prenatal care visits. Page 3.

How to Listen to Baby's Heart Beat in Pregnancy
Hearing your baby's heart beat for the first time is an amazing feeling. Here are the different ways that your midwife or doctor might listen to your baby's heart beat in your prenatal care visits. Page 4.

Top Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Books
Everyone needs a good pregnancy book to read while you're expecting. Here are some of my favorite books, from classic pregnancy books to new ones and even a couple of breastfeeding books to boot too.

What Is Newborn Phototherapy?
A look at how phototherapy helps to treat newborn jaundice.

Swollen Fingers in Pregnancy: What to Do With Your Rings
Swelling in pregnancy is normal. but it can mean that your rings don't fit anymore. What solutions are there?

Can I Request an Elective C-Section?
Are you allowed to request an elective c-section without a medical reason?

Infant Carriers & Slings - Top 10 Products
Great ideas for hands free carrying of baby, including discrete nursing. Great baby shower gifts!

Pregnancy Workout DVDs - Yoga, Pilates, Exercise and Fitness
Working out at home with a DVD is so easy these days, even when you're pregnant. The exercise programs available include yoga, pilates, aerobics and more.

How to Make a Pregnancy Announcement
How to surprise your relatives and friends with your big news.

Well Baby Checks - Schedule for Visits to the Doctor
Most pediatricians will see your baby for well visits or well baby checks. These help ease your mind and follow your baby's growth and development to quickly spot issues that need addressing.

10 Steps of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
Hospitals have a lot of influence over everything mothers do. Here are the steps that can drastically improve a mother's chances of reaching her breastfeeding goals.

Interventions for Labor and Delivery
We all hope that childbirth will go smoothly. Most women are dreaming of a nice, quick labor and birth. However, some women will have complications or require interventions due to issues like induction. Some of these interventions include: IV, fetal monitoring, breaking your water with an amnihook, forceps or a vacuum extractor. Here is information on these practices in labor and birth, including what they are and how to try to avoid them.

Natural Childbirth Birth Videos Collection
Watching birth videos has become a pregnancy past time. Here are some natural childbirth birth videos for you!

Causes of Postpartum Hair Loss and What to Do
There is a moment in the life of most postpartum women, when you realize your hair is falling out - in clumps. What are you supposed to do about it? What's normal and what's not?

A Guide to Cesarean Scars
If you've had a cesarean, you've got a scar to care for after the birth. Here's the scoop on healing and minimizing the looks.

How Long Does It Take a C-Section Scar to Heal?
C-section scar healing takes places at different rates for everyone. What influences how quickly the incision will heal after your c-section? Page 10.

What type of abdominal incision is used in a c-section?
The abdominal incision for a c-section can vary from woman to woman.

What type of uterine incision is used in a c-section?
The incision made on your uterus during a c-section may not match the abdominal incision.

What if I Have Pain at My C-Section Scar? - Page 5
A gallery of c-section photos accompanied with common questions. Here are tips on what you should do if you feel pain at your scar.

Is it normal for my c-section scar to itch?
Itching can be normal as a part of the healing process after a c-section.

Is it normal to have a numb c-section scar?
Do you have numbness near your c-section scar?

How Big Will My C-Section Scar Be? - Page 9
A gallery of c-section photos accompanied with common questions. In this photo, a woman shows off her healed seven-month-old scar.

5 Things Happy Pregnant Women Do
Pregnancy does not have to be a really stressful and sad time. Here are tips to a happy pregnancy.

How to Become a Childbirth Educator
Interested in finding out how to become a childbirth educator? Here, learn what questions to ask yourself and where to get certified once you decide.

Stork Bites and Angel Kisses on a Newborn
Stork bites, angel kisses and other red spots on a newborn are a condition called nevus simplex, or salmon skin, and often fade over time.

Is Microwave Usage Safe During Pregnancy?
Microwave use in pregnancy is worrisome to many pregnant women. So is it safe for use during pregnancy?

Pregnancy Skin Products for Stretch Marks and Dry Skin
There are plenty of products out there that are available for pregnancy skin care, including to try to help relieve itching and hopefully reduce stretch marks.

HPV and Genital Warts - Treatment and Diagnosis
About two-thirds of people who have sexual contact with a partner with genital warts will develop warts. Page 2.

Human Papillomavirus and Genital Warts
A look at HPV research. Pregnancy & Childbirth. Page 3.

What Is a Pregnancy Test Evaporation Line?
Pregnancy tests are something you really care about the answer on. So when you've got questions about the resulst you need to know now! This is a discussion of something called an evaporation line on pregnancy tests.

Chlamydia Infection & Pregnancy: Treatment
A fact sheet about chlamydia in pregnancy including testing, treatment and effects on pregnancy. Page 2.

Effects of Chlamydia Infection on Pregnancy
A fact sheet about chlamydia in pregnancy including testing, treatment and effects on pregnancy.

Induction of Labor (Why, When and How)
Everything you need to know about inducing labor including how and why labor is induced the benefits and risks of different types of induction from Pitocin to Castor oil.

Ways to Naturally Induce Labor (Page 2)
Everything you need to know about induction of labor including how and why labor is induced the benefits and risks of different types of induction from Pitocin to Castor oil. Page 2.

Gift Suggestions for Pregnancy Loss, Miscarriage or Stillbirth
A look at various gifts that you can purchase to help remember a baby who was lost to miscarriage or stillbirth.

Definitions of Common Terms Used in Labor and Birth
Welcome to your second childbirth class at our online childbirth class! This week we will learn about how labor begins, how your body prepares for labor and continue with a relaxation for labor and birth. Sign up for this free class and join us on the journey to learn about pregnancy and labor and birth.

Is Sunbathing in Pregnancy Okay?
Sunbathing in Pregnancy: Not as safe as you might think.

5 Ways to Hide Your Pregnancy to Others
Sometimes you're just not ready to announce your pregnancy. Here are some ways to help you keep your secret a little bit longer...

Best Way to Treat Miscarriage
What type of care is better for a known miscarriage?

Do I need a special detergent to wash my baby's clothes?
Do you really need to wash baby's clothes with special detergents?

Breastfeeding; Starting Out Right
Breastfeeding; Starting Out Right, inlcuding tips for the first feeding latching on and problems that may arise.

How to Stay Glam While Pregnant - Makeup and Skin
Finding out how to stay glam during the long months of pregnancy as your skin changes.

Pregnancy - Listening to Your Baby's Heartbeat at Home
Do you want to hear your baby's heart beat?

Prenatal Visits in the Second Trimester
How often should you see your doctor or midwife for appointments in the second trimester of pregnancy?

Second Trimster Ultrasound Photos - Pictures of Babies from the 2nd Trimester
Check out these ultrasound photos of the second trimester. Including 3D ultrasounds. Page 2.

Natural Childbirth: Preparation and Benefits
A lot of women still have natural childbirths. Learn what you need to know about the preparation and benefits of having your baby without medication.

Trichomoniasis
A fact sheet on Trichomoniasis and pregnancy, including treatment, prevention and more. Page 2.

Finalists for 2012 Best Pregnancy Magazine
The finalists for 2012 Best Pregnancy Magazine have been announced. Be sure to make your vote count!

Some breastfeeding myths...
Breastfeeding myths that you are likely to hear during pregnancy or as a new mother. Page 2.

Breastfeeding: Starting Out Right
How to get breastfeeding off to a great start. Page 2.

What Is a Transverse Lie? - Definition
Transverse lie is a type of fetal position.

Avent Breast Pump (Manual)
The Avent Breast Pump is a great manual breast pump for occasional use.

Functional Baby Shower Gift Wrap
Baby shower gifts are fun to give, but here are some great ideas for neat ways to wrap your baby shower gifts in a fun and functional way.

Baby Shower Diaper Game Supplies
The baby shower diaper game is good for a laugh and is always a hit, particularly at co-ed baby showers. Have you tried this game?

Baby Shower Diaper Game Label Each Diaper
The heart of the baby shower diaper game is in the set up. You'll need to start by labeling each diaper.

Baby Shower Diaper Game - Create an Answer Key
An answer key will help you when it comes time to score the baby shower diaper game.

Baby Shower Diaper - Place the Candy in the Diapers
It's time to get the diapers ready in the baby shower diaper game!

Baby Shower Diaper Game - Microwaving the Diapers
It's time to microwave the diapers!

Playing the Baby Shower Diaper Game
Game on! It's finally time to play the Baby Shower Diaper Game.

Fetal Head Molding in a Newborn Baby
Fetal head molding, in which your baby's head becomes misshapen during the birthing process, might be frightening to see. Here's why you shouldn't worry.

Cesarean Section
Cesarean section is about a third of the total births in the United States. Many argue that this number is too high. Though there are certainly reason that it is needed. Read what you need to know about this potentially life saving surgery.

IV Fluids in Labor
IV therapy in labor has benefits for some women and not so much for others. Learn when it is appropriate to use this intervention and why it's used.

Breaking Your Water (Amniotomy)
Breaking your water is used as an induction of labor method or as a way to speed up your labor. Learn the risks and benefits.

External Fetal Monitoring - Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM)
Electronic fetal monitoring is used to watch the baby during labor. It can be done intermittently or continuously.

Internal Fetal Monitoring (IFM) - Continuous Electronic Fetal Monitoring
Internal fetal monitoring can be a real life saver when external monitoring is inaccurate. It is often used in inductions and with the internal uterine pressure catheter.

Intrauterine Pressure Catheter (IUPC)
The intrauterine pressure catheter is used to monitor the amount of pressure in the uterus. It is used frequently in the induction of labor.

Forceps in Labor & Delivery
Forceps deliveries still occur. Learn about when they are needed and how they are performed.

Vacuum Extraction - Labor & Delivery
Vacuum extraction has replaced many forceps deliveries. Learn about this technique used to help bring a baby down into the birth canal to be born.

Epidural Anesthesia
Epidural anesthesia is the most popular form of anesthesia in childbirth. How is it done and is there anything you need to know before you say yes to the anesthesiologist.

Signs of Postpartum Depression (PPD)
Do you know the warning signs of postpartum depression or what to do if someone you know and love experiences them?

Medications for labor?
Should you take medications for the labor and birth of your baby? What you need to know to make the right decision for you without all the drama. Page 2.

Answer Pregnancy Test
This pregnancy test has is known for being accurate. Read a full review of this and other pregnancy tests.

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV or Vaginitis) in Pregnancy
A quick look at bacterial vaginosis and the risks in pregnancy.

Advice from Other Natural Childbirth Mothers
What does it take to have a natural birth? Is anyone doing it anymore? Where do you go for support if you want to give birth without medications? Page 2.

7 Ways to Use a Tennis Ball for Labor
Looking for multiple uses for the oldest labor support tool in the bag?

Stillbirth
Stillbirth is the death of a baby after 20 weeks gestation.

Five Gifts Picks for the Mother-To-Be
Mother's Day is a celebration of motherhood, and that includes the expectant mother. Though these gifts are also good for any day or baby showers.

A Baby is Born - Deliver a Baby
A baby is born! A simple how to deliver a baby at the end of pregnancy in an emergency situation.

6 Reasons to Delay Baby's First Bath
Your baby's first bath is best delayed, here's why...

Decorating Your Nursery
There are so many options and ideas about nursery decorations and themes. Here are some tips to help you stream line your thinking when it comes to baby's room.

Romantic Thoughts for Pregnancy
Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean that the romance is over. Learn how to add a bit of romance to your life.

Fetal Positions in Labor and Birth - Leopold's Maneuvers
Every baby lays in the pelvis a certain way. This will tell you a bit about labor, birth and how to help ease pain and speed labor.

Fetal Positions for Labor and Birth
Every baby lays in the pelvis a certain way. This will tell you a bit about labor, birth and how to help ease pain and speed labor.

Fetal Positions for Labor and Birth
Every baby lays in the pelvis a certain way. This will tell you a bit about labor, birth and how to help ease pain and speed labor.

Fetal Positions for Labor and Birth
Every baby lays in the pelvis a certain way. This will tell you a bit about labor, birth and how to help ease pain and speed labor.

Fetal Positions for Labor and Birth
Every baby lays in the pelvis a certain way. This will tell you a bit about labor, birth and how to help ease pain and speed labor.

Fetal Positions for Labor and Birth
Every baby lays in the pelvis a certain way. This will tell you a bit about labor, birth and how to help ease pain and speed labor.

Fetal Positions for Labor and Birth
Every baby lays in the pelvis a certain way. This will tell you a bit about labor, birth and how to help ease pain and speed labor.

Fetal Positions for Labor and Birth
Every baby lays in the pelvis a certain way. This will tell you a bit about labor, birth and how to help ease pain and speed labor.

Fetal Positions for Labor and Birth
Every baby lays in the pelvis a certain way. This will tell you a bit about labor, birth and how to help ease pain and speed labor.

Yoga in Pregnancy - Fitness for Pregnancy
Can Yoga help you have an easier pregnancy and birth? This form of fitness is spreading in popularity in pregnant women.

What a Newborn Baby Really Looks Like
When you think of what a baby looks like, you probably picture a three month old baby from an ad. The truth is that most newborns look very different.

Discussions on Becoming a Mother and Motherhood
Does becoming a mother happen the moment you get a positive pregnancy test? Or perhaps when they hand you the baby? Several mothers discuss motherhood.

Sympathetic Pregnancy: Couvade Syndrome - Sympathetic Pregnancy Strikes Men
Why is the father-to-be gaining weight too? Could it be a sympathetic pregnancy, also known as couvade syndrome?

Preventing Stretch Marks in Pregnancy
A look at preventing stretch marks in pregnancy and what can really be done to help you.

Timing Is Everything in Treating Stretch Marks
When trying to decide how to get rid of stretch marks, don't wait too long - timing is everything.

Creams and Lotions for Stretch Marks After Pregnancy
After pregnancy you have more options for helping to minimize and get rid of stretch marks with retinol creams and lotions.

Lasers for Stretch Marks
Can you use laser to help get rid of stretch marks?

Sharon Muza, LCCE, CD(DONA)
The bio for Sharon Muza, contributing writer.

Can you measure hCG levels in your urine?
A look at how pregnancy tests work, particularly when it comes to telling you how much hCG is in your urine.

Telling Your Baby's Sex by Ultrasound
If you're preparing for your own ultrasound to tell if you're having a girl or boy, this quick guide will help you distinguish the girls from the boys.

How Can You Tell if It's a Girl? - Ultrasound
When doing an ultrasound to determine the sex of your baby, an ultrasound technician will actually look for girl genitalia - labia and clitoris.

How to Find Out if Your Baby Is a Boy - Ultrasound
When the ultrasound technician is looking for a boy, they are looking for the turtle sign. This may be harder to tell some some babies than others.

Erections on Ultrasound
Sometimes in ultrasound, you can see an erection of a baby boy. This makes it easier to determine the sex of the baby.

Age Makes a Difference in Ultrasound Testing
How far along you are in your pregnancy can make a huge difference in being able to tell the sex of your baby.

Finding Out the Sex of Your Baby - Ultrasound
3D ultrasound are often more accurate because you can actually see parts as opposed to guessing from shadows. The images are often very clear.

Umbilical Cord Stump
Your newborn baby's appearance may come as a surprise, so let's start with the umbilical cord stump.

What a Newborn Baby with Vernix Looks Like
Vernix is a milky, cheese-like substance that covers your baby's skin. Every baby is covered in vernix, even if you don't see it at birth.

Blue Hands and Feet in a Newborn Baby
Newborn babies often have blue hands and feet, a condition called peripheral cyanosis or acrocyanosis, in the hours after birth.

Newborn Baby with Lanugo
Lanugo is a soft fur that covers baby's body before birth, sometimes you can still see some after birth too - here's where you'll want to look.

Puffy Eyes in a Newborn Baby - Causes
Most newborns have puffy eyes as a direct result of the rigors of labor and birth. They are standard fare and, usually, no cause for concern.

Gifts for Fathers-to-Be
Every dad-to-be needs to feel loved and pampered too. These are some cool items you can get as a gift for that expectant dad as he waits for his new baby to let him know he is not forgotten.

Doulas & Labor Support
Doulas, professional labor support, have been shown effective in providing women with support and reducing complications.

Maternity Bathing Suits - Swim Suits in Pregnancy
Getting into a bathing suit is usually the least desired feeling in the world, add pregnancy to the mix and you can really worry about how you'll look. Here are some great tips for finding a maternity bathing suit to help you feel great during your pregnancy.

How to Hold a Baby: The Sling Hold
Holding your baby hands free requires a sling or baby carrier, but it's a great thing to add to your list!

How to Hold a Baby for Feeding, Calming Carrying and More
Holding your baby is such a joy. There are special holds for feeding your baby, calming your baby, carrying your baby and much more. Here is what you need to know step by step to holding your baby.

How to Hold a Baby: The Cradle Hold
The cradle hold is a common hold for baby.

How to Hold a Baby: The Belly Hold
This is a great hold for burping a baby or when your baby has gas.

How to Hold a Baby: The Hip Hold
Think of this as a great hold for the older baby, when you just have one arm needed.

How to Hold a Baby: Shoulder Hold
Babies love the shoulder hold because they can hear your heart beat.

It's a girl born in water!
Mom is able to find out the sex of her baby after the water birth.

Settling in with Baby After Water Birth
Getting settled in after giving birth is the same after a water birth.

Leaving the Water Birth Tub
Eventually mom and baby leave the tub and move to the bed or someplace to sit.

Relaxing with Mom in the Water Birth Tub
Often mom and baby will hang out and bond a bit in the water birth tub before getting out.

Mom Brings Baby Out of the Water at Birth
This mom lifts her baby out of the water as it's born.

Pushing the Baby Out at a Water Birth
Pushing in water isn't any more difficult in a water birth. In fact, it helps you get in more positions.

More Breastfeeding Myths
More Breastfeeding Myths. Pregnancy & Childbirth. Page 2.

Financing Pregnancy - Can we afford to have a baby?
How much will it cost you to be pregnant? What do you have to have to have a baby?

C-Sections and Family Centered Birth
How to plan a c-section that is more birth than surgery. Page 2.

Is my girlfriend pregnant?
Sometimes dad is more interested in taking a pregnancy test than mom is, here's what to do in that case.

Drugs for Labor?
Do you need to have drugs to give birth? What about natural childbirth? What are the option for pain relief in chilbdirth? Page 2.

Medela Freestyle Breast Pump
Medela Freestyle Breast Pump - a review of Medela's newest breast pump for pumping and returning to work or every day breast pumping.

A Guide on How to Breastfeed Your Baby
A simple step by step guide to breastfeeding your baby. From starting a feeding, to getting a good latch and finishing your feeding...

Choosing a Breastfeeding Position
A simple step by step guide to breastfeeding your baby. From starting a feeding, to getting a good latch and finishing your feeding...

Supporting the Baby While Nursing
A simple step by step guide to breastfeeding your baby. From starting a feeding, to getting a good latch and finishing your feeding...

Baby Placement at the Breast
A simple step by step guide to breastfeeding your baby. From starting a feeding, to getting a good latch and finishing your feeding...

Latching Your Baby On
A simple step by step guide to breastfeeding your baby. From starting a feeding, to getting a good latch and finishing your feeding...

What to Look and Listen for While Baby is Nursing
A simple step by step guide to breastfeeding your baby. From starting a feeding, to getting a good latch and finishing your feeding...

Finishing a Feeding
A simple step by step guide to breastfeeding your baby. From starting a feeding, to getting a good latch and finishing your feeding...

7 Things to Consider for Your Birth Plan
So you're getting ready to have your baby and you need to give some thought what your ideal birth would look like and what preferences you do have.

8 Reasons People Don’t Hire Doulas
Using a doula is something many moms don't consider, many times because they are operating under the misunderstanding of what a doula is and what a doula does. Have you heard these doula old wives tales?

Writing a Birth Plan
How to get your preferences for birth known by your doctors, midwives and nurses.

Pregnancy After Stopping Depo Provera Shots
How long has it been since you've had Depo? That will be the key in how likely you are to be pregnant.

The Causes of Preterm Labor - An Overview
Preterm birth is a scary prospect for any mother-to-be. Knowing what you are up against and who is at risk can help prevent preterm labor.

How to Prevent Pregnancy Test Mistakes
When you want to know if you're pregnant, you want to know now! But many people worry about the accuracy of the home pregnancy test. The truth is, they are very accurate, as long as you don't make some of these common mistakes.

Is It Normal to Have Dreams On Cheating in Pregnancy?
A reader asks if it's normal to have dreams about cheating while pregnant. Read the short answer and see what others have to say.

Childbirth Class Options
Choosing a childbirth class can be very difficult. There are so many classes out there. Here is the scoop on many of the childbirth education organizations.

10 Reasons to Choose VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)
Some quick ideas why a vaginal birth after previous cesarean (VBAC) might be right for you and your baby.

What are the signs of anemia in pregnancy?
There are many signs of anemia in pregnancy, but do you know what they are or when they are different from normal pregnancy symptoms?

Handling a Second Pregnancy With the First Child
Having your second baby is very different from your first pregnancy. (And it's not just that you can't nap when you want to nap!)

Herpes in Pregnancy
A fact sheet on genital herpes and pregnancy, including treatment, testing and effects on pregnancy. Page 2.

Can Geintal Herpes Cause Other Problems in Pregnancy?
A fact sheet on genital herpes and pregnancy, including treatment, testing and effects on pregnancy. Page 3.

Bella Band - Maternity Clothes and Accessories
The Bella Band is an accessory to maternity clothes, designed to extend the life of your pre-pregnancy and maternity clothes.

The Drano Test in Pregnancy - Fact or Fiction?
The Drano Test has long been touted as a method to determine if your baby is a girl or boy. Is this fact or old wives tale? Test this urban legend.

The Truth About Drano and Sex Prediction
Find out what experts say about Drano as a way to predict the sex of your baby.

Facts About The Drano Test
The Drano Test meets urban legend guru, David Emery.

Ultrasound in Pregnancy to Determine Sex of a Baby Girl
At week 17 you can see this baby is clearly a girl.

22 Week Girl Ultrasound
Mom is 22 weeks along with a baby girl in this ultrasound photo.

Using Ultrasound to See a Girl at 20 Weeks
This baby girl is 20 weeks via ultrasound.

Hamburger Sign Girl Ultrasound - Photo
Have you heard that the hamburger sign means baby girl in ultrasound?

Hamburger Sign - It's a girl - Week 19
These three white lines spell girl for this mom! Another example of the classic hamburger sign in ultrasound.

Ultrasound from Week 23 - It's a girl.
This area is clearly mark GIRL at 23 weeks into pregnancy.

20 Week It's a girl! Ultrasound
This baby girl is found at the 20 week ultrasound!

End of Pregnancy Ultrasound Says Girl
Most of us don't have ultrasounds at 38 weeks, here is what a girl looks like this close to birth.

A 16 week baby girl ultrasound.
This 16 week ultrasound says girl, it's early to tell for many.

3D Ultrasound at 35 Weeks
A 3D ultrasound at 35 weeks says girl!

Preparing to Meet Your Breastfeeding Goals
Breastfeeding can get a bad reputation as something that is hard to do. My argument is that a lot of it is the lack of knowledge, support and preparation. Here's how to help breastfeeding go smoothly from the start.

How to Bathe a Baby
Bathing a baby is a simple and fun task for a mom or dad. Here are some quick tips and tricks to make bathing your newborn fun and simple.

How to Bathe a Baby
Bathing a baby is a simple and fun task for a mom or dad. Here are some quick tips and tricks to make bathing your newborn fun and simple.

How to Bathe a Baby
Bathing a baby is a simple and fun task for a mom or dad. Here are some quick tips and tricks to make bathing your newborn fun and simple.

How to Bathe a Baby
Bathing a baby is a simple and fun task for a mom or dad. Here are some quick tips and tricks to make bathing your newborn fun and simple.

How to Bathe a Baby
Bathing a baby is a simple and fun task for a mom or dad. Here are some quick tips and tricks to make bathing your newborn fun and simple.

How to Bathe a Baby
Bathing a baby is a simple and fun task for a mom or dad. Here are some quick tips and tricks to make bathing your newborn fun and simple.

How to Bathe a Baby
Bathing a baby is a simple and fun task for a mom or dad. Here are some quick tips and tricks to make bathing your newborn fun and simple.

How to Breastfeed Your Baby
Breastfeeding is a great way to feed your baby. But how to breastfeed is a lost art and a quickly evolving science. How can you get the information you need to know to have a successful, pleasant experience with your baby?

Can I get pregnant if I just stopped birth control?
How long does it take for your birth control to wear off?

Home Birth Parent Supply List
If you are planning a home birth you will need a few supplies. Here is a sample parents supply list for a home birth.

Second Baby Shower - Do All Babies Deserve a Baby Shower?
Are baby showers for second babies appropriate? Have a look at some of the reasoning for the pros and cons.

Prevention of the First Cesarean - Reducing the Rates
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a statement with the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM), that states they

5 Signs You Have Good Breastfeeding Class
Taking a breastfeeding class before you have your baby is a great idea! There are so many things to learn, the problem is that not every class is created equally. So how do you know if you have a good breastfeeding class or a bad one?

Planning for a Cesarean Section Birth
When a cesarean section is necessary, there may be preferences that the family has for what happens at the birth. Writing some of these down can be helpful for the family, doctors and nurses. Do you have a cesarean birth plan?

The Cervix - Online Childbirth Class
Wondering where your cervix is and what it does in labor?

Timing Contractions
Timing contractions is a great skill to have in labor. Learn before the contractions start.

Comfort Measures for Labor
Here are some helpful comfort measures for labor.

How Labor Begins
Wondering if you'll know when labor begins?

Beginnings of Labor
The beginnings of labor can actually vary, mom to mom.

Real Labor or False Labor?
Real Labor or False Labor? Pregnancy & Childbirth.

Late Pregnancy Discomforts and Relaxation for Childbirth
Wondering about how you'll feel at the end of pregnancy and what you can do about it?

Relaxation for Labor
Relaxation for Labor. Pregnancy & Childbirth.

Weaning from the Breast Pump
A gentle guide to weaning from the breast pump.

Choose the Sex of Your Baby Old Wives Tales
A look at a collection of old wives tales surrounding choosing the sex of your baby.

Baby Boy Names That Begin With M - M Baby Boy Names
Looking for a baby boy name that begins with M? Look through these baby names.

Fitness for Pregnancy
Fitness is pregnancy is a hot topic. Being fit can help you stay healthy during pregnancy, it can reduce the likelihood of complications during labor and actually make labor shorter. One of the biggest benefits is that it makes losing weight after you have the baby easier. Try it out!

Prenatal Yoga Workout with Amy Griffith Review
A review of Prenatal Yoga Workout with Amy Griffith on DVD.

Cradle Hold Breastfeeding Position
How you position your baby at the breast can have a large impact on your comfort with nursing. Did you know that there are many positions that feel good to nursing mothers? Try the cradle, cross cradle, football hold and many more with these pictures of breastfeeding mothers and babies.

Cross Cradle Breastfeeding Position
The cross cradle is a great position to try when breastfeeding. It allows you better use of your hands.

Football Hold Breastfeeding Position
If you've had a cesarean, the football hold can be a great breastfeeding position.

Side Lying Breastfeeding Position
The side lying position for breastfeeding can promote rest or protect an incision if you had a cesarean birth.

Saddle Hold Breastfeeding Position
The saddle hold is great for older babies or babies who are congested.

Twin Cradle Hold Breastfeeding Position
How you position your baby at the breast can have a large impact on your comfort with nursing. Did you know that there are many positions that feel good to nursing mothers? Try the cradle, cross cradle, football hold and many more with these pictures of breastfeeding mothers and babies.

Twin Cross Cradle Hold Breastfeeding Position
How you position your baby at the breast can have a large impact on your comfort with nursing. Did you know that there are many positions that feel good to nursing mothers? Try the cradle, cross cradle, football hold and many more with these pictures of breastfeeding mothers and babies.

Twin Football Hold Position for Breastfeeding
This is a classic twin breastfeeding position because of it's ease and comfort.

Twin Saddle Hold Breastfeeding Position
This is a great breastfeeding position for babies who are older, but it also helps out when you have babies who don't feel well because of congestion or ear aches.

Laid Back Breastfeeding
A look at the laid back breastfeeding position for babies.

Breastfeeding Affirmations
Breastfeeding affirmations are designed to help you instill and reinvigorate your faith in your body, your baby and the process of breastfeeding. Given all the struggles and harsh words that can be heard on a daily basis, having something positive to focus on can help you, even before you've had your baby.

Mixing Formula (Powdered) - Gathering Your Supplies
Preparing powdered infant formula sounds fairly easy, but there are still a few things you need to know to keep your baby safe.

Mixing Formula (Powdered) - How much formula do you need?
Preparing powdered infant formula sounds fairly easy, but there are still a few things you need to know to keep your baby safe.

Mixing Formula (Powdered)
Preparing powdered infant formula sounds fairly easy, but there are still a few things you need to know to keep your baby safe.

Mixing Formula (Powdered)
Preparing powdered infant formula sounds fairly easy, but there are still a few things you need to know to keep your baby safe.

Mixing Formula (Powdered)
Preparing powdered infant formula sounds fairly easy, but there are still a few things you need to know to keep your baby safe.

Mixing Formula (Powdered)
Preparing powdered infant formula sounds fairly easy, but there are still a few things you need to know to keep your baby safe.

Preparing for an Epidural
Before you can get an epidural in labor, you will need to have certain tests and safety measure put in place to care for you and your baby.

Getting an Epidural
The actual procedure for the epidural may take longer than you think, but here's how it all works.

What You Will Feel with an Epidural
Wondering what parts of labor you will still feel is you choose an epidural for your labor?

Labor with an Epidural
Here's what happens to your labor when you choose an epidural.

What to do if the epidural doesn't work.
Ever wonder what happens if your epidural doesn't work well enough? You do still have options.

Epidural Risks
There are some draw backs to using an epidural, no matter how hard we try to reduce the risks.

Epidural Recovery
Once labor is over, here's what happens to the epidural.

Crash Course on Cesarean Sections
Everything you need to know about cesarean section from the decision to incision and recovery.

Medication and Breastfeeding
Some medication can be taken while breastfeeding. Here's how you find out what is safe...

Positions in Labor You May Not Have Considered
Many people don't think of all the positions that they really have available for their use in labor. Here are some that often get overlooked.

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Birth Should Be Your Greatest Achievement
Are you fearful of birth or do you see it as a great achievement?

A new baby is...
New babies are great for thinking to the future and the possibilities ahead.

What Little Girls Are Made Of...
Forget sugar and spice, this is what little girls are made of...

Having a baby is life falling in love again...
Reducing the fear of birth can help you reach a point where love is what you experience.

Be a Good Mom
Don't stress over being the perfect parent. Realize that there is a measure of good enough.

Dreaming of Angels
Babies are angels... Pregnancy & Childbirth.

Quotes About Parenting, Pregnancy, and Life
Some wise words and deep thoughts about pregnancy and parenting.

Pregnancy Basics
Come watch your baby and your body grow with many informative articles on the joy and fear of expecting a baby!

Conception Quiz
Do you know what it takes to get pregnant? Do you know what you need to do before you get pregnant? When do you ovulate? Test your preconceptional knowledge.

Boy or Girl?
Will your baby be a boy or a girl? Use technology or folk lore to find out! Including photos! Can you influence this before your baby is born?

Postpartum
Now that the baby is here, you may be a bit shocked at how quickly you go from pregnant princess to postpartum Cinderella. Here's the real scoop on recovery, pain, life with a new baby, getting your body and your groove back.

Your Baby
Watch your baby grow during pregnancy with ultrasound pictures and more detailed explanations of what's going on in pregnancy, then follow their development as a newborn by learning how to watch for developmental signs.

How to Get Pregnant
There are a lot of things to keep in mind when planning pregnancy. It includes taking care of your health and that of your partner, and finding someone to help care for you, and so much more. Are you ready?

Treatments for Pubic Bone Pain in Pregnancy
Pubic bone pain in pregnancy can be normal but painful. Here is what causes it, why and how to cope.

Am I Pregnant?
A look at the pre pregnancy planning and first weeks of pregnancy from prenatal vitamins and ovulation, to conception and the positive pregnancy test.

I Missed My Period - Am I Pregnant?
A missed period is one of the many reasons one might suspect a pregnancy. Find out the various reasons why you would have missed your period.

Does My Pregnant Belly Tell Me if It Is a Girl or Boy?
The old wives were busy telling tales that you can look at a pregnant woman's abdomen and tell whether or not her baby was a girl or a boy based on the size and shape.

It's a Boy! Ultrasound in Pregnancy
Ultrasound can be used to determine if your baby is a boy or a girl in pregnancy. Here are the photos of a 23 week old baby boy.

Hypothyroidism and Pregnancy Considerations
Did you suffer from hypothyroidism before you were pregnant? What does that mean for your pregnancy?

New Baby Diaper Decoder
Wondering what your new baby's diapers mean? Here's a quick guide to the poop.

New Baby Diaper Chart Vaginal Mucous
Sometimes baby girls have a vaginal discharge that can be bloody after birth.

How Safe Is Pregnancy After 35?
The good news about pregnancy after 35, making your midlife pregnancy a safe, healthy and happy experience.

What is pelvic rest?
A look at why you might be told you need to give it a pelvic rest.

Natural Childbirth
Getting through labor without drugs, how to do it and where to find support.

Stretch Marks & Skin Changes
Badges of honor or horrid scars? What to do about stretch marks! Photos included. Also info on acne and other skin changes of pregnancy.

Apps for Learning Relaxation and Meditation
Trying to decrease your stress in pregnancy? These apps and videos are very helpful at preparing you for labor as well as reducing your stress now.

4 Types of Car Seats for Baby
There are lots of different types of car seats available. But which one is the best bet for your baby? Is one safer? Does one last longer? Figure out which works best for your family.

Four Types of Car Seats for Baby (With Photos)
There are lots of different types of car seats available. But which one is the best bet for your baby? Is one safer? Does one last longer? Figure out which works best for your family.

4 Types of Car Seats for Baby
There are lots of different types of car seats available. But which one is the best bet for your baby? Is one safer? Does one last longer? Figure out which works best for your family.

Signs of Labor
Ever wanted to know what the process of labor looks like? Here are the stages of labor starting with the signs of labor.

Early Labor
Early labor is often misunderstood and underappreciated. Do you know how to cope?

Transition
Transition is what I call TV labor, it's the shortest but hardest part and the part they often show on TV because it can be so dramatic.

Active Labor
Active labor is where the labor contractions really pick up and grab your attention.

Placenta Third Stage
The placenta's birth is often overlooked, but you've got one last job to do.

Pushing
Pushing is the last bit of labor before your baby arrives.

I Avoid an Epidural Because...
Have you ever wondered why a woman would choose to not have an epidural in labor? Here's a glimpse at some of the possible reasons.

Bye Bye Blemishes Kit
Do you have an issue with acne in pregnancy? Here is a nice look at how the Bye Bye Blemish Duo worked for our reviewer.

4 Signs Your GYN Isn't the Right OB for You
You've got a GYN so you think you're settled for life until that big fat positive pregnancy test comes along...

Are X-rays in Pregnancy Safe?
Women have been long told to avoid x-rays while pregnant. There might actually be times when needed - so what do you do?

Selecting the Right Pregnancy Test
Pregnancy test instructions broken down step-by-step with helpful hints along the way!

New Baby Diaper Chart Day One Meconium
All new parents seem to want to talk about is the diapers of their new baby. Here you can see what a normal newborn baby's diapers look like from meconium to regular stools. Includes both breast and formula fed babies.

New Baby Diaper Chart - Transitional Stool - Stage One
All new parents seem to want to talk about is the diapers of their new baby. Here you can see what a normal newborn baby's diapers look like from meconium to regular stools. Includes both breast and formula fed babies.

New Baby Diaper Chart - Transitional Stool - Stage Two
This stool is less thick than meconium and indicates your baby is eating enough to move stool.

New Baby Diaper Chart Transitional Stool - Stage Three
Transitional stool is when your baby moves from meconium to regular stools.

New Baby Diaper Chart Breastfed Stool
Ever heard of baby poopl referred to as mustard?

How and Why Labor is Induced (Reasons and Risks)
Sometimes you need labor to start sooner because of a medical issue with mom or baby. Here's how that works...

Labor Station - Pregnancy and Childbirth
How your baby's position relates to the pelvis in labor.

Can You Have Pregnancy Symptoms Before Missed Period?
Some moms feel pregnancy symptoms even before they miss their period. Were you one of them?

Benefits of Rooming In with Your Baby
Rooming in after birth is when your baby stays in your room with you, as opposed to spending the majority of the time in the hospital's nursery.

What is in a new baby's layette?
What baby clothes are necessary for the new baby's layette?

Baby Shower Games
Collections of games galore! There is definitely something for everyone from serious to silly.

5 Ways to Deal with Sore Breasts in Pregnancy
Sore breasts are an early sign of pregnancy, but how do you deal with it?

Candy Platter Baby Shower Game
If you love good clean fun, lots of laughs, and candy - this is the perfect game for your next baby shower!

Le Mystere Nursing Bra Review
A look at the Le Mystere Nursing Bras for breastfeeding moms.

Ashley Benz
Ashley Benz is a mom and writer. She's here to share some of her wisdom with others.

Reasons to Hire a Doula for Your Birth
Hiring a doula or professional labor support for your birth is a great idea. Here are many reasons why having a doula at your birth is in your best interest.

Baby B's Birth Story
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B's Birth Story
An amazing story of love, loss and birth. (With a happy ending!)

Baby B's Birth Story
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Baby B's Birth Story
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What is a D and C? (Dilation and Curettage)
A look at the surgical procedure known as D & C or dilation and curettage in pregnancy and miscarriage treatment.

Top Pregnancy Workout Videos and DVDs
It's hard enough finding the time to work out, but videos offer a great solution. Here are some of my favorites to keep you healthy in pregnancy.

Free Pregnancy Books on Kindle
Looking for some free books on pregnancy to read on your Kindle?

What Happens After an Epidural in Labor
Ever wonder what happens after an epidural, particularly in terms of postpartum pain relief?

Quiz: Am I having twins?
With multiple birth rates on the rise, you may wonder if maybe your bundle of joy isn't really bundles plural. This quick and easy quiz can help you sort out fact from fiction in the great scheme of things and help you determine if you're possibly having twins!

What Is Safe to Take for Hemorrhoids in Pregnancy?
Hemorrhoids are a common condition in pregnancy. But what medications are safe to use in pregnancy to treat hemorrhoids?

33 Week Ultrasound of a Boy
33 Week ultrasound of a baby boy.

It's a Boy!
This baby boy is 19 weeks into pregnancy.

28 Week Baby Boy Ultrasound
This baby boy is shown at 28 weeks via 3D ultrasound.

28 Week Ultrasound of a Boy
A third trimester baby boy ultrasound.

It's a Boy! 18 Weeks
This is a fairly early ultrasound of a baby boy at 18 weeks.

23 Week Ultrasound of Baby Boy
23 weeks into pregnancy and you can clearly see that this baby is a boy.

34 Weeks Pregnant Baby Boy Ultrasound
You don't often see 34 week ultrasounds, but here is this little boy.

14 Week Baby Boy Ultrasound
Barely out of the first trimester and here's a baby boy ultrasound.

37 Week Boy Ultrasound
37 weeks into pregnancy and this baby is definitely a boy.

3D Ultrasound - Level II Ultrasound
3D ultrasound can provide different information to your medical team in pregnancy.

Creative Ways to Reveal the Sex of Your Baby
Looking for a fun way to announce whether you're having a boy or girl? Here are a few ways to keep the suspense going with a big thrill at the end.

Pink or Blue Balloons
Use balloons to announce if your baby is a girl or boy.

Baby Shower Reveal
A fun way to share the sex of your baby by using your baby showers guests! Do you have the will power it takes?

Hi, my name is…
Use your belly to share the girl or boy announcement!

Using a Mix Tape to Reveal the Sex of Your Baby
Everyone loves a mix tape! Here's a fun way to let this background music announce the sex of your baby.

Hide the Sex of Your Baby in a Blog Post
Have your blog readers find the hidden clues to tell the sex of your baby.

Make a Video to Announce the Sex of Your Baby
A video is a great way to announce the sex of your baby.

Fortune Cookies Reveal the Sex of Your Baby
You can use fortune cookies to reveal the secret sex of your baby.

The Envelope, Please!
Share the news of girl or boy with a secret envelope.

Pink or Blue Cake
Using cake to tell the world if you're having a girl or boy is fairly popular right now. Here are some ideas to use this for yourself, even with twins.

Top Double Strollers
If you're looking for a double stroller, here are some great ones to try.

Frequent Urination in Pregnancy
Frequent urination can be a sign of early pregnancy. This symptom can start in early pregnancy and continue through the third trimester.

4 Reasons to Take a Pregnancy Test
A look at why you might consider taking a pregnancy test, even if you aren't trying to get pregnant.

10 of the Most Common Early Pregnancy Symptoms
What are the most common pregnancy symptoms? When you think you're pregnant you want to know now, but how can you do that?

Things You Think You Know From Baby Kicks
What do your baby's kicks tell you about your baby's personality?

6 Things To Do with Your Placenta
Trying to figure out what the fuss is about the placenta? Did you know that you had options after the birth as to what happened to your placenta.

Feeding Your Baby
There is a lot to talk about when it comes to feeding baby. You can feed your baby a number of ways and might need help, no matter what you chose. Here I'll discuss your options, how to breastfeed and work, the deal on breast pumps, weaning, and more.

Cesarean Section Quiz
Are you prepared for a cesarean birth? As the cesarean birth rate soars, it's important to know everything you can about this common surgery to help you give birth to your child.

The Labor & Birth Quiz
Labor and birth can be a very exciting time in your life. It is definitely one of the most memorable. Learning to work your way through can help you enjoy the experience and relax. Here is our basic level quiz!

5 Things to Say to a Breastfeeding Mom
Words of support go a long way for breastfeeding mothers. What do you say to let them know they're doing a great job?

Using a Rebozo in Pregnancy and Birth
Using a Rebozo in Pregnancy, Labor, Birth and Postpartum for Comfort and Promoting Progress

9 Reasons Women Want an Epidural
A look at common reasons why women choose epidural anesthesia.

Am I Pregnant?
Am I pregnant? When you want to know if you are pregnant it can seem like a sea of possibilities. When do you listen to your body? When should you take a pregnancy test? Do you need to see a doctor or midwife right away? Here are some answers to your biggest questions about signs of pregnancy, being pregnant and taking the pregnancy test.

Valentine's Day Gifts for Pregnant Moms
Here is a look at some fun Valentine's Day gifts for pregnant women. Will you be a hero or a zero this Valentine's Day?

Choosing a Pediatrician for Your Baby
A pediatrician should be your best friend when it comes to caring for your baby. So how do you pick a pediatrician?

Lamaze Breathing
Breathing for labor is something that used to be taught in many childbirth classes as a type of distraction from the pain. Here is a look at the techniques you may learn.

Symptoms of Pregnancy
Symptoms of pregnancy are those things that can cause aches, pains and general annoyances in pregnancy. Think vomiting, back ache and the like. You'll also find information on dealing with these pesky symptoms.

Holiday Related Baby Names, Baby Showers and More
If you are expecting a baby near a holiday, there may be special customs or celebrations that will take on special meaning. You might even be inclined to throw a themed baby shower or choose a baby name related to that holiday. Come look through the holidays and see what is offered.

Baby Showers
Are you looking to throw the baby shower of the year? Or maybe you're just looking for a fun, low key way to celebrate the new baby in your life. I've got you covered here with information on baby shower games, etiquette, food, decorations, and so much more.

Your Pregnant Body
Your body changes in pregnancy - that's a fact! The truth is there are so many ways that your life changes physically and emotionally. How is your baby growing? What's happening this week? Is the new symptom a normal one or what?

For Fathers Only
Including dad in your pregnancy is a great way to promote father-infant bonding. There are many things dad can do to help make pregnancy enjoyable for everyone and prepare for the birth of the baby and life afterwards.

Signs & Symptoms
A look at the common and not so common signs of pregnancy. It's not all a missed period and morning sickness. How to tell when it's time to take a pregnancy test to answer the question of

Welcoming Ceremonies for Baby
Welcoming your new baby in a special way is something most families do. Here is a look at some of the options that you have for a religious or other type of welcoming to your baby.

Premature Babies
A look at what happens when a baby is born before the end of pregnancy and some of the challenges the family faces.

Newborn Babies
Wonder what to expect from your newborn bundke of joy?

Pregnancy Fruit Punch
Pregnancy Fruit Punch for a baby shower treat.

Party Punch
This party punch is very simple but tastes very good! Compliments every time.

Pink Baby Shower Punch
This fun baby shower punch is a great pink drink for a girl shower or for boys.

Party Punch for Baby Showers
This easy recipe is great for any baby shower.

Kevin's Party Punch
Kevin's Party Punch for a quick and easy baby shower punch.

Baby Sleeping Fruit Salad
Baby Sleeping Fruit Salad is a cute fruit salad for your next baby shower.

Strawberry Lime Punch
Everyone loves punch! And a baby shower is the perfect place to serve this cool delicious treat with straberries and lime...

Postpartum Sitz Bath Recipe with Comfrey
This is the recipe for a homemade sitz bath with herbs to aid in the healing of sore muscles and perineum after giving birth.

Pregnancy Foot Scrub - A Pregnancy Foot Scrub for a Blessingway or Spa Treatment
Looking for a great foot scrub to help ease your swollen or tired pregnant feet? This pregnancy foot scrub will definitely help you out!

Yea Ole' Green Baby Shower Punch
Yea Ole' Green Baby Shower Punch is a sweet and yet tart punch for baby showers.

Pregnancy Discharge - Leukorrhea Symptoms
Some pregnant women have a normal vaginal discharge in pregnancy called leukorrhea. Don't panic.

Top 100 Boy Names in 2012
Boy names are ranked by popularity for the year 2012 based on birth certificates.

4 Types of Car Seats for Baby
There are lots of different types of car seats available. But which one is the best bet for your baby? Is one safer? Does one last longer? Figure out which works best for your family.