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What Not to Say in to Someone in Labor
You might have heard that there are things you shouldn't say to a laboring woman. Here are some of them....

Questions to Ask When Preparing to Become a Doula
Are you interested in helping women and their families when giving birth? Ask yourself these questions first. Maybe you'd be a great doula!

14 Breastfeeding Myths Disproved
There are many myths surrounding breastfeeding, and unfortunately, misinformation may prevent some women from breastfeeding their babies. Learn the truth.

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Epidural Window During Labor: Is There a Time Limit
Many people believe that there is a time during labor when an epidural is no longer an option. This isn't true for most births.

Ancient Chinese Gender Chart - Girl or Boy?
The Ancient Chinese Gender Calendar is designed to tell you the sex of your baby based on your age at conception and a magical formula.

Induction of Labor Birth Stories
Read a personal birth story from a woman who went through induction of labor, as well as her experience with a VBAC after 3 cesareans.

How to Bottle Feed Your Baby
A step by step guide to bottle feeding your baby. Learn how to choose a bottle, what temperature is appropriate, and how to position bottle and baby.

How to Bottle Feed
A step by step guide to bottle feeding.

How to Bottle Feed
A step by step guide to bottle feeding.

How to Bottle Feed
A step by step guide to bottle feeding.

How to Bottle Feed
A step by step guide to bottle feeding.

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Twins, Triplets and Other Multiple Pregnancies
There are lots of multiple pregnancies these days from twins to higher order multiples. Here are answers to common questions about multiples.

What to Do if Your Pregnant Belly Itches
So your pregnant belly is itching? What can you safely do to relieve the itching?

Sore Nipples While Breastfeeding
A look at what causes sore nipples and how you can help both prevent them and heal them.

How To Shave Your Legs While Pregnant
Shaving your legs while very pregnant can be hazardous to your health! Humorous but practical, here's the how to for those who dare...

The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep Book Review
A look at the book: The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep from Kathleen Kendall-Tackett and Wendy Middlemiss about what research says about infant sleep.

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?

5 Ways to Deal with Sore Breasts in Pregnancy
Some women experience sore breasts as a part of early pregnancy. Here are some coping skills if you find yourself in pain.

Popular Baby Names in Texas
Looking for the most popular baby names from Texas? Look no further, boy names and girl names for the last decade.

7 Tips for Safer Cesarean (C-Section) Surgery
Did you know that you can take a few simple steps on your own to make cesarean birth safer?

Popular Alaskan Baby Names
Looking for the most popular baby names from Alaska? Look no further, boy names and girl names for the last decade.

Pregnancy: AFP Testing (Alphafetoprotein)
Do you know about the blood testing that can be done in the second trimester to screen for Down Syndrome and neural tube defects?

If an Epidural is Used in Labor
A guide to childbirth using pictures - getting an epidural.

How the Cervix Opens to Give Childbirth
In this guide to childbirth using pictures, learn how your cervix dilates and effaces in preparation for childbirth.

Fetal Head Molds
A guide to childbirth using pictures - how your baby's head fits through the birth canal.

Bonding with Your Baby
Bonding with your baby - a picture guide to childbirth.

Third Stage of Childbirth
Placenta - guide to childbirth using pictures.

A Picture Guide to Childbirth
A guide to childbirth using pictures - the ninth month, preparing for childbirth.

The Mucus Plug and Breaking Bag of Waters
In this guide to childbirth using pictures, learn how the mucus plug and breaking the bag of waters are good indicators that your baby is ready to be born.

Baby's Head is Born
Baby's head is born - guide to childbirth using pictures.

Non-stress Test for Fetal Well Being in Late Pregnancy
The non-stress test is a prenatal test helps determine how your baby is doing at the end of your pregnancy.

5 Ways You're Doing Your Pregnancy Test Wrong
Pregnancy tests are very accurate, as long as you don't make some of these common pregnancy test errors.

Online Baby Pools
Here are some online places to set up a baby pool for your friends and family to have some fun guessing your baby's statistics.

Man on Top (Missionary)
The man on top position is great for early to mid pregnancy. Pregnant sex has the potential to be great sex, but the positions you use can make all the difference in the world. The can help you be more comfortable, so come and explore pregnant sex positions.

Take a load off your feet and try a seated sex position.

With a bit of balance, these standing positions are great in pregnancy.

Rear Entry (Doggie Style)
Rear entry is a great position for sex in the later months of pregnancy.

Woman on Top
Woman on top is a great position for the third trimester.

Sex Positions for Pregnancy
Pregnant sex has the potential to be great sex, but the positions you use can make all the difference in the world.

What are the rules of baby shower etiquette?
Baby shower etiquette has really changed in the last few years. From second baby shower, to hostesses and invitations - what's appropriate?

Perineal Massage
Learn more about how perineal massage can protect your perineum before birth. Can you prevent tearing and episiotomy in your labor?

How to Manage Postpartum Depression
Most mothers will have periods of elation and joy, followed by despondency and depression. These drastic mood swings are based on hormonal shifts.

6 Simple Pregnancy Announcements
When you find out you are pregnant you probably want to tell people in a really grand way! Here is how to share your big news.

5 Ways to Cope with Heartburn in Pregnancy
Heartburn in pregnancy is a very common symptom from the beginning to the very end. How should you cope with it?

Visiting Hours and Policies at Your Hospital
Every hospital and birth center have​ a different set of rules and policies for postpartum visitation as well as rules for visitors in labor.

Average Labor Time: How Long Should I Expect It to Be?
First time moms often wonder just how long the average labor time is. Learn about some of the reported averages for the length of labor and delivery.

Second Trimester Pregnancy Guide
The second trimester is often called the honeymoon of pregnancy. You start feeling better, feel your baby move and share your good news!

Stay Upright and Mobile for Labor and Delivery
Moving in labor is a great source of comfort and control for many women. It can also help speed up your labor! So why do so few women actually do it?

Saving Money on Getting Pregnant
Getting pregnant doesn't have to cost you a lot of money, despite the fact that there are a ton of fertility products available. Learn how to save money.

Newborn Jaundice
Jaundice can be a very normal incidence in the newborn period. Learn what jaundice is and what you need to do to protect your baby.

New Year's Baby Names
Well maybe you didn't get that tax break by having your baby before December 31st, but having the first baby of the new year has it's own fun. Here are some New Year inspired baby names.

True Knot in the Umbilical Cord
This fairly uncommon occurrence is a complication of the umbilical cord known as a true knot. Read more about this complication here.

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.

A Guide to Planning a Baby Shower - Ideas & Suggestions
Are you in charge of planning a baby shower? This guide will help you cover your bases and throw the best shower you could imagine.

Loneliness and Depression During Pregnancy
Depression in pregnancy is possible and the awareness of this problem is growing.

Danger Signs to Watch for in Pregnancy
Complications in pregnancy often have warning signs. This is a good start for the most common warning signs and what they might mean.

When can you schedule a cesarean section?
When you know that you need to schedule a cesarean to give birth you may want to know when you will schedule this around your due date.

Hospital Stay After Having a Baby
Some moms don't like the mandatory lengths of stay after having a baby. Some moms want to go home hours postpartum, others want to stay​ longer.

10 Pregnancy Sleep Tips
Learn how you can get a better night's sleep during pregnancy.

Why am I bleeding in pregnancy?
Bleeding a pregnancy warning sign. Though some women find that they experience bleeding or spotting in pregnancy and have no problems, just the spotting. What's going on?

Women Reflect on Motherhood
A look at what mothers-to-be and mothers think about motherhood - the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Colic in the Breastfed Baby
Colic in the Breastfed Baby, inlcuding tips for dealing with colic and how mother's diet may contribute to causes of colic.

6 Reasons You Need to Plan Conception
There are a few reasons you might want to plan your conception time. Here are some of the more common reasons that you may want to try to plan conception.

Second Stage Childbirth Class
This is class four in the online childbirth class. Here I talk about pushing, and the second stage of labor.

Vocalization in Labor
Vocalization is labor is one way to help stay calm.

Positions for Pushing
Pushing in labor is how your baby comes out. There are many positions for pushing that can make this easier and less painful.

The Urge to Push in Labor
You've heard about the urge to push in labor, here's a break down of the various types of urges you might feel.

How a Baby Helps Be Born
The baby actually helps you in labor. The movements can help the baby come out more quickly.

Third Stage of Labor
The third stage of labor often gets no conversation, but it is important to the safety of mom and baby.

Labor Support and Doulas for Labor
The use of professional labor support, a doula, can be very helpful in labor.

Who needs a doula?
Who needs a doula for labor or postpartum?

Birth Plans
Birth plans are a way to ensure that your entire birth team are on the same sheet of music.

Visualization Techniques for Labor and Birth
Using visualization for labor and birth is a great form of relaxation.

5 Reasons to Track Your Menstrual Cycle
You may be a bit shocked to learn that tracking your menstrual cycles has so much to do with your health. Here are just a few reasons to track.

What to Expect During Pregnancy Week 25
Have you felt your baby move yet? In week 25, you should be feeling your baby - and might even be having others feel the baby at this point in pregnancy.

Reasons to Take a Hospital Tour Before You Give Birth
A hospital tour gives you lots of help in making a decision about which hospital and it prepares you for when you will go to give birth to your baby.

10 Reasons to Quit Smoking in Pregnancy
Smoking in pregnancy is a big no no. There is a ton of evidence to show you the reasons it is dangerous.

9 Reasons You May Not Want to Exercise in Pregnancy
You know you're supposed to exercise​ in pregnancy, but sometimes you shouldn't. Learn more about circumstances that would limit exercise.

Why would I need a first trimester ultrasound?
The first trimester ultrasound is not a routine ultrasound for most practitioners. There are many reasons why someone might need ultrasound in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy.

Treating Yeast Infections in Breastfeeding
Yeast infections are a common source of painful breastfeeding or nipple pain. It can also be a diaper rash or rash in your baby's mouth.

How Dads Can Help While Laboring at Home
Dads may worry about laboring at home, but here are so ways to ease his concerns and have him help.

Dads and Getting to the Hospital
Getting to the hospital is always shown as something that's wild and hectic, it's really not that way for most couples.

Dads and Early Postpartum
A look at what dads can do in the early postpartum period to help mom.

Ten Tips, Hints, and Reminders for New Dads
Ideas to help new dads deal with a baby and becoming a father, which includes breastfeeding​, helping other children, and the blues.

How to Keep Your Cool When Expecting Your Second Baby
Expecting baby two isn't as easy as you'd think, even though you've been there and done that. Here are some tips on how keep cool with baby number two.

10 Tips for Grandmas About Birth
Ever wanted to have a frank discussion with your mother or mother-in-law about birth? Here are some things she should know.

What to Expect During Pregnancy Week 22
Your baby is really busy doing important things this week. In addition to growing bigger, your baby is working on eyebrows.

Preventing Stretch Marks Picture Gallery
What you need to know about stretch marks. Did you know you can get postpartum stretch marks? Did you know your weight gain matters?

5 Things You Shouldn't Tell Yourself When Pregnant
It can be really easy to fall into the trap of negativity when pregnant, but here are five things you shouldn't say to yourself when pregnant.

Things to Think About Before You Get Pregnant
Getting pregnant isn't just about the actual act of conception. A well-planned pregnancy has many things that go into planning way before conception.

5 Things to Build a Calm Room for Labor
How does the stuff around effect your labor? A lot. Here are ideas to create the perfect environment for you in labor.

An Overview of Pregnancy Week 42
This is it! It's really the end of pregnancy now. The vast majority of women will have their babies by the end of this week. Learn more.

Overview of Pregnancy Week 41
Down to the wire, you're probably facing lots of questions as to why you're still around. Learn more.

Pregnancy Perspective
If you live to be 72, that's 26,280 days. Pregnancy is a mere 280 days on average. A little perspective on those rough days can help.

Stretch Marks are what?
Ever thought about stretch marks?

A Baby Makes…
A look at what a baby makes out of your life…

Everyday that you are pregnant...
Sometimes being pregnant requires patience, even when you're really tired of being pregnant.

Babies are nice...
Having a baby is special, but sometimes it gets lost in the every day of the postpartum life.

Pregnancy and Birth Knit Us Together
We should come closer together as women because of the shared experience of motherhood and pregnancy.

Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear.
It is sad to hear of so many women fearing giving birth. There are things you can do to help conquer those fears before having a baby.

Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder...
How do you feel about the body changes in pregnancy? Carrie Fisher nails it.

Having kids is like a frat house...

Quotes and Inspiration for Pregnancy
Looking for inspiration in pregnancy? Here are quotes about pregnancy and parenthood to help you laugh and smile about the days to come.

The Power of Contractions
Worried about the power and intensity of labor? You're not alone.

If a doula were a drug...
Doulas can help you feel more calm and confident in birth.

Sleep like a baby?
Do you worry about how well your baby will sleep once born?

Labor Ends When…
It's common to believe that once the work over labor is done, you're home free. The truth is, it's just begun.

I like trying to get pregnant...
Getting pregnant is usually more fun to think about than giving birth. What helps you?

When do you become a mother?
A look at when you become a mother in this quote by Alveda King.

Power to Birth
Women have the power to birth and it comes form within.

Let Your Monkey Do It
Let go, your body knows how to give birth. Ina May Gaskin, midwife, and her famous quote on instinct.

Look like a Goddess in Labor
Looking for a quote about what good support in labor looks like?

Know Your Options
You do have options when it comes to pregnancy and birth, don't let anyone tell you differently.

Pregnancy Loss Books for Children
These books address pregnancy loss for kids, a tough but important subjects for siblings.

Before You Buy Breast Pads
Buying a breast pad is a very important decision. Do you want disposable? Do you need wicking? What about plastic pads? How bulky will they be? Learn what you need to know about them before you buy.

What to Expect During Week 17 of Pregnancy
You are almost to the halfway mark in pregnancy. You're hopefully feeling great and enjoying a renewed energy in the second trimester. Your baby is growing as much as your belly is growing!

What to Expect During Pregnancy Week 31
The third trimester is a roller coaster. Your belly grows as does the list of annoying pregnancy symptoms. The good news is that your baby is getting ready to make a debut!

Advice from Other Natural Childbirth Mothers
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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.

Choosing a Care Provider for Your Pregnancy
How to choose a doctor or midwife for your prenatal care, birth and postpartum during pregnancy or before.

Pregnancy Week 30 - Pregnancy Calendar
Did you know that your posture can affect how many pregnancy symptoms you experience here at the end of pregnancy? Learn about how you and baby are preparing for the big day.

How to Celebrate Mother's Day While Pregnant
Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate Mother's Day while pregnant? Here are some family friendly ideas to celebrate before baby is born.

IV, Enema, Catheter for Labor
A look at some common interventions in labor, the IV, a urinary catheter, and enema.

Amniotomy and Episiotomy in Labor
Amniotomy or breaking your water, is a common practice in many hospitals. Learn when this is needed as well as about episiotomy.

Forceps and Vacuum Extraction in Labor
Forceps and Vacuum Extraction have a place in modern labors b

Emotional Relaxation in Labor
Emotional relaxation has many benefits for labor.

Hospital Policy, Interventions and Medications for Birth
A look at how hospital policy plays a part in your birth.

Epidural Anesthesia and The Walking Epidural
Many women choose some form of epidural anesthesia for labor.

Cesarean Section Class
Sometimes a cesarean birth is required in labor.

Labor Complications and Interventions
This online childbirth class focuses on complications in labor, interventions in labor like fetal monitoring, induction, cesarean section, and medications.

Fetal Monitoring for Labor
Fetal Monitoring is commonly used in labor. Did you know that there are multiple ways to do it?

IV Medication in Labor
IV medications can be the right choice in labor.

Contractions After Birth: After Pains
After pains are contractions that cause pain or discomfort after the birth of your baby. Learn how to cope and who can expect to feel these contractions.

Want to know the sex of your unborn baby?
Want to know the gender of your unborn baby? Find out how ultrasound and genetic testing can help you.

Childbirth Education and Instructors
A look at childbirth education and what you need to know about picking a childbirth class. Also, look into what topics will be covered in class.

True Labor versus False Labor: Am I in labor?
How will you know if it's really labor? Learn to tell the difference between true labor and false labor contractions.

Standardizing How Due Dates are Calculated
Can a new way to calculate pregnancy due dates actually prevent problems later in the pregnancy?

6 Ways to Speed Up a Slow Labor
Labor can be a slow process. When is it a stalled labor and what can you do about it?

How to Deliver a Baby in an Emergency Childbirth
You've probably seen a news show that talks about emergency childbirth, where the baby comes before the mom gets help. Here's what to do.

Multiple Layers of Incisions for a Cesarean Section Photos
This is the incision and the multiple layers the surgeon cuts through when doing a cesarean birth.

Cesarean Section - Step by Step Procedure with Pictures
Why you might need a cesarean birth and what you need to know before, during, and after your surgery.

Cesarean Section Photos: Step-by-Step
Here are the basics of cesarean section surgery in picture format from the beginning of the surgery to birth and the repair.

Suctioning Amniotic Fluids: Cesarean Section Photos
Ever wonder what happens to the amniotic fluid in a cesarean birth?

Baby Head: Cesarean Section Photos
At last - the baby's head is born!

Getting the Baby Out: Cesarean Section Photos
Here are the basics of cesarean section surgery in picture format from the beginning of the surgery to birth and the repair.

Wound Care After a Cesarean
What happens after a cesarean birth, in the immediate postpartum period.

Words of Encouragement for Laboring Women
What you say to a woman in labor matters a lot. What words are you choosing? Here is a cheat sheet on what to say.

5 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks
Pregnant women need healthy snacks to meet the caloric needs of their changing bodies in pregnancy. Here are some snacks to enjoy during pregnancy.

Sex During Pregnancy and Pregnant Orgasm
Don't be embarrassed to ask questions about pregnant sex - it's a good thing. From positions to pregnant orgasms and more.

What to Expect During Pregnancy Week 33
The 33rd week of pregnancy is here, and you're feeling okay, if not a bit large. What's going on with your baby, and your partner?

Reasons You Should Hire a Doula If You Want an Epidural
A look at how a doula can help a mother planning on using an epidural in labor.

Thanksgiving Baby Names
Are you looking for baby names with a Thanksgiving theme?

Tips for Taking a Pregnancy Test
Use these tips when taking your first home pregnancy test to help you get the best results.

A Personal Story of Miscarriage
Sometimes, sharing your story of loss can be therapeutic​. Here, a husband and wife share their personal story of a miscarriage.

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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.

Tips to Help You Keep Your Cool With a Summer Pregnancy
Here are a few tips to keep cool in the warmth of the summer sun.

What to Expect During Week 34 of Your Pregnancy
By the time you've reached week 34 of pregnancy, you realize that you don't have much of your pregnancy left to prepare for your baby's arrival.

Reasons to Choose a Midwife for Your Pregnancy Care
Midwifery care is growing in the US. Here are some of the most common reasons that women choose midwives to handle their pregnancy and birth care.

What to Expect During Pregnancy Week 37
If your baby decides to be born now, labor won't be stopped. But many babies have more growing to do. Find out what the finishing touches are for your baby.

City Baby Names
Some popular baby names are the names of cities or places. Have you considered one of the city baby names?

What to Expect During Pregnancy Week 27
Week 27 sees the end of the second trimester of pregnancy. What changes will you see? Your belly grows, so does your baby.

What to Expect During Pregnancy Week 36
You and baby are getting ready as you enter this last month of pregnancy. Settle back and enjoy the last weeks before baby is born.

Online Childbirth Education Class on Labor Transition
What to expect from labor from start to finish, transition to pushing.

Progressive Relaxation for Labor
Progressive relaxation is a simple technique to help you keep calm in labor.

First Stage of Labor
The first stage of labor is the labor part.

Early Labor
The early part of labor is the longest and most comfortable part.

Coping with Early Labor
Don't freak out, learn to manage early labor.

Active Labor
Advice on managing active labor.

Calling the Doctor and Going to the Hospital
Wondering when you should call the doctor and go to the hospital?

Transition of Labor
Transition is the hardest but shortest part of labor for most moms.

Preparing to Push in Labor
Preparing to Push in Labor. Pregnancy & Childbirth.

Labor Positions
The positions you choose in labor can help your labor be more comfortable and move forward.

Reading a Fetal Monitor to Understand Your Labor
A look at the history and application of electronic fetal monitoring.

What Electronic Fetal Monitoring Measures
A look at what electronic fetal monitoring monitors for labor.

The Y Axis of Fetal Monitoring
A look at how to read the y axis on a fetal monitoring strip.

The X Axis of Fetal Monitoring
A look at how to read the x axis on an electronic fetal monitoring strip.

What Type of Monitoring is Best for You
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Why Labor is Good for Babies
The stress of labor offers significantly more benefits for your baby than a scheduled cesarean section. Find out why that's true.

Sharing Sleep With Your Baby in a Safe Family Bed
A look at safe co-sleeping practices so that you and baby can share a family bed together safely.

Do you need an Episiotomy to give birth?
What you can do to protect yourself from an episiotomy, an often unnecessary procedure?

Can I Get Pregnant If I Just Stopped Birth Control?
How long does it take for birth control to wear off? Learn more about how to return to fertility and planning a pregnancy after being on birth control.

What to Expect During Pregnancy Week 28
Welcome to the third trimester! This is the first week of the last trimester and a typically great week. You feel plenty pregnant but still feel great.

Pregnancy Calendar Week 23
Week 23 of pregnancy is a fun week. Have you thought of Braxton Hicks contractions? Are you planning a baby shower?

Swelling in Pregnancy
Swelling is a common pregnancy symptom. There are things that can help reduce the swelling and make you feel better. Do you know when it's a problem?

5 Reasons Not to Take Hospital Childbirth Classes
A look at some of the reasons why a hospital based childbirth class might not be your best option for learning about childbirth.

Switching Your OB During Your Pregnancy
Suddenly you realize that you need to switch doctors. Here you are in the middle of pregnancy and you need a new doctor or midwife. What do you do?

Pregnancy Week 26 - Know What to Expect
Week 26 of pregnancy is a pretty low key week in the second trimester, but that doesn't mean there isn't a lot going on.

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 and you need to know if a girl is pregnant.

What to Expect in the 24th Week of Pregnancy
The 24th week of pregnancy is the point at which your baby has a fighting chance of survival if born early.

Pregnancy Week 14 - Pregnancy Calendar
Welcome to the second trimester of pregnancy. Hopefully you're feeling better and less concerned about some parts of pregnancy.

What to Do if You're Denied a VBAC
A vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC) is rare these days as doctors and lawyers fight over the risks. Learn these six tips if you are denied a VBAC.

Placental Abruption and Late Pregnancy Bleeding
Bleeding in late pregnancy can be really frightening. One cause of bleeding can be the placental abruption.

Effects of Chlamydia Infection on Pregnancy
A fact sheet about chlamydia in pregnancy which includes symptoms, testing, treatment, and its effects on pregnancy.

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Genetic Counseling in Pregnancy
Who needs genetic counseling and what is it as it pertains to pregnancy, including the difference between screening and diagnostic testing.

128 Unisex Baby Names for Boys or Girls
A unisex baby name is becoming a very popular style of name for babies. What names do you consider to be unisex?

How to Make a Pregnancy Announcement
Figure out how to break the news of your pregnancy to friends and relatives by considering these things.

Pregnancy Week 16
The 16th week of pregnancy can be a lot of fun. You might start to feel your baby move, wear maternity clothes and more.

Labor Positions and Pain Relief
The first class in a six part series taught as an online childbirth class, focusing on how to push, pushing positions, birth plans, doulas and using visualization and vocalization.

Online Childbirth Class Overview and Sign Up
A look at the six-week free online childbirth class.

Pain in Labor and Relaxation
The first class in a six part series taught as an online childbirth class, focusing on pain in labor, nutrition and exercise, and the basics of relaxation.

Pregnancy Anatomy and Labor Begins
The second class in a six part series taught as an online childbirth class, focusing on how labor begins, timing contractions, true labor versus false labor.

Hospital Procedures for Birth
The first class in a six part series taught as an online childbirth class, focusing on hospital procedures (IV, catheters, fetal monitoring), medications for pain relief (epidural anesthesia and IV medications), cesarean birth and emotional relaxation.

Baby Care
The first class in a six part series taught as an online childbirth class, focusing on caring for your new baby, the physical and emotional issues of postpartum, and your six week check up.

Comfort Measures for Labor
The third class in a six part series taught as an online childbirth class, focusing on comfort measures and positions for labor, stages of labor, when to go to the hospital or birth center and progressive relaxation.

6 Myths About Childbirth Classes
Myths about childbirth education abound and prevent people from getting some pretty important information about their births.

Quiz: Identifying Postpartum Depression
Are you experiencing symptoms during the postpartum period that makes you worry that you suffer from postpartum depression? Take this quiz to see how your feelings rank in the scheme of postpartum depression (PPD).

What You Can Expect During Pregnancy Week 3
Pregnancy Week 3 - it's almost time! You've ovulated and hopefully you've conceived.

List of Morning Sickness Relief Products
The best morning sickness relief products help reduce nausea and vomiting without drugs. Designer barf bags offer convenience if you still get ill.

The Whelan Method of Sex Selection
If you're wanting to have a baby girl or boy specifically, you might want a look at the natural sex selection method by Elizabeth Whelan, D.Sc.

Pregnancy Week 8: What To Expect
There is a lot going on with your baby in week 8, including your first prenatal visit. Spontaneous movement begins!

The Reality of Hospital Baby Switching
There seem to be stories of hospital baby switching every year. If you're worried, here are some sane solutions to your fears on hospital baby switching.

Help for Those Suffering from Gender Disappointment
There are many people, men and women who sit silently and suffer from gender disappointment. Are you one of them?

The Risks of Using the Withdrawal (Or Pull Out) Method
Wondering what the accuracy of the withdrawal method is as birth control? Learn more about the risks and benefits involved in pulling out during sex.

How Pregnancy Changes Your Belly Button
The belly button of a pregnant woman can be unusual. Learn about changes like keeping a belly button ring during pregnancy, and being touched by strangers.

What Do You Call A Particular Number Of Baby Multiples?
Interested in finding out what you call the different number of babies born at the same time? Read about what to call one baby to eight babies.

Pregnancy Calendar - Month Nine
The home stretch - can you believe it's finally the ninth month of pregnancy? Page 10.

Pregnancy Calendar - Month Two
Have you settled into your pregnancy yet? The second month is all about making peace with pregnancy. Page 3.

Pregnancy Calendar - Month Three
You're almost out of the first trimester - what a joy that usually is for so many moms. Page 4.

Pregnancy Calendar - Month Four
The placenta is a key player in this fourth month of pregnancy. And you might soon know if you've got a baby boy or girl on the way! Page 5.

Pregnancy Calendar - Month Five
Are you enjoying feeling your baby move? Soon others will be able to feel it, but not usually in the fifth month of pregnancy. Page 6.

Pregnancy Calendar - Month Six
The sixth month of pregnancy probably has you feeling fine! Page 7.

Pregnancy Calendar - Month Seven
From the seventh month, your baby is winking with open eye lids and eye lashes. So cute! Page 8.

Pregnancy Calendar - Month Eight
Your baby is putting the final touches on, getting ready for birth. These last months are very critical, so don't be tempted to neglect them. Page 9.

What You Can Expect During Pregnancy Week 35
The 35th week of pregnancy is so close to the end yet can feel so far. How are you doing with frequent urination, heartburn and other pregnancy symptoms?

Common Fertility Questions and How to Get Pregnant
Do you know how to get pregnant? From decision to delivery - do you know how it all starts?

New Baby Boy Names
Looking for some baby name inspiration when it comes to newborn baby boy names?

9 Things Not to Say to Someone After a Miscarriage
What you should never say to a mom who has had a miscarriage or a pregnancy loss.

Day Four of the Postpartum Exercise Routine
The final day of our postpartum fitness workout designed specifically with new mothers in mind. Today we focus on your chest and back.

Day Two of the Postpartum Exercise Routine
The second day of a great postpartum fitness routine that you can easily do from home. This day is fast and easy.

Day One of the Postpartum Exercise Routine
This is the first day of four of the postpartum workout routine designed by Mihai Bagiu, Olympian and trainer for his wife.

Day Three of the Postpartum Exercise Routine
Day three of our at home postpartum exercise routine, are you ready to feel great? This is an arm day!

Bleeding in Pregnancy and Other Signs of Miscarriage
Miscarriage is fairly common in the first weeks of pregnancy. Do you know the signs?

5 Reasons to Not Find Out the Sex of Your Baby
Here are the reasons given by some parents for not finding out the sex of their baby.

How Long Should I Wait Between Pregnancy Tests?
If you've taken a pregnancy test that was negative, you might want to know how long to wait before testing again if your period doesn't come.

4 Great Pregnancy Exercises
Pregnancy exercises are important for a healthy pregnancy and baby. Learn exercises that you can do safely to stay healthy and active.

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?

What to Do if Your Baby Is Breech?
Your baby is heads up at the end of pregnancy, that's called breech. What happens now? What does that mean for your pregnancy and birth?

Pregnancy Week 39 for Mom, Baby & Dad
It's week 39, and you're almost done. Labor is near, even if you don't feel like it will ever happen. What's going on with your body and what can you expect from check ups this week?

Gifts to Announce Your Pregnancy at Christmas
Here are some fun ways to announce your pregnancy this Christmas with cards and gifts that are personalized.

Pregnancy Week 7 For Mother and Baby
Pregnancy Calendar Week 7 sees your baby growing a lot. How are you feeling in early pregnancy?

Gestational Diabetes (GD) in Pregnancy
Gestational diabetes happens in about 4% of all pregnancies. Learn about how it is diagnosed and treated in pregnancy to prevent complications.

Gender Swapping and Unisex Baby Names
Would you use a traditionally male name for your baby girl? What about a unisex name for your baby boy?

When Can You Have Sex After a Cesarean?
Lots of women want to know if they can have sex after a cesarean sooner than a mom who has had a vaginal birth, but the short answer is no.

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Fun Facts About Birth Months
Learn the birthstone and flower for each month as well as a selection of celebrity birthdays for each month.

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Why Pregnant Women Feel Guilty and Why They Shouldn't
Woman can be held to incredibly high standards and even more so when they are pregnant. Learn what many moms feel guilty about and why they shouldn't.

How to Recognize Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH)
PIH, a high blood pressure disorder of pregnancy, has long been one of the major problems for mothers in pregnancy.

Girl or Boy: The Ring Test
There are many ways to predict the sex of your baby. The ring test uses a wedding ring to predict if you're having a baby girl or boy.

How to Induce Labor With Castor Oil
Castor oil is often used as a natural induction technique, but there are side effects you should be aware of, and situations where it is not advised.

5 Reasons for Not Hearing Baby's Heartbeat
Here are reasons why your baby's heartbeat may not be heard towards the end of the first trimester with a doppler.

10 Reasons Your Period Is Late
If your period is late or delayed, you might wonder what is wrong. Pregnancy is often suspected, but it is not the only reason your period may be delayed.

How Much Will I Bleed After Birth and Postpartum?
How much bleeding can you expect after you give birth? Does it matter if you have had a vaginal birth or a caesarean birth? Here's our comprehensive answer.

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy
There are some foods to avoid in pregnancy - do you know what they are and why you should avoid them?

How Many Months Pregnant Am I?
Months over weeks - how many months pregnant are you? Read more about how to use the gestation calculation to determine how pregnant you are.

Absence of Penis on Ultrasound = Girl Theory
Does the fact that you don't see a penis on ultrasound mean that you're having a baby girl? Ultrasound tips and advice.

Your Baby's Sex by Ultrasound - Boy or Girl
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.

Shoulder Dystocia during Birth
Information on a very scary but potentially life threatening complication that can occur during labor and birth.

Compare Ultrasound Photos of Girls and Boys in Pregnancy
Are you interested in comparing the photos of boy and girl ultrasound photos? These ultrasound pictures were taken at various stages in pregnancy.

A Short Period, & Other 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.

Pregnancy Symptoms Soon After Sex
Feeling nauseated and tired? Thinking maybe you are pregnant? How soon after sex can you detect pregnancy?

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

Tips on How to Get Pregnant with a Boy
Having a baby boy is something that is important to some parents. Here are some tips and tricks if you would like to become pregnant with a boy.

5 Signs You're Ovulating
When you're trying to conceive, you want to do anything you can to increase the chances of getting pregnant. Here are some quick and easy tips.

16 Weeks Gestation
Your baby empties his bladder almost as frequently as you do!

Early Pregnancy Fetal Development
The amazing growth that takes in pregnancy starts with the joining of a sperm and egg. From the beginning, your baby goes through a miraculous journey towards birth.

30-32 Weeks Gestation
The end of your pregnancy is in sight. As your baby makes the final adjustments and waits to be born, you can also get ready for life with baby.

4 Weeks of Pregnancy
At 4 weeks of pregnancy, you might not be aware of much, but there is a ton of changes going on with your baby.

8 Week Gestation
Are you almost ready to count baby's toes?

10 Weeks Gestation
Your baby's tail has disappeared! Find out the other amazing things your baby has done this week.

12 Weeks Gestation
The amazing growth that takes in pregnancy starts with the joining of a sperm and egg. From the beginning your baby goes through a miraculous journey towards birth. Watch that development in every stage with pictures of fetal development.

26-28 Weeks Gestation
The amazing growth that takes in pregnancy starts with the joining of a sperm and egg. From the beginning your baby goes through a miraculous journey towards birth. Watch that development in every stage with pictures of fetal development.

The Three Trimesters of Pregnancy
Come walk through all three trimesters of pregnancy as each is unique in how the changes are in your body and with your baby.

Pregnancy Week 5
In week five you've probably figured out that you're pregnant. Come see how fast your baby is already growing.

When Can You Tell the Sex of the Baby?
Anxious to find out if you're having a girl or boy? Here's the scoop on how soon you can find out what the sex of the baby will be.

Diastasis Recti After Having a Baby
A diastasis recti is a common condition after birth, particularly if you've had multiple pregnancies.

Top 100 Baby Names for Twins
Are you looking for baby names for your twins? These were the most popular sets of names for girl/girl twins, girl/boy twins, and boy/boy twins.

What Happens Before a Scheduled C-Section
What are the procedures prior to a scheduled cesarean section? Do they differ from an unscheduled c-section?

Surviving the Summer Heat in Pregnancy
You can still have fun in the sun while pregnant. Here's how to handle the hot, humid summer even when you're expecting.

The Second Pregnancy Differences
Every pregnancy is different, learn how the second pregnancy is different for different moms.

Singing Telegram for Announcing Your Pregnancy for Valentine’s Day
A singing telegram is a traditional Valentine's Day gift - why not use one to sing your pregnancy announcement?

Ideas for Announcing Your Pregnancy on Valentine's Day
It's that time of the year when you profess love for one another, could there be a better time to share the news of your pregnancy? Here are some creative ways to make a pregnancy announcement during Valentine's Day.

Ultrasound Valentine to Announce Your Pregnancy
It's that time of the year when you profess love for one another, what could be a better time than to share the news of your pregnancy? Here are some creative ways to make a pregnancy announcement during Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day Chocolates to Announce Your Pregnancy
These chocolates make a great idea for announcing a pregnancy on this sweet day.

Grandparent Gifts for Valentine’s Day
Want to give the new grandparents a surprise for Valentine's Day?

Sibling Wearables a Valentine’s Day Pregnancy Announcement
These adorable t-shirts will be great for announcing a pregnancy on Valentine's Day.

Balloons for Announcing Your Pregnancy for Valentine’s Day
Need an uplifting Valentine's Day pregnancy announcement? Try balloons.

Can I take Tylenol while pregnant?
Pregnancy and pain sometimes happen at the same time. Is it safe to take pain relievers like Tylenol? Can I take Tylenol while pregnant?

How You Get Pregnant With Twins or Multiples
The miracle of pregnancy times two! From finding out you're having twins to other common questions about being pregnant with one or more babies - we've got answers.

What Is A Foley Balloon Catheter Induction Of Labor?
A Foley catheter is commonly used to remove urine from the bladder. However, it is also used as a non-drug induction of labor.

What Started as a Quadruple Pregnancy...
After infertility, this couple was told that they were having quadruplets.

Common Complications in Pregnancy
Gestational Diabetes, Rh Factor, Breech are among the uncommon complications possible during pregnancy. Here are descriptions.

Books to Help You Prepare for a Natural Childbirth
Here are some great resources to help you prepare for a natural birth.

10 Most Popular Fetal Nicknames
What do you call your baby before birth? Are any of these fetal nicknames on your list?

101 Things to Do When You're Overdue (Or Close)
Most people look at the last days of pregnancy as something to suffer through - here's a way to celebrate these last days of pregnancy! Which ideas will you chose?

Safe, Gentle Ways to Hold a Baby
There are special ways to hold your baby for feeding, calming, and carrying. Here is what you need to know to do it safely.

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: 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.

The Seven Things a Baby Actually Needs
Wondering what are the important baby items? This mother of eight shares her list.

Why You Might Experience Back Pain During Labor
Information on what causes back pain during labor, and how to deal with it, including pelvic tilts, lunges, and different positions for labor and birth.

Pregnancy & Back Pain: Causes and Prevention
Backaches in pregnancy are a frequent complaint. Here is advice on minimizing the amount of time your back hurts by using exercises and other remedies for prevention and cures.

The Rabbit Test: Origin of the Pregnancy Test
Ever wonder how we came up with the idea to test for pregnancy at home? Here's a history of the pregnancy test from rabbits to HPT.

The Myth of a Vaginal Exam at the End of Pregnancy
What does a vaginal exam in pregnancy really tell you and can it really predict when you will give birth?

Can Someone Stay with Me During a C-section
A common questions many moms have is whether or not she can have someone present with her during a cesarean. The answer might surprise you.

5 Unexpected Postpartum Symptoms
Everything after birth seems a bit different, but here are the symptoms that women constantly say surprised them after birth.

When to Get Pregnant After Being on the Pill
Do you need to wait to get pregnant after going off the pill? A look at what matters.

What Is the Dark Line on My Pregnant Belly?
There is a dark line that runs down your pregnant belly - what is it and what does it mean? It's called a linea nigra.

Do I Have to Take a Pregnancy Test in the Morning?
There is a lot of confusion about pregnancy tests and one of the most common questions is whether or not you need first morning urine.

What Is a Three Vessel Cord?
A look a the anatomy of an umbilical cord via ultrasound including a Single Umbilical Artery (SUB), also known as a three vessel cord.

How to Answer "Where Do Babies Come From?"
Where do babies come from? How to answer honestly without laughing or crying when your kids ask this tough question.

How to Write a Birth Plan for Any Labor and Birth Experience
Writing a birth plan to help you express your wishes and concerns for your labor and birth is a great idea. This helps you let your doctors, nurses and midwives know how best to help you in labor and the immediate postpartum. It can include information on pain management in labor including epidural anesthesia, the immediate postpartum as well as baby care.

Finding Your Own Birth Philosophy
What's your philosophy about giving birth? Do you want to use all the technology possible or avoid it at all costs?

Labor Plans
Your birth plan should include how you want to deal with labor pain. This might be a water birth, massage or an epidural.

Birth Plans
Do you have any idea about the position you want to have your baby in? Where does baby go immediately after birth?

Baby Care Plans
After you have your baby, you will want to have a plan for how your baby is cared for in the hospital.

Immediate Postpartum Birth Plans
After you have a baby you may not have thought about what happens to you, but you will still have things to think about including post-birth pain relief.

Contingency Birth Plans
Sometimes your birth plans need to change, sometimes before labor and sometimes during. Here's how to think ahead about your contingency plans.

Third Trimester of Pregnancy Links to Guides
In the third trimester, your thoughts turn to the upcoming birth of your baby and the postpartum period. You will want to learn about labor and birth, breastfeeding, postpartum care and more.

Take a Pregnancy Test
Am I pregnant? It's a legitimate question for many women and one that gets asked frequent. From the first symptom to the pregnancy test - how do you know if you are expecting?

Second Trimester of Pregnancy: Weeks 13-27
If pregnancy is the best time of your pregnancy - why? Here's my take on it and how you should spend your time in the second trimester.

L&D - Vaginal Birth to Cesarean, Epidural to Natural
Labor and delivery is the culmination of pregnancy, but the beginning of parenting. There are many options available today in childbirth. How will you know if you're in labor? Will you have a vaginal birth? Do you want a natural birth or an epidural? Will you need a cesarean? Do you want a doula? Many questions...

How to Create and Use Positive Pregnancy Affirmations
Pregnancy affirmations are designed to help you instill and reinvigorate your faith in your body, your pregnancy and your baby.

Why Lamaze Breathing Can Be Helpful in Labor
You might think that Lamaze breathing is old fashioned but it can still be a useful tool in labor.

How to Take a Pregnancy Test
Pregnancy test instructions broken down step-by-step with helpful hints along the way!

How to Take a Pregnancy Test
How to take a pregnancy test step-by-step with helpful hints along the way!

How to Take a Pregnancy Test
Pregnancy test instructions broken down step-by-step with helpful hints along the way!

How to Take a Pregnancy Test
Pregnancy test instructions broken down step-by-step with helpful hints along the way!

How to Take a Pregnancy Test
Pregnancy test instructions broken down step-by-step with helpful hints along the way!

How to Take a Pregnancy Test
Pregnancy test instructions broken down step-by-step with helpful hints along the way!

How to Take a Pregnancy Test
Pregnancy test instructions broken down step-by-step with helpful hints along the way!

Epidural Procedure for Labor
Here is a step by step look at what goes into an epidural procedure and how it will affect the mom, baby and labor.

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.

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

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

Meconium - Baby's First Stool
Meconium is baby's first stool. When can you see it and why is it an issue?

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.

Your Three Trimester Guide to Pregnant Sex
Sex during pregnancy is a completely normal, enjoyable experience. Here's what you can expect in each trimester.

Your Pregnancy Test Is Positive! Now What?
You're pregnant. The instructions on the pregnancy test don't go much further. Here's some advice on getting through the next few weeks and developing a healthy pregnancy from the start.

Progesterone Treatment in Pregnancy to Prevent Miscarriage
A look at using progesterone in pregnancy to try to help prevent miscarriage. Does it work?

What is Leukorrhea in Pregnancy?
Some pregnant women have a normal vaginal discharge in pregnancy called leukorrhea. Don't panic.

How To Time Your Contractions
Timing contractions is a huge deal in pregnancy - just how do you do it?

Top Ten Books to Read to Your Baby, Even in the Womb!
Here is a list of favorite books to be read to babies before they are born and after!

Coed Baby Shower Games for the Baby Showers with Guys and Gals
You invited the guys to the baby shower? Looking for a great baby shower game to really make your couples baby shower fun? Try some of these coed baby shower games on for size!

Coed Baby Shower Games for the Baby Showers with Guys and Gals
You invited the guys to the baby shower? Looking for a great baby shower game to really make your couples baby shower fun? Try some of these coed baby shower games on for size!

Coed Baby Shower Games - Parent Trivia
You invited the guys to the baby shower? Looking for great coed baby shower games to really make your couples baby shower fun? Try some of these coed baby shower games on for size!

Coed Baby Shower Games for the Baby Showers with Guys and Gals
You invited the guys to the baby shower? Looking for a great baby shower game to really make your couples baby shower fun? Try some of these coed baby shower games on for size!

Coed Baby Shower Games for the Baby Showers with Guys and Gals
You invited the guys to the baby shower? Looking for a great baby shower game to really make your couples baby shower fun? Try some of these coed baby shower games on for size!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Beginning the Staple Removal
A quick look at how the staple removal tool works in removing c-section staples.

Preparing to Remove the Staples After a Cesarean
Your doctor will prepare to remove the staples in a few easy steps.

Removing C-Section Staples (In Pictures)
A look at the types of incision repair after a cesarean or c-section.

Is it painful to have c-section staples removed?
A look at what it feels like to have c-section staples removed.

Your C-section Incision After Staples Are Removed
A look at your c-section scar immediately after your staples are removed.

How Much Does a Blood Test for Pregnancy Cost?
Pregnancy tests can be really expensive. But do you need really need expensive and fancy pregnancy tests?

Does Baby Movement Slow Down Before Labor?
You might have heard that there is decreased fetal movement before labor. Fact or fiction? Err on the side of caution with this advice.

Can I Be Pregnant If I Had a Lighter Period Than Normal?
If you have a lighter period than normal, you might want to take a pregnancy test because you might be pregnant, or it could be something else.

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.

Can You Have an Appendectomy While Pregnant?
Having an appendicitis, an infection of the appendix, during pregnancy is the most frequent reason for women to need surgery in pregnancy.

The Right Dilation to Be When You Go to the Hospital
Lots of women want to know if their cervix should be a certain dilation before going to the hospital or staying at the hospital.

How to Use a Birth Ball for Pregnancy, Labor and Birth
How to use a birthing ball for pregnancy, labor and birth, including safety and positon suggestions.

Could the Ultrasound Be Wrong about Baby's Gender?
Many couples choose to find out the sex of their baby at an ultrasound about midway through their pregnancy. But sometimes those ultrasounds are wrong...

Host a Baby Shower with Kids as Guests - Games & More
Sometimes kids do belong at baby showers, like when they are invited. But what can you do to ensure a great party, even with younger guests?

Gender Selection Techniques: How to Chose a Girl or Boy
Girl or boy? How do you use gender selection to choose the sex of your baby? Here are tips to consider before pregnancy when it comes to sex selection using amazing technologies like Microsort, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), Shettles Method and more...

Gifts for Pregnant Women
A great gift guide for the pregnant person in your life. You'll find items for every stage of pregnancy and beyond.

The Mucus Plug and Its Role in Labor
You may need to know a bit about a mucus plug. What is a mucus plug and what does it have to do with labor?

What Are Montgomery's Tubercles?
Montgomery's Tubercules are a possible sign of pregnancy. This is common pregnancy symptom and sign of pregnancy.

Corpus Luteal Cyst in Pregnancy
A corpus luteal cyst in pregnancy is not uncommon. What does it mean for your pregnancy?

5 Ways to Tell if Your Breast Pump Flanges Fit
Your breast pump flanges are a key to your milk production. If you have the wrong size flanges you will get less milk and experience pain.

Level II Ultrasound in Midpregnancy
Many women will have a midpregnancy ultrasound known as a Level II ultrasound to check for fetal anomalies.

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

Fingers and Toes Ultrasound
Count fingers and toes before your baby is born with an ultrasound exam.

Baby Legs Ultrasound
The midpregnancy ultrasound is used to scan for fetal anomalies or problems with your baby.

Baby Arms Level II Ultrasound
The midpregnancy ultrasound is used to scan for fetal anomalies or problems with your baby.

Baby's Brain and Stomach - Level II Ultrasound
Ultrasound can be used to find abnormalities in the baby's brain or stomach via ultrasound.