• Top pregnancy apps
    Pregnant Life
    Top 10 Pregnancy Apps to Help You Keep Track of Your Growing Baby
    When you're pregnant, every week can mean big changes in your growing baby's development. With so many aspects to keep up with during pregnancy, you'll want to utilize one (or a few) of these handy pregnancy apps to keep track of everything. Tot...
    Kelly Sundstrom
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    Baby Showers
    3 Unique Baby Shower Themes to Make Your Shower Stand Out
    Baby showers have come a long way—no longer do we have to wrap future moms' bellies in toilet paper or make diaper cakes. Now don't get me wrong, these are both cute ideas, but there are some new and unique baby shower themes out there these da...
    Courtney Key
  • Pregnancy
    Week 7 of Pregnancy
    You are 6 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Try not to dwell on your lifestyle before you realized you were pregnant, but start making changes now. ...
  • Hanging baby clothes - one of your typical baby shower games
    Baby Shower Games
    7 Non-Cliche Baby Shower Games
    Ah, another day, another baby shower to attend. Certainly a joyous time, this popular mom-to-be celebration often involves gifts of pink or blue (or neutral), lots of excited women, and super-cute baby-themed dcor. But, let's face it. Baby shower...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Gender-Predicting Old Wives
    Preparing for Baby
    7 Gender-Predicting Old Wives' Tales
    Have your family members been playing guessing games trying to figure out if your new addition will be a boy or girl? Every soon-to-be parent is eager to find out the sex of their baby, and many choose to find out before he or she is born. The wa...
  • baby sleeping in crib next to parents bed
    Setting Up the Nursery
    Where Should Newborns Sleep?
    Have you decided where your new bundle of joy will sleep when she comes home? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends keeping your infant in the same room where you sleep (but not in the same bed) to greatly reduce the risk of Sudden ...
    Erin Dower
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 11 weeks and 3 days
    Week 12 of Pregnancy
    You are 11 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayAs the baby floats in the amniotic fluid, her limbs are now more fully developed, allowing her to make many movements. The lips and fingers-which are now completely separated-stimulate sensory feelings. ...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • Indoor Games Printables
    Baby Shower Guessing Game
    For this easy baby shower guessing game, cut out these slips and ask shower guests to fill in their guesses about the baby's birthday, weight, and more! After the baby arrives, send a small prize to the best guesser, or just collect all the ...
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Baby Shower Registry Checklist
    Do you have all the gear you'll need for your new bundle of joy? Print this baby registry checklist to be sure you cover all your bases! Also, check out these fun baby shower game printables. ...
  • Indoor Games Printables
    Name That (Baby) Tune! Shower Game
    For this baby shower game, create a playlist of songs that have the word "baby" in the title (hint: use a mix of older and newer songs so that all players have a fair chance). Print this sheet for each guest to guess the song title and artist whi...
  • Pregnancy
    Week 5 of Pregnancy
    You are 4 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayAs the embryo transforms from two cell layers into three, a groove develops along the back of the embryo. This groove will develop in the embryo's neural tube-the forerunner of the brain and spinal cord. ...
  • Third Trimester To-Do List
    Third Trimester
    Third Trimester To-Do List: Time to Get Ready for Baby
    Welcome to your third trimester! The final stretch typically brings everything from the joys of a baby shower to jitters about giving birth. Your to-do list might seem like it's a mile long, but these final steps are all you really need to prepar...
    Erin Dower
  • second trimester pregnant woman
    Second Trimester
    Second Trimester To-Do List
    Welcome to your second trimester! As you continue to adjust to pregnant life (and your growing belly), use this list for tips on what to check off during this phase, from buying a crib to planning your maternity leave. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Countdown to Baby To-Do List
    As your due date approaches, it's time to get all your ducks in a row! Use this checklist to organize the must-do tasks in the exciting final weeks of your third trimester of pregnancy. (This hospital packing list is also helpful.) ...
  • Pregnancy
    Week 13 of Pregnancy
    You are 12 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    You and your partner will be developing your own special relationship with your baby. ...
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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  • Pregnant woman reading tablet on couch
    Bed Rest
    12 Ways to Stay Sane While On Bed Rest
    Bed rest during pregnancy is no walk in the park. While it's a necessity for many women in order to have a healthy pregnancy and baby, it can be frustrating to be confined to bed and relying on others. Use these tips to help make your bed rest pr...
    Lindsay Hutton