popular topics in pregnancy

  • Pregnancy Cravings
    Pregnancy
    The Most Common Pregnancy Cravings and Why We Have Them
    Sweet, salty, sour, spicy — cravings during pregnancy can run the gamut. While certain cravings may indicate a nutritional need, many can be attributed to the amped-up hormones coursing through your body. So what types of food (and non-food ite...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Hip and Back Pain
    Pregnancy
    A Physical Therapist's Guide to Back and Hip Pain Relief During Pregnancy
    Pregnancy comes with physical changes. Unfortunately, many of those changes are associated with increased pain in the third trimester and beyond. Studies show that pregnant women have frequent musculoskeletal pain in both the low back (71%) and h...
    Christine Koth
  • Eye color genetic chart
    Genetics and Pregnancy
    What Color Will My Baby's Eyes Be? A Genetic Explanation
    */ Genes come in pairs, and each gene in a pair may differ slightly. One gene may be dominant, and override the other gene, which is recessive. A recessive gene only has an effect if both genes in a pair are recessive. An example is eye color. A...
  • Lotus Birth
    Pregnancy
    Is a Lotus Birth Right for You?
    Have you heard of lotus birth? As you prepare to begin the pregnancy journey or as you ready yourself for your baby’s birth, it is important to make an informed choice about the kind of birth experience you would like to have. Although you can...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Gender Reveal Ideas
    Pregnancy
    10 Simple and Responsible Gender Reveal Ideas
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • Best Pregnancy Pillows
    Pregnancy
    The Best Pregnancy Pillows According to Real Moms
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • pregnant woman waking husband for hospital
    Signs and Stages of Labor
    Pregnancy: When to Go to the Hospital
    Pregnancy: When to Go to the Hospital Fake Contractions (Braxton Hicks) Most women will experience "fake" contractions sometime in their pregnancy – not all women, but most. Fake contractions, more commonly known as Braxton Hicks contractions, a...
  • Best Bassinets
    Babies and Toddlers
    The 8 Best Baby Bassinets
    When you bring home your new baby from the hospital, you will want to be ready with a safe and soothing sleeping area for your little angel! A bassinet is the ideal place for a newborn to sleep for those first few months. A bassinet's small size ...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Blood Type
    Pregnancy
    What Blood Type Will My Baby Have? A Genetic Explanation
    Wondering what your baby's blood type will be? Blood type is inherited from both biological parents. There's no way to be sure what your baby's blood type is without a blood test, but you can narrow down the possibilities if you know your blood t...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Am I Ready for a Baby?
    Pregnancy
    Am I Ready to Have a Baby? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself
    Are you ready to have a baby? There are no easy answers to this question, whether you’re staring at a positive pregnancy test or whether a baby is merely the stuff of dreams at this point. The important thing to remember is that how you feel as...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Pregnancy
    Signs and Stages of Labor
    Signs of Labor
    As labor approaches, your body starts to prepare itself for the task ahead and you may notice various physical symptoms and signs that labor is about to start. Not every woman experiences labor in the same way, and certain signs can occur either ...
  • The First Stage of Labor
    Pregnancy
    A Guide to The First Stage of Labor: Effacement and Dilation
    The stages of labor and birth are part of an amazing and seemingly miraculous process. Though there are differences and beauty in all of the various ways that women arrive at motherhood, it is helpful to understand the typical process of how the ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Pregnant While Breastfeeding
    Pregnancy
    Can You Get Pregnant While Breastfeeding?
    Welcoming a new baby is no doubt one of the most beautiful and memorable moments of our lives. As you know, as much as we plan and prepare, there is always an element of chaos involved. We have so many decisions to make and details to consider. L...
    Lauren Anderson
  • Strong Genes_Featured
    Pregnancy
    What Does it Mean to Have "Strong Genes"?
    Pregnancy is an exciting time filled with unknowns. Parents wonder what their little one will look like. Will she have mom’s eyes and dad’s penchant for crossword puzzles? Will he look just like mom but have dad’s personality? It’s natura...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Failure to Progress in Labor
    Failure to Progress
    Failure to Progress in Labor
    If your cervix is not dilating, or your baby is not descending, as quickly as expected during the first stage, your doctor will try to assess why this is and if something can be done. Usually, your doctor will assess the three P's: The passenger...
  • Gender Predicting Old Wives Tales_Featured
    Pregnancy
    The Most Popular Gender-Predicting Old Wives' Tales of All Time
    Are you wondering if your little bundle of joy will be a boy or girl? While the only accurate way to find out your baby's sex during pregnancy is via medical tests, playing the guessing game can be a lot of fun. An ultrasound at about 20 weeks ca...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 2020 Baby Must Haves
    Pregnancy
    The Ultimate List of Baby Must Haves
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • The best pregnancy books for all parents to be
    Pregnancy
    The Best Pregnancy Books for Preparing for Baby
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...