popular topics in pregnancy

  • Pregnancy Memes
    Pregnancy
    35 Pregnancy Memes That Will Make You LOL
    If you are pregnant, have been pregnant, or even know someone pregnant, you understand the importance of finding humor during those long 10 months. (Yes, it really is ten from start to finish.) More: Silly Stuff As someone who’s been a pregna...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • Flying While Pregnant
    Pregnancy
    Flying While Pregnant: Is it Safe? What You Need to Know
    From the moment you find out you're pregnant, your life changes. You suddenly have another person to consider with every decision you make. Pregnant women have a lot on their plate when it comes to their health and their baby's health. Many women...
    Kristina Cappetta
  • 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...
  • Starbucks While Pregnant
    Pregnancy
    What to Order at Starbucks When Pregnant
    You’re pregnant! Congratulations! But now the big question that looms over your head is, can I still drink coffee while pregnant? You might be wondering if it is OK to order your favorite grande latte or Green Tea Frappuccino? The good news is,...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • Diaper Bag Essentials
    Babies and Toddlers
    A Checklist of Diaper Bag Essentials for New Parents
    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...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • Lactation Consultant
    Babies and Toddlers
    How a Lactation Consultant Can Help Your Family
    If you plan to incorporate breastfeeding as part of your motherhood journey, it can be very helpful to take the time to inform yourself about resources that can assist you. Although new moms may plan to breastfeed and expect such a natural feedin...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 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...
  • Shettles Method
    Pregnancy
    Does the Shettles Method Really Work for Gender Selection?
    It’s been said that parenthood is the ultimate exercise in letting go of control. This begins with a couple’s initial attempts to conceive, and it can be jarring to feel like you’re no longer in the driver’s seat during such a momentous t...
    Robin Enan
  • Telling Your Husband You
    Pregnancy
    How to Tell Your Partner You're Pregnant
    Finding out you're pregnant is one of the most exciting times of your life. You may have been surprised to hear the big news or perhaps you've been planning for quite some time. Whatever the case, getting the positive pregnancy test means you hav...
    Kristina Cappetta
  • Newborn Sleeping
    Setting Up the Nursery
    Where Should Newborns Sleep?
    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
  • 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 ...
  • Early Symptoms of Pregnancy
    Pregnancy
    5 Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy
    When you're waiting to find out if you are expecting, the wait can seem to take forever. While home pregnancy tests are able to tell us sooner and sooner, our body sends several other signs when it is preparing to support a growing baby. More: F...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • Pregnancy Dreams
    Pregnancy
    What Does Dreaming of Being Pregnant Mean?
    Our dreams can provide fascinating insight into both our most obvious thoughts and the more subconscious elements of our lives. Our waking life is often reflected in our dreams through symbolism, so it can sometimes take a bit of work to analyze ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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