popular topics in pregnancy

  • Pregnant Foot Massage
    Pregnancy
    Is It Safe to Have a Foot Massage During Pregnancy?
    When you're pregnant, you feel like everything is getting bigger, including your feet. Swollen, achy feet are common for pregnant women, especially during the third trimester. That's when it's almost game time and your body is certainly feeling a...
    Kristina Cappetta
  • Naturally Induce Labor
    Labor and Delivery
    10 Natural Ways to Bring on Labour
    When you're past your due date, you'll do just about anything to get things moving. While there is no magic switch for inducing labor, some overdue moms want to induce labor naturally. Of course, you should always check with your doctor first bec...
    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...
  • Conceiving Twins
    Pregnancy
    8 Factors That Increase Your Chances of Having Twins
    If you're thinking you want to double your fun with two babies instead of one, there are some factors that could increase your chances of getting pregnant with twins. In fact, conceiving twins is becoming more common than before. According to the...
    Kristina Cappetta
  • Dyeing Hair While Pregnant
    Pregnancy
    Can You Dye Your Hair While Pregnant?
    Pregnancy is such an exciting time of life. There are so many choices to make in preparation of the baby’s arrival. There is also the new responsibility for women to think carefully about decisions that they make for their own bodies as their c...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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