popular topics in pregnancy

  • Five Foods for Fertility
    Pregnancy
    5 Foods That Could Help You Get Pregnant
    Are you trying to get pregnant? There are plenty of things to do to get your body ready. Get lots of sleep. Take your vitamins. And don't forget to add these five foods to your diet to boost your fertility! For more details, check out 5 Fertility...
  • 8 Tips for Trying to Conceive
    Pregnancy
    Trying to Conceive? Here Are 8 Steps to Take First
    If you're ready to try to conceive, there are some important things to do to get ready. Here are 8 steps to take before trying to conceive. For more details, check out the full article. ...
  • 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...
  • I Drank and Now I
    Alcohol During Pregnancy
    I Drank Over the Holiday and Now I'm Pregnant. Is My Baby Okay?
    When I first found out I was pregnant, I was overjoyed. Then, a scary thought hit me – I had just had a few (err – more than a few) drinks the weekend before. A few doctors claim that a glass of wine here and there won’t hurt, but the gene...
    Julie Ries
  • 6 Beachy Baby Names
    Baby Names
    6 Beachy Names for Your Summer Baby
    If you're having a summer baby, and you love the beach, why not give your baby a beachy, summer baby name? We dug through hundreds of fun-and-sun-related names and came up with our six favorite! If you're looking for more name inspiration, check ...
  • 6 Beachy Baby Names
    Baby Names
    6 Beachy Names for Your Summer Baby
    Looking for the perfect name for your summer baby? If you love the beach, we have six names that are perfect! If you're looking for more name inspiration, check out our complete baby names section! ...
    Erin Ollila
  • Close up of hand on stomach
    Signs and Symptoms
    First Signs of Pregnancy
    */ The two-week wait to find out if you have conceived can feel like years if you are trying to have a baby. Some pregnancy symptoms can begin a just few days after conception, even before a positive pregnancy test would register. So how can you...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • When Do You Tell Your Boss You
    Pregnant At Work
    When Do I Tell My Boss I'm Pregnant?
    “I just wanted to let you know…I’m pregnant.” Are you preparing to tell your boss, and Human Resources, about this exciting (and yes, also scary) news? First of all, congratulations! Next up on your agenda: handling the transition from w...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Moms-to-Be Can Beat the Heat With These Movies in Theaters
    Pregnancy
    Moms-to-Be Can Beat the Heat With These Must-See Summer Movies
    If you're in your second or third trimester—heck, even if you're in your first—the summer heat can be a real challenge. With summer fast approaching, you're going to need an escape plan. How about the movies? What could be better? It's air-c...
    Laurie Mega
  • Gender Reveal Party
    Pregnancy
    What's the Deal with Gender Reveal Parties?
    Gender reveal parties have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years. It goes like this: a doctor writes down their determination of the baby’s sex on a piece of paper without telling the expectant parents. The couple then takes that de...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Illustration of fetus head pushing on effacing cervix
    Dilation and Effacement
    First Stage of Labor
    For your baby to be born the cervix (comprised of firm muscle that forms a strong base at the bottom of the uterus) needs to stretch and soften so that it can open, or dilate, and your baby can pass out of the uterus and into the vagina. Toward t...
  • First Trimester To-Do List: Take Care of Yourself
    Pregnancy
    First Trimester To-Do List: Take Care of Yourself
    Welcome to pregnancy! You may feel overwhelmed with all you have to do and think about, but pace yourself — you have nine months! In this first stage, all you really need to do is learn how to take good care of yourself using these simple steps...
    Erin Dower
  • Doulas Midwives and Doctors
    Labor and Delivery
    What's the Difference Between Doulas, Midwives and Doctors?
    You have to make so many decisions when pregnant, from deciding what to do about work, to selecting a doctor, to, of course, choosing a baby name. One decision every expectant mommy makes, whether they’re having Baby 1 or Baby 5, is who they w...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Extreme Fitness During Pregnancy
    Pregnancy
    Extreme Fitness During Pregnancy: Do I Have to Ditch My Routine?
    We all know that one mom who hit the gym every day her entire pregnancy. (In my case, I was certainly NOT that mom, and envious of women who maintained their workout schedule their whole pregnancy!) We know that regular exercise is good for mom...
    Rachel Sokol
  • amniotic cavity of embedded blastocyst
    Week 5 of Pregnancy
    You are 4 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis is a microscope view of the amniotic cavity with the cells that will become the baby in a close-up. These cells will repeatedly divide and multiply, becoming more and more specialized at each stage of their development. ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

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  • Medication Options for Labor Pain
    Labor and Delivery
    5 Medications for Labor Pain Relief
    Natural childbirth is not for everyone. You could have an exceptionally long labor, or a low threshold for pain. Both are perfectly valid reasons for wanting some pain relief. You're not going to win any good-mommy awards and your child is not g...