popular topics in pregnancy

  • Can you get a tattoo while pregnant?
    Can You Get a Tattoo While Pregnant?
    The words “pregnancy” and “tattoo” are not ones that are often placed together, yet many women wonder if it is possible to get a tattoo while pregnant. Pregnancy is a time of hope and change, and pregnant women may be tempted to mark this...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Where to get a free pregnancy test
    Where to Get a Free Pregnancy Test
    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
  • 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...
  • What is cluster feeding?
    The Ultimate Guide to Cluster Feeding: What Is it, How Long Does it Last, and Why Does it Happen?
    Ahhh! You’ve just had a baby! Congrats! You’re wondering if this little human is going to eat like this forever? Not quite, but there will be times where your baby eats more than usual. This is called cluster feeding and it is normal, even ex...
    Hehe Stewart
  • Will my baby
    Genetics and Pregnancy
    Will My Baby's Eye Color Change?
    Will your baby’s blue eyes stay that way? It’s possible, but not guaranteed. Babies born with blue or grey-colored eyes may end up with a different eye color later on. This is because of the pigmentation process, which continues to develop af...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • 10 questions to ask your doctor if you want to get pregnant now
    10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor If You Want To Get Pregnant Soon
    For most people, having a baby is one of the biggest steps they can take in their personal lives. However, before you start trying to get pregnant, you should visit a doctor to determine if you are ready for pregnancy and how to best prepare your...
    Amalia Lieberman
  • 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...
  • The best pregnancy gifts for your wife as chosen by real women
    The Best Pregnancy Gifts for Your Wife
    Editor’s Note: We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items featured in this post, we may receive a small commission for it. Whether your wife is a first time mom or has done this before, pregnancy can be an equally...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • 4 things pregnant people can control during COVID-19
    4 Things You Still Can Control If You Are Pregnant During This Pandemic
    This is one of the wildest times in so many people’s lives. It’s even wilder if you are expecting a baby. That space between being yourself and being a vessel for a tiny, growing human is daunting without a global infectious disease outbreak....
    HeHe Stewart
  • what you should know about rainbow babies
    What is a Rainbow Baby?
    Chances are, if you don’t know what a rainbow baby is, you haven’t experienced loss during your time of having children. A "rainbow baby" is defined as a baby born after the miscarriage, stillbirth, or death of an infant from natural causes...
    HeHe Stewart
  • 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...
  • are personality traits genetic?
    Genetics and Pregnancy
    Is Personality Genetic?
    You joke you’re “type A” and your child’s other biological parent is lazy and carefree. Does that mean your child will be like you - organized and detail-oriented - or your partner? Parents have always wondered how their little ones end u...
  • Mom and dad doing Pre-Baby Bucket List activity
    The Ultimate Pre-Baby Bucket List
    There’s a long to-do list of things to accomplish before your baby arrives! From creating the perfect nursery to packing a birth bag to taking childbirth education courses, you can get caught up in all the “must-haves” and forget about indu...
    HeHe Stewart
  • couple announcing pregnancy on christmas
    Our Favorite Christmas Pregnancy Announcement 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...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • 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
  • family with their irish twins
    Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Irish Twins
    Imagine finding out you’re pregnant again while you still have a newborn. The term “Irish Twins” refers to siblings born within a year of each other, and it definitely does happen. While birthing two babies in the span of a year has its cha...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • pregnant woman in bathroom
    Everything You Need to Know About the Mucus Plug During Pregnancy
    Ok, no one said labor was glamorous—and if they did, I’d sure love to meet that person because I adore my kids, but NO, my labors were not glamorous. Speaking of ‘unglamorous’...when you hear the term “mucus plug” associated with lab...
    Rachel Sokol
  • couple discussing the mthfr gene with doctor
    How the MTHFR Gene Impacts Pregnancy
    With the advent of inexpensive and easily accessible DNA testing opportunities for the general public thanks to companies like 23 and Me and Ancestry DNA, questions about various genes and their mutations have become familiar and commonly used. O...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen