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  • Pregnancy
    Queen Elizabeth Hates The Word "Pregnant", Here's Why:
    Rarely do we learn of behind closed doors, insider intel on what the Queen of England really thinks but we’ve got an interesting little tidbit about the one word she absolutely hates. There are many words we can imagine the British Monarch wou...
    Laura Richards
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    Pregnancy
    8 Reasons Why Being Pregnant During The Holidays is Awesome
    The holidays can be a time of stress for so many of us. I wondered if pregnancy provided women with a sense of comfort or was an added factor to the holiday hustle and bustle. I reached out to moms in various stages of their pregnancy and parent...
    HeHe Stewart
  • 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...
  • newborn baby with jaundice
    After Delivery
    Jaundice in Newborns
    The most common difficulty in newborns is jaundice (yellow-looking skin), and in most cases it will disappear in two weeks or less without any special treatment. For most full-term babies, jaundice should not last longer than one week. What Cause...
  • female hands at belly with with BOY and GIRL cards
    Pregnancy
    I Wanted a Girl, But I'm Having a Boy. Here's How I Got Over It
    Growing up, Laura always figured she’d be a mother to both girls and boys. So much so, that it never even occurred to her that she could end up with either all sons or all daughters. Having grown up in small, tight-knit families, Laura and her...
    Julia Ries
  • dad friends standing with strollers on street
    Family Life
    5 Ways to Support Your Soon-To-Be Dad Friends
    Do a quick Google search for newborns and expecting parents and it’s likely that most of the advice that pops up is geared toward the mamas to be. There’s no doubt that our future moms of the world need a lot of support, but it’s important ...
    Julia Ries
  • 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...
  • 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
  • pregnant belly and cup of coffee
    Pregnancy
    Do You Really Have to Quit Coffee When You're Pregnant?
    //--> Ahhhh, a morning cuppa Joe. Warm, relaxing, soothing, with a little pinch of milk and sugar…isn’t coffee the best? Like the 80s Folgers coffee commercials said, “The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup.” It’s hard to...
    Rachel Sokol
  • pregnant woman sitting in window
    Pregnancy
    5 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman
    Dear everyone, On behalf of all pregnant women currently walking the face of the earth, I’d like to take a moment to share with you some of the most common things we hear while pregnant that should never, ever be said to us. We get that our pre...
    Erin Ollila
  • Pregnancy
    I Hated Being Pregnant and That's Perfectly Okay
    I’m transparent in my articles for FamilyEducation, and here I go again with a confession: I am crazy in love with my daughters, both under age 5, but struggled with pregnancy. I was high-risk both times and even though I understood and did app...
    Rachel Sokol
  • 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
  • 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. ...
  • 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
  • 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 ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

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  • 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 ...