popular topics in pregnancy

  • traits babies can inherit from father
    Pregnancy
    8 Traits Babies Inherit From Their Father
    "He's tall like his father." "She has brown eyes like her father." "He gets his blue eyes from his dad." These are just a few things you hear people say about kids and the inherited traits that kids get from their fathers. Whether it's genetic t...
    Kristina Cappetta
  • Pregnancy
    Why Do I Keep Having Girls (Or Boys)? Genetics Behind Gender
    Why do some women only give birth to boy or girl babies? It could be, at least in part, due to genetics. Doctors have weighed in on what can genetically impact the sex of a baby. We all know that the X chromosome and Y chromosome determine wheth...
    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...
  • Finding Out the Sex of Your Baby
    Finding Out the Sex of Your Baby
    When Can You Find Out the Sex of Your Baby? (And How?)
    When a woman gets pregnant she immediately may want to know whether she's having a baby boy or a baby girl. While some pregnant women wait until their due date to find out the baby's sex, more tend to find out the baby's gender well before their ...
    Kristina Cappetta
  • 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 Completely Natural Ways to Induce Labor
    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
  • Go to Hospital
    Signs and Stages of Labor
    When You Should go to the Hospital for Labor: the Complete Guide
    As your pregnancy reaches its end and your due date is looming, you probably have a lot of questions about when you should head to the hospital once labor begins. Of course, each woman's citation is unique, and your Ob-Gyn may have some specific ...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • 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
  • Pregnancy
    Signs and Stages of Labor
    5 Signs and Symptoms of Labor
    When your due date is near and you prepare for labor, there are going to be several signs and symptoms that it's almost showtime. As you go into labor you'll experience symptoms that may include emotional changes, pains that feel like menstrual ...
    Kristina Cappetta
  • 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
  • Failure to Progress in Labor
    Pregnancy Tracker: Day by Day
    Why Is My Cervix Not Dilating? (In the First Stages of Labor)
    Cervix dilation is one of the earliest signs that the birth of your baby is imminent. As you approach your due date, your doctor will check your weekly visits to see if you are dilated. Dilation begins once you have lost your mucus plug and cervi...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • 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