popular topics in pregnancy

  • Strong Genes_Featured
    Pregnancy
    What Does it Mean to Have "Strong Genes"?
    Pregnancy is an exciting time filled with unknowns. Parents wonder what their little one will look like. Will she have mom’s eyes and dad’s penchant for crossword puzzles? Will he look just like mom but have dad’s personality? It’s natura...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Gender Predicting Old Wives Tales_Featured
    Pregnancy
    The Most Popular Gender-Predicting Old Wives' Tales of All Time
    Are you wondering if your little bundle of joy will be a boy or girl? While the only accurate way to find out your baby's sex during pregnancy is via medical tests, playing the guessing game can be a lot of fun. An ultrasound at about 20 weeks ca...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 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...
  • 2020 Baby Must Haves
    Pregnancy
    The Ultimate List of Baby Must Haves
    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
  • The best pregnancy books for all parents to be
    Pregnancy
    The Best Pregnancy Books for Preparing for Baby
    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...
  • Our favorite social pregnancy announcements
    Pregnancy
    Our Favorite 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
  • 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...
  • Can you get a tattoo while pregnant?
    Pregnancy
    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
    Pregnancy
    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 i...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • What is cluster feeding?
    Breastfeeding
    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, e...
    Hehe Stewart
  • 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
  • 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
    Pregnancy
    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
  • The best pregnancy gifts for your wife as chosen by real women
    Gifts
    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 equa...
    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 ...
  • 4 things pregnant people can control during COVID-19
    Pregnancy
    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
    Miscarriage
    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
  • 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...