popular topics in pregnancy

  • Pregnancy
    Irish Names
    10 Popular Gaelic and Irish Baby Names
    Irish and Gaelic baby names are climbing the ranks in popularity! Check out these popular Celtic names for boys and girls, and find the perfect one for your lucky bundle of joy. ...
  • Choosing a Name
    6 Baby Names That Mean Love for Your Littlest Valentine
    Check out our list of baby names that mean love, and make sure to tell us which name is your favorite for your Valentine's Day baby! ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 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...
  • Cute Baby in Santa Hat
    Choosing a Name
    10 Holiday-Themed Baby Names That Mean Joyful and Bright
    Check out our favorite holiday-inspired baby names that mean joyful and bright. Which is your favorite for your Christmas baby? ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • new parents bonding over a new baby
    Sex After Childbirth
    6 Tips to Help Your Marriage Survive a New Baby
    Having a baby is wonderful, but it can (and will!) put a whole slew of new stresses on your relationship with your partner. When the going gets tough, follow these tips to help your marriage survive those stressful newborn months. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 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
  • pregnant woman abdominal cramps
    Aches and Pains
    Abdominal Cramps During Pregnancy
    Abdominal Cramps During Pregnancy If you feel cramps in your abdomen (the area around your stomach), don't panic right away. Sometimes cramping is nothing more than a gentle reminder to take it easy, and at other times it might be a sign of dig...
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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  • an IUD is a great birth control option for breastfeeding moms
    Breastfeeding
    Birth Control After Baby: 5 Options for Breastfeeding Moms
    Life with a newborn is wonderfully chaotic, so becoming pregnant again is probably the last thing on your mind. While safe for your baby, birth control that contains estrogen, including combination pills, Nuvaring, and the patch, can lower milk s...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Pregnant Couple at Doctor
    Genetic Testing and Screenings
    The Newest in Genetic Tests: What is cfDNA Testing?
    The Newest in Genetic Tests: What is cfDNA Testing? A new test, called cell free fetal DNA testing (cfDNA), is one of the first non-invasive screening test options that can help determine the likelihood of a fetus having a chromosomal disorder, ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Trying to Conceive
    8 Steps to Take Before Trying to Conceive
    Most women know that a healthy body and lifestyle are vital during pregnancy, but did you know that preconception health can be just as important? Before you actively start trying to conceive, follow these steps to help prepare your body for a he...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 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 ...
  • Baby drinking bottle
    Breastfeeding While Working
    9 Tips to Simplify Pumping Breast Milk at Work
    Having a newborn at home is work enough — pumping breast milk at work shouldn't add to your stress. If pumping is on your agenda after you return from maternity leave, follow these steps for a successful experience. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 1900s baby girl name, Mary
    Popular Names
    Names that Ruled the Century: #1 Baby Names of the Last 100 Years
    Before baby names became quite so trendy, parents chose classic names that were en vogue for long stretches of time. Take a look back at the #1 baby girl and boy names from the late 1800s on in the U.S. You may be surprised to learn how long some...
    Erin Dower
  • Indoor Games Printables
    Baby Shower Guessing Game
    For this easy baby shower guessing game, cut out these slips and ask shower guests to fill in their guesses about the baby's birthday, weight, and more! After the baby arrives, send a small prize to the best guesser, or just collect all the ...
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    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
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Baby Shower Registry Checklist
    Do you have all the gear you'll need for your new bundle of joy? Print this baby registry checklist to be sure you cover all your bases! Also, check out these fun baby shower game printables. ...