popular topics in adjusting to new motherhood

  • gift ideas for new moms
    Holiday Gift Guide: 15 Gift Ideas for New Moms or Moms-to-Be
    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...
    HeHe Stewart
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    Babies and Toddlers
    Natural(ish) Parenting: A Lesson in Flexibility
    Before getting pregnant and having my son, I had a lot of plans for the kind of parent I wanted to be. When I thought about what my parenting philosophy would be, it would have been heavily categorized under the “natural parenting” label. Lea...
    Suzie Marschhausen
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    Activities for Babies
    It's Playtime, Baby! 12 Simple Developmental Activities to Try with Your Tot
    Stumped on ideas for how to play with your baby? These fun and easy activities help stimulate your infant's development — and bring on some adorable smiles and giggles. And remember, much of your baby's learning in her first year will happen na...
    Erin Dower
  • Advice for New Parents
    Babies and Toddlers
    The Ultimate List of Advice for New Moms According to Experienced Parents
    They say that hindsight is 20/20 and, when it comes to parenting, that can be true. Experienced moms and grandmothers share their advice for new parents and what they wish they could tell themselves now. More: How To Stay Social When You're a Ne...
    Laura Richards
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    Father's Day Gifts
    Great Gift Ideas for Dad's First Father's Day
    Every dad's first Father's Day is a special one. Honor Daddy's important new role with a memorable, heartfelt, or just plain fun gift from you and your baby. Also, here's a perfect printable Father's Day card for a first-time dad. Editor’s No...
    Erin Dower
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    Adjusting to New Motherhood
    12 Taboo Topics for New Moms
    New motherhood brings a bundle of joy — as well as a lot of prying questions, judgmental comments, and unwanted advice about raising a baby. We've compiled some awkward and awful real-life anecdotes from moms. Learn what topics call for caution...
    Erin Dower
  • ultrasound of human fetus 37 weeks and 3 days
    Week 38 of Pregnancy
    You are 37 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayWith each day that goes by delivery is becoming ever more likely. You may experience Braxton-Hicks' contractions, which help to soften the cervix and prepare for labor. The amniotic fluid that surrounds your baby ensures she'll har...
  • Pregnancy
    Your Six-week Checkup
    In the first couple of months following the birth of their baby, the majority of women don't experience any major health concerns and will revert back to their prepregnant health status. However, it's good practice to have a general assessment to...
  • Parenting Today
    Adjusting to New Motherhood
    A Changing World
    Today, there are many varieties of family life. Although studies report on the problems of modern childhood, children are familiar with and tolerant of different cultures, and living and working practices.Mature momsThe number of births to women ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 39 weeks and 6 days
    Week 40 of Pregnancy
    You are 39 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayIt's been wonderful to see your baby's progress and facial features as each day of the pregnancy has passed by. 2D and 3D ultrasound images, as well as MRI, have all played a part in giving us a glimpse into the fascinating and com...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 31 weeks and 6 days
    Week 32 of Pregnancy
    You are 31 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayYou can see from this image just how much amniotic fluid is around your baby at this time. Ultrasound displays the fluid as black on the screen. Sometimes there will be speckles within the fluid: these represent skin and hair cells...
  • Pregnancy
    Bonding With Your Newborn
    First Toys: Faces and Voices
    First Toys: Faces and Voices Toys aren't always colorful plastic shapes you buy at the store. Almost anything can seem like a toy to your newborn. Before she can even hold a conventional toy in her hand, she'll become infatuated with two toys yo...
  • Pregnancy
    Adjusting to New Motherhood
    Common Myths of New Motherhood
    Common Myths of New Motherhood As if you needed another challenge on top of learning to be a mom and getting to know your baby, there are a bunch of myths about new babies in circulation. By ridding yourself of some erroneous bits of information...
  • Pregnancy
    Bonding With Your Newborn
    Holding Your Baby
    Holding Your Baby You will spend lots of time holding your baby—to comfort her, to move her from one place to another, and just to enjoy being close to her. This is one of the ways you and your husband bond with your baby. Go ahead and let fr...
  • Fetus 32 Weeks 5 Days
    Week 33 of Pregnancy
    You are 32 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayIn this image, the arm is positioned near head and is partly outside of the 3D view. This allows the ultrasound scan to look within the arm. Part of the bones in the forearm are seen here as bright reflections. ...
  • Pregnancy
    Adjusting to New Motherhood
    Baby's First Website
    Baby's First Website Taking pictures and making movies are great ways to record how your baby has been growing and developing his first year. That way you can always look back and have a clear reminder of this rapidly changing time. As you coll...
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    Bonding With Your Newborn
    Bonding Time for Dad and Baby
    Bonding Time for Dad and Baby Anything your partner can do for your baby (except for breast-feeding), you can do, too. Among many other things, you can: Feed him from a bottle Change his diapers Give him a sponge bath (or later, a tub bath) Get ...
  • Why Parenthood is Harder Today
    Adjusting to New Motherhood
    Tips for New Moms: Your Mom and You
    Tips for New Moms: Your Mom and You My mom tells my sister and me, "Motherhood never felt like a sacrifice to me because I loved you so much." I don't question my mom's big-heartedness but moms of her generation also expected to deny themselves. ...