• Gender Reveal Party
    What's the Deal with Gender Reveal Parties?
    Gender reveal parties have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years. It goes like this: a doctor writes down their determination of the baby’s sex on a piece of paper without telling the expectant parents. The couple then takes that de...
    Rebecca Desfosse
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    Baby Shower
    The Top 10 Best Gifts for Twin Babies
    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...
    Jacqueline Weiss
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    Top Baby Name Trends for 2017
    Baby name trends are always changing. Though Emma and Noah retain their holds at the top of the lists, each year always brings new names into popularity. What will the top baby names of 2017 be? Here are a few guesses. And don't forget to check o...
    Colleen Hughes
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    Birth Plan
    11 Important Decisions to Make During Pregnancy
    Decisions, decisions! Once the exciting news of your pregnancy sets in, it's time to sit down and consider some important questions about everything from your birth plan to your baby's name. Take a step-by-step look at some of the decisions facin...
    Erin Dower
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    Week 13 of Pregnancy
    You are 12 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis 3D ultrasound scan clearly demonstrates that the baby's arms and legs are now fully formed and much more in proportion with the trunk. All of the baby's joints are now formed, enabling a full range of movement. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 11 weeks and 3 days
    Week 12 of Pregnancy
    You are 11 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayAs the baby floats in the amniotic fluid, her limbs are now more fully developed, allowing her to make many movements. The lips and fingers-which are now completely separated-stimulate sensory feelings. ...
  • ultrasound of human embryo at 7 weeks exactly
    Week 7 of Pregnancy
    You are 7 Weeks Exactly Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis early vaginal ultrasound scan shows the first signs of pregnancy: the black central area is the fluid-filled cavity in which your baby (not visible) is developing. Within this is a small circular area, which is the yolk sac. ...
  • human embryo at 5 weeks and 4 days
    Week 6 of Pregnancy
    You are 5 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis image shows just how curled up the embryo is at this stage. The head end of the embryo is on the right. The embryo now has 22 pairs of somites (building blocks of the musculoskeletal system) running along the back. ...
  • Dealing with Unwelcome Pregnancy Advice
    Things to Avoid While Pregnant
    An Overload of Advice During Pregnancy
    An Overload of Advice During Pregnancy Daddy Alert! You might have to choose sides if your mother and your partner get into ongoing debates over the best way to get through a pregnancy. Although your mom means well, somebody (like you) might hav...
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    Announcing Your Pregnancy
    Announcing Your Pregnancy at Work
    Announcing Your Pregnancy at Work Good relations between employer and employee and among coworkers are significant factors in any job. You can't get your work done as promptly and efficiently with a cloud of resentment and anger hanging over you...
  • Announcing your Pregnancy
    Announcing Your Pregnancy
    Telling the World About Your Pregnancy
    Telling the World About Your PregnancyThe best advice I ever received was to keep quiet about the pregnancy for as long as I was able (a difficult thing for me since I like to share with everyone). The reason is simple: miscarriages are fairly co...