popular topics in pregnant life

  • Unique baby shower theme
    Baby Showers
    3 Unique Baby Shower Themes to Make Your Shower Stand Out
    Baby showers have come a long way—no longer do we have to wrap future moms' bellies in toilet paper or make diaper cakes. Now don't get me wrong, these are both cute ideas, but there are some new and unique baby shower themes out there these da...
    Courtney Key
  • Hanging baby clothes - one of your typical baby shower games
    Baby Shower Games
    7 Non-Cliche Baby Shower Games
    Ah, another day, another baby shower to attend. Certainly a joyous time, this popular mom-to-be celebration often involves gifts of pink or blue (or neutral), lots of excited women, and super-cute baby-themed dcor. But, let's face it. Baby shower...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Pregnancy
    Week 13 of Pregnancy
    You are 12 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    You and your partner will be developing your own special relationship with your baby. ...
  • Gender-Predicting Old Wives
    Preparing for Baby
    7 Gender-Predicting Old Wives' Tales
    Have your family members been playing guessing games trying to figure out if your new addition will be a boy or girl? Every soon-to-be parent is eager to find out the sex of their baby, and many choose to find out before he or she is born. The wa...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Pregnancy
    Week 7 of Pregnancy
    You are 6 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Try not to dwell on your lifestyle before you realized you were pregnant, but start making changes now. ...
  • Indoor Games Printables
    Name That (Baby) Tune! Shower Game
    For this baby shower game, create a playlist of songs that have the word "baby" in the title (hint: use a mix of older and newer songs so that all players have a fair chance). Print this sheet for each guest to guess the song title and artist whi...
  • Third Trimester To-Do List
    Third Trimester
    Third Trimester To-Do List: Time to Get Ready for Baby
    Welcome to your third trimester! The final stretch typically brings everything from the joys of a baby shower to jitters about giving birth. Your to-do list might seem like it's a mile long, but these final steps are all you really need to prepar...
    Erin Dower
  • second trimester pregnant woman
    Second Trimester
    Second Trimester To-Do List
    Welcome to your second trimester! As you continue to adjust to pregnant life (and your growing belly), use this list for tips on what to check off during this phase, from buying a crib to planning your maternity leave. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 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. ...
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Countdown to Baby To-Do List
    As your due date approaches, it's time to get all your ducks in a row! Use this checklist to organize the must-do tasks in the exciting final weeks of your third trimester of pregnancy. (This hospital packing list is also helpful.) ...
  • Pregnant woman reading tablet on couch
    Bed Rest
    12 Ways to Stay Sane While On Bed Rest
    Bed rest during pregnancy is no walk in the park. While it's a necessity for many women in order to have a healthy pregnancy and baby, it can be frustrating to be confined to bed and relying on others. Use these tips to help make your bed rest pr...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • pregnancy decisions, pregnant woman in hospital bed
    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
  • 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. ...
  • Working mom on laptop with baby on lap
    Family Planning
    Can You Afford to Have Another Child? 8 Financial Questions to Consider
    Are you considering having another child, but are worried about the financial aspect of adding to your family? Raising a child is no doubt expensive, and while ultimately your decision might not be based on dollars and cents, it's still impo...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • mom reading with a soon-to-be big sister
    Preparing for Baby
    Top 10 Books for the New Big Sibling
    A new baby in the family is a big adjustment for an older sibling and often brings a mix of emotions. During your pregnancy, pick up some of these picture books about becoming a big brother or big sister to ease the transition and help generate e...
    Erin Dower
  • Preparing for Baby
    10 Gender-Predicting Old Wives' Tales
    Wondering if your little bundle of joy will be a boy or a girl? While the only accurate way to find out your baby's gender during pregnancy is from your doctor, playing the guessing game can be a lot of fun. Read on for some of the wackiest old w...
    Lindsay Hutton