• First Trimester To-Do List: Take Care of Yourself
    Pregnancy
    First Trimester To-Do List: Take Care of Yourself
    Welcome to pregnancy! You may feel overwhelmed with all you have to do and think about, but pace yourself — you have nine months! In this first stage, all you really need to do is learn how to take good care of yourself using these simple steps...
    Erin Dower
  • Extreme Fitness During Pregnancy
    Pregnancy
    Extreme Fitness During Pregnancy: Do I Have to Ditch My Routine?
    We all know that one mom who hit the gym every day her entire pregnancy. (In my case, I was certainly NOT that mom, and envious of women who maintained their workout schedule their whole pregnancy!) We know that regular exercise is good for mom...
    Rachel Sokol
  • 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. ...
  • The best skincare products for pregnancy
    Pregnant Life
    Real Moms Share Their Best Pregnancy Skincare Tips
    Editor's Note: This article contains Amazon affiliate links. That means we get a small commission if you click on a link to Amazon from our site and buy the product we feature. Before I got pregnant with my first, I'd heard tons of women rave ab...
    Laurie Mega
  • Exercise Safety During Pregnancy
    Simple Exercises You Can Do With Your Pregnant Partner
    A lot of dads-to-be probably have no idea what they're in for during pregnancy. I certainly didn't. But I learned quickly that it's ALL about your partner; as it should be. Trust me; there are many, MANY changes ahead once you have a newborn aro...
    Steven Auger
  • Pregnant Life
    Ask an OB-GYN: Abdominal Cramping
    Abdominal cramping is common during pregnancy, but it can also indicate complications. Dr. Chloe Zera of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston lets you know what's normal and when you should call your doctor. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Pregnant Life
    Ask an OB-GYN: Urinary and Vaginal Problems
    Are urinary and vaginal problems more common during pregnancy? Dr. Chloe Zera of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston answers this question and lets you know when you should call your doctor. ...
  • Beauty Products and Pregnancy
    Ask an OB-GYN: Beauty Routines to Avoid
    Now that you're pregnant, are there certain beauty products or routines you should be avoiding? Dr. Chloe Zera of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston lets you know. ...
  • Food Cravings
    Ask An OB-GYN: The Most Common Cravings
    What are the most common pregnancy cravings doctors hear about? Dr. Chloe Zera of Brigham and Women's Hospital shares her list and gives some examples of cravings that may be cause for concern. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Signs and Symptoms
    Ask an OB-GYN: The First Signs of Pregnancy
    Dr. Chloe Zera of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston lists the first signs pregnancy you may experience. ...
  • best birthing playlist
    Pregnant Life
    How to Create the Best Birthing Playlist for Every Kind of Mom
    If you're expecting soon, you've probably done all you can to prepare for the birth. Take classes. Check! Pack hospital bag. Check! Prepare freezer meals. Check! But have you made a birthing playlist to play while you're in labor? A recent study ...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Pregnancy fall fashion
    Clothing Fashions
    Pregnancy Fashion: What's Hot for Fall
    Pregnancy is beautiful—you're growing a life inside of you and have all these new, sexy curves. As for clothing, you don't need to don floral muumuu's as your belly expands. Pregnancy fashion does indeed exist. You can still look fabulous, ...
    Rachel Sokol
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 12 weeks and 1 day
    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. ...
  • The Best Yoga Positions for Pregnancy
    Exercise Safety During Pregnancy
    The Best Yoga Positions for Pregnancy
    Pregnancy is a wonderful time but it can be physically challenging. Yoga is a great, gentle way of calming the body and mind while keeping loose and maybe helping some of the common aches and pains that carrying a baby brings. Below are a few gr...
    Laura Richards
  • healthy snack for pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers
    Healthy Pregnancy Diet
    Healthy Snack Ideas for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms
    When you're pregnant or nursing, you're eating nutrients for two. Your baby relies on what you eat for proper growth and development, so you need to consume more of certain nutrients. A healthy diet is essential. Snacks can be a great way to get...
    Amy Magill
  • Top causes of miscarriage
    Pregnant Life
    Top Causes of Miscarriage
    When your dream of starting a family is cut short by repeated miscarriages, you want to find answers. The causes of miscarriage often go undetected for many women. Although it's common for women to experience a miscarriage at some time in their l...
    Kelly Sundstrom