• Newborn Sleeping
    Setting Up the Nursery
    Where Should Newborns Sleep? (Crib, Cradles, and Basinet Options)
    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...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • Early Symptoms of Pregnancy
    Pregnancy
    5 Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy
    When you're waiting to find out if you are expecting, the wait can seem to take forever. While home pregnancy tests are able to tell us sooner and sooner, our body sends several other signs when it is preparing to support a growing baby. More: F...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • Stages of Labor
    Signs and Stages of Labor
    What Are The Three Stages of Labor?
    If you are getting closer to the end of your pregnancy, you probably have labor and delivery on your mind. This is the last hurdle you will overcome to finally meet your new baby. So, what exactly goes on? If you are not a first-time parent, then...
    Stefanie Miller
  • Pregnancy Dreams
    Pregnancy
    What Does Dreaming of Being Pregnant Mean?
    Our dreams can provide fascinating insight into both our most obvious thoughts and the more subconscious elements of our lives. Our waking life is often reflected in our dreams through symbolism, so it can sometimes take a bit of work to analyze ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Pregnancy Cravings
    Pregnancy
    The 11 Weirdest Pregnancy Cravings And What They Mean
    Sweet, salty, sour, spicy — cravings during pregnancy can run the gamut. While certain cravings may indicate a nutritional need, many can be attributed to the amped-up hormones coursing through your body. So what types of food (and non-food ite...
    Kristina Cappetta
  • Hip and Back Pain
    Pregnancy
    A Physical Therapist's Guide to Back and Hip Pain Relief During Pregnancy
    Pregnancy comes with physical changes. Unfortunately, many of those changes are associated with increased pain in the third trimester and beyond. Studies show that pregnant women have frequent musculoskeletal pain in both the low back (71%) and h...
    Christine Koth
  • female hands at belly with with BOY and GIRL cards
    Pregnancy
    How To Deal With Gender Disappointment: I Wanted a Girl But Am Having a Boy
    People often have a specific idea of what parenthood will look like for them. Perhaps you've imagined they'll have all boys, or one baby boy and one baby girl. Maybe they've hoped for twins for as long as they can remember. Some couples will try ...
    Sharon Greenthal
  • Lotus Birth
    Pregnancy
    Is a Lotus Birth Right for You?
    Have you heard of lotus birth? As you prepare to begin the pregnancy journey or as you ready yourself for your baby’s birth, it is important to make an informed choice about the kind of birth experience you would like to have. Although you can...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Gender Reveal Ideas
    Pregnancy
    10 Simple and Responsible Gender Reveal Ideas
    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...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • Best Pregnancy Pillows
    Pregnancy
    The Best Pregnancy Pillows According to Real Moms
    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...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • feet of human fetus at 12 weeks and 1 day
    Week 13 of Pregnancy
    You are 12 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe toes are now separate and are all the same length. The ankle joints are now mature enough to be working, although it will still be many weeks before you are likely to be conscious of any kicks. ...
  • Best Bassinets
    Babies and Toddlers
    The 8 Best Baby Bassinets
    When you bring home your new baby from the hospital, you will want to be ready with a safe and soothing sleeping area for your little angel! A bassinet is the ideal place for a newborn to sleep for those first few months. A bassinet's small size ...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Blood Type
    Pregnancy
    What Blood Type Will My Baby Have? A Genetic Explanation
    Wondering what your baby's blood type will be? Blood type is inherited from both biological parents. There's no way to be sure what your baby's blood type is without a blood test, but you can narrow down the possibilities if you know your blood t...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Am I Ready for a Baby?
    Pregnancy
    Am I Ready to Have a Baby? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself
    Are you ready to have a baby? There are no easy answers to this question, whether you’re staring at a positive pregnancy test or whether a baby is merely the stuff of dreams at this point. The important thing to remember is that how you feel as...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • amniotic cavity of embedded blastocyst
    Week 5 of Pregnancy
    4 Weeks (& 1 Day) Pregnant: Signs, Symptoms and the Size Of Your Baby
    Your baby today Fetal development begins the moment the egg is fertilized. This week your baby is the size of a poppy seed, and while this may seem small, your baby is already 10,000 times larger than they were at conception! By four weeks of p...
  • The First Stage of Labor
    Pregnancy
    A Guide to The First Stage of Labor: Effacement and Dilation
    The stages of labor and birth are part of an amazing and seemingly miraculous process. Though there are differences and beauty in all of the various ways that women arrive at motherhood, it is helpful to understand the typical process of how the ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Pregnant While Breastfeeding
    Pregnancy
    Can You Get Pregnant While Breastfeeding?
    Welcoming a new baby is no doubt one of the most beautiful and memorable moments of our lives. As you know, as much as we plan and prepare, there is always an element of chaos involved. We have so many decisions to make and details to consider. L...
    Lauren Anderson
  • Strong Genes_Featured
    Pregnancy
    What Does it Mean to Have "Strong Genes"?
    Pregnancy is an exciting time filled with unknowns. Parents wonder what their little one will look like. Will she have mom’s eyes and dad’s penchant for crossword puzzles? Will he look just like mom but have dad’s personality? It’s natura...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen