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  • Irish Baby Names
    Irish Names
    Erin Go Bragh: 10 Irish Baby Names for St. Patrick's Day (With a Bonus 2)
    St. Patrick's Day is the perfect time to take a look at all the adorable Irish and Celtic baby names out there. I come from a huge family with Irish heritage on both sides, so by now all the popular Irish American names have been taken. So when...
  • Our favorite Gender Reveal Ideas
    Pregnancy
    5 Unique and Clever Gender Reveals
    Gender reveals are the new baby shower, and there are so many ways to do them. Want to up your game and go beyond the box of pink or blue balloons? We rounded up our favorite and most clever gender reveals to give you some ideas! Cup O’ Excitem...
    Rachel Sokol
  • amniotic cavity of embedded blastocyst
    Week 5 of Pregnancy
    You are 4 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis is a microscope view of the amniotic cavity with the cells that will become the baby in a close-up. These cells will repeatedly divide and multiply, becoming more and more specialized at each stage of their development. ...
  • Alcohol During Pregnancy
    Cheers to Partnership: How I Gave Up Drinking While My Wife Was Pregnant
    Lifestyle Change For the past 15 years, I’ve focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle that consists of eating nutritious food coupled with regular exercise. I rarely, if ever, consumed alcohol during that time. I always viewed it as empty cal...
    Steven Auger
  • 5 Favorite Celebrity Baby Announcements
    Pregnancy
    Our 5 Favorite Celebrity Baby Announcements Right Now
    As much as we love babies, we also love baby announcements! These are our favorite celebrity baby announcements for the year so far. Kirsten Dunst Kirsten Dunst officially announced her pregnancy in the RODARTE fall look book. She looks goddess-l...
    Laurie Mega
  • overdue pregnant woman
    Labor and Delivery
    What to Do When You're Overdue
    You're 41 long weeks into your pregnancy, and your baby has still not made his or her arrival into the world yet. You're tired, bloated and so ready for this baby to come out, so what's the hold up? Why haven't you gone into labor yet? While ...
  • Illustration of fetus head pushing on effacing cervix
    Dilation and Effacement
    First Stage of Labor
    For your baby to be born the cervix (comprised of firm muscle that forms a strong base at the bottom of the uterus) needs to stretch and soften so that it can open, or dilate, and your baby can pass out of the uterus and into the vagina. Toward t...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • mother breastfeeding her newborn
    Pregnancy
    The Benefits of Breastfeeding: They're Not Just for Baby
    The advantages of breastfeeding compared to formula-feeding are numerous, diverse and convincing. These advantages extend not only to babies but to their mothers, families and society. One might assume that the merits of breastfeeding would be...
  • Pregnancy
    Our 5 Favorite Celebrity Babies Born in January
    We know Kim and Kanye's third child and second daughter was born this past month (really, we don't follow them too closely). But did you know a whole bunch of other celebrities became first-, second- and even third-time parents this month? We rou...
    Laurie Mega
  • The top pregnancy pillows
    Pregnancy
    The Top 7 Pregnancy Pillows of 2017
    Your pregnant body can feel all types of aches and pains, especially after a long day, but you don't have to suffer through it. Pamper yourself with one of the top pregnancy pillows of the year, which can take pressure off in just the right spots...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Stages of Labor
    Signs and Stages of Labor
    How Labor Progresses
    Since every woman's experience of labor is different, it's hard to say exactly what your experience will be like. However, the stages of labor are common for all women. The first stage, when labor becomes established, starts when contractions sta...
  • Five Foods to Boost Fertility
    Trying to Conceive
    5 Fertility-Boosting Foods That Could Help You Get Pregnant
    Having trouble getting pregnant? What you're eating might just have an effect on your family planning. Try adding in few a these fertility-boosting foods to see if they do the trick! Switch to Plant-Based Proteins   According findings from ...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Mosquito Spreading Zika Virus
    Kids
    Zika Virus Q&A: 4 Facts for Pregnant Women and Families
    The news of Zika virus spreading is pretty scary, particularly if you're pregnant or trying to conceive (TTC). If you're expecting, what steps do you need to take to protect yourself and your baby? Can you still take a babymoon, and where is it s...
    Erin Dower
  • Baby Names
    Our Top 10 Favorite Gender-Neutral Baby Names
    As parents move away from traditional gender definitions for their children, the popularity of gender-neutral baby names continues to rise. So, what some really great gender-neutral baby names out there? Check out our favorites! Alex According ...
    Laura Richards
  • Urinary Tract Infections During Pregnancy
    Urinary and Vaginal Problems
    Urinary and Vaginal Problems in Pregnancy
    Just when you think you've got a handle on all the hurdles pregnancy throws at you, you wake up with a yeast infection or worse...a urinary tract infection. Ugh. How do yeast infections and UTIs affect your pregnancy? How do you prevent and trea...
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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  • Choosing a Name
    6 Baby Names That Mean Love for Your Littlest Valentine
    Check out our list of baby names that mean love, and make sure to tell us which name is your favorite for your Valentine's Day baby! ...
    Lindsay Hutton