• 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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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
  • female hands at belly with with BOY and GIRL cards
    Pregnancy
    I Wanted a Girl, But I'm Having a Boy. Here's How I Got Over It
    Growing up, Laura always figured she’d be a mother to both girls and boys. So much so, that it never even occurred to her that she could end up with either all sons or all daughters. Having grown up in small, tight-knit families, Laura and her ...
    Julia Ries
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. ...
  • 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
  • Gender Predicting Old Wives Tales_Featured
    Pregnancy
    The Most Popular Gender-Predicting Old Wives' Tales of All Time
    Are you wondering if your little bundle of joy will be a boy or girl? While the only accurate way to find out your baby's sex during pregnancy is via medical tests, playing the guessing game can be a lot of fun. An ultrasound at about 20 weeks ca...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 2020 Baby Must Haves
    Pregnancy
    The Ultimate List of Baby Must Haves
    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...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • 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. ...
  • The best pregnancy books for all parents to be
    Pregnancy
    The Best Pregnancy Books for Preparing for Baby
    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...
  • Our favorite social pregnancy announcements
    Pregnancy
    Our Favorite Pregnancy Announcement 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...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Can you get a tattoo while pregnant?
    Pregnancy
    Can You Get a Tattoo While Pregnant?
    The words “pregnancy” and “tattoo” are not ones that are often placed together, yet many women wonder if it is possible to get a tattoo while pregnant. Pregnancy is a time of hope and change, and pregnant women may be tempted to mark this...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen