• what you should know about rainbow babies
    Miscarriage
    What is a Rainbow Baby?
    Chances are, if you don’t know what a rainbow baby is, you haven’t experienced loss during your time of having children. A "rainbow baby" is defined as a baby born after the miscarriage, stillbirth, or death of an infant from natural causes...
    HeHe Stewart
  • are personality traits genetic?
    Genetics and Pregnancy
    Is Personality Genetic?
    You joke you’re “type A” and your child’s other biological parent is lazy and carefree. Does that mean your child will be like you - organized and detail-oriented - or your partner? Parents have always wondered how their little ones end u...
  • Failure to Progress in Labor
    Failure to Progress
    Failure to Progress in Labor
    If your cervix is not dilating, or your baby is not descending, as quickly as expected during the first stage, your doctor will try to assess why this is and if something can be done. Usually, your doctor will assess the three P's: The passenger...
  • Mom and dad doing Pre-Baby Bucket List activity
    Pregnancy
    The Ultimate Pre-Baby Bucket List
    There’s a long to-do list of things to accomplish before your baby arrives! From creating the perfect nursery to packing a birth bag to taking childbirth education courses, you can get caught up in all the “must-haves” and forget about indu...
    HeHe Stewart
  • couple announcing pregnancy on christmas
    Pregnancy
    Our Favorite Christmas 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
  • family with their irish twins
    Kids
    Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Irish Twins
    Imagine finding out you’re pregnant again while you still have a newborn. The term “Irish Twins” refers to siblings born within a year of each other, and it definitely does happen. While birthing two babies in the span of a year has its cha...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • 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...
  • pregnant woman in bathroom
    Pregnancy
    Everything You Need to Know About the Mucus Plug During Pregnancy
    Ok, no one said labor was glamorous—and if they did, I’d sure love to meet that person because I adore my kids, but NO, my labors were not glamorous. Speaking of ‘unglamorous’...when you hear the term “mucus plug” associated with lab...
    Rachel Sokol
  • couple discussing the mthfr gene with doctor
    Pregnancy
    How the MTHFR Gene Impacts Pregnancy
    With the advent of inexpensive and easily accessible DNA testing opportunities for the general public thanks to companies like 23 and Me and Ancestry DNA, questions about various genes and their mutations have become familiar and commonly used. O...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • newborn baby being weighed on scale
    Pregnancy
    How Much Will My Baby Weigh?
    Can you predict your new arrival’s weight? There are a few clues that can help you guess. But there’s no way to fill in the weight on the birth announcement until the nurse places your bundle of joy onto the scale.  The average baby is born...
    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
  • Thanksgiving Pregnancy Announcement Board with Sonogram
    Pregnancy
    Our Favorite Thanksgiving Pregnancy Announcement Ideas 2019
    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...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • Smiling baby with blue eyes
    Pregnancy
    What Are The Chances My Baby Will Have Blue Eyes? A Genetic Explanation
    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
  • Mom and dad receiving genetic testing results from female doctor
    Pregnancy
    What To Ask Your Doctor About Prenatal Genetic Testing
    Whether you’re pregnant or planning to grow your family soon, many couples will decide to do prenatal genetic testing. Genetic testing can give you information regarding what your future child may be predisposed to or whether a current fetus ha...
  • 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. ...
  • woman drinking kombucha while pregnant
    Pregnancy
    Can You Drink Kombucha While Pregnant?
    Life’s little jokes seem to expand when you’re pregnant. Suddenly, your amazing list of can-do’s shrinks into a long, uninspiring list of cannot’s. You’ll find your favorite foods take up a hefty portion of the new no-no list: sushi, de...
    Miranda Altice
  • Baby Boy With Down Syndrome in NICU
    Pregnancy
    The Causes of Down Syndrome During Pregnancy and How to Test for It
    You may have heard about genetic testing for Down Syndrome during pregnancy. But what exactly is Down Syndrome? What are your chances of birthing a baby with this condition? Researchers do not know a lot about what causes Down Syndrome, but they ...
  • 5 reasons you should never ask a woman if she
    Pregnancy
    5 Reasons Why You Should Never Ask a Woman If She's Pregnant
    Somehow, society has made it a norm to comment on, give advice for, and even touch a pregnant person’s body. In 2019, humans are more complex than ever before and that means that our science and reproductive technology has followed suit making ...
    HeHe Stewart