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Childbirth Classes

Different Childbirth Methods

Lamaze and the Bradley Method

Childbirth Classes

As you think about where you'd like to deliver your baby, you can also choose the type of labor experience you would like to have. Although the baby will push his way down the birth canal and into the world whether you're ready or not, it's better to be prepared. When you look for a childbirth class, you'll find that there are many different kinds.

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Preparing Yourself for Childbirth: Packing Your Hospital Bag

Preparing your Hospital Bag

Preparing Yourself for Childbirth: Packing Your Hospital Bag

When you are close to delivery you may have some time on your hands. You will be thinking about the big moment, playing it over and over in your mind. If this is your first baby, you're likely to over-prepare, because you really have no idea what to expect. One thing you can do during this time is pack your hospital and baby bags.

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Preparing Yourself for Childbirth: How Do You Know You're in Labor?

False Cues Versus Real Labor

Preparing Yourself for Childbirth: How Do You Know You're in Labor?

Momma Said There'd Be Days Like This

I almost worried myself out of having my doctor with me for my first delivery. I started having minor contractions in the evening and got all excited. The minor contractions were far apart, so when I called my doctor he jokingly said not to worry and to call him when I was really in labor. He told me later that he never expected me to take him seriously, but that's just what I did.

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Updated: January 26, 2022

Boys and Porn: How to Talk to Your Son About Porn

Boys and Porn

Boys and Porn: What's Normal?

The internet is an easily-accessible resource for information of all kinds, and adolescent boys take advantage of the freedom they have to search for whatever interests them. There is a never ending stream of information and entertainment from cosplay to YouTube videos of their favorite musicians. For many young men, one of the top searches is online porn. It's natural for teenage boys to be curious about sex. In the past, they were able to sneak in a few peeks of their father's Playboy magazine or their brother's contraband dirty pictures.

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The Strength of the Mother/Child Attachment

The Strength of the Mother/Child Attachment

Building Blocks

Bonding is the attachment mothers rapidly form with their infants after birth. It is a positive emotional attachment that stimulates desire for rewarding interaction, initiates lactation, and changes the psychological state of a mother.

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Updated: October 27, 2020

The Best Pregnancy Books for Preparing for Baby

The best pregnancy books for all parents to be

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 featured in this post, we may receive a small commission for it.

Who's Who in Birth Ideologies

Natural Childbirth Philosophies

In the mid-20th century, labor and childbirth in the West became highly medicalized. In reaction, several childbirth philosophies emerged that focused on empowering women and viewed childbirth as a natural rather than a medical experience. Many of these approaches are now integral to the way childbirth is managed today.

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by: Rebecca Desfosse

6 STEM Playtime Activities for Kids

These days, many parents know the benefits of bolstering their kids' interest and talents in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) world. Yet, they aren't sure how and when to start. The truth is, it's never too early to start engaging your children in STEM education outside of their regular school homework. In fact, the more you encourage your child to partake in these types of activities, the more their interest grows. Find out how to integrate STEM into playtime for your preschooler through middle schooler with these amazing STEM activities for kids.

Updated: April 19, 2022

Labor Contractions Or Braxton Hicks? We Ask Experts and Moms

Labor Contractions

The experience of giving birth and labor is different for all women. While we can make some generalizations, some women handle labor contractions better than others. Some women are unaware that labor has begun, while other women experience hours and hours of painful contractions and intense abdominal pain before giving birth.

More: What do Labor Contractions Really Feel Like?

An Overload of Advice During Pregnancy

Dealing with Unwelcome Pregnancy Advice

An Overload of Advice During Pregnancy

Daddy Alert!

You might have to choose sides if your mother and your partner get into ongoing debates over the best way to get through a pregnancy. Although your mom means well, somebody (like you) might have to run interference if her advice is persistently upsetting your partner.

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Updated: January 26, 2022

What is a Rainbow Baby?

what you should know about rainbow babies

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. The name rainbow baby comes from the feeling of seeing a rainbow after a storm. Rainbow babies are extra special and so deeply loved even before they are born. However, a rainbow pregnancy is usually accompanied by very strong feelings of anxiety and sometimes doubt.

Updated: July 14, 2021

I Hated Being Pregnant and That's Perfectly Okay

I Hated Being Pregnant and That's Perfectly Okay

I’m transparent in my articles for FamilyEducation, and here I go again with a confession: I am crazy in love with my daughters, both under age 5, but struggled with pregnancy. I was high-risk both times and even though I understood and did appreciate that I was growing life, I felt incredibly self-conscious about my 80 lb. weight gain with Baby #2. In the last few weeks of pregnancy with #2, I woke up every morning and silently prayed that today would be the day my water broke.

Updated: September 6, 2021

25 Inspirational Parenting Quotes to Keep You Going

Parenting Quotes

There are about as many ways to describe parenting as there are human beings in the world. It is the greatest gift and the greatest source of fear, anxiety and pressure to be the "best parent." Whether you're at the start of your parenting journey or your kids are having their own kids, these inspiring parenting quotes will make you smile, laugh and perhaps shed a tear or two.

Updated: May 15, 2019

Sixth Grade Science and Health

Sixth Grade Science and Health

Science

Children's interest in science often seems to decline in grade four and after. This happens, in part, because science study is too often textbook-driven, passive, formal, and narrow in its scope. But the major goal of science study in these grades should be to keep children interested in science and cause them to believe that they can be successful science students. Positive attitudes about science -- from teachers and parents as well as students -- are vital.

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Updated: March 15, 2019

How to Enjoy the Holidays Like a Kid Again

mom and daughter watching santa in sky

Special childhood holiday memories have a way of staying with us like no other. Whether it’s presents under the tree, lighting a family menorah, delicious holiday treats, or special winter pajamas, those memories are still visceral for us - even now in motherhood. It’s easy to remember the pure magic and uncontainable excitement of those childhood holidays, though those memories can seem more like a lingering dream with each passing year.

Updated: May 29, 2020

4 Things You Still Can Control If You Are Pregnant During This Pandemic

4 things pregnant people can control during COVID-19

This is one of the wildest times in so many people’s lives. It’s even wilder if you are expecting a baby. That space between being yourself and being a vessel for a tiny, growing human is daunting without a global infectious disease outbreak. This health crisis has caused a huge number of childbirth education classes to be cancelled and millions of pregnant people to feel lost and scared.