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Due Date Club of September 2014

Being discharged

After all the days I spent in the hospital I finally get to go home, but leaving my girls behind is...

Due Date Club of September 2014

Time for a Birth Stories Subforum?

With several babies on the ground (is that something people say with human babies too?), and a few A...

Due Date Club of October 2014

Would putting a crib in the shed be a bad idea?

Right now our crib is sitting in the garage. It's not in a box or anything. DF's dad never wants any...

Pregnancy Questions

Drinking Beer

Hi all, I'm new to the board. I think it's great that there's a board like this. I'm from Los Angel...

Due Date Club of September 2014

September is so close

With just a few days left in July - we are heading straight for baby season!!!! I am so thankful tha...

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Third Trimester

Age & Pregnancy: Why It Matters

There are a lot of perks to growing older. Your car insurance costs will go down. You'll probably be able to afford more of life's luxuries. You'll have spent some time getting to know yourself, so your self-confidence is probably much higher than it was in your 20s. Most women view growing older with a healthy measure of respect for how far they've come in life.

Am I Pregnant?

Morning Sickness or Stomach Bug?

Morning sickness, that queasy feeling women get when they are pregnant, can be hard to distinguish from a stomach virus.  If you have not taken a pregnancy test and are having what feels like morning sickness, how do you know it is the real thing?  How can you tell if you are coming down with a stomach virus or if you are actually pregnant?

Baby Names

Baby Names from the 80s

What were you doing in the 80's? Moon-walking with Michael? Playing Pac-Man on your Atari? Were you sporting a Hyper-color shirt, High-top Converse shoes, and a Swatch Watch?

Concerns and Complications

Age & Pregnancy: Why It Matters

There are a lot of perks to growing older. Your car insurance costs will go down. You'll probably be able to afford more of life's luxuries. You'll have spent some time getting to know yourself, so your self-confidence is probably much higher than it was in your 20s. Most women view growing older with a healthy measure of respect for how far they've come in life.

Do's and Don'ts

Is it Safe to Lose Weight When Pregnant?

Check with your doctor. The first and most important thing to remember when considering what is safe and reasonable regarding your body, weight, and pregnancy, is to ask your doctor.

Feelings and Emotions

Sex During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a wonderful time for you and your partner as you celebrate all of the amazing changes in your growing body. But for many couples, fears and superstitions about sex during pregnancy hold them back from sharing the ultimate physical expression of joy. Is sex during pregnancy really safe, and what can couples do to make sure that there is no harm done to the baby?

First Trimester

Age & Pregnancy: Why It Matters

There are a lot of perks to growing older. Your car insurance costs will go down. You'll probably be able to afford more of life's luxuries. You'll have spent some time getting to know yourself, so your self-confidence is probably much higher than it was in your 20s. Most women view growing older with a healthy measure of respect for how far they've come in life.

Labor and Childbirth

The Truth About the Estimated Due Date

"I am here, ready to have my baby," an expectant mother stated, as a matter of fact, upon arrival at the hospital one morning. "How far apart are your contractions?" the staff asked, retrieving paperwork to start admitting her. "I haven't had any contractions," she replied.

Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

Signs of Low Progesterone

The body is an amazing miracle in action. Every second, millions of reactions are taking place to maintain a perfect balance. People spend years of their lives studying how the body functions and they still don’t know everything there is to know about human life. One aspect of humanity is reproduction. For some women, becoming pregnant seems as easy as simply thinking about a baby.

Nutrition and Fitness

Is it Safe to Lose Weight When Pregnant?

Check with your doctor. The first and most important thing to remember when considering what is safe and reasonable regarding your body, weight, and pregnancy, is to ask your doctor.

Postpartum

7 Tips for Tightening Loose Skin After Pregnancy

You've just had a baby. You thought your tummy would be back to normal by your 6-week postpartum checkup, but instead you have loose skin and belly flab. How do you get your tummy back in shape and get rid of the loose skin where you tummy used to be? Follow our tips to help you tighten up your tummy. Lose weight slowly.

Pregnancy Week by Week

38 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

How are you holding up? You are at week thirty-eight now and we promise that your pregnancy will not last much longer. If you are like a lot of moms-to-be you are getting antsy and ready to have your baby. If your baby doesn’t make her appearance in the next couple weeks, you might start considering taking measures into your own hands.

Prenatal Testing

NT Screening: What is it? What does it mean if you're high risk?

How common is it for a test that checks your baby for Down syndrome to show "high risk"? This is one of many questions that may cross the minds of mommies-to-be, awaiting outcomes of tests like the NT (Nuchal Translucency) screen. The NT test is a widely recommended screen that checks for Down syndrome.

Second Trimester

Age & Pregnancy: Why It Matters

There are a lot of perks to growing older. Your car insurance costs will go down. You'll probably be able to afford more of life's luxuries. You'll have spent some time getting to know yourself, so your self-confidence is probably much higher than it was in your 20s. Most women view growing older with a healthy measure of respect for how far they've come in life.

Third Trimester

Age & Pregnancy: Why It Matters

There are a lot of perks to growing older. Your car insurance costs will go down. You'll probably be able to afford more of life's luxuries. You'll have spent some time getting to know yourself, so your self-confidence is probably much higher than it was in your 20s. Most women view growing older with a healthy measure of respect for how far they've come in life.

Twins and Multiples

Signs of a Multiple Pregnancy

So you think you might be having multiples? Is your belly growing faster than you think it should be? Do you have a family history of twins? Or do you just have a funny feeling that twins are in your future? Below is a list of signs/symptoms of a mutliple pregnancy.