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Baby Names

WDYT of Brielle

I am loving this name at the moment. I think it is so pretty. What are your thoughts?...

Due Date Club of November 2014

Aria Claire's birth story

Aria Claire Sheffer birth story On Tuesday October 14,2014 I was scheduled for my weekly ultrasound...

Baby Names

Macon

Thoughts?...

Baby Names

Suggestions please...

SO really likes the names Mason and Tate. I like Mason but it's too popular for my personal preferen...

Pregnancy and Motherhood After Loss

Torticollis

Does anyone have any experience with their child have torticollis? Christian has been diagnosed wit...

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How to Calculate Your Pregnancy Timetable: Weeks Vs. Months

“Congratulations! You’re pregnant! So how far along are you?” “Well, I’m at 18 weeks. So that’s four months. Or is it four and a half? Well, if I count back from my last cycle…Ummmmm…let me see....” » Read more

Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy

You’re a pregnant mom, calmly getting ready for bed and brushing your teeth, when all of a sudden you notice blood in your mouth. Of course you’ve been told to watch out for blood during your pregnancy – but you didn’t expect to see it coming out of your mouth. Is this a cause for concern, or simply a common complaint? » Read more

Unusual Pregnancy Symptoms: Metallic Taste During Pregnancy

Pregnancy hormones can do strange things to all parts of your body – even your taste buds. One of the more disconcerting symptoms that some women experience is a metallic taste in the mouth during pregnancy. When it begins – often in the first trimester – it can be surprising, uncomfortable, and annoying. » Read more

A New Cure for Morning Sickness?

A promising study from researchers in Israel and Canada reveals that a prescription drug used for heartburn may actually aid women who experience morning sickness. As of now, there is no cure for morning sickness, as doctors are reluctant to give women medication that may affect their developing fetuses. » Read more

Skin Care During Pregnancy

Everyone knows about that special "glow" a woman has when she's expecting, but pregnancy isn't all good news when it comes to your skin. Hormones are raging through your body, and a number of skin conditions can develop. Even topical treatments can be absorbed into your system – and the baby’s – so skin care during pregnancy requires special attention. » Read more

Ultrasound Wars - Finding Out the Gender of Your Baby

Some couples get very excited about finding out the sex of their baby. Others do not want to find out. Both scenarios have their perks. Finding out your baby’s gender in advance gives you the opportunity to plan a baby nursery and pick out gender specific baby clothes. » Read more

When Should I Expect Morning Sickness?

Although not every woman experiences morning sickness, morning sickness is very common in pregnancy. Approximately seventy percent of pregnant women will experience morning sickness. Morning sickness generally starts sometime between four and eight weeks of pregnancy and usually resolves early in the second trimester. » Read more

Pregnant Without Insurance

You may be one of the millions of Americans that are living without health insurance. You know that you should probably have health insurance, but for whatever reason you have put off getting insurance. Maybe you are low income and cannot afford insurance or perhaps you have been putting off getting insurance in hopes that you will not need it. » Read more

Pregnancy Trimesters Guide for First Time Moms

Congratulations on your pregnancy. You may have some questions about what to expect during your pregnancy, what is happening with your developing baby, and what you should be doing to prepare for childbirth. » Read more

How to Tell Your Boss You're Pregnant

Determining the right time You kicked your coffee habit weeks ago, but your boss still hasn't clued into the fact that you're pregnant. Still, it's only a matter of time before she hears the news from someone else, and you'd like her to hear it from you first. So how -- and when -- should you make the mother of all announcements at work? » Read more