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Due Date Club of September 2014

Major Nesting

I think the energy has finally caught up with my nesting urges! I'm sure I'll crash tonight, but for...

Due Date Club of September 2014

OT---Raves anyone??

Mine are: The first 'Cane game of the season is on tonight! We have a freshman QB...a little nervo...

Due Date Club of November 2014

immune system needs a boost

First week of school and I already got sick. I'm pretty much over it now. Thankfully DH let me sleep...

Due Date Club of October 2014

Anaemia

I was told a few weeks ago I severe anaemia and if I want to give birth in my local birthing centre...

Due Date Club of September 2014

Not knowing is driving me insane

I think it would be easier if you knew exactly which day the baby was coming. Last time I expected t...

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Must-Read Pregnancy & Parenting Books

By Inhabitots

No book can ever truly prepare you for parenthood, but there are many resources that can offer vital help along the way. Sacred Pregnancy: A Loving Guide and Journal for Expectant Moms will get you off on the right track while your baby is still in your womb. » Read more

Chinese Gender Chart

Curious about your baby’s gender? According to legend, the Chinese gender calendar was discovered in a tomb hundreds of years ago and is said to be 90 percent accurate. See how accurate it is for you. Just look at your age at conception and the month you conceived. This should tell you what your baby’s gender will be. » Read more

Ten Old Wives' Tales About Pregnancy

Pregnancy is exciting; it’s hope and fear and the unknown all bundled into one nine-month adventure. It has also been mythologized and romanticized and analyzed over the centuries, with science often taking a backseat to the old wives’ tales surrounding the experience. Here’s a quick list at ten old wives’ tales about pregnancy.

Fetal Development Month by Month

Month 1: Your first month of pregnancy your baby will accomplish many things, first and foremost, conception, fertilization, and implantation. After a woman ovulates, the egg is normally fertilized within 24-48 hours. The single fertilized cell begins to rapidly divide and at this point in time is called a zygote. Many amazing things happen at fertilization. » Read more

Your Second Trimester Guide

Congratulations – You’ve made it through your first trimester of pregnancy! Now, as much of the initial discomfort starts to subside, you can begin to relax and enjoy your new life as an expectant mom. Some people even refer to the second trimester as the “honeymoon” phase of your pregnancy. » Read more

Round Ligament Pain in Pregnancy

Ouch! What was that? You feel a sharp, shooting pain in your abdomen. You may wonder if this is the start of labor or perhaps your baby kicked you real hard. Whatever it was, you hope it goes away. This sharp shooting pain is most likely the result of round ligament pain. Round ligament pain is a common complaint in pregnancy often starting in the second trimester. » Read more

How Early Can You Find Out Your Baby's Gender with Ultrasound?

For centuries, expectant parents had to wait until the moment of birth to learn the sex of their babies. » Read more

Fetal Movements: How often and when should my baby move?

Are you anxiously awaiting your baby's first kick? Or are you concerned that baby should be moving by now? Or do you have a leaping leprechaun in your belly and wondering if that is normal? Fetal movement varies from pregnancy to pregnancy. However, there are certain expectations given for all babies regarding fetal movement. » Read more

Age & Pregnancy: Why It Matters

By Alicia Purdy

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. » Read more

Gender Reveal Party Ideas

So, you have a little bun in your oven. You've recently found out what you're having, but you have yet to tell the world about it. What better way to tell family and friends than to plan a gender reveal party. Here are some great ideas you can do to reveal the big news to everyone!