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Initials W.O.W.?

Would you purposely give your baby the initials W.O.W.? Last name will start with W. For a boy we we...

Unplanned Pregnancy

Birth Control. New Side Effects Later In Packet: Normal or Not?

I've been on birth control (Cryselle 28) for the past few weeks, but not done with my first packet y...

Pregnancy Questions

7 weeks pregnant unsure of conception date

Me and my boyfriend were planning on having a baby as we both felt ready and it was the right time....

Pregnancy Questions

Has anyone else's husband regressed in maturity level since pregnancy?!

Hi everyone This is a first post for me and my first pregnancy. I'm almost 9 weeks now and I feel...

Pregnancy Questions

Measuring behind with hb and high hcg

I've had 2 previous losses, 1 at 7 weeks and 1 that was a blighted ovum. I went in for my ultrasound...

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Baby Names

Initials W.O.W.?

Would you purposely give your baby the initials W.O.W.? Last name will start with W. For a boy we we...

Unplanned Pregnancy

Birth Control. New Side Effects Later In Packet: Normal or Not?

I've been on birth control (Cryselle 28) for the past few weeks, but not done with my first packet y...

Pregnancy Questions

7 weeks pregnant unsure of conception date

Me and my boyfriend were planning on having a baby as we both felt ready and it was the right time....

Pregnancy Questions

Has anyone else's husband regressed in maturity level since pregnancy?!

Hi everyone This is a first post for me and my first pregnancy. I'm almost 9 weeks now and I feel...

Pregnancy Questions

Measuring behind with hb and high hcg

I've had 2 previous losses, 1 at 7 weeks and 1 that was a blighted ovum. I went in for my ultrasound...

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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

Creative Baby Shower Games

Tired of the same old baby shower games? Want to delight your guests with something memorable and entertaining? Try out these fun ways to put a fresh spin on shower shenanigans.

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 Third Trimester Guide

Congratulations on entering your third trimester! You’re in the home stretch of an incredible physical and emotional journey for you and your partner. Now is the time to rest up and prepare yourselves for the major event ahead – the birth of your baby – and for all of the exciting milestones to follow. » Read more

Ten Tips for Surviving an Overdue Pregnancy

Your belly is huge, your due date has passed, and yet little Susie or Johnny has shown no interest in moving out of his or her cozy home. Your due date is calculated by counting forward 280 days from the start of your last menstrual period. Your due date is only an estimate of when your baby should come and is often off by a number of days. » Read more

Maternity Leave 101: Planning Your Maternity Leave

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Braxton Hicks Contractions

Braxton Hicks contractions are the irregular intermittent contractions that occur during pregnancy. They typically begin around the 20th week of pregnancy, but may begin earlier for women who have had previous pregnancies. Braxton Hicks contractions are described by some as a tightening feeling. Some women describe them as being similar to menstrual cramps. » Read more

Baby Shopping Guide: What You Need & What You Don’t

By Nancy Da Silva Almost from the instant that you learn you are pregnant, you become seized with panic. You look around your house and think about how unprepared you are for this new arrival. You still have months to make your house ready for your baby but all you can see is that right now, you have none of the things everyone says you’re supposed to have! » Read more