Whether you're planning a natural, unmedicated birth or simply curious about the prospect of a natural birth, here's my firsthand account (in painful detail) of what it's like to give birth without an epidural.
For years, I desperately wanted a baby. I'm not alone—here are some of the most common reasons why people aren't able to start their family when they'd like and how to handle each situation.
Slow rising hCG levels may indicate an ectopic pregnancy. Normal pregnancies should demonstrate a hormone doubling time of 48-72 hours.
Guidelines for visiting new parents with their baby in the first few weeks. Don't turn up unannounced, don't create extra work, be helpful and admire the baby.
Having a black-sounding name can subject a person to prejudice and employment discrimination. Parents should be aware of this when naming their children.
Chemical pregnancies (the term given to a very early miscarriage) are much more common than anyone realizes, yet much confusion surrounds the subject. Read on for clear answers to common questions.
When my son was diagnosed with moderate hearing loss as a toddler, I thought ear tubes and speech therapy would be the quick fix. Four years and multiple diagnoses later, I learned the importance of being a fierce advocate for your child when your gut says something is not right.
The adolescent brain is growing and creating new pathways for thoughts. The brain is changing throughout adolescence, with some brain cells being eliminated and other pathways maturing. Stress and diet can play a role in the devolopment of the brain. This article spells out the process.
Little league baseball coaches, here are a few fielding drills to keep your baseball practice plans fun and productive along with some tips on arm soreness and field prep.
As a working mom of a toddler and infant with a full-time job outside of the home, I have learned a few things about the return to work after maternity leave. I wanted to share what I have found with other moms who face similar dilemmas.
Is ex-wife in your life is a vortex of drama? Are you a stepmom seeking to understand your situation? Read on for answers.
As a full-time working mom with a toddler and an infant, I have found some methods of coping with PTSD that I share in the hopes of helping you through similar circumstances.
Toddlers and children may experience a speech delay for a variety of reasons. Use these strategies at home to encourage kids to talk.
This article features activities in a lesson to help students with vision loss and others manage and organize money.
If you're like me, you did a lot of research on what to pack for the hospital and asked other moms that you knew. I ended up overpacking and would like to name the essentials so other moms do not fall into the same situation.