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  • A list of things you don't need for a baby. You don't need a nursery or nursery furniture, new or fiddly toys, baby monitors, dummies or many other things that companies try to sell new parents.

    21 Things You Don't Need for a Newborn Baby

    21 Things You Don't Need for a Newborn Baby

    by Marianne Sherret1

  • Are you worried about emotional stress and crying during pregnancy and how it could affect you and your baby? Learn all about pregnancy stress, the risks, and precautions. Plus, 17 ways to help you overcome it and have a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby.

    Emotional Stress During Pregnancy (And 17 Ways to Relieve It)

    Emotional Stress During Pregnancy (And 17 Ways to Relieve It)

    by Susana Smith2

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  • These are the symptoms you'll likely experience in the 38th week of pregnancy, and they are early signs that labor is fast approaching. Signs include not being able to sleep, hot flashes/night sweats, exhaustion, and a constant urge to poop.Learn what to do during labor and when to go to the doctor.

    Early Signs of Labor in My Experience

    Early Signs of Labor in My Experience

    by PermissionGiver13

  • The process of creating your nursery can be fun without being stressful and overwhelming. You can also do a lot of the design yourself. Hopefully, these tips help you create your perfect nursery.

    Tips to DIY Your Baby Nursery

    Tips to DIY Your Baby Nursery

    by Amber0

  • Get ready for baby—39 weeks of pregnancy is the last week until your official due date. Your baby is full-term and gaining weight, while you become more uncomfortable! Learn more about what you can expect during this week of pregnancy.

    What to Expect in the 39th Week of Pregnancy

    What to Expect in the 39th Week of Pregnancy

    by Leah Lefler6

  • Are you pregnant and worried about Coronavirus? Whether you've been trying for a while or are totally taken by surprise, finding out you're pregnant is can be both blissful and anxiety inducing. Here's a list of what to do when you get your BFP!

    I Just Found out I'm Pregnant—What Do I Do Now?

    I Just Found out I'm Pregnant—What Do I Do Now?

    by Kierstin Gunsberg1

  • Is the two-week wait driving you crazy? Obsessing over what should you avoid and can you really know if you're pregnant before you miss a period? Take a break from looking up pregnancy symptoms and study up on what to stay away from until you can finally take a test.

    Here's What to Avoid in the Two-Week Wait

    Here's What to Avoid in the Two-Week Wait

    by Kierstin Gunsberg1

  • "When did I conceive? When did I ovulate?" Find out when you got pregnant by learning about ovulation, conception, and implantation during a woman's monthly cycle.

    When Did I Get Pregnant or Conceive?

    When Did I Get Pregnant or Conceive?

    by Marissa892

  • When you're trying to conceive, there are a lot of symptoms that you might not know about. I've tried to cover the majority of pregnancy symptoms here. Good luck!

    Uncommon Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms

    Uncommon Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms

    by Becki Rizzuti269

  • Sometimes accidents happen. You have sex without protection and worry you might be pregnant. Here's a guide on how pregnancy happens with unprotected sex and what to do next.

    Unprotected Sex —Can I Get Pregnant?

    Unprotected Sex —Can I Get Pregnant?

    by Susannah Birch38

  • Deciding to have a child late in life can be difficult. I will discuss the chances of getting pregnant at 44. I did succeed myself, but this was after lots of investigation and research.

    What Are the Chances of Getting Pregnant at 44?

    What Are the Chances of Getting Pregnant at 44?

    by Jackie Grant70

  • Searching for baby shower decorations and gift ideas? A baby shower closet or a baby shower clothesline is both decorative and a practical way to present many baby clothes as a gift to the mom-to-be. This article shows you how to make a baby shower closet DIY!

    How to Make a Baby Shower Closet

    How to Make a Baby Shower Closet

    by Sue B.3

  • 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.

    When You Want a Baby so Bad It Hurts

    When You Want a Baby so Bad It Hurts

    by Holly Howard0

  • Of all the things that pregnant women worry about, needing surgery is one that most don't face. But, there is a lot of misinformation out there about the risks of anesthesia and surgery on pregnant women. Get the facts here from a board-certified doctor. Of course, there are risks, but it probably isn't as dangerous as you imagine.

    What if You Need Anesthesia and Surgery While Pregnant?

    What if You Need Anesthesia and Surgery While Pregnant?

    by TahoeDoc37

  • When will I go into labor? How can I make it start or progress faster? Learn about going into labor and how someone can help you with the progression of labor.

    Ways to Help Labor Progress

    Ways to Help Labor Progress

    by Marissa16

  • Maternity pictures do not have to cost a fortune. If you are on a budget, I can provide some tips on ways to save money by taking the pictures yourself.

    Tips on DIY Maternity Pictures

    Tips on DIY Maternity Pictures

    by Amber0

  • Do you think you might be pregnant, but you want to be sure and it's too early to take a home urine test? Blood pregnancy tests can be taken just 6-8 days after ovulation.

    How Soon Can a Blood Test Detect Pregnancy?

    How Soon Can a Blood Test Detect Pregnancy?

    by NathaNater55

  • Thinking about giving birth at home? Homebirth has many benefits for mother and baby. Learn why I chose to give birth at home and why it was such a fabulous experience.

    Top 6 Benefits of Giving Birth at Home

    Top 6 Benefits of Giving Birth at Home

    by Susana Smith33

  • How soon can you tell if you are pregnant? This guide to the 13 earliest signs and symptoms of pregnancy will help you know for sure, plus get info on the best early detection pregnancy tests, how to test properly and what to do in different scenarios...

    How Soon Can You Tell If You're Pregnant? How to Know for Sure

    How Soon Can You Tell If You're Pregnant? How to Know for Sure

    by Susana Smith657

  • While selenium is related to beneficial reproductive effects, it also has a dark side that a potential mother-to-be should be aware of. This article uses scientific articles to show the benefits and side effects of Brazil nuts when trying to conceive.

    Effects of Brazil Nuts and Selenium When Trying to Get Pregnant

    Effects of Brazil Nuts and Selenium When Trying to Get Pregnant

    by Charlotte Doyle2

  • The most accurate pregnancy test is a quantitative blood test, ordered by your doctor. Home urine tests are increasingly sensitive to low levels of hCG, and some may detect pregnancy as early as six days before a missed menstrual cycle.

    The Most Accurate Pregnancy Tests

    The Most Accurate Pregnancy Tests

    by Leah Lefler10

  • The key to understanding some of the strangest pregnancy symptoms is knowing that just about everything stems from the heightened levels of pregnancy hormones. Most everything goes away after delivery, but you'll be surprised at which of these 34 symptoms sticks around.

    Understanding 34 of the Strangest Pregnancy Symptoms

    Understanding 34 of the Strangest Pregnancy Symptoms

    by Victoria Van Ness8

  • Your labor, postpartum, nursery, and lactation nurses will be the most important people in your circle for the first few days of your newborn's life. There are a million things we want you to know, but I will give you the first dozen and a half to get you on your way to a great birth experience.

    Behind-the-Scenes Advice You Need to Know From a Labor Nurse

    Behind-the-Scenes Advice You Need to Know From a Labor Nurse

    by Debra Roberts12

  • It is important to maintain a healthy diet during pregnancy. Learn how to eat well and what kinds of foods to eat when you are pregnant.

    What to Eat During Pregnancy

    What to Eat During Pregnancy

    by Marissa13

  • Pregnancy fatigue is often one of the first symptoms of pregnancy. Learn how to fight fatigue during pregnancy and keep your pregnant body feeling refreshed.

    How to Fight Pregnancy Fatigue

    How to Fight Pregnancy Fatigue

    by Marissa31

  • 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.

    What Is a Chemical Pregnancy and Is It a Miscarriage?

    What Is a Chemical Pregnancy and Is It a Miscarriage?

    by Kierstin Gunsberg30

  • Am I pregnant? How early can I take a pregnancy test? When can I take a pregnancy test? Find out about pregnancy tests and the best time to take one if you are trying to have a baby.

    How Soon Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?

    How Soon Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?

    by Marissa500

  • 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.

    What It Feels Like to Give Birth Without an Epidural

    What It Feels Like to Give Birth Without an Epidural

    by Kierstin Gunsberg47

  • How to chart your basal body temperature and determine when ovulation occurred. Plus some definitions associated with basal body temperature (BBT) charting, and where to chart online.

    How to Chart Basal Body Temperature

    How to Chart Basal Body Temperature

    by Tracy B6

  • A comprehensive list of the ways to induce labor naturally, prepared by a certified doula, including when and how to use each method.

    40 Natural Ways to Induce Labor

    40 Natural Ways to Induce Labor

    by Susannah Birch272

  • Are you in your 40s and trying to get pregnant? Having done lots of investigations into later motherhood for myself, here I share my thoughts and findings after having a baby at age 46.

    Getting Pregnant in Your 40s

    Getting Pregnant in Your 40s

    by Jackie Grant48

  • Are you feeling every pregnancy symptom known to BabyCenter/Google, yet you keep getting a negative test? Wondering "Why do I feel pregnant when I'm not?" Here's some reasons why this might be happening.

    Why Am I Having Pregnancy Symptoms but a Negative Test?

    Why Am I Having Pregnancy Symptoms but a Negative Test?

    by Kierstin Gunsberg11

  • My ectopic pregnancy was devastating and scary. However, with the help of my obstetrician, I eventually became pregnant again. I am sharing my story to help other women keep the faith after an ectopic. I've also included a section with FAQs.

    My Experience Having a Successful Pregnancy After an Ectopic

    My Experience Having a Successful Pregnancy After an Ectopic

    by Tawnya36

  • So the morning sickness has finally set in. Although you may have been lucky enough to avoid the famous nausea for a few weeks in the beginning, it normally sets in between 6 and 8 weeks of pregnancy.

    Food Cures for Morning Sickness Early in Pregnancy

    Food Cures for Morning Sickness Early in Pregnancy

    by Victoria Van Ness18

  • Do you know what foods to avoid when you are pregnant? What about medications, exercises, or drinks? Learn what you should avoid during pregnancy to keep you and your baby healthy.

    What to Avoid During Pregnancy

    What to Avoid During Pregnancy

    by Marissa29

  • Some natural and effective methods to decrease the length of your labor so you can meet your little one faster!

    How to Have a Shorter Labor

    How to Have a Shorter Labor

    by Susannah Birch13

  • Pregnancy is accompanied by many new feelings, pains, and changes, which include a lot of strange things happening down below. It can be scary to have bleeding or strange discharge during pregnancy, but most of the time this is completely normal.

    An Explanation of Bleeding & Spotting During Pregnancy

    An Explanation of Bleeding & Spotting During Pregnancy

    by Susannah Birch5

  • Are you trying to get pregnant after the Depo Provera shot? Find out more about the Depo Provera injections, the side effects of the Depo shot, and pregnancy after the Depo shot.

    Getting Pregnant After Depo Provera Shots

    Getting Pregnant After Depo Provera Shots

    by Marissa406

  • Which postpartum products will you REALLY need? It depends a little on if you had a vaginal birth or c-section, plus if you're breastfeeding. We asked experienced moms what they couldn't live without in the first days and weeks post birth and this is the list they came up with.

    21 Postpartum Products for Vaginal Birth, C-Section, and Nursing Moms

    21 Postpartum Products for Vaginal Birth, C-Section, and Nursing Moms

    by Susana Smith0

  • If you're in the third trimester of pregnancy, you'll want to begin packing and preparing your hospital bag for when you go into labor. Learn what to pack for you, your baby, and your spouse or partner.

    What to Pack in a Hospital Bag for Labor and Delivery

    What to Pack in a Hospital Bag for Labor and Delivery

    by Marissa17

  • If you think you may be pregnant, but you are not sure if it is too early to test, then check out this information. It should help you decide if it is too early to take a pregnancy test or not.

    How Soon Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?

    How Soon Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?

    by Jackie Grant428

  • Getting pregnant after a miscarriage can be very frustrating as you wait for your body to return to normal. For some people ovulation happens straight away but for others it takes a little longer.

    How Soon Can I Get Pregnant After a Miscarriage?

    How Soon Can I Get Pregnant After a Miscarriage?

    by Jackie Grant68

  • These are certain early pregnancy symptoms that could indicate you are carrying more than one baby. I'll describe them as well as share what I personally experienced during my twin pregnancy.

    Possible Signs and Symptoms of a Twin Pregnancy

    Possible Signs and Symptoms of a Twin Pregnancy

    by carolinekirby7

  • Information on a Blighted ovum. Gestational sac with no baby. How it happens, why it happens and what to do about a miscarriage.

    Blighted Ovum and Missed Miscarriage

    Blighted Ovum and Missed Miscarriage

    by Natasha Pelati35

  • Depo-Provera is a form of birth control that involves getting a hormone injection once every 3 months. What are the signs that the hormones are wearing off and what is it like to go off of it?

    The Aftereffects of Coming off the Depo-Provera Shot

    The Aftereffects of Coming off the Depo-Provera Shot

    by kirstenblog172

  • Can morning sickness be cured? Nope! But it can be managed. Here's advice from real moms who've survived morning sickness on all levels, sharing their wisdom to help get you to the other side of the not so joyous reality of pregnancy nausea.

    Dealing With Morning Sickness: Tips From Moms Who've Been There

    Dealing With Morning Sickness: Tips From Moms Who've Been There

    by Kierstin Gunsberg8

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