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Pregnancy & Childbirth: Most Popular Articles

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Am I Pregnant? Quiz
Trying to figure out if you're pregnant or not? Run your symptoms through our Am I Pregnant quiz and find out!
Finding Out the Sex of Your Baby
If you're preparing for your own ultrasound to tell if you're having a girl or boy, this quick guide will help you distinguish the girls from the boys.
Boy or Girl Quiz
Test your pregnancy symptoms to see if you're having a boy or a girl based on the old wives tales.
Watching Your Baby Boy Develop Through Ultrasound
Ultrasound can be used to determine if your baby is a boy or a girl in pregnancy. Here are the photos of a 23 week old baby boy.
Due Date Calculator
Calculate what week of pregnancy you are in with this handy pregnancy due date calculator. It will give you the major milestones of your pregnancy by actual date.
Here's What to Do if You Think Your Water Broke
Trying to figure out if your bag of water is broken can be tricky, but these simple steps will help you determine if it's your amniotic fluid leaking or something else.
A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Pregnant Body
The first month of pregnancy is always a little bit crazy. Congratulations may be in order but sometimes your brain doesn't follow.
Try This Fun Baby Shower Game
The rice baby shower game is a traditional game that is fun for all ages. It sounds easy, but it's actually quite difficult!
10 Ultrasound Photos to Help Determine the Sex...
At week 17 you can see this baby is clearly a girl.
Everything You Should Know About Umbilical Cord...
Steps to cut the cord. How to care for a newborn's umbilical cord, from cutting the cord to when the cord falls off!
Track Your Pregnancy by Month
Here is a quick tour of pregnancy month by month, looking at fetal development as your baby grows through ultrasound pictures and text describing the details. Watch your baby grow from conception to birth.
25 Signs You Might Be Pregnant
Here are 25 signs of pregnancy from possible to positive. Do your symptoms mean that you need to take a pregnancy test?
10 Reasons You Missed Your Period
If your period is late or delayed, you might wonder what is wrong. While pregnancy is something that is often suspected, it is not the only reason your period may be delayed.
5 Ways to Hear Your Baby's Heartbeat During...
Hearing your baby's heart beat for the first time is an amazing feeling. Here are the different ways that your midwife or doctor might listen to your baby's heart beat in your prenatal care visits.
10 Common Questions on C-Section Scars Answered
If you've had a cesarean, you've got a scar to care for after the birth. Here's the scoop on healing and minimizing the looks.
Find Out the Sex of Your Baby at 1st Ultrasound
There is some research out there trying to determine the sex of your baby as early as six week pregnancy based on the location of the placenta in pregnancy. Would you try it?
Is this really labor? Quiz
Test your knowledge of real labor versus false labor with this fun quiz.
Pick the Perfect Baby Name With This A-to-Z List
If you're looking for a lot of baby names, here's the baby namer. You'll find all sorts of names for a girl or boy, from A - Z.
Week by Week Pregnancy Calendar
There are a ton of pregnancy calendars out there, but none as comprehensive as this one - using ultrasounds and real life stories, you'll walk week by week through a pregnancy. There are also special sections each week for dads and twins.
The Top 100 Baby Names for Twins
Are you looking for baby names for your twins? These were the most popular sets of names for twins.
The 5 Most Common Belly Concerns During Pregnancy
At some point in pregnancy, you are likely to worry about your pregnant belly and how it looks. Is it too big? Too low? Too wide? Here is why you have no need for concern!
Fetal Heart Rate in Pregnancy Predicting the...
There is an old wives tale that says that the heart beat of your baby can tell you if you're having a boy or a girl. How accurate is that?
Take this Quiz: Is Your Baby a Girl or a Boy?
Here's a collection of the Old Wives Tales that predict boy or girl in pregnancy based on various tales. Is there power in numbers? Find out what points to a girl and what points to a boy with this fun quiz.
How to Make Sure You Have a Boy
Having a baby boy is something that is important to some parents. Here are some tips and tricks if you would like to become pregnant with a boy.
Top 1,000 Baby Boy Names
Looking for popular names for you baby boy? Here is what was popular in 2014.
9 Creative Ways to Reveal the Sex of Your Baby
Looking for a fun way to announce whether you're having a boy or girl? Here are a few ways to keep the suspense going with a big thrill at the end.
100 Most Popular Boy's Names in 2014
These are the most popular baby names for boys for 2013.
How to Determine Your Baby's Gender
Are you interested in comparing the photos of boy and girl ultrasound photos? These ultrasound picture were taken at various stages in pregnancy.
Does Your Fetus Have a Normal Heart Rate?
What is a normal fetal heart rate? Does your stage of pregnancy change the baby's heart rate?
10 of the Most Common Early Pregnancy Symptoms
What are the most common pregnancy symptoms? When you think you're pregnant you want to know now, but how can you do that?
8 Things That Hurt Worse Than Childbirth
You've heard that labor hurts, right? Here's what some moms say hurts more than giving birth. Do you agree?
Every Single Way to Estimate Your Due Date
Your pregnancy due date is a big deal. The idea of knowing the basic time of when your baby is supposed to arrive is fun and exciting. But how do you calculate a due date? Here is a calculator and more information on when your baby will be born.
Ovulation Calculator
Calculate the date you ovulate in order to help you get pregnant.
What does a baby boy look like on ultrasound?
Do you want to know what baby boys look like via ultrasound?
You're Pregnant! Now What?
You're pregnant. The instructions on the pregnancy test don't go much further. Here's some advice on getting through the next few weeks and developing a healthy pregnancy from the start.
8 Ways to Tell if You're Having a Girl or a Boy
Will you find out if you're having a girl or boy this pregnancy? How will you find out?
What You Should Know About Your Baby's Position...
Every baby lays in the pelvis a certain way. This will tell you a bit about labor, birth and how to help ease pain and speed labor.
Are You Pregnant? Here's How to Tell
When you're having unknown symptoms, and you want to know if they spell out that there is a new baby on the way, it can drive you crazy. This simple quiz can help you answer the question of Am I Pregnant? By looking at the probability of a pregnancy based on your pregnancy symptoms.
What Do Newborn Babies Really Look Like?
When you think of what a baby looks like, you probably picture a three month old baby from an ad. The truth is that most newborns look very different.
6 Unexpected Places to Find Stretch Marks in...
So, you know that stretch marks are a possibility in pregnancy. But here are some places that might shock you!
How Many Weeks Pregnant Are You?
Ever wonder how that magic due date number turns into a set number of weeks?
7 Things to Know Before You See a Fertility...
These seven steps will help you know when it's time to seek help with your fertility and may even help you get pregnant faster.
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos
This gallery is a fetal development gallery to see how your baby grows in pregnancy.
How Many Months Pregnant?
Months over weeks - how many months pregnant are you?
6 Steps to Playing the Baby Shower Diaper Game
The baby shower diaper game is good for a laugh and is always a hit, particularly at co-ed baby showers. Have you tried this game?
How You Get Pregnant With Twins
The miracle of pregnancy times two! From finding out you're having twins to other common questions about being pregnant with one or more baby - we've got answers.
PHOTOS: Ultrasounds From Every Week of Pregnancy
These pregnancy ultrasound photos take you week by week through pregnancy, showing you babies at various stages.
What does a baby girl look like on ultrasound?
What does a baby girl look like on ultrasound? We'll explore the weeks of gestation by viewing ultrasound images from various stages of pregnancy to see what a baby girl ultrasound looks like. Come compare your ultrasound photos!
Can You Really Change Your Odds of Having a Boy...
Girl or boy? How do you use gender selection to choose the sex of your baby? Here are tips to consider before pregnancy when it comes to sex selection using amazing technologies like Microsort, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), Shettles Method and more...
How Early Can You Tell if It's a Boy or Girl?
Anxious to find out if you're having a girl or boy? Here's the scoop on how soon you can find out what you're having.
Birth Pictures from All Types of Labor and...
Birth pictures are one way to see what labor and delivery will be like when it is your turn. Here are some birth pictures for you to look through and enjoy!
6 Reasons to Delay Baby's First Bath
Your baby's first bath is best delayed, here's why...
When it's Time to Stop Breastfeeding: Drying Up
No matter why you want to stop producing milk or at what point after the baby's birth, there is a right way and a way that might be more painful. Here are the basics of stopping the supply of breastmilk.
Ever Wonder Exactly What Happens During...
A guide to childbirth using pictures - the ninth month, preparing for childbirth.
How to Guarantee You Have a Girl
Here are some of the old wives tales and newer technologic advances that can help you get pregnant with the baby girl of your dreams.
Diaper Cake for a Baby Shower
The Diaper Cake is a great baby shower decoration as well as a gift of useful items. Here is how to make one for yourself or for someone else. With a few supplies like diapers and baby toys, you can make a nice present or decoration.
How to Write a Birth Plan for Any Labor and...
Writing a birth plan to help you express your wishes and concerns for your labor and birth is a great idea. This helps you let your doctors, nurses and midwives know how best to help you in labor and the immediate postpartum. It can include information on pain management in labor including epidural anesthesia, the immediate postpartum as well as baby care.
50 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy
50 things you can do to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.
Girl or Boy: The Ring Test
The ring test uses your wedding ring to predict if you're having a baby girl or boy based on this old wives tale.
Test Your Ultrasound Knowledge: Is the Baby a...
Test your skill at reading ultrasound photos. Are these babies girls or boys? Will your baby be a girl or a boy? Compare your photos here.
Scheduled for a C-Section? Here's What You Can...
Why you might need a cesarean birth.
A Guide to Removing Cesarean Staples After Birth
A look at the types of incision repair after a cesarean or c-section.
1st Trimester Belly Gallery
Have a look at some real pregnant bellies from the first trimester.
What Doctors Look for When Examining the Placenta
A look at what you can tell about a placenta from the exam done after the birth.
When Can You Have Sex After a C-Section?
Lots of women want to know if they can have sex after a cesarean sooner than a mom who has had a vaginal birth, the short answer is no.
Surviving Pregnancy with a Toddler
Congratulations on expecting another baby! But how do you manage the strain of pregnancy when you are trying to chase a toddler?
How to Induce Labor With Castor Oil
Castor oil is often used as a natural induction technique. Have you heard about this?
Are You Having a Boy or a Girl? Fun Ways to...
Are you wondering how soon you can find out if you're pregnant with a boy or girl? Here are various ways to find out depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy.
Is Dilation a Sign of Impending Birth?
You're getting towards the end of your pregnancy and you have a vaginal exam that finds you've dilated a bit. What does that mean in terms of when your baby will be born?
9 Positions for Labor
Labor is all about movement, like walking. The more labor positions you use, the better you are able to help labor be faster and more comfortable. Here are some of the best labor positions.
10 Best Baby Shower Games
Looking for a great baby shower game to really make your baby shower fun? Try some of these games on for size!
The Twin Placenta
Having twins leads to unique situations with the placenta and fetal membranes. Here is a look at some of the potential combinations.
This Calculator Knows When You Got Pregnant
Do you need to figure out when you got pregnant? Use your due date to calculate your conception window.
How to Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy
Knowing what stretch marks are and how you get them can help you understand how to get rid of stretch marks.
10 Things You’ll See at Your 20 Week...
Many women will have a midpregnancy ultrasound known as a Level II ultrasound to check for fetal anomalies.
4 Types of Car Seats Explained
There are lots of different types of car seats available. But which one is the best bet for your baby? Is one safer? Does one last longer? Figure out which works best for your family.
5 Reasons You Can't Hear Your Baby's Heartbeat
Towards the end of the first trimester, you should be able to hear most babies' heart beats with a doppler. Here are some reasons why you may not hear your baby's heart beat then.
Feeling Your Baby Move in Pregnancy
When you're first pregnant, you can't wait to feel your baby move. Do you know what or when to expect it?
Calculate When Your Baby Will Be Born
How to help you figure out your due date and what that really means in terms of your baby being born and picking their birthday.
Quiz: Could You Be Pregnant?
Could I be pregnant? It's a question you might ask yourself if you ever have symptoms that might indicate you are experiencing something differently than what you expected.
5 Strange Pregnancy Symptoms
You probably expected certain bodily changes in pregnancy. Here are the ones that catch most people by surprise!
4 Ways Your Breasts Change During Pregnancy
One of the first signs of pregnancy can be changes in the breasts. What exactly does it mean and how does it feel?
When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?
Am I pregnant? It's a legitimate question for many women and one that gets asked frequent. From the first symptom to the pregnancy test - how do you know if you are expecting?
Could I Be Pregnant?
If you're wondering whether or not you're pregnant, here are some signs and symptoms to watch for in your body.
Be Prepared for Your First Trimester of Pregnancy
The first trimester is the beginning of pregnancy. You will learn about pregnancy tests, pregnancy symptoms, signs of pregnancy, morning sickness and prenatal care as your start your pregnancy off with a healthy beginning.
Fetal Development
The amazing growth that takes in pregnancy starts with the joining of a sperm and egg. From the beginning your baby goes through a miraculous journey towards birth.
Is it twins? Quiz
Is it twins? Quiz < Back to Last Page Basics of Twins The miracle of pregnancy times two! From finding
What do you call this many babies?
Interested in finding out what you call different number of babies born at the same time?
5 Signs You're Ovulating
When you're trying to conceive you want to do anything you can to increase the chances of getting pregnant. Here are some quick and easy ways to help you achieve pregnancy.
The Right Way to Take a Pregnancy Test
Pregnancy test instructions broken down step-by-step with helpful hints along the way!
The Essential Guide to Cramping in Early...
Pain in early pregnancy can cause you to worry. When is cramping a problem and when should you call your doctor or midwife?
What You Can Expect During Week 5 of Pregnancy
In week five you've probably figured out that you're pregnant. Come see how fast your baby is already growing.
6 Ways to Turn a Breech Baby
About 3% of babies are still heads up at the end of pregnancy. Here's what to do rather than panic about it.
Belly Gallery - Pictures from Pregnancy
This gallery is of the various weeks of pregnancy. Each pregnant belly represents a different week of pregnancy.
What Changes Can You Expect During Week 6 of...
Week 6 of pregnancy probably has you feeling the weight of pregnancy, or at least some of the nastier symptoms. Here's a look at how to feel better and enjoy your pregnancy.
Embryo in the 8th Week of Pregnancy
Ever wonder what your baby looks like in the 8th week of pregnancy? Here's what an embryo looks like... Page 8.
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 6
At 6 weeks into pregnancy, your baby is called an embryo. Here's what baby looks like... Page 6.
6 Iron-Rich Foods You Should Be Eating During...
Tired? Dizzy? You may be anemic in pregnancy. Find out how your diet can help you avoid anemia by adding iron rich foods.
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 7
This is a baby in the 7th week of pregnancy. Page 7.
Baby Name Style Quiz
Are you someone who chooses classic baby names? Or do you live more on the edge? Find out what your baby naming style is with our quiz.
6 Ways to Tell You're in Labor
There are some common signs of labor that might indicate that your baby is about to be born. Do you know what to look for when it's time?
Check Out This List of Baby Girl Names That...
Let's start the alphabet off right with some traditional and non-traditional baby girl names that start with A.
Your Water Broke, but No Contractions Yet -...
Sometimes your water breaks before you have contractions. What happens next?
Save Money on Pregnancy Tests With These Tips
Pregnancy tests can be really expensive. But do you need really need expensive and fancy pregnancy tests?
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 9
Do you know what your baby looks like at 9 weeks pregnant? Page 9.
What to Expect During Week Four of Pregnancy
Your baby is really small at week four of pregnancy, but you are sure feeling the effects already in pregnancy symptoms.
Fact or Myth: Can Drano Predict a Baby's Gender?
The Drano Test has long been touted as a method to determine if your baby is a girl or boy. Is this fact or old wives tale? Test this urban legend.
How Is Pitocin Used to Induce Labor?
If you need to have your labor started before it starts on its own, many doctors will use Pitocin.
8 Things to Increase Your Chances of Having Twins
If you wanted to increase your chance of having twins - how would you do it? Here are some things you should know.
Learn How Pregnancy Changes Your Belly Button
The belly button of a pregnant woman is such an unusual site. Learn about changes and find the answers to questions like keeping a belly button ring during pregnancy and being touched in the abdomen by strangers.
6 Can't-Miss Signs of Premature Labor
Premature labor can lead a lot of problems for you and your baby. Knowing the signs and symptoms can help you prevent preterm labor.
What to Expect at Prenatal Care Appointments
The doctor or midwife appointments that you have in pregnancy are called prenatal care. Each visit is an opportunity to assure that you and your baby are growing well and to answer any questions that you have. So what goes on in these appointments? Your first appointment is usually the longest.
Birth Videos About Natural Childbirth
Watching birth videos has become a pregnancy past time. Here are some natural childbirth birth videos for you!
How Pregnancy Impacts Your Sex Life
Everything you need to know about pregnant sex.
Sign Up for a Free Childbirth Class Online
A look at the six week free online childbirth class.
Everything You Need to Know About Newborns
Wondering what your new baby's diapers mean? Here's a quick guide to the poop.
How to Use Ovulation to Decide the Sex of Your...
Can you use ovulation to help decide if you're going to have a girl or a boy?
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 10
Do you know how big your baby is at 10 weeks pregnant? Page 10.
What to Expect in Your 1st Week of Pregnancy
While you're not technically pregnant yet, here's what you need to know about this week before it's too late.
4 Reasons You Should Take That Pregnancy Test
A look at why you might consider taking a pregnancy test, even if you aren't trying to get pregnant.
What You Need to Know About Sex During Pregnancy
Learn about sexual relations during pregnancy as each trimester brings different physical and emotional changes.
Awesome A Names for Baby Boys
Looking for a baby boy name that begins with A? Look through these baby names.
Top 100 Names for Girls
The most popular baby names for girls from the birth certificate data.
What to Expect During Labor and Birth: A...
Ever wanted to know what the process of labor looks like? Here are the stages of labor starting with the signs of labor.
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 5
It's hard to tell you're pregnant, but at week five your baby is already rapidly changing. Page 5.
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 11
What does your baby look like at 11 weeks into pregnancy? Page 11.
Ultrasound Photos from the First Trimester
This is an ultrasound gallery of first trimester photos.
Hottest 1000 Baby Girl Names
Looking for a popular name for your baby girl? Here is what the birth certificate data for 2014 revealed was popular.
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 12
This baby is from the 12th week of pregnancy. Page 12.
Take a Guided Tour Through Each Trimester of...
Come walk through all three trimesters of pregnancy.
Ultrasound Photos from the Early Weeks of...
The early weeks of pregnancy can produce some early ultrasound photos, usually using transvaginal ultrasound.
Can being hit in the stomach cause a miscarriage?
Falling, being in a car wreck, or even acts of domestic or intimate partner violence can be worrisome. Sometimes it may even cause risk to your pregnancy.
What You Can Expect During Week 7 of Pregnancy
Pregnancy Calendar Week 7 sees your baby growing a lot. How are you feeling in early pregnancy?
16 Week Girl Ultrasound
What does a baby girl look like on ultrasound? In the Girl Ultrasound Gallery, we'll explore the weeks of gestation by viewing ultrasound images from various stages of pregnancy to see what a baby girl ultrasound looks like. Come compare your ultrasound photos! Page 2.
20 Week Girl Ultrasound
What does a baby girl look like on ultrasound? In the Girl Ultrasound Gallery, we'll explore the weeks of gestation by viewing ultrasound images from various stages of pregnancy to see what a baby girl ultrasound looks like. Come compare your ultrasound photos! Page 11.
The 12 Most Annoying Late Pregnancy Discomforts
The end of pregnancy can be physically demanding. Here are some of the more common complaints.
Is This Real or False Labor? This Quick Quiz...
Trying to figure out if you are in the early stages of labor, or the real thing can be confusing. Some women experience something often called false labor, meaning that it is unlikely that you will be having the baby rapidly. What are the signs of labor? When should I go to the hospital? Here are the most common false labor questions - answered.
How to Tell if Your Contractions Are the Real...
During pregnancy many women have practice contractions. These Braxton Hicks Contractions can often feel very real. Here's how to tell the difference.
Foley Catheter Labor Induction Explained
A Foley Catheter is commonly used to remove urine form the bladder. However, it is also used as a non-drug induction of labor.
What to Do if Your Baby Is Breech
Your baby is heads up, that's called breech Now what happens?
Do I Have to Use First Morning Urine for a...
Need help taking a pregnancy test? Not sure when you can safely pee on a stick and get the right result?
5 Common Early Signs of Pregnancy
Did you know that there are over 20 early signs of pregnancy? Though not every mother gets every sign. Which do you have?
19 Week Girl Ultrasound
What does a baby girl look like on ultrasound? In the Girl Ultrasound Gallery, we'll explore the weeks of gestation by viewing ultrasound images from various stages of pregnancy to see what a baby girl ultrasound looks like. Come compare your ultrasound photos! Page 9.
Can You Have Pregnancy Symptoms Before a Missed...
Some moms feel pregnancy symptoms even before they miss their period. Were you one of them?
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 13
This is a baby in the 13th week of pregnancy. Page 13.
Ultrasound at 22 Weeks - Girl
22 Week Baby Girl Ultrasound. Pregnancy & Childbirth. Page 16.
Can You Feel Pregnancy Symptoms Shortly After...
Feeling nauseated and tired? Thinking maybe you are pregnant? How soon after sex can you detect pregnancy?
101 Things to Do to Stress Less When Your Baby...
Most people look at the last days of pregnancy as something to suffer through - here's a way to celebrate these last days of pregnancy! Which ideas will you chose?
Pregnancy Week by Week in Photos - Week 4
This is an embryo in the 4th week of pregnancy. Page 4.

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