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4 Tips for a More Stress-Free Pregnancy

4 Tips for a More Stress-Free Pregnancy

The journey of pregnancy is one of life’s most incredible gifts but can also be stressful and overwhelming. Preparing for the unknown during the first nine months can seem a bit daunting, especially if you are new parents. Finding ways to alleviate the stress of...

How to Cope With Gestational Diabetes

How to Cope With Gestational Diabetes

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on November 22, 2017, and has since been updated.  Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that shows up during pregnancy in a woman who did not have diabetes before pregnancy. It happens if your body's not...

How to Get Ready for Labor Induction

How to Get Ready for Labor Induction

As your due date gets closer, you might be picturing different scenarios of how you'll go into labor. A contraction that has you gasping in pain? A dramatic splash when your water breaks? Or just a sudden backache? It might be something in between. One scenario that...

When and How is Labor Induced?

When and How is Labor Induced?

Labor induction involves using medications or other methods to bring on labor. The thought of being induced makes some ladies excited about no longer being pregnant. Other women prefer a more natural birth experience and are against being induced.   First, we...

“Why Should I Make a Birth Plan?”

“Why Should I Make a Birth Plan?”

A birth plan can help guide how your labor goes. This plan communicates your wishes and goals for before, during, and after labor and delivery. In it, you're able to tell your best-case birthing scenario: how you'd like your labor and delivery to happen if all goes to...

7 Awesome Online Pregnancy Tools

7 Awesome Online Pregnancy Tools

From due date calculators to customized pregnancy calendars, today's pregnant woman has many online tools to choose from. These tools allow you to get a better understanding of everything from gender to baby names to delivery.   We've crawled the web and picked...

Is It Safe To Dye My Hair While Pregnant?

Is It Safe To Dye My Hair While Pregnant?

During pregnancy, you're already dealing with so many changes in your life. It starts with morning sickness and develops into swollen feet and a body that feels foreign to you.   It's pretty safe to say that you don't want to take any unnecessary chances right...

10 Genius Pregnancy Hacks You’ll Be Happy to Have

10 Genius Pregnancy Hacks You’ll Be Happy to Have

Even if you might not feel like it, your pregnancy will go by in a flash. You can save money and spare yourself the cost of temporary fixes with our favorite pregnancy life hacks. Once your baby arrives, you’ll be happy you don’t have a box full of pregnancy gear...

Morning Sickness? 5 Ways Your Partner Can Help

Morning Sickness? 5 Ways Your Partner Can Help

You'd think that it should be fairly simple to conceal your first pregnancy during its first few weeks. After all, you won't have a recognizable baby bump in sight! How could anyone ever guess that there's a blueberry-sized baby inside, multiplying by 100 cells per...

Am I Pregnant? 12 Early Signs of Pregnancy

Am I Pregnant? 12 Early Signs of Pregnancy

Even though a missed period is one of the most common early pregnancy symptoms, there are many other signs that a positive pregnancy test may be in your future.   If your period is inconsistent or you have had unprotected sex recently, it helps to know what types...

7 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress in Pregnancy

7 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress in Pregnancy

Getting ready to have a baby can be a very exciting time. However, coping with pregnancy symptoms and making plans for this massive change to your life can also be overwhelming!   It’s normal to be stressed about the changes that are happening to your body and...