Lifestyle. Daily Living and Work

How Changes in Altitude and Temperature Affect Pregnancy

The winter holidays are upon us. 'Tis the season for travel. Many women find that travel during pregnancy brings new challenges even when traveling to familiar places. ... read more »

Safety Tips For 4th of July Fireworks

The 4th of July is a time of fireworks, family fun, and cookouts. When you’re pregnant or you have a small child, you need to follow some safety precautions. ... read more »

Dogs Dining on Diapers Can Be Disastrous

One Colorado family recently discovered their dog’s taste for baby diapers but by the time they discovered this new doggie delicacy, it was too late. ... read more »

Stay-at-Home Mom, SAHM, Housewife, Homemaker: Time for a New Label?

The term "stay-at-home mom" is outdated according to Ester Bloom, a contributor to the Slate magazine. She's not enthusiastic about housewife, either, preferring instead the word homemaker. ... read more »

Saving for Your Child's College Education

The first step towards saving for your child's future education isdeciding to do it. No matter when you begin, remember to think longterm. ... read more »

Mothers and Fathers Just Not In Sync With “Home” Time

If men and women now work the same number of hours, isn't it safe to expect they spend the same number of hours at home? ... read more »

How to Prepare Financially for a Baby

Welcoming a baby into the family creates many changes. The financial landscape of a family's budget is dramatically altered when a baby arrives. Consider the following tips when preparing financially for your new addition. ... read more »

4th of July Beach Safety for Pregnant Women and New Moms

You may think having a new baby or being pregnant will put a hiccup in your beach vacation, but it doesn't have to. ... read more »

Fireworks: Festive, Fascinating, and For Use With Caution

Whether the fireworks display you watch this 4th of July is public or private, it is extremely important to remember fireworks are not toys, they are explosives. ... read more »

How to Enjoy Your Pregnancy During the Holidays

The holiday rush can be difficult for pregnant women. With all the holiday shopping, parties and cooking, treating your body right can take a back seat to holiday activities. Here are some helpful tips to remember if you're pregnant during the holidays. ... read more »

10 Ways to Show Your Partner You Are Thankful on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving and the holiday season mark the time of year when we try to focus our appreciation for the special people in our lives. Here are some tips to show your partner you are thankful for her/him! ... read more »

Pregnancy and Halloween: Fun Costume Ideas

Being pregnant at Halloween can be a lot of fun. There are so many costumes available for today's mother-to-be that were not available just a few years ago. Yesterday's maternity costumes were like oversized trash bags that hid your precious baby bump. ... read more »

Do You Need Life Insurance?

As soon as you learn that you pregnant, you should begin thinking about obtaining life insurance. Life insurance will ensure that you, your partner, and your children are financially taken care of in the event of death. ... read more »

How To Celebrate The Dads In Your Life

Father's Day is one of those holidays that has very few set rules but the day is all about giving dad that feeling of appreciation that may be lacking the rest of the year. ... read more »

Spice Up the Bedroom on Father’s Day

Instead of focusing all your energy on celebrating Father's Day from a kid's perspective, celebrate how he became a dad in the first place. Spice up the bedroom with a little love-based rest and relaxation this Father's Day. ... read more »

Pregnancy Disclosure During Job Interviews: To Tell or Not To Tell?

Here’s what some career consultants and pregnant job applicants have to say about if, when, and how to disclose your pregnancy during the job interview process. ... read more »

Passover and Your Child

Matzoh? Absolutely. Maror? Fughettaboutit! Charoses? The bitter herb? Let's find out. ... read more »

How to Reduce Stress at Work While Pregnant

Stress is part of work and home life. There is no way to avoid stress altogether, but there are ways of minimizing stress and the effect of stress on pregnancy, especially in a work setting. ... read more »

How to Make Your Pregnant Wife Feel Sexy

While some women maintain a healthy, sleek body throughout pregnancy, not all women will look like a supermodel with a basketball under their shirt and she might need help feeling sexy. ... read more »

How to Celebrate Labor Day With Your Partner When Trying to Conceive

Trying to conceive (TTC) can seem like a life-consuming goal that you and your partner are working together towards. For many couples, holidays are difficult for a number of reasons. ... read more »

Dental Work During Pregnancy - How Safe Is It?

Whether you are trying to get pregnant or you are already pregnant, good dental care and hygiene are very important. Regular cleaning and check-ups are essential for dental health. ... read more »

Budgeting for a Child: Common Mistakes New Parents Make

Having a child is an exciting and life-changing experience, but the hectic nature of the preparations can leave some parents in the dark about the actual costs of raising a baby. ... read more »

Amazing Free Gifts for Your Husband or Father

When it comes to celebrating Father's Day, you don't have to spend an arm and a leg to make him happy. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Authoritative Parenting

Authoritative parenting, as described by developmental psychologist Diana Baumrind, is considered a democratic approach to parenting children. ... read more »

Many Parents Not Savvy to Kids' Sun Safety

Protection from the full force of the sun today can save a child from wrinkles in middle age, cataracts, and skin cancer, a form of cancer that is on the rise in children 19 and younger. ... read more »

High and low body weight (BMI) affect miscarriage

Both high and low BMI increase the risk of miscarriage after IVF/ICSI and FET. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Authoritarian Parenting

The authoritative parent tends to be highly demanding, but offers little love and nurturing; this can lead to prolonged social implications. ... read more »

Breast Exam Lying Down

The lying down breast examination involves an exam of the breasts while lying down. ... read more »

Give Mom a Bouquet With Meaning on Mother’s Day

Many of the flowers available at your local florist have meaning - you simply have to choose the flowers that say what you have been meaning to say to mom for years. ... read more »

Valentine’s Day Activities That Are Safe for Pregnancy

Despite the long list of unsafe activities during pregnancy, you canstill have tons of fun on Valentine's Day if you're pregnant. ... read more »

How to Trim the Holiday Tree While Pregnant

If you are already showing, you may find it hard to trim the holiday tree without your growing belly knocking off ornaments left and right. This year, take a new approach to holiday tree trimming with these tips. ... read more »

Impact Of Obesity On Fertility And Pregnancy

Obesity increases pregnancy complications. The prevalence of obesity is currently rising in developed countries, making pregravid overweight one of the most common high-risk obstetric situations. ... read more »

Borrow From the Pros For Valentine’s Day Babymoon Romance at Home

Romantic couples-only escapes called babymoons are becoming an important part of pregnancy but they often involve travel. ... read more »

Budgeting for Baby One Trimester At a Time

The financial wizards at Money Magazine suggest approaching a baby budget like a pregnancy, one trimester at a time. ... read more »

Are Water Skiing or Boarding Safe During Pregnancy?

Can I water ski while trying to conceive (TTC) and during pregnancy? ... read more »

Holiday Shopping During Pregnancy

When your obstetrician told you the due date for your pregnancy was right around the holidays, you suddenly began wondering how you could complete all the holiday shopping and gift wrapping with a pregnant belly in tow. ... read more »

Summer Safety Tips for New Parents

Here is a list of things new parents can do to ensure that their baby is safe and healthy while enjoying the warmer months. ... read more »

How to Ease the Stress of Holidays During Pregnancy

Stress is directly linked to illness and fatigue. The holidays are a time of great stress for some people. While pregnant, you need to pay close attention to stress levels; minimizing stress is important to your health and the health of your baby. ... read more »

Ways to Take the "Labor" Out of Labor Day During Pregnancy

Being pregnant on a holiday can seem like a lot of work, both physically as well as emotionally. There are a few things you will want to think about to help make Labor Day easier on you. ... read more »

Pregnancy and Memorial Day Boating Fun

You can expect an influx of boats on the waterways, so generalboating safety is extremely important ' but there are also other thingsto consideration if you'll be spending time on the boat while pregnant. ... read more »

How to Create Romance at Home for Valentine’s Day

With an ever-growing tummy and difficulty moving around, what is the best way to stay romantic and comfortable at the same time? ... read more »

Pelvic Examination

During a pelvic ObGyn examination you will be assisted the into the lithotomy position with the back of the table adjusted to a 45-degree angle. ... read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Pregnancy and Better Fertility: Eat Foods that Improve Fertility

There are plenty of foods that can help you become more fertile if youare trying to conceive. The good news is that you don't have to give upyour favorite foods for this New Year's resolution; you just have tochoose a little more wisely. ... read more »

Mother’s Day for Women Trying to Conceive

Mother's Day is supposed to be a happy celebration of life and dedication. For women who have been trying to conceive, however, the day can feel more like a smack in the face than a celebration. ... read more »

How Female Entrepreneurs Manage Business and Baby

Pregnancy affects every aspect of a woman's life, including her job.When the expectant mother is also the boss, pregnancy can impact herperformance, her clientele, and her bottom line. ... read more »

When to Work After Giving Birth

Many women fight with the idea of when to work after giving birth. They've spent the majority of the last 40 weeks thinking about baby, preparing for baby, and eventually leaving work to give birth and recover fromdelivery. ... read more »

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Pregnant Wife

Pregnancy is a magical time in any woman's life, but it also brings with it hormonal fluctuations and quite a few aches and pains. What better reason to pamper your wife this Valentine's Day? ... read more »

Celebrate National Grandparents Day!

September 13 is National Grandparents Day in the US, a day set aside for honoring, enjoying, and strengthening the familial bond between grandparents and the younger generations. ... read more »

Cinco de Mayo Foods for Pregnancy and Fertility

Common staples of Mexican cuisine include beans, tortillas and rice, all of which can provide healthy nutrition for pregnant women. ... read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Pregnancy and Improved Fertility: Leave Behind Bad Vices

It is common knowledge that drinking alcoholic beverages or those that are high in caffeine, smoking, and taking herbal remedies are frowned upon while pregnant or nursing. These substances can have a negative impact on your baby's growth and development. ... read more »

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