Having a baby is a life-changing experience. There is so much to learn and know about from newborn care and baby's health and development to simpler but necessary things like bathing your baby and taking care of your baby's cold, and so much more.

Boost Your Fertility: Get Pregnant Faster

This plan will help you get pregnant and have the baby of your dreams! ... read more »

Don’t Feel Too Guilty When the TV Plays Babysitter

If you’re a new mom, you know the scene all too well. Your partner will be home from work soon, and you need to start getting dinner ready. As you prepare your ingredients, you find yourself tripping over your kids as they try to entertain themselves in the kitchen under your supervision. ... read more »

A Labor and Delivery Nurse's Birth Plan

Birth plans are common these days. Here is a birthplan written by a labor and delivery nurse. ... read more »

Smoking and Pregnancy

Smoking can cause more than low birth weight. Pregnant mothers who smoke are at an increased risk of miscarriage and premature birth. ... read more »

How Alcohol Affects Your Pregnancy

Pregnant or planning to be? Stop drinking. ... read more »

Combating Worry: A Guide for Parents

Many parents describe feeling overwhelmed with a sense of worry. Left unchecked this can lead to sleep disturbance, depression, lack of focus, health and relationship problems and seriously affect your bonding with your child. ... read more »

Preparing for a New Baby in the Home

Preparing for a baby’s arrival in the home is one of the most exciting parts of pregnancy. Most families choose to wait until late in the second trimester to prepare the baby’s room just to ensure the pregnancy is safe ... read more »

Co-Bedding Safety Issues

Parents tend to choose co-bedding as a solution to late night crying and sleep deprivation. While co-bedding may help solve these problems, some experts report that the baby is at a higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome and accidental death when sleeping beside a parent. ... read more »

Clothing and Fetal Safety

Finding the right pregnancy clothes can be a difficult task, especially when you'll need exercise clothes, business clothes, dress clothes, and don't forget jackets and coats! ... read more »

What Is the Apgar Score?

The Apgar score is named after a New York anesthesiologist, Dr. Virginia Apgar, who in 1952 described the score as a means to assess the baby's status 1 and 5-minutes after birth. Learn what it means for your baby. ... read more »

The Cure For Grunting Baby Syndrome

If your doctor tells you that your infant is suffering from grunting baby syndrome, you might have to refrain from laughing out loud. While your baby certainly has been grunting a lot, you probably didn’t expect his diagnosis to be so simple. ... read more »

Top Five Male Baby Names By Year 1911-2010

Here are the top 5 male baby names for each year for the last 100 years from 1911 to 2010. ... read more »

Top Five Female Baby Names By Year 1911-2010

Here are the top 5 female baby names for each year for the last 100 years from 1911 to 2010. ... read more »

How to Cut a Newborn's Nails

Cutting a newborn baby's nails can cause anxiety for a parent as they do not want to hurt their baby. ... read more »

Pregnancy and HIV

Getting pregnant when a woman is HIV+ can be a tough decision to make if the woman already knows her status. If she doesn't, there are still ways to protect the baby. ... read more »

Preparing for Pregnancy Emotionally

Preparing for pregnancy emotionally can be more difficult than preparing physically because emotional needs vary from person to person.  ... read more »

Hepatitis A and Pregnancy

Hepatitis A (HAV) is a viral infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Other viral liver infections are caused by hepatits B (HBV) and C (HCV) viruses. There is an increased risk of premature delivery if you become infected with HBV during pregnancy. ... read more »

Pregnancy Safety Guide

Everything you need to know about activities, sports, and food. ... read more »

Caring for Your Baby's Umbilical Cord

Learn all about how to care for your baby's umbilical cord. ... read more »

Risks of Preterm or Premature Labor and Delivery

Premature labor or preterm labor is when there are contractions and cervical changes before 37 weeks gestation. ... read more »

Chemicals May Affect Baby Gender

Researchers have found a link between the consumption of PBB polybrominated biphenyls and PCB polychlorinated biphenyls and the sex and gender of fetal offspring. ... read more »

Social and Emotional Skills for Toddler in the First Year

Your toddler’s social and emotional development will form the foundation of how she will develop relationships, express emotions and cope with change and adversity in later life. In her second year of life, her awareness of herself and the outside world will begin to evolve. One moment she’s your helpless, cute baby, and the next moment you will get a glimpse of the independent child she will become. ... read more »

Welcome to Toddlerhood: Communication Skills 12 - 24 months

Learn about toddlerhood and the communication milestones from 12 months old through 24 months old. ... read more »

Welcome to Toddlerhood: Cognitive Skills 12-24 Months

As your child approaches her first birthday, her cognitive skills are still very basic. In the second year of life, brain development is rapid, as she begins to interact more with the outside world. As she develops through childhood and into adulthood her cognitive skills will help her: process information, think, learn, read, write, remember, reason, create and focus. ... read more »

Can Stress Stop You From Getting Pregnant?

While stress has not been directly linked to infertility, the physical demands on the body during stressful situations are enough to trigger natural protective instincts. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Breast feeding decreases the risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women with a first-degree relative with breast cancer. ... read more »

Childhood Diseases and Infections

In the 20th century, vaccines have made many childhood infections and illnesses rare. However, there are still many that occur, ranging from common infections like croup to strange ailments like Kawasaki disease. ... read more »

How to Increase Fertility: Dr. Amos' 12-Step Program

The Dr. Amos 12 step fertility improvement program will improve your chances of getting pregnant and help you have a healthy pregnancy and baby. ... read more »

How to Tell Your Husband That You Are Pregnant in 12 Steps

Our 12 step program will provide you in detail how to tell your husband that you are pregnant. ... read more »

Study Finds Baby’s Stress Level Elevates When Mom’s Does

To test the emotional contagion theory, a team of researchers enlisted a group of mothers and their infants. Sure enough, the babies picked right up on their mothers' stress. ... read more »

Alcohol, Drug Use, Smoking, and Stress During Pregnancy

Certain stress factor can pose a problem when trying to conceive and during pregnancy. ... read more »

Michelle Obama Pregnant

How Would Things Change if Michelle Obama Were Pregnant? ... read more »

Don't Stop Antidepressants in Pregnancy

Women who are taking anti-depressants before becoming pregnant may need to continue taking the medication even after they conceive. ... read more »

Childhood Cancer Can Increase Pregnancy Complications

Pregnancy in childhood cancer survivors could be riskier than previously thought. Chances of premature labor, early delivery and hemorrhage are higher in certain cancer cases. ... read more »

IVF - Chances of Success

The chances of IVF success depens on your age, the reason for IVF, and the IVF clinic. ... read more »

How to Change a Baby Diaper

There are ways to make the diaper changing process easier than most people think that it is. While nothing makes diapers fun to change, preparation and planning can make the task more simple. ... read more »

How to Handle Teething

Teething makes for a cranky baby, and therefore cranky parents. Luckily there are some time tested methods and some new technologies that help the teething process break though. ... read more »

How to Keep Up Romance With a Newborn Baby

To keep the romance in your relationship after a newborn baby arrives, one must change the notion of romance. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Basics for Mom

The art of breastfeeding offers a bond between mother and child like no other bond on earth. This is not to mention the fact that the colostrum is the best choice for babies first meals of life. ... read more »

When Can a Baby Fly? Is It Safe Flying With a Newborn Baby?

When can a baby fly? Flying with a newborn baby infant is extremely stressful and asking about when a baby can fly is among the most important questions for new parents. ... read more »

How to Cloth Diaper Correctly

By following the directions of using cloth diapers, one can find a healthy and green way to diaper their baby without too much difficulty. ... read more »

How to Find the Best Baby Products

Finding the best baby products can be a challenge. There are a few things that one should consider when looking for the best baby products and how to best find them. ... read more »

How to Gear Up For a Newborn Baby

By having the right gear for your new baby, caring for him/her can be a simple matter of simply providing for his/her needs. If you do not have the right gear, it can be a frustrating battle to attempt to get the gear while handling a screaming baby. ... read more »

How to Choose the Perfect Baby Name

Naming your baby is a very personal decision, and one that your baby must live with for the rest of his or her life. While there is no set of rules regarding naming your baby, there are suggestions that one might follow. The biggest suggestion is common sense.  ... read more »

How to Eliminate Baby Poop Diaper Pail Odors

For most people, baby poop diaper smell in the pail, a combination of old, stale baby urine and poop, is the worst part of having a baby. ... read more »

How to Budget the Baby's First Year

Learning to budget for the baby's first year can ease stress and help one avoid going into serious debt. ... read more »

How to Be a Good Mother to Your Baby

Being a good mother does not begin when the baby is born, it starts the moment that the baby is conceived. ... read more »

How to Be a Good Father to Your Baby

Being a good father to your baby is not as daunting as it can seem. With a little common sense and a good sense of commitment, it can be one of the most rewarding things that one has ever done. ... read more »

How-to Guide for Newborns

Taking care of a newborn baby is not always easy so let us guide you through it! ... read more »

How to Deal with Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is a painful condition in which the skin that is covered by a baby's diaper is red and inflamed from the constant contact of the diaper. ... read more »

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