There will always be some surprises when your body is making a baby, but this week-by-week pregnancy planner can give you a heads up on what to expect.
We’ve laid it all out—every step of your 40-week trek, so you can know what’s going on inside your barely there (or hard-to-miss) bump. Wherever you are in your pregnancy, get excited for the many changes to come. Note: Don’t fret … Continue reading →
When you’re expecting your bundle of joy to arrive sometime between your company’s holiday party and your family’s annual gift exchange, there’s more to consider than what kind of mocktail you’ll be sipping.
Just like the end-of-year holiday marathon, childbirth is action-packed, labor-intensive and messy. As if planning parties, preparing epic feasts and trekking through crowded shopping centers weren’t enough, some moms-to-be are managing the additional stresses and demands of a third-trimester pregnancy … Continue reading →
Making a baby has some seriously unsexy side effects—stuff so unpleasant, even your closest girlfriends have probably kept their lips zipped. Celebrity mags have tricked you into thinking pregnancy is definitively glamorous, but the paparazzi aren’t there when celebs are … Continue reading →
Six rules to help you banish restless nights and get the Zs your body needs.
Your newest family member will keep you awake long before she makes her grand entrance. For many pregnant women, catching a good night’s sleep can seem utterly unfeasible. Hormones make you hot, getting comfortable is an Olympic feat and just … Continue reading →
Working while expecting can be tricky business. Here’s how to set yourself up for success.
When I announced my second pregnancy at P&N (first to our esteemed editor in chief, Lacey, and then to the rest of the staff), I acquired a special status in the office. All at once, I was blogging at pnmag.com … Continue reading →
When fertility challenges crop up, don't get discouraged. Thanks to medical advancements, there's more than one way to become a new mom.
More often than not, the quest toward motherhood includes a few unplanned bumps, but for some women, the difficulties start with the first step: getting pregnant. If you’re having trouble conceiving, there can still be a happy ending in your … Continue reading →
Get schooled on the how, when and why of learning whether you have a boy or girl on the way.
“Do you know what you’re having?” It’s a question the expectant crowd grows accustomed to hearing again and again throughout pregnancy. While query-weary moms-to-be might be tempted to retort, “a human,” they could know the desired answer to the boy-or-girl … Continue reading →
Keep this prenatal appointment guide on hand, so you know what tests to expect (and what questions to ask) during your regularly scheduled dates with the doc.
Congratulations—you’re pregnant! Now get out your calendar and pencil in those prenatal appointments. You might as well start now because you’ll be planning around your checkups for the next nine months or so. But don’t fret about the logistics—we’re here … Continue reading →
Nine ways to unwind during those nine bumpy months.
Pregnancy is a time of joy, wonder … and stress. There’s a lot to do and worry about, and it would be almost impossible to skate through your baby-growing days without feeling a little anxiety somewhere along the line. “In … Continue reading →
Surprise! If you’ve got two (or more!) buns baking in the oven, the news can be overwhelming, but there’s no need to stress. Here’s the lowdown on what to expect when you’re carrying multiples.
Are you still in “twin shock” after receiving the news? Or did you have an inkling that you might have two peas in your pod? Either way, you’re definitely not alone. The number of women giving birth to twins, triplets … Continue reading →