As the mom of a 2-year-old and an infant, I have baby items galore tucked away in nearly every corner of my house. Some have never seen the light of day. (Diaper warmer, anyone?) Some I use on a daily … Continue reading →
Scott and I had talked for a few months about starting a family. We decided we were ready, but we weren’t counting the days or timing things perfectly. If it happened, it happened … and it did happen not long … Continue reading →
As the weather turns colder, consider incorporating these pregnancy-safe immunity boosters into your prenatal diet
Sweet potatoes: Chock-full of vitamin A, sweet potatoes are a natural antiviral because they strengthen the skin’s protective barriers against infection. Garlic: Rich in anti-oxidants, garlic helps combat free radicals that could damage cells and potentially lead to disease. Avoid … Continue reading →
What will and won’t get labor underway? Polly Cordova, RN, CNM, a midwife with Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, and her team of fellow midwives weigh in.
Walking If a woman is in early labor, walking can help contractions to continue and to be more effective. Walking in early labor can also decrease the amount of pain she experiences. However, if a mom-to-be is not in labor, … Continue reading →
We have more than $3,000 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our December issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes December 31, 2013. … Continue reading →
Gross motor skills, like crawling or first steps, tend to earn tots a lot of cheers, but the finer accomplishments in muscle development are just as important.
“Fine motor skills are the small movements of the hands and fingers that are used to carry out many everyday tasks, including self-feeding and dressing,” explains Anne Zachry, PhD, assistant professor of occupational therapy at University of Tennessee’s Health Science … Continue reading →
Growing up with family rituals helps children develop the strength they need to face future obstacles, research shows. Start creating your own customs now.
I was eight months pregnant on the December morning when my mom, grandmother, aunts and cousins gathered around a kitchen table—as we do every winter—to make tamales. As I spread corn flour dough onto papery husks and dropped spoonfuls of … Continue reading →
Regulate your digestive tract with exotic foods, a little more fat and a few yoga poses
After I gave birth to my daughter, my mother-in-law brought me a six-pack of prune juice. Although I was hoping for a different kind of six-pack to celebrate the birth of my first child, I have to admit that my … Continue reading →
There was a quiet moment during my pregnancy with my first daughter when I suddenly had the sense that I knew her. Not that I had her completely figured out, but that I felt a clear and deep attachment to … Continue reading →
Perinatal depression affects one in eight women. Learn to recognize the warning signs before it’s too late
When Joanna Goddard returned home two years ago after spending an idyllic Christmas vacation with her husband and then 8-month-old son, something felt off. She was suddenly anxious and exhausted but had trouble sleeping at night. “I’d always had baby … Continue reading →
When it comes to combining fashion and function, the folks at Babymel know what they’re doing. They consistently produce long-lasting diaper bags that look fabulous and boast plenty of features to make your life easier (and a little more organized). … Continue reading →
Waiting until the big day to see whether you’ll have a boy or a girl? Enjoy some nursery inspiration to suit either gender, as featured in our December issue. Spunky space by pnmag 1 / 2 / 3 / … Continue reading →
This month, Pregnancy & Newborn’s Book Club is finding out the truth about preemie parenthood from one mom’s brazenly honest story. After being diagnosed with severe preeclampsia, Kate Hopper’s pregnancy and delivery are nothing like the birth she dreamed about. … Continue reading →
Taking the official hospital maternity tour can give you peace of mind when it comes time to deliver.
You may have visited your local hospital in the past—to see a relative, attend a scheduled appointment, or take a prenatal class—so you might already be familiar with the facility. But imagine how chaotic it would feel if you were … Continue reading →
When you have a new baby, anything that makes your life easier becomes like a best friend. And, for me, that’s exactly what the BEABA Stockholm Open Bag has been. The first time I ever used the bag was the … Continue reading →
Expectant mama Brooke Anderson enjoyed a girls’ night out and baby celebration on Saturday (November 9) at a friend’s house in Encino, Calif. Hosted by Good Carma Studio, the Entertainment Tonight correspondent had a blast with her closest gal pals just weeks before delivering her … Continue reading →
This story begins with our family of two adults, a dog and soon-to-be daughter making the move to California from Illinois. I was due August 27, 2013. Our house went under contract on the 4th of July with the closing … Continue reading →
Welcome to the great baby gear debate. Luckily in my household, my husband pretty much let me do most of the decision-making when it came to researching and buying the many things we brought into our home. However, when it … Continue reading →
The Graco DuetSoothe Swing + Rocker has been a great help with our newborn. She is 4 weeks old now, and we have been using it since we got her home from the hospital. It is very calming, with the … Continue reading →
Thanks to A-list couples like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood has put adoption in the spotlight. In celebration of National Adoption Day on November 23, we’re taking a look at 10 high-profile adoptive parents such as Hugh Jackman, Mariska Hargitay and Sandra Bullock. Jillian Michaels: … Continue reading →
I love bags. Purses, tote bags, luggage, you name it—but oh, diaper bags. As a new mom, I dreaded this purchase, as it truly was one I thought made me go from trendy professional gal to MOM. The Timi and … Continue reading →
Pretty much every day after 37 weeks, I would wake up and wonder if it was going to be the day we would meet our daughter. Then with each passing day, I got more and more nervous, especially as I … Continue reading →
When I received the Foxy Vida diaper bag in the mail it was love at first sight. Having a gender neutral (for daddy) diaper bag already, I wanted something fun and girly. The Foxy Vida was right up my alley! … Continue reading →
New mom Holly Madison is helping women reach their weight loss goals with the Holly Madison Diet. The former Girls Next Door star, 33, has teamed up with eDiets to create a custom diet plan and app for women who want to take control, eat … Continue reading →
With my Be Prepared Diaper Bag from Ju-Ju-Be, I feel like we are truly living that old Scouting motto to be prepared for anything. Not only is it stylish, but this bag also carries everything we need, keeps it organized, … Continue reading →
I was 40 weeks and 6 days pregnant when I went into the hospital to be induced. I did not want to be induced, and when I thought about the birth of my baby, induction was never in the picture. … Continue reading →
Mobi Technologies’ DXR Touch Baby Monitoring System allows us to hear and see our son in his crib during naps and at night. The monitor has a clear, color picture and excellent sound quality. The touchscreen works well. The icons … Continue reading →
Happy Halloween from Celebrity Baby Scoop! What better way to celebrate the spook-tacular holiday than by looking at our favorite celebrity kids in their boo-tiful costumes! From Neil Patrick Harris‘ festive family-of-four, to Alyson Hannigan‘s colorful crew, to Tori Spelling‘s foodie-themed fun, let’s take … Continue reading →
I have had three completely different birth experiences. I had Julian in the hospital two weeks early when I was twenty-one. I had an epidural after twenty hours of labor, out of fear, when I heard the lady giving birth … Continue reading →
I’m a fan of bags of all kinds, so I consider my diaper bags a fashion accessory. Right now, I have a major crush on my Pink Lining Wanderlust Rucksack changing bag. The exterior has a lovely cream bow print … Continue reading →
Having multiples brings double (or triple, or even quadruple!) the joy and tends to add on elsewhere in your pregnancy too.
Weight You can bet that if you’re eating for more, you’ll gain extra pounds—between 10 and 25 more than a singleton pregnancy. Nutrition Whether you up your calories or opt for supplements, carrying two-plus little ones calls for higher levels … Continue reading →
Relaxation Rx Prebaby rubdowns are rooted in Swedish massage techniques that boost circulation, relax tense muscles and reduce swelling—just what moms-to-be need. Game plan Browse the American Massage Therapy Association’s online database (amtamassage.org) to find a certified practitioner near you. … Continue reading →
Does choosing the paint color for baby’s nursery have you singing the blues? Read up on the latest color psychology to help pick a shade that will leave you tickled pink (and other moms green with envy).
There’s no doubt about it: Having a little one at home requires a few changes. Anticipate your needs, then prepare and organize accordingly.
Admit it: Ever since you learned you were expecting, you’ve been stockpiling bodysuits, loading up on diapers, and stashing away more baby wipes than a daycare uses in a year. Sure that little bundle of joy may be small, but … Continue reading →
A look at pregnancy when baby makes more than three.
A first pregnancy is a time filled with wonder and excitement. Your body is doing something it has never done before. Every experience, from the first fluttery kick to the first visual proof of life via sonogram, is incredible. Fast-forward … Continue reading →
A child’s place in the family lineup can predict a lot about his future personality.
Whether you’re wondering about your own hang-ups or searching to understand your children better, birth order psychology offers eye-opening explanations. Sorting out the stereotypes The eldest Are your socks organized by color? Did you cry the first time you saw … Continue reading →