Bringing Baby Home. A guide into how to best prepare for your newborn.

Whether your baby comes home from the hospital right away, arrives later (perhaps after a stay in the neonatal intensive care unit), or comes through an adoption agency, the homecoming of your little one is a major event you’ve probably often imagined. A little planning up front can help smooth the transition and calm the nerves of anxious parents.

Embracing Motherhood; what to expect when you’re expecting

Pregnancy is an exciting time of big life changes, new experiences, and the glow of new life. It’s also a time when your body goes through lots of transformations. Don’t be alarmed. Your body is preparing to carry your baby and its important to have an idea of what to expect.

10 Self Care tips for the new Mom

New moms always think “I don’t have time for self-care” but it comes easier as you include small acts of self-love into your everyday routine. Getting a little personal TLC doesn’t make you a bad mom, okay?

Becoming Pregnant While on Birth Control

What? How could this happen?! Are some of the familiar exclamations from women when they…

Episiotomies: What are they? Benefits and Drawbacks

What’s an Episiotomy? An episiotomy is a surgical incision made in the perineum — the…

Same-sex Couples and Adoption

Same-sex couples are raising more adopted children than heterosexual couples, in the United States. Studies…

What happened to my organs? The things no one tells you about carrying a child

Pregnancy does all kinds of things to a woman’s body, and some of them —…

Why exercising is the most important thing you can do while pregnant

Regular exercise is good for you. People who exercise regularly have a lower risk of…

Should you take Pain Killers While Giving Birth?

Labor can be a whole other thing. When those contractions threaten to rip your innards…

Black Women and Fibroids

By the time they get to 50 years, 80 percent of black women and 70 percent of white women will develop fibroids. Black women are three times more likely than white women to develop fibroids. And relative to white women, black women are 2-3 times more likely to develop fibroids at a younger age, to have larger and more numerous fibroids, to have recurring fibroids, and to have more severe symptoms.

It’s Okay to Feel

Surprisingly, an astonishing 45 percent of the 6 million pregnancies in the United States each…

Having Twins, what to know?

Twins are more common than we might imagine. They account for 90 percent of multiple births. The prevalence of twin births has doubled from 1980 through 2009. Over the three decades, the twin birth rate rose by 76 percent, in the United States alone.