Considering a Baby

Thinking about starting a family or having another baby? Get tips to help you plan for your family's financial future, take a look at how to prepare your body and your mind, and find out what you need to consider as you and your family grow.

Quiz: Are You Ready For Parenthood?

There's one cliche about having a baby that's 100 percent true: It turns your life upside down. Are you ready for the world's biggest roller coaster ride? Take this quiz with your partner to find out.

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What Type of Dad Will He Be?

Chances are, the dad-to-be in your life falls into one of these five categories. So take a break from obsessing about childcare and strollers to find the dad style that best describes your guy.

Ready for More Children? Consider the Pros and Cons First

If you're thinking of adding another baby to your cozy clan, consider the pros and cons before you get busy.

Quiz: Are You Ready for Another Baby?

You already know you want to add another tiny, cherub-cheeked human to your family, but should you go for it now or wait a littler longer?

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When One Partner Isn't Ready

What if only one of you is ready to become a parent?

5 Common Fears About Fatherhood

Why is your partner is so nervous about becoming a dad?

Partners Get Pregnancy Symptoms, Too!

Sometimes moms-to-be are the only ones craving strange foods and having wild pregnancy dreams. There are indeed fathers-to-be who experience sympathetic pregnancy symptoms. Called Couvade syndrome -- this condition isn't entirely rare! Check out these stories from couples who've both experience symptoms during pregnancy.

Signs of Ovulation

Are you ovulating? Even if you're not using an ovulation calculator or ovulation calendar, it's possible to identify the signs and symptoms that indicate the most fertile time in your cycle. Keep an eye out for cramping, mucus and these other symptoms that could predict if you're ovulating.

What to Expect: Hospital Birth Costs

Giving birth doesn't come cheap. From prenatal care and epidurals to pre-term deliveries and hospital stays, here's the bottom line on hospital births.

"We Can't Get Pregnant Again"

You and your spouse want to have another baby, but pregnancy is stubbornly elusive this time around. Here are the facts you need to deal with this surprisingly common problem.

Your Partner: How Men React to Pregnancy

Your partner may not react to your good news in the same way as your girlfriends. Find out why sometimes there is a difference -- and try not to take it personally. Here's how you and your partner prepare for parenthood differently.

Labor Support Tips for Dads

Confused about what you're supposed to do during labor? Here's the lowdown for first-time fathers.

Pinpointing Fertile Days

Getting pregnant isn't always easy! This handy guide can help you learn the signs of ovulation and find out your most fertile days.

Readers Reveal: Surprising Ways Life Changes When You Become a Parent

You know your date nights will be numbered and you're going to lose sleep, but what about the changes you don't hear about every day? We asked our Facebook fans to tell it like it is; here, we share their best answers.

8 Ways to Get Pregnant Faster

Feeling the tick of that notorious biological clock is enough to turn the most patient woman into Veruca Salt -- "But I want it now!" Fortunately, there are easy steps to speeding along conception, no matter how long you've been trying.

Study: Trying to Conceive Soon After Miscarriage Ups Odds for Live Birth

A new study challenges conventional wisdom about the right time to TTC again following a pregnancy loss.

Do Women in Their 30s Have Smarter Babies?

Finally! Some good news for "older moms."

Only Children: Why "Only" Isn't Lonely

Guess what? Only children aren't spoiled or antisocial. In fact, having just one is more popular than ever.

Financial Considerations for Expectant Parents

Money matters for moms and dads.

Your Pregnancy Checklist

Our step-by-step guide to preparing for baby's debut.

What Dads (and Moms!) Need to Know About Vasectomies

Done having kids? Thinking about permanent birth control? Here's what you should know about vasectomies.

5 Early Signs That You're Pregnant

Alexandra Sowa, M.D., a doctor of internal medicine and a mom, shares 5 early signs of pregnancy, from a missed period to increased urination.

6 Common Fertility Mistakes

Alexandra Sowa, M.D., a doctor of internal medicine and a mom, shares 6 common fertility mistakes women make, from waiting until they're pregnant to start taking prenatal vitamins to missing their ovulation window.

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