Pregnancy & Birth
These pregnancy videos will help you understand everything from pregnancy tests to how to cope with your new pregnancy skin once you find out you're having a baby.
Labor & Delivery: Unplanned C-Section
Sometimes planned vaginal births can turn into unplanned c-sections. Find out the most common reason why this happens and what to expect.
is one where the baby is not coming, but nobody is in immediate danger . The most common reason for one of these unplanned C-Sections is that the mom is not making progress in labor. You've gotten
Labor & Delivery: Epidurals
Many women choose to have an epidural to ease the pain of labor and delivery. Find out how an epidural works and if it could be part of your birth plan.
make you feel numb from the waist down, and very comfortable. The side effects are pretty low. Some people do feel a little drowsy or groggy after getting their epidural. But in general, it's very safe
Robyn Moreno: What Surprised Me About Pregnancy
The one thing Robyn Moreno did not expect during her pregnancy will put expecting mothers at ease.
and someone else that is connected forever. It's one of the most amazing experiences ever and something that I never ever expected [MUSIC]
Advice for New Moms: Two Secrets to Happiness
Suzanne Chan's best advice for new moms is to accept help when it comes along.
Celebrity Pregnancy Workout: Total Body Tune-Up
Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak designed these prenatal moves to keep your pregnant bod in shape. Workout your arms, core, legs, and back with a lateral raise, a lateral lunge, and the bird dog.
and the wrists limp to avoid joint strain. Then lower to the starting position and repeat, do 15 reps. This exercise is called the lateral lunge. Stand with your feet hip width apart, arms bent in front of your chest. Take a big step to the side with your left leg, then shift your hips back and bend your left knee 90 degrees. Keep your back upright. Push through your left heel, step back to the starting position and repeat. Do seven to ten reps, then switch sides and do seven to ten more reps. Next up, the bird dog . Getting down on all fours, hands directly under your shoulders, knees under hips. Pull your belly button toward your spine and slowly lift and extend your right arm and left leg, then lower to the starting position . Immediately repeat on the other side, lifting and extending the left arm and right leg. Do 20 reps. Do it once a
Celebrity Pregnancy Workout: Stand Tall
Grab some light weights and get fit for delivery day with these total body workout moves from celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. You'll be seeing results in no time by adding the dumbbell row, sumo squat, and standing dumbbell side bend to your workout routine.
going to do the bent over dumbbell row. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent. Holding a weight in each hand, palms facing each other. Lean your upper body forward, bending at the hips, and keeping the spine straight, and extend your arms toward the floor, directly under shoulders. Slowly bend
Celebrity Pregnancy Workout: Finish Strong
Turn on the music and start working on those muscles! Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak designed these moves specifically for pregnant mamas. Tone your whole body with the overhead triceps extension, stiff leg dead lift, and plank.
the elbows form a 90 degree angle. Raise the weight back to starting position and repeat. Do 15 reps. This exercise is called the stiff-leg dead lift. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Palms facing the front of your thighs. Keeping your head and chest up and shoulders back. Slowly push your hips back and lower the weights toward the floor. You should feel this in your **** and hamstrings. Return to starting position and repeat. Do 15 reps. Next up, the plank. Get down on your knees. Then lean forward onto your forearms. Elbows directly under shoulders. Palms flat on the floor. Extend your legs out behind you, lift your hips, and push up with your arms. You should be supporting your weight with your hands and toes, belly button pulled toward your spine. Your body should form one long line from your heels to your shoulders. Hold here, keeping your core
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 7
Month 7 of pregnancy is all about nesting. Now that Baby's lungs are almost fully developed, the end is in sight. Still, those pregnancy aches may be nearly unbearable -- find out how to get relief.
to being perfect. And here she is taking practice breaths in that amniotic fluid . Hopefully you're taking a few calming, deep breaths too. Aches, pain, general fatigue got you down? Let your doctor know what's going on, but also know that most of this
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 8
Why are Baby's kicks not as strong as they used to be? Why can't I sleep at night? Watch this video to learn more about common symptoms of pregnancy during month 8.
or not, a little mild exercise, as long as you get the green light from your doctor, can help you get a few more zs. A good white noise machine could help, too, and it will definitely come in handy later on in baby's nursery. Do not, I repeat do not
Pregnancy Month by Month: Preparing for Labor
Your baby is just about ready to make an appearance. Here’s what to expect during labor and a boost of encouragement for you to take into the delivery room.
not to mention the pain. Just know that your body is so freaking awesome , and you can get through this. Thought you didn't want painkillers, but now you're suddenly having second thoughts? Go ahead, ask for them, no big. Wanted a vaginal birth , but baby's coming via c-section? Do not dwell on what could have been. Just roll with it, and don't be hard on