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
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 3
See what physical changes you can expect during month 3 of pregnancy--and how to break the big news to your boss.
[MUSIC] Your little one is about the size of a standard paper clip , has millions of cells already and is making the big transition from embryo to fetus this month. Wha, what. As for you,
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 1
You're pregnant, now what? Find out what steps you should take during your first month of pregnancy, how to pick the right OB/GYN, and how to help alleviate your first month of pregnancy symptoms.
normal for your first prenatal check up. In the meantime, enjoy those skinny jeans because they will not fit for much longer. And remember, even if you feel like partying it up be sure to swap out those ciggies and champagne for prenatal vitamins . Your baby, as well as your hair, skin, and nails will thank you. [MUSIC]
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 2
Find out how big your munchkin is, how many calories you should be eating, and how to keep up your work and social life while pregnant in month 2.
when you're pregnant, but the truth is you only need about 200 extra calories a day during the first two trimesters. That's like an apple with some peanut butter on it, not a whole bos of Entenmann's. Don't wanna spread the news just yet? Here are a few tips that can
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 4
Watch this video to learn what your baby is up to during month 4 of pregnancy and how to keep your social life active even with your growing bump.
of that annoyance at the gym, as long as you have the green light from your doctor. Staying fit will help you stay more energized and help your baby get more oxygen. I know, you're psyched about being pregnant, but do not let it dominate the flow of your conversations with friends. Trust me, even your bestie's enthusiasm, it's gonna dip if you start in with non-stop baby talk. So, go ahead and gush a little. But then move on to other more pressing topics, you know? Like last night's SNL, that juicy new book she's been reading. I'm sure you're going to have plenty to talk about this month. We'll see you in just a few
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 5
During month 5 of pregnancy, you can finally opt to find out Baby's gender. Meanwhile, you may be having not-so-desirable pregnancy side effects. Here are some tips to dealing with your pregnant life.
tiny little body. Eggs that could one day end up being the building blocks for your grandchildren. Yeah seriously, pregnancy, it's a little bit like the Twilight Zone. You, dear lady, are probably peeing like a racehorse right about now because your kidneys are working overtime. So stay hydrated, and sit closer to the bathroom if you need to. Also, seriously consider panty liners . I know, panty liners . Between your second trimester ultrasound, which can take forever, guzzling that sticky sweet stuff to find out if you're suddenly diabetic, dealing
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