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.

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I Was an Only Child by Circumstance, My Son Is an Only Child by Choice

When my wife and I decided to make our first child our last, many asked us why. Here's what I tell them and what we learned when planning our (little) family.

When Babies Are Born A Little Too Close Together

Have another baby on the way — with an infant in your arms? Don't panic. Here's what to expect when you get pregnant shortly after giving birth.

How to Know If You're Ready for Another Baby, According to Moms

You may never be 100% sure, but hearing how these other moms finally knew they wanted to have another baby may help you decide to go for it.

How Much Is Your Baby Really Costing You?

The hard costs of raising a child from birth to age 18 are now around $230,000. What parents are sacrificing to reach this number is often worrisome to their personal bottom line. A financial expert weighs in on how to ensure your family's financial security. 

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How I Found Out I Was Going To Be a Dad

We asked dads and dads-to-be for a glimpse at what it felt like to learn they were going to be parents—and how they helped their partners throughout their pregnancies. Here are their stories.

How Medications Affect His Sperm Count

Certain medicines can lower your guy’s sperm count or quality, affecting the chances of his getting you pregnant. Here's what you both need to know when you're trying to conceive.

4 Ways to Cut Stress and Enjoy Your Second (or Third!) Pregnancy

This isn’t your first rodeo—you’ve got experience and momfidence now—but your hands are pretty full. Get ready to be a bigger (even happier!) family.