Are We Ready

Are you ready to have a baby (or another baby)? Here we'll help you decide what to do when one partner isn't ready, teach you how to solidify your relationship before baby arrives, and more.

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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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.

11 Ways to Childproof Your Relationship BEFORE Getting Pregnant

Babies change everything. Here's how to make sure they change your love life for better, not worse.

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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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.

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.

Your Pregnancy Checklist

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

When One Partner Isn't Ready

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

A Nine-Month Plan for Getting Your Family's Finances in Order

Follow these steps to financial stability so your family can be on the right track in less than a year.

Becoming a Two-Kid Family

You thought your first child was life-changing? Wait until you have your second one!

Do Women in Their 30s Have Smarter Babies?

Finally! Some good news for "older moms."

Is Waiting to Have Kids Actually Better for Their Health?

We've all heard that having kids later in life can be risky, but a new study says the benefits may outweigh those risks.

Is a 62-Year-Old First-Time Mom Being Selfish?

Australia's oldest first-time mom has both major critics and fans. What do you think?

The Surprising City Where Singles Most Want to Have Kids (Someday)

A new study reveals the cities where singles are most and least likely to want kids.

Birth, Controlled: 'Oops' Pregnancies Are on the Decline

Women are increasingly taking control of their family planning, says a new study.

Age of First-Time Moms in U.S. Continues to Climb

Women in the U.S. are waiting longer than ever to start having children.

20 Signs You're Ready to Have a Baby

Who's ready to have a baby? (Hint: It might be you.) Check out these 20 fun indicators that you're ready for a baby--and start trying to conceive!

This Woman Came Up With the Perfect Way to Celebrate Her Husband's Vasectomy: a Cake

We suddenly can't think of a better way to mark the milestone!

Prenatal Pesticide Exposure May Increase Autism Risk--But Folic Acid Can Help

Folic acid is incredibly beneficial for pregnant women--and recent research indicates one more way the stuff may benefit your baby.