Pregnancy & Childbirth
Childbirth World

Helping new parents learn about pregnancy, birthing, breastfeeding, nutrition and more.

The safe haven

Have you heard about this Michigan law?

Ready, set … action!

If you want to learn the truth about birth, labor and sudden delivery, you'll need to look beyond pop culture.

More than just an itch

If you're battling a particularly brutal bout of itching, you may want to undergo testing for cholestasis of pregnancy.

Expecting? Know your good fats, bad fats

Avocados, nuts, fish and healthy oils ought to have a firm spot in your diet while that little person grows inside you.

Protein: Power for pregnancy

Research suggests improved fetal growth rates result from moms with higher-protein diets.

Expecting? Don’t skimp on healthy carbs

And don't be afraid of weight gain, especially from unprocessed foods.

Pregnant? Keep a belly-minded brain

It's absolutely essential expectant moms keep nutrition top of mind.

Your new baby’s Valentine’s test

February is a great month to remember—every new baby should undergo a heart check before heading home.

Sound check … 1, 2, 3

A hearing test for new babies? You betcha.

Let the sunshine vitamin in

Vitamin D isn't just for winter—it can be taken year-round, especially if you're an expectant mom.

Change your baby’s DNA

All it takes is a hug and a cuddle to set your little one on the right path.

The family-friendly C-section

A cesarean section shouldn't keep mom from getting immediate skin-to-skin time with her little one.