Pregnancy & Childbirth
Childbirth World

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

Ever heard of ‘babywearing’?

Your little one will thank you for learning (and copying) this carrying method.

Smart steps to reduce SIDS

Breastfeeding isn't just about nutrition and brain development—it may even play a role in developing safe sleep habits.

What’s a birth ball?

Learn the ins and outs of this delivery charm.

Rise of the techie toddler

You might be tempted to give your little one unfettered access to electronics—but pediatricians say that would be a mistake.

Preeclampsia? Be proactive

Your obstetrician will keep a close eye on your blood pressure during your pregnancy—but there are other signs you can watch for on your own.

When pregnancy takes its toll

Hip and pelvic pain can sometimes be triggered by the pregnancy-induced hormone relaxin.

New babies—made for the shade

Fresh air and sunshine are great for older kids, but newborns should be kept under cover.

Postpartum ponderings

New guidelines recommend an OB/GYN visit within three weeks of delivery—with other visits as needed for three months.

Pregnancy’s itchy palms, itchy feet

A little-known condition during pregnancy comes with some telltale signs.

Ready, set … action! The sequel

Don't let pop culture fool you into thinking labor and delivery are harder—or easier—than they really are.

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.