Pregnancy & Childbirth
Childbirth World

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

The home stretch

Hiccups, kicks, wiggles and ... eating vernix? Your baby is up to all sorts of things in the final trimester.

The cutest cantaloupe

Your little bundle will undergo monumental changes in the second trimester—and if all goes well, you'll be feeling on top of the world.

Watch your miracle grow

The little person inside your womb will make tremendous growth strides throughout the first trimester.

It's a new NICU, baby

For the mom who can't make it to the NICU, there are high-tech and low-tech options to connect with baby.

Special post for moms headed home

Moms need to know what signs and symptoms to watch for after their baby has been delivered.

Breast milk, the original brain food

It's not just baby who benefits—breastfeeding moms may enjoy better brain health, too.

Bun in the oven?

How long is too long when it comes to a baby in utero?

5 things to know about hyperemesis gravidarum

As Duchess Kate battles this condition, questions arise about the difference between this and regular morning sickness.

Cuddle power

Like hugs and snuggles? Most of us do—including babies.

Milk on the mind

Breastfeeding is often more complex than just "latch and feed." It can help to know what to watch for and how to respond.

Under the lights

New moms shouldn't fret if their little one has jaundice—it's a common condition in newborns and it's easily treatable.

In labor? Have a ball

An exercise ball can bring all sorts of benefits to pregnancy—possibly even shortening your time in labor.