Pregnancy & Childbirth
Childbirth World

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

The curative chorus

Some moms find music leads to less pain and more serenity during pregnancy and childbirth. Should you add tunes to your birth plan?

Listen up, baby

Well before giving birth, moms should play music to and talk with their babies—because they're definitely hearing you.

Having a baby this summer?

Make it to the big day with these 5 survival tips.

How should I handle and store breast milk?

If you're pumping milk—as many moms do—it's important to know what to expect.

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.

Subscribe to Health Beat

Join our mailing list and we'll deliver our best stories to your inbox, for free!

We'll never share your email with anyone else.

You have Successfully Subscribed!