Pregnancy & Childbirth
Childbirth World

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

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.

Low temps, little bundles

No matter what Old Man Winter throws at you, a few smart precautions will ensure your little ones stay warm when you take them out and about.

New baby, new traditions

If you've got a little one on the way, the holidays are the perfect time to think about creating new traditions—and reintroducing old ones.

The extra organ

Amid the many wonders of pregnancy, the placenta plays a uniquely indispensable role in the health of mom and baby.

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?

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