childbirth world

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.

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.

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.

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.

Through the eyes of an OB doctor

Dr. Bayne tells us about her experiences helping deliver babies and keeping women healthy.