Pregnancy and Parenting

From conception to cradle, the Pregnancy and Parenting Channel guides you on the journey to parenthood. Learn what to expect when you're expecting.

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Work-life balance is the ultimate test for any mother, and usually, it never equals out. But we've come up with some tips to help.

By Sara Elliott

We all know that it's bad news to be stressed out a lot, but what about when you're expecting? Should pregnant women be especially wary of this amped-up state? We'll ponder 5 ways that stress affects a pregnancy in this article.

By Shanna Freeman

To make sure your little bundle of joy arrives healthy, it's a good plan to have regular monitoring tests during your pregnancy. See what's in store for the next nine months.

By Michael Franco

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Bad habits are hard to break. But, if you're thinking about having a baby, here are five things you'll want to quit before pregnancy.

By Robynne Boyd

When dealing with a depressed child, it’s important to get creative and get moving. Learn more about what you can do at home to help childhood depression from this article.

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Using the other four senses, there are many activities visually impaired children can enjoy. Learn about fun activities for blind children from this article.

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A child who is diagnosed with cancer must make dramatic changes to his or her way of life. You can learn more about some fun things to do with kids who have cancer from this article.

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Teens can stress out for lots of reasons. Learn about current stressors in a teenager’s life in this article.

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Fire safety tips may be obvious to adults, but children may not be aware of all the dangers. Learn what some safety tips for kids are in this article.

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If you'd like to naturally boost your chances of getting pregnant, then you should learn how to use herbs for fertility. Learn about how to use herbs for fertility in this article.

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Thirty-nine weeks down, only one or two more to go! Here's what's going on with you and baby during these final days of pregnancy.

By Stefani Newman

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So, your due date came and went, and you're still lugging around that passenger. How can someone so little be so stubborn?

By Julia Layton

That baby is technically ready to go, and it could happen any minute now. So what are you experiencing at 37 weeks, and what's happening in that enormous belly of yours?

By Julia Layton

You've got two short, waddling weeks left, give or take, before your baby greets the world, and the excitement (and anxiety) might be keeping you up at night. So what are you experiencing in week 38?

By Julia Layton

It's important to know when you are ovulating so that you can get pregnant or avoid doing so. Learn about how to know when you are ovulating in this article.

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Though you're only six weeks from your official due date, you might feel like you're looking at the longest six weeks of your life. What can you expect in week 34 of your pregnancy?

By Rebecca Fairley Raney

You can minimize your chances of catching your child’s illness by boosting your immune system, keeping the house germ-free, and eating and drinking properly. Learn more about avoiding getting sick when your kids are sick from this article.

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You're in the third trimester now, and your baby bump has swollen to a baby boulder! If you haven't decorated your nursery or picked out a baby name, it's time to get cracking. We've got a few more hints for moms at 28 weeks.

By Alia Hoyt

While you might be experiencing less-than-pleasant things such as constipation and swelling in your hands and feet, take a look at the exciting developments happening with your baby during your 29th week of pregnancy.

By Stefani Newman

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Welcome to the big 3-0 -- your 30th week of pregnancy, that is. You've got about 10 weeks to go until your baby arrives, so let's take a look at what's happening during the homestretch of your pregnancy.

By Alison Cooper

Fasten your seatbelts, ladies: While you may carry to 42 weeks (or, Lord help you, beyond), "full term" is just six weeks off. That means in a month and a half, you've got the green light to give birth to that tiny person you're carrying around.

By Julia Layton

Feel like you just might burst? Hang in there: At week 32, you've got as little as five weeks until you're full-term, and just eight until you enter "overdue." You're nearing the end. And the beginning. And that baby is huge.

By Julia Layton

What's the mind-body experience you'll have at 33 weeks? Every kick helps you count down to the day you'll deliver your little acrobat. The nursery's ready, but there are still some things to think about and some important preparations to make.

By Alia Hoyt

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A medical emergency at home can cause chaos and confusion if you haven't prepared for such a situation in advance, and time is of the essence. Learn how you can prepare your family for an emergency in this article.

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By week 26, your discomfort, anxiety and excitement are probably growing at similar rates. Baby is roughly, astonishingly, just 14 weeks off. So what should you prepare for now?

By Julia Layton