About 51 percent of all births in the U.S. are boys. Expecting a little man has its blessings and could bring gender specific symptoms your way. While being gender neutral is the way to go for some moms, knowing all that you can about your little boy during pregnancy will help prepare you for what to expect in the future. Here are four things you should know if you're having a baby boy.
It's common knowledge that everything from an expectant mother's stress levels to second hand smoke to exposure to pet feces and pesticides may have a profound effect on a child's long-term development and health. However, what most of us don't' realize is the month in which a child is born and, yes, even conceived, may also impact a child's well-being. Crazy, huh?
Congratulations on your pregnancy! One of the most exciting parts of being pregnant is finding out the sex of your baby. Although, these days, you can find out as early as at the 13-week mark, there are a bunch of traditional tricks you can use to determine if you're having a boy or a girl way before that and without the need of an ultrasound. Some call them old wives tales, but many swear by them. Good thing is that none of them are harmful to you or your baby, so give them a try by taking this quiz and find out!Continue Reading >
San Diego resident Melissa Smith says she's watched an unidentified pregnant woman beg for money outside the Eastlake Village Center every weekend for the past two weeks. According to Smith, expectant mother and her young son would hold signs reading "Please help," and collect money from charitable shoppers as they pass by. Heartbreaking, right? Well, don't get too choked up just yet. Smith says she suspects the mother-son duo may be a couple of well-off con artists.
Nasty and inappropriate baby shower cakes are the latest trend to take over the festive occasion. It seems like the racier the sweets are, the more attention your bash will get. Christina Aguilera was one of the celebs who recently celebrated the arrival of her baby girl with a gory baby shower cake that made us all cringe and laugh at the same time! While we are always down for a good giggle, some of the popular baby shower cakes are really out there.
Shelby Magnani was having some painful stomach cramps and she decided to go to the nearest walk-in clinic in a neighborhood in Ankeny, Iowa. It turned out that Shelby was very much pregnant with twins and had no idea. When the emergency doctors performed an ultrasound they realized that the babies were monoamniotic and they scheduled an emergency C-section. Baby Ava and her twin sister Anna were born small but otherwise healthy and will go home in a couple of weeks.
Pregnancy can stress you out since you may feel your body is out of control. You are carrying the most important thing ever in it, and you want to make sure it all goes swimmingly. The unknown can be frightening and, of course it makes you anxious.
When I was pregnant, I used to worry about ways to hide the sixth finger my baby was going to be born with. I even asked my husband to count his fingers as soon as she was born! Of course she didn't have an extra digit and I wasted all that energy worrying about it. I know you're probably anxious about your pregnancy too, so hopefully this article will answer some questions.
Babies cry because that's the only way they have to communicate with us. They have different cries to express different "problems" and as new mothers we might not understand them all at once. It takes time, but soon you'll know if your baby is crying because he is wet, hungry, afraid or sick. Hearing a baby cry can be nerve wracking, especially if you can't soothe him and make him stop. It really messes up with your nervous system. Don't despair because help is on its way!
Oh baby! The Talk's co-host Sara Gilbert is pregnant! The 39-year-old former child star is expecting her first child with her wife, roquera producer-songwriter Linda Perry. The newlyweds got hitched back in March. Gilbert confirmed the family addition on-air and couldn't help but gush about her pregnancy. Congrats to the lovely couple!
Claire Carter from Lancashire, England was allergic to being pregnant. I'm not joking! She suffered from an extremely rare condition called Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) which is a liver disorder few pregnant women develop when their bodies can't function properly with all those pregnancy hormones. The condition is very serious because affects the bile function of the liver which can cause premature and still births.