By Toni Gardener An infant in the family can mean a time of transition for everyone. Having a baby, a friend once told me, was the biggest shock of her life: Everything was turned upside down by the arrival of the delightful bundle. And while hers is an accurate description of what happens, all too
One look at People Magazine or Entertainment Tonight, and you might think the old-fashioned labor and delivery way to birth a baby has gone the route of the horse and buggy. In its place: The mother-requested cesarean, or C-section, delivery -- the fast, high-tech, hip celebrity way to have a child.
Sure, you've heard about morning sickness. You've probably heard the horror stories about how first trimester morning sickness sometimes becomes all-through-the-pregnancy-all-day-long sickness. And you might even be excited about the prospect of a new bra size. (Hmm, could you really go from a 32A t
For many women, powerful food cravings for certain foods come with the territory during pregnancy. You've probably heard tales of loved ones being dispatched at all hours to search for a certain brand of bacon double cheeseburger or rocky road ice cream to quell an expectant mom's desire. Perhaps yo
Mothers with the financial means have long had the choice to go back to work or stay home after the birth of their children. Today, however, more moms in all economic levels appear to be considering the stay home option - at least that's what some experts suspect when they point to recent population
The pregnancy of actress Katie Holmes -- fiancee of Tom Cruise -- has shined the media's spotlight on "silent birth," a childbirth method practiced by supporters of the Church of Scientology. Holmes has been studying Scientology, which counts Cruise as one of its most famous (and devoted) adherents.
When you decide you are ready to conceive, it may be time to start making some lifestyle changes, experts tell WebMD. "Stop drinking alcohol, or at least decrease it as much as possible because it is associated with both infertility and miscarriage risk," says fertility expert Randy S. Morris, MD, t
Part 1: The Effects of Stress on Fertility
Cell phones ringing. Beepers going off. Traffic jams, work deadlines, and laundry piled sky high. These are just a few of the stresses that are routinely a part of most women's lives. Add pregnancy into the mix -- including some fears and anxieties -- and a
Bundling. It's a term you probably associate more with your phone/cable/ Internet provider than your health care provider. But that could soon change, thanks to a new model of prenatal care called "centering pregnancy." According to Yale researcher Jeannette Ickovics, PhD, the program "bundles" toge