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  1. Pregnancy's Ups and Downs

    Arlene Robles and Bobbie No are sisters who are both expecting a second child. They say their pregnancies have been relatively problem-free. In the four months she's been carrying the baby, No has thrown up only once, and at eight and a-half months, Robles has felt no morning sickness at all. The tw

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  2. Raising Strong, Confident Girls

    Girls are strong, smart, powerful, and can be whoever and whatever they want. Girls should be thin and sexy and dress like Britney Spears. Girls have the right to speak up in class and express their opinion. Girls should be seen and not heard. Girls can be doctors, engineers, and nuclear physicists.

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  3. Tests You Need During Pregnancy

    "Taking good care of yourself during pregnancy is the most important way to have a healthy baby," says E. Charles Lampley, MD, assistant professor at the Chicago Medical School and an ob-gyn at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago. There are a number of prenatal tests you'll go through while you're pregn

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  4. Get Ready -- Baby's on the Way!

    Baby's on the way and you're seeing the doctor, taking your prenatal vitamins, and getting the nursery ready. Fine, so far. But don't overlook the fact that having a baby -- whether it's your first, your second, or even your fifth -- is going to have a profound effect on your life and the lives of t

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  5. Bonding With Baby Before Birth

    Jeanne Berkowitz is expecting a baby in late January. In October, Jeanne and her husband went to Hawaii for a "babymoon." While there, Jeanne got a massage from a woman who works frequently with pregnant women. "She told me that it was important to massage my belly often to introduce the baby to hum

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  6. New Healthcare for Teens

    Everyone's heard the old saying that teenagers "think they're immortal." That's one explanation for why they're less likely to go to the doctors than any other part of the U.S. population. But is it true? As any teen can tell you, being a teenager is hardly carefree. Experts agree. While they statis

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  7. What to Expect if You Have a Cesarean Delivery

    A cesarean section involves delivering a baby through an incision in a woman's abdomen and uterus. Approximately 15% to 20% of U.S. babies are born by cesarean section -- a significant increase from the 3% to 5% rate of 25 years ago. Although the media like to put a negative spin on this increase by

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  8. Morning Sickness Misery

    Jennifer Dansicker says the term morning sickness is a misnomer. "It's really 'all day' sickness," she says. "Six weeks of constant, undeniable, miserable nausea and vomiting." During Dansicker's first pregnancy, she followed all the advice that well-meaning friends and family members doled out. Cra

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  9. Eating for 2 -- but Not Too Much

    "You're eating for two" may be a cute adage, but it shouldn't give you license to eat too much -- or the wrong foods -- while pregnant. According to the National Academy of Sciences, pregnant women should gain between 15 and 35 pounds. The reality is you need only 100 extra calories a day during you

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  10. Breaking the Thumb-Sucking Habit

    My 8-year-old, Michael, had me concerned. He was finishing up third grade and still sucked his thumb. "What can I do to make him stop?" I asked my pediatrician. His grandmother had been successful the previous summer at getting him to quit during a week-long stay at her house. Her remedy: Give him u

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