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  • How To Learn About Special Needs Adoption

    Are you considering special needs adoption? Please read on.
  • How To Donate Your Breast Milk

    After your baby is born, you may find that you have an excess of breast milk and dumping your precious liquid gold down the drain makes you feel sick to your stomach....
  • How To Plan a Healthy Pregnancy

    Here are some pieces of valuable advice for those of you trying or planning on getting pregnant in the near future.
  • How To Know If You Are Pregnant

    Getting pregnant is the most precious moment of a women's life and can be made memorable too if pregnancy turns out to be easy and comfortable. Recognizing early...
  • How To Find and Use Maternity Support Belts

    So you are excited to be pregnant and are glowing with the miracle that you carry inside you. What you didn’t expect was the task it would be on your spine to carry...
  • How To Support a New Mother

    Remember those old cartoons depicting new fathers smoking stogies and celebrating with their buddies as they might if their football team were to win the Super Bowl?...
  • Understanding Child Custody Law: Shared Parenting and Support

    One of the hardest things to deal with at the end of a marriage is the impact that the divorce will have on any minor children. Even under the best of circumstances,...
  • How To Set Up an Inflatable Birthing Pool

    Firstly if you are pregnant congratulations!Always check any manufacturer instructions and information before setting up your Birthing Pool.  You may wish to follow...
  • How To Find Online Resources for Stay at Home Moms

    Because stay at home moms can feel isolated at home, it is important to seek support from friends and family to keep a link to the outside world. Since the advent of...
  • How To Find Grants for Single Mothers

    As a single parent, it can be hard enough to make it through the day while trying to work and raise a family—never mind finding the time and energy to look for...
  • How To Understand Cord Blood Storage

    Perhaps you heard about it in the news, or maybe from a fellow parent, and now you need more information on how to understand cord blood storage. Here are a few...
  • How To Find a Cord Blood Bank

    You know how to understand cord blood storage and now you need to know how to find a cord blood bank. The first decision to make is whether you want to use a public...
  • How To Choose Baby Nursery Themes: Baby Room Ideas

    Planning for a new baby is an exciting time. There are a lot of decisions to be made, including choosing a nursery theme. Before you head straight to your local...
  • How To Make a Baby Photo Announcement

    If you recently had a baby or are having one soon, you may wish to make your own baby photo announcement.  This is a relatively inexpensive and fun way to announce...
  • How To Use a Breast Pump

    A breast pump can be a big help if you want to give breast milk to your baby but are returning to work or want to leave your baby with a caregiver. It can also be a...
  • How To Understand a Fetal Monitor

    Unless you have an extremely fast birth, you can expect to be put on a fetal monitor at some point during your birth, perhaps during your whole birth.  A fetal...
  • How To Create a Baby Registry

    A baby gift registry is a great tool for letting shower guests know what you want or need and for reducing the number of duplicate items that you receive. Decide...
  • Taking Pregnancy Blood Tests: Pregnancy Testing Tips

    Do you think you are pregnant? There is one sure way to find out: Have a pregnancy blood test completed. These can detect pregnancy anywhere from 7-12 days after...
  • Using a Chinese Conceiving Calendar: Baby Gender Predictor

    Sometime in the middle of your pregnancy, usually after the twentieth week, your obstetrician will probably do an ultrasound to try and determine the sex of your baby....
  • How To Choose a Bradley Childbirth Instructor

    The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth is an approach to childbirth that teaches you to trust the natural process of birth by providing information about how the...
  • How To Interpret a Pregnancy Ultrasound

    In a typical pregnancy ultrasound, sound waves are used to project a picture of the fetus onto a monitor. Ultrasounds are used for a variety of reasons. They are often...
  • How To Practice Pilates Pregnancy Exercises

    Pilates workouts are great exercises for pregnancy. Pilates workouts are designed to be non-sweaty and relaxing, making it different from prenatal yoga, and other...
  • How To Receive Massage Therapy During Pregnancy

    A massage is a great treat for a pregnant woman. After a massage, not only will your body feel better, and less fatigued, but your mental and emotional state may be...
  • How To Buy Stylish Pregnancy Wear

    Pregnancy clothes have come a long way from the unfashionable smocks and long dresses women had to wear in the past. Now clothing designers plan maternity clothes...
  • How To Extend Breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding offers many benefits for both mother and child. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that nursing mothers continue to breastfeed their babies...
  • How To Choose a Pregnancy Pillow

    As your body gets larger in pregnancy, you may find it more difficult to get comfortable sleeping at night. When your belly gets big, you'll find you can't lie on your...
  • How To Prepare for Breastfeeding While Pregnant

    Breastfeeding, while completely natural, is not necessarily intuitive for mom or baby. Learning how to breastfeed before baby is born is a bit like learning how to...
  • How To Use "Baby Making" Positions During Intercourse

    While there has been little research done on the actual sexual positions that aid conception, there are some recommended positions for conceiving. Basically, positions...
  • How To Control Discharge During Pregnancy

    Many women experience heightened discharge during their pregnancy. Usually, this is nothing to be concerned about, though it may be a little uncomfortable.  A panty...
  • How To Quit Smoking During Pregnancy: Tips to Stop Smoking

    Congratulations! You've just found out you're pregnant. But you're a smoker and now you're wondering how to quit--fast. Believe it or not, it can be done. About...
  • How To Manage High Risk Pregnancy Problems

    Some women experience pregnancy problems that put them into the high risk category. High risk pregnancy problems include, but are not limited to, multiples, placenta...
  • How To Predict Gender with the Chinese Pregnancy Calendar

    The Chinese pregnancy calendar is used to forecast the gender of your child. It is based on inputting the mother's age and the month your baby was conceived. Some...
  • Managing a Belly Button Ring While Pregnant: Pregnancy Tips

    Many women resist removing their belly button rings during pregnancy, especially if they are younger and this is their first birth. Piercings can sometimes bring...
  • Find the Best Ways to Get Pregnant

    We all know how to get pregnant; for most women it just takes sexual intercourse. However, some women can also become pregnant via fertility treatments such as...
  • How To Deal With an Unplanned Pregnancy

    Women can get pregnant during any phase of their childbearing years, often at totally unexpected times. Young girls can get pregnant before they even start their...
  • How To Treat a Pregnancy Rash

    Skin changes and pregnancy rashes can be a large frustration during pregnancy. You may have to deal with increased acne, a darkening of your skin (the mask of...
  • How To Take Early Pregnancy Tests

    If you've been trying to have a baby, you may be wondering if you should take an early pregnancy test. Early home pregnancy tests are new on the market. You can pick...
  • HCG Levels in Early Pregnancy

    Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, or HCG, is also called the pregnancy hormone. It is the hormone that blood and urine pregnancy tests look for. To get a positive reading...
  • How To Get Started with Adoption From China

    Your family has made the decision to adopt from China.  Congratulations!  Now, where do you begin?   Find an agency that offers a China program.  Not all agencies...
  • How To Find an Adoption Agency

    Adopting a child can be a long process.  Finding the right agency for your family is an important first step on your journey to becoming a parent through...
  • How To Treat Cramping During Early Pregnancy

    Pregnancy cramping in early pregnancy is common, and often nothing to worry about. However, due to the risk of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, if you have cramping...
  • How To Avoid Marijuana While Breastfeeding

    Marijuana is a drug, the same as nicotine and alcohol. Like other drugs, it should be avoided during pregnancy and also while breast-feeding. The few studies that have...
  • How To Take a Home Pregnancy Test

    You think you may be pregnant. Now what? Do you jump for joy, or freak out in fear? Or both? Probably the safest and simplest thing to do before you construct the crib...
  • How To Test Pregnancy

    If you are trying to get pregnant, or hoping not to get pregnant, a home pregnancy test may be your best friend. Conception occurs when an egg is fertilized by...
  • How To Recognize Skin Changes Due to Pregnancy

    During pregnancy, a woman's body goes through many changes. Her belly and breasts enlarge, she gains weight and she may have skin changes. Skin changes in pregnancy...
  • How To Use an Ovulation Calendar to Calculate Conception

    An ovulation calendar helps a woman chart her cycle in order to determine her most fertile days. Knowing this information can help a woman become pregnant by timing...
  • How To Prevent Weight Loss During Pregnancy

    It is recommended that pregnant women gain about 30-35 pounds over the course of their pregnancy, unless they are carrying multiples. If you are overweight, experts...
  • How To Monitor Spotting or Bleeding During Pregnancy

    Many women spot or bleed a little bit during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. Some causes are benign-nothing to be worried about. Benign causes of...
  • How To Change Your Alcohol Consumption While Breastfeeding

    While you were pregnant, you should not have been ingesting alcohol. After delivery, you can relax and start drinking alcohol again if you want. But if you're...
  • How To Have Sex During Pregnancy

    Is sex during pregnancy safe? What about when your belly and breasts get big? The following tips may help answer some of your sex questions, especially in late...