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  • How To Relieve Nipple Pain When Breastfeeding

    While not uncommon, nipple pain should not be a regular part of your nursing experience. To have a wonderful breastfeeding experience, I highly recommend that you...
  • How To Understand the Birthing Process

    Historically, birth was attended by women. Women understood the birthing process at a very young age. They instinctually knew the symptoms of labor and how to bring a...
  • How To Change Your Diet While Breastfeeding

    After you deliver your baby, you may be trying to drop your pregnancy weight as quickly as you can. Yet if you are breastfeeding, it is very important you maintain a...
  • How To Buy Breastfeeding Clothes

    After having a baby, every woman wants to feel good about her body. Her stomach has gone down and her breast size has gone up. Gone are the days of wearing ugly...
  • How To Learn About Vaginal Birth

    With cesarean rates above 25 percent nationally, many women want to know about vaginal births and how to get one. Cesarean births come with risks, side effects and a...
  • Controlling Leaking Breasts During Pregnancy: Lactation Facts

    A lot of women worry about their breasts leaking during pregnancy, and this article will answer some of the most common lactation during pregnancy questions.Is it...
  • How To Understand the Ovulation Cycle

    Did you know that when a baby girl is born she is born with all the eggs she will ever have in her life? As she reaches puberty, the eggs begin to mature and her first...
  • Preparing for Pregnancy—Tips and Information for Getting Pregnant

    You've made the decision to become pregnant. Congratulations! Now is the time to start preparing for this remarkable change. This article will provide you with some...
  • How To Plan a Pregnancy

    Women often decide to avoid pregnancy until they and their partners are ready. But how do they plan a pregnancy? How do you know when you're ready? Wait until you and...
  • How To Buy Nursing Bras and Tops

    Most women decide to breastfeed their babies before they've had them. In fact, many women start stocking up on nursing bras and tops before they've even delivered....
  • How To Resolve Breastfeeding Problems

    It is recommended that women breastfeed their babies for at least six months, and preferably a year. Yet many women don't even come close to six months due to...
  • How To Choose a Childbirth Method

    A big part of pregnancy is childbirth. As you take your childbirth class and read up on childbirth, you will start to wonder what kind of childbirth you want to...
  • Control Pregnancy Weight Gain with a Healthy Diet

    Every pregnant woman knows they will gain weight. Unless you are carrying multiples, most experts want women to gain about 25-35 pounds. If you are overweight, experts...
  • How To Recognize Signs of Labor

    After months of discomfort, unusual eating patterns and exhaustion, your due date is almost here! You are filled with anticipation to finally meet your new baby and...
  • How To Demystify Pregnancy Myths

    The majority of pregnant women have been told by a family member or friend a pregnancy myth or an old wives' tale about pregnancy. Some friends and family members will...
  • Relieving Headaches During Pregnancy: Pregnancy Health

    Headaches in pregnancy are fairly common. Pregnant women are under both physical and mental stressors, and many headaches are caused by stress. In addition, women who...
  • How To Explain Menstruation During Pregnancy

    Some women do menstruate during the early part of pregnancy. Other women spot during pregnancy and mistake this with an unusual menstrual cycle. There are many reasons...
  • How To Predict Ovulation

    Ovulation occurs when an egg is released into your fallopian tubes. Eggs remain viable after ovulation for about twenty four hours. Many women want to know when they...
  • How To Differentiate Labor Contractions During Pregnancy

    There are many different types of labor contractions. The ones needed to help you push your baby out are very different from the ones needed to open your cervix. If...
  • How To Prepare for Natural or Unassisted Birth

    Natural childbirth has many definitions. Some people define it as an unassisted childbirth, or a birth where you or your partner, with no medical training, deliver...
  • How To Improve Your Chances of Conceiving

    Trying to conceive is such an exciting time, but if you are having troubles it can lead to frustration and concerns about fertility. Taking your lifestyle into...
  • How To Recognize Early Signs of Pregnancy

    Many people wonder if they are pregnant, especially if they have been trying to get pregnant. Of course, if you're trying to get pregnant it's never to early to start...
  • How To Calculate Your Pregnancy Due Date

    When you start announcing your pregnancy, everyone will start asking what your due date is. While this date can help you plan your life around your birth, there is no...
  • How To Understand the Stages of Pregnancy

    Just found out you're pregnant? You may have already guessed from some early pregnancy signs, but now it's time to understand the different stages of pregnancy, the...
  • How To Subscribe to Pregnancy Weekly

    What is Pregnancy Weekly? Pregnancy Weekly is a free website and online community filled with information for new parents and parents-to-be.  You'll find...
  • How To Breastfeed

    Your decision to breastfeed your baby gives her an amazing nutritional head start. Breast milk is the perfect food for babies as it has all the critical nutrients,...
  • Safe, Natural Ways to Induce Labor at Home

    As your due date approaches, you may be wondering about naturally inducing labor. Self-induced labor is common among women whose due date is nearing or may have...
  • How To Ease the Pain of Childbirth

    Many women take childbirth classes not only to learn about interventions, but to learn labor coping techniques. Even women who plan to have pain medicine in childbirth...
  • How To Anticipate the Stages of Labor

    There are three stages of labor: labor, pushing and the delivery of the placenta. Labor is further broken up into three phases: early labor, active labor and...
  • Preparing for Having a Baby: Getting Ready for New Baby

    Whether this is your first child or baby number five, being a new parent can be a stressful and exhausting major life event. But this is also the most exciting time in...
  • How To Exercise During Pregnancy

    There are several benefits to exercising while pregnant, yet there are also things you need to watch out for. Before starting a pregnancy exercise program, talk to...
  • How To Prepare for Giving Birth

    If you are expecting a baby, the anticipation of giving birth can seem overwhelming. There are steps you can take, however, to assure that you are well prepared for...
  • How To Make a Pregnancy Announcement: Having a Baby

    Finding out that you are pregnant is one of the most wonderful experiences a couple can share. So how do you go about announcing this exciting development to your...
  • How To Increase Breastmilk Production

    Are you having trouble producing breast milk? If your baby is gaining weight on breast milk alone and isn't fussy, you likely do not have a problem. However, if your...
  • How To Give Birth At Home

    In the past, women delivered their babies at home, attended by other women. Today, the majority of women give birth in a hospital, and a doctor catches the baby. But...
  • How To Recognize Symptoms of Pregnancy

    Conceiving a baby can be a very exciting time and waiting to find out if you are pregnant can be a true lesson in patience. Here are some signs that your body may be...
  • How To Have a Water Birth

    Many women decide to have a water birth, a peaceful and gentle option for childbirth.  A water birth is a wonderful way to welcome your baby and is available in some...
  • How To Overcome the Stigma of Breastfeeding in Public

    The mere thought of breastfeeding in public can be intimidating to a new mother. Yet the cultural stigma to breastfeeding in public can cause even more anxiety. Here...
  • How To Store Breast Milk

    Ensuring the proper storage steps for your expressed breast milk is vital to your little one's nutritional needs. Improper collection and storage can cause both...
  • How To Dry Up Breast Milk Supply and Stop Breastfeeding

    Your baby has been the lucky recipient of nature's best possible nutrition for newborns, a mother's breast milk. But all good things eventually come to an end....
  • How To Join the La Leche League

    Who is the La Leche League? The La Leche League is a mother-to-mother support network for moms who want to breastfeed.  Meetings are held all around the world and...