Whether it’s your first baby or your fourth, you probably have a vision for how you’d like your labor and delivery to play out. Perhaps you prefer to go as long as possible without using medication, even over-the-counter painkillers. Or maybe you’d like it to be a family affair, with your older children, in-laws and
No matter how long you and your partner have been a couple, pregnancy changes everything. Suddenly, your once easygoing relationship has to deal with morning sickness, leg cramps, swollen ankles, and maybe even hemorrhoids and anemia. And then there’s the prospect of stretch marks. Forget those hot mama dreams! These “experiences” can be frightening and
When you found out you were pregnant, you were floating on air. Now all you want to do is crawl into bed. What happened to you? You’ve got first trimester fatigue. Your body’s working overtime to produce the placenta and all those magnificent, complicated systems that will turn your embryo into a fetus. These natural
You’ve got some delicious news to tell. Now, you just have to figure out who to share it with and when. We surveyed experts, parents and mothers-to-be. Here’s their advice about letting the world in on your exciting secret. Broadcasting your news to the world There’s no one optimal time to share such life-changing news.