The early weeks of pregnancy are fragile—and confusing. Here, the answers to your questions.
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Every mom has been there, ready to snap a photo or quick video of your baby playing in the bathtub or crawling on the beach when your phone flashes the dreaded “not enough free space.”
You don’t want to lose a single photo, especially for the moments when you’re away from your little one or want to play proud mama when you’re out with friends, so what can you do?
We’ve rounded up some easy options for saving, storing and printing every single shot to last long after you’ve traded your phone in for a new model.
When it comes to babyproofing, you’ve thought of everything, right? (Outlet covers? Check. Safety gates? Of course.) But according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, accidental death rates dropped among all age groups in 2009, the latest year for which data is available—except among babies younger than 1 year. Below are the leading causes of accidental death for babies, listed in order, along with advice to keep your child out of harm’s way. 1. Suffocation More than 900 babies younger than 12 months died in 2009 from suffocation.
When I first learned I was having twins, I did what any self-respecting woman would do: I panicked. I also scoured the Internet for advice, war stories — anything that would help my husband and I survive becoming first-time parents to, not one, but two newborns. The information I found wasn't terribly reassuring.
Since becoming the mother of a boy, I have learned a great deal about changing diapers without getting pee in your eye and treating minor but constant head wounds, and have vastly improved my construction-vehicle taxonomy.
My son has also taught me a lot about my husband, and not just that sports preferences are as genetic as eye color.
Fergie and Josh Duhamel have an amazing relationship, but sometimes, during pregnancy, it's hard for women to relate to their partners. Partner poses are great for your relationship and your health. We recommend these for the expecting couple. Looking for more? These 10 yoga poses are safe for every trimester
Once you and your partner decided you want to have a baby, daydreaming about your new family—and the fun you’ll have creating it—might be consuming most of your thoughts these days. And while you’ve probably heard from most people with children that you’re “never completely ready to have a baby,” there are a few discussion points you and your guy should cover before you get pregnant.
It’s a vitally important part of parenting but not terribly pleasant: making sure you and your family will be taken care of financially, no matter what happens. here’s expert advice on getting started:
Health coverage should be an absolute priority. to keep premiums manageable and still protect yourself against a catastrophe, get a plan with a high deductible—$5,000 or more—through your employer or as an individual.
For every mother who goes into labor, there’s a guy out there (and very likely right there in the labor room) who’s having a baby too. I don’t mean that literally. Lots of women have babies without a guy in sight and none of the men becoming new fathers actually have even one single contraction. What I mean is, guys in the labor room are important too. They have an important role to play in supporting the laboring mother and welcoming their new babies, but they also have needs of their own.
I only want my husband in the delivery room with me. How do I tell my mom and sisters?
Many of you have seen the YouTube video of Dutch guys “in labor.” Now there’s another one circulating about American men “in labor.” Each of the guys is hooked up to an electrical stimulation machine with electrodes attached to their abdominal muscles. When enough electricity is delivered to give the guys “contractions,” viewers watch as they freak out and lose their minds over what they’d previously perceived was probably tolerable pain that women had exaggerated.
Q: I’ve heard cats can be risky during pregnancy. Why is this?
A: You might be referring to toxoplasmosis, an infection caused by a parasite that can be transmitted through cat feces. Though the infection typically causes only a mild flulike illness, it can pose serious problems during pregnancy.