Health and Development

8 Delivery Day Decisions You'll Need to Be Prepared to Make

Be ready for these birth-related issues now so you're not caught off guard on the big day

Preventing Autism in Pregnancy: Is it Possible?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex condition, affecting 1 in 68 children. But can it be prevented during pregnancy? Experts weigh in on the latest research.

Baby's First Poop Shows If Mom Drank Alcohol

A new study of meconium--baby's first poop--helps doctors determine fetal alcohol exposure earlier than ever before, and draws connections to cognitive problems later.

Want to Hear Your Baby's Heartbeat at Home? There's an App for That

A new app will let you hear your baby's heartbeat whenever you want. Here's how the amazing technology works.

The Cutest Smash Cake Ideas

It's your baby's first birthday! Let him dig into his first birthday cake toddler-style with an adorable smash cake that's almost too cute to eat. Almost.

10 New-Mom 'Mistakes' That Are Okay to Make

Don't let the judgy social media commenters or well-intentioned loved ones get you down--it's okay to make these so-called new mom "mistakes."

Why Your Baby's Tiny Twitches Are SO Important!

According to a recent study, it may have nothing to do with your child's dreams.

Sweet First Birthday Ideas

Your baby's big day is as much of a milestone for you as it is for your babe. Make the day special with these sweet (and easy!) first birthday ideas.

Productive Parenting Activities

Games that help your infant's development

Should You Bank Your Baby's Cord Blood?

The latest information on cord blood usage and banking services

An Up-Close Look at Breast Milk Has Taken the Internet by Storm

What makes breast milk so special? This up-close-and-personal view of the stuff might give you a clearer picture.

How the American Healthcare Act Would Affect New Moms

Here's what you need to know about how the proposed new health care plan would change the lives of new mothers who are on Medicaid.

Blowing Raspberries

One of the first forms of communication.

New Study Identifies Car Seat Dangers for Infants

If you have an infant, you want to read this: A new study has found some dangers associated with leaving your baby in a car seat for too long.

Hospitals Need 'Baby Cuddler' Volunteers for NICU

Coolest. Job. Ever. Hospitals are now enlisting volunteers to cuddle babies in the NICU and in adoption agencies--and for good reason. Here's how to get involved.

Baby Talk: Annoying to Some, Great For Your Children

Next time someone gives you flack for using "that baby voice," share this piece of news with them.

Abdominal Birth Defect on the Rise in Young Moms

An alarming new report from the CDC finds that the rate of a serious birth defect in the abdomen, called gastroschisis, has more than doubled. Could you be at risk?

Tracking Objects With The Eyes

Your baby will love to explore her world as her eyesight develops.

9 Common Baby Care Myths Debunked

Don't believe the hype--these baby care myths could be hazardous to your little one's health.

Fun Ways to Nurture Baby's Language Development

The perfect books and baby music to enjoy with your little one as he listens and learns.

The Importance of Tummy Time

A wee workout for baby.

Your Pregnancy Weight Could Impact Your Baby's Risk of Cerebral Palsy

According to new research, being at a healthy weight pre-pregnancy could be important in preventing cerebral palsy.

The Surprising Benefit to Having Kids and Pets Under One Roof

Has anyone told you you should give up your pet now that you're pregnant? Show them this.