What Are Your Chances For Having Twins Or Other Multiples?


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Since the 1980’s, there has been a 60% increase in the birth of twins. This is due to many factors. So what are your odds of having more than one?

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How Safe Is Ultrasound?


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A recent study by Yale University showed that ultrasound tests on pregnant mice can displace fetal brain tissue. Many media reports are quick to jump on the scarewagon saying that ultrasounds may be harmful to your baby - let’s look at the truth:

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The Decision To Get Amniocentesis


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Pregnancy can be a time of ups and downs for many expectant mothers. While it’s great that parents have a lot of medical screening choices, sometimes making those choices can produce a lot of anxiety. Amnio is a test with some risks, and careful thought and conversation with your doctor can help you make the choice that’s right for your family.

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Pregnancy - Your Third Trimester


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The third trimester of your pregnancy really becomes exciting.  As your due date gets closer, your anticipation and anxiety levels rise considerably.  You may even be a bit scared.  This is all perfectly normal.

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Celebrities opt For Unusual Baby Names


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Maybe it started when Frank Zappa named his kids Moon Unit and Dweezle, but the current trend for celebrity babies is to choose very unusual and uniqe names.

Here is a list of some recent celebrity baby names:

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Avoiding Listeriosis - A Serious Infection That Can Affect Your Baby


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According to the Center for Disease Control - Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. It has recently been recognized as an important public health problem in the United States. The disease affects primarily pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. It can be avoided by following a few simple recommendations.

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Pregnancy Calendars


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There is so much to learn about yourself and your developing baby! Pregnancy is a wonderful and exciting time in your life. But you already knew that!

Pregnancy Calendars can be a fine addition to your personal pregnancy journey. Certainly you want to know when to start looking for a doctor or a midwife. A calendar would tell you to do that by the 13th week. Day 14 is 28 days into your pregnancy and will mark the approximate date of conception. On Day 26 You may be feeling symptoms of pregnancy now such as nausea, fatigue, and breast tenderness. Did you know that on Day 76 ( 10 wks 6 days) you might start wearing some maternity clothes? At Day 151 (21 wks 4 days) your baby will start going to sleep and awakening on a regular schedule.

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How Reliable Are Home Pregnancy Tests?


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So perhaps you’ve missed a period  and are feeling a little run down. Maybe your breasts have even become tender. You go to the drugstore for a home pregnancy test - just how reliable are they?

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Why Store Your Baby’s Cord Blood


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It’s all about the stem cells. The blood in your baby’s umbilical cord is a rich source of stem cells. Sem cells are being used to treat a number of diseases, and have the potential to cure more diseases as research increases.

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What are the Most Popular Baby Names in The US


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The US Social Security Administration records the top baby names registered every year. In my generation it was probably Jennifer and Jason. Here are the top ten baby names for boys and girls registered in 2005:

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