Identical or fraternal twins: What’s the big difference, anyway?

You already know that having a baby is about to turn your world upside down, but what happens when you discover that you're pregnant with twins?This discovery can be the stuff of great excitement among your family members, but it can also just as easily be a source of shock and downright anxiety for you, especially if you weren't even planning for a baby in the first place!Having twins - and even figuring out what the big difference is between having an identical or fraternal set - …

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5 things new moms do that their non-mom friends hate

As a first time mother, every coo your little one makes is sure to send a flutter of warmth and love surging through your heart. And while this is totally natural - and in fact, inescapable - the hard truth is that while your baby may have you and your partner utterly enraptured, he or she may not be as exciting to your single friends who may not have children.So how can you tell if you're starting to morph from a hip, cool and still completely interesting adult who just happens to have a …

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Bump watch: Jennifer Love Hewitt braces for motherhood

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt - who rose to fame as the teen star of the 1997 film "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and later appeared in the hit television series "The Ghost Whisperer" - recently made headlines when she announced that she's currently expecting her first child.For Hewitt, 34, who is equally well-known for her string of high-profile ex-loves - including television personality Carson Daly and actor Jamie Kennedy - the announcement of her pregnancy …

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Homemade or store-bought baby food: Which is better?

As a first time mother or even as a single mother, you may find yourself wondering if the quality of food that you're giving to your child is really all that it could be.While breastfeeding can be a great way to provide youngsters with all the nutrients that they need to develop in a healthy way, as babies are weaned, you may struggle with a few questions, specifically about whether it's better to make your own baby food or purchase it from a store.Even if you haven't given birth …

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5 great things you can do now that you’ve given birth

Getting ready for baby can be an exciting moment in the lives of you and your partner, but let's face it - being pregnant for all those trimesters isn't exactly a breeze for you!From setting aside your sky-high footwear to doing away with some of your most cherished beauty rituals in order to ensure that the baby's development is as healthy as possible, there are a variety of things that you, as a first time mother, will need to sacrifice for your baby.While there will be plenty …

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Is your oldest child jealous of the new baby?

When a first child comes into your life, it can be an uplifting and overwhelming experience that changes the way your family approaches everything on a day-to-day basis. While becoming a first-time mother can be at alternate points challenging, frustrating and confusing, it will also be one of the most transformative and seminal experiences you undergo in your life. Yet for many women, becoming a mother for the second or third time around is a whole new experience. The uncertainty and …

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Is your partner competing for attention with your child?

If you and your partner have recently welcomed your first child into the world, you're likely overcome by a range of emotions, but most of all, by your excitement over having a little guy or gal in your life at last.For a first time mother, getting to experience the challenges and rewards of parenthood may absorb most of your time, especially early in your child's life. Many couples who are already feeling stressed due to the birth of a baby may experience even greater issues together …

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Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria welcome daughter

Actor Alec Baldwin, who is well-known for his appearance on the former hit television series "30 Rock," and his wife, "Extra" correspondent and yoga instructor Hilaria Baldwin, recently welcomed their first child.Born on Aug. 23, Carmen Gabriela Baldwin is the couple's first little one together. Baldwin, who was previously married to actress Kim Basinger, also has a 17-year-old daughter, Ireland."We are overjoyed to announce the birth of our daughter," …

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Natural pregnancy tips: Are you having too much sex?

For some couples, getting pregnant can boil down to one thing and one thing only: How much time gets spent in the bedroom.Between the sheets or outside of them, many couples who are eager to bring a little boy or girl into the world will spend their days thinking about exactly what they can do to improve their chances at conception. Since practice makes perfect, some may think their best shot at getting pregnant involves having sex whenever possible. However, according to some, too much time in …

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Do certain sex positions make it easier to get pregnant?

When it comes to natural pregnancy tips, some women chart their ovulation in an attempt to increase their likelihood of getting pregnant, while others are more spontaneous and are content to throw caution to the wind.No matter what approach you take, becoming a first-time mother often depends on one crucial thing: intimate time with your partner. But just how you spend that alone time is another conversation entirely - you may find yourself wondering if you're doing all that you can to …

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