Why do nipples get sore during pregnancy?

Pregnancy comes with all kinds of changes, whether they involve your body, mind, habits or even your house. Getting ready for baby takes a lot of work, but the good news is that when it comes to your body, you don't have to do much. It's your hormones that are working overtime to ensure that you'll be ready to support your unborn baby in the womb. They're responsible for all kinds of things, from widening feet, to heartburn, to thickening hair, to skin changes. They're …

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Does your diet during pregnancy impact your child’s food allergies?

As you know, all of the nutrients that you take in during pregnancy are passed on to your unborn child. The same is true when you're breastfeeding. Therefore, it seems pretty plausible that what you eat could affect your baby - in more ways than one. For example, if you expose your baby to certain common allergens when he or she is in the womb, will your child be less likely to be allergic to those foods? Recent research suggests this is possible.Allergies on the rise Overall, about 1 in …

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Are you more likely to be depressed after an unintended pregnancy?

Pregnancy is one of life's miracles, but sometimes it happens even when you're not actively trying to conceive. Whether you're in your early 40s and find out you're pregnant with your third or fourth child when you thought you were done, in your early 20s and realize you need to look into single mother support, or just didn't have any plans for another child on the way, unintended pregnancies can happen to anyone. Women deal with unplanned pregnancies in their own ways, …

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Kendra Wilkinson keeps baby bump active and chic

Kendra Wilkinson of former "The Girls Next Door" fame is expecting her second child, a girl, in May. So far during her pregnancy, she's shown fans that she's staying active and looking chic while she's at it, heading to do errands and watching her first child's soccer game.Over the weekend, the reality star and her husband, Hank Baskett, went to their son Hank's soccer game in Calabasas, Calif. While the 4-year-old ran around on the soccer field, Kendra ran up …

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4 conversation topics to avoid like the plague during pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting time, so it's totally normal to want to share the experience with everyone you're close to. You might want to tell your mom every single detail of your pregnancy symptoms or have hour-long conversations with your best friend about all the things you need to do while preparing for pregnancy. But maybe you shouldn't┬átalk to your friends and family about every little thing while you're getting ready for baby. Some topics are better left undiscussed - like the …

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Top 10 tricks for soothing a teething baby

The timing differs for everyone, but most babies will start to show teeth around the age of 6 months. The first to appear are usually the two bottom front teeth, followed by the two top front teeth. You can usually tell when your first child starts teething, as he or she might start to drool more, chew on solid objects or act a lot crankier. But you don't have to sit by and watch helplessly as your child copes with sore, tender gums. There are many tips and tricks you can use to help …

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When is your baby’s fever dangerous?

Getting sick is a fact of life. We've all been there at some point or another, and it's never fun. Once you have your first born, it's going to be your responsibility to take care of him or her during sickness. One of the most common issues in babies and small children is fever. While a fever isn't a sickness in itself, it's often a symptom of another illness that may require medical attention. But how do you know if your child has a fever, and when should you call his …

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What are the best sex positions during pregnancy?

Depending on which trimester you're in, you're either really excited about the prospect of sex or it's pretty much the last thing on your mind. You might be a little too preoccupied with nausea and fatigue during the first trimester to care much about what your partner or your body wants, but in the second trimester, you're probably raring to go. The third trimester could go either way - at the beginning, sex seems doable, but once you're ready to pop, it's not …

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Olivia Wilde dresses her bump in casual chic maternity clothes

There's nothing more comfortable than worn-in T-shirts, leggings and cozy sweaters, and it seems like actress Olivia Wilde is well aware of this. The star, who's expecting her first child with fiance actor Jason Sudeikis, has been seen out and about in New York wearing the chicest, most comfortable maternity clothes we've ever seen.Not everyone manages to look pulled together in T-shirts and leggings, but Olivia pulls it off well with her carefully chosen accessories and carefree …

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7 things you can kiss goodbye when you enter motherhood

When you're getting ready for pregnancy for the first time, you're probably so excited about the prospect of holding your first born in your arms that you completely ignore the negative aspects involved. Who cares about all those pregnancy hormone changes and difficult pregnancy symptoms when your dream is finally coming true? It's always good to be positive, but sometimes you have to take a good hard look at some less-than-thrilling aspects of motherhood to fully prepare yourself. …

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