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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Is it OK for your partner to drink during your pregnancy?

Having a baby is the most significant experience you and your partner may share during your relationship, helping bring the two of you closer together as you consider how you want to raise the little guy or gal that you've brought into the world.However, if your partner drinks alcohol, wine or liquor on a regular basis, this can present challenges during your pregnancy that could, in turn, jeopardize the future of your relationship. Should your partner give up drinking altogether if …

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Is your marriage strong enough for a baby?

After getting married, many couples face the inevitable inquiries into whether or not they plan to have a baby in the near future. While some may decide before getting married that they don't want to have kids, others may have this on their minds when they choose to say "I do."However, as the years pass, it can be easy to settle into certain routines with a loved one that may not be compatible with raising a baby. This desire may also take a backseat to other concerns that people …

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Baby bump alert: Emily Blunt expecting first child with John Krasinski

Actress Emily Blunt, best known for her role in the 2006 film "The Devil Wears Prada" and who appears in the upcoming film "Into the Woods," recently announced that she is pregnant with her first child. Since 2010, Blunt has been married to fellow actor John Krasinski, who starred on the hit sitcom "The Office." The two have reportedly stayed mum about the pregnancy, and a rep for Blunt revealed that the baby should be here in just a few …

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5 tips for a first-time mother on crib safety

As a first-time mother, one of the major considerations you'll need to make - especially in the final trimester - is selecting a crib for your little one. While at first glance, this may seem like a purely aesthetic choice, picking out a bed for your baby is about more than finding a design that complements his or her nursery.For help finding a crib that will keep your baby safe as he or she grows, consider these five tips.1. Make sure it meets safety standards Beginning in June 2011, …

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