How to explain a miscarriage to your children

Whether you're looking for single mother help or you have a partner to lean back on, there's no incident quite as devastating as a miscarriage. Discovering that you're expecting a baby can fill you with hope for the future, yet losing that pregnancy - often times for reasons that are not entirely apparent to you - can be harrowing and one of the most emotionally intense experiences you'll ever endure.If you are impacted by a miscarriage and you have other children, …

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What items should you include in an emergency kit for your baby?

Emergencies can strike at any time, but when they do, they can jeopardize the health of both you and your baby. Whether you're a first time mother or you're just in search of single mother advice, getting a few tips on how to prepare for natural disasters including fires, earthquakes or tornadoes can benefit you immensely in a number of ways.Consider this list of helpful items if you're planning to create an emergency kit. Kits can provide you with a critical layer of support …

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Labor and delivery – Relax! Time’s finally up!

It's somewhere around 40 weeks after you first became pregnant, and time's finally run out! Whether it's week 38, week 40 or week 42 of your pregnancy, you and your little one are finally ready to work together to get this thing going. And while you're no doubt relieved that you'll get to meet your baby and get back to your normal self again, there's still a long road ahead, and that road's called labor and delivery. Here's what you can expect during this …

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Pregnancy week 42 – This is it … for real

YOUR CHANGING LIFERelax - this is your last week Welcome to week 42 of your pregnancy. Did you ever think that you would be one of those women who makes it to this point? Even though it might feel like you're the most pregnant woman on earth, you're actually not alone. Plenty of moms-to-be have post-term babies, and it's not always because they're actually "late." In fact, studies have shown that 70 percent of post-term births are actually right on schedule. This …

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Jessica Simpson shows off baby bump in the best maternity clothes

The best maternity clothes aren't necessarily those that make you look glamorous and carefree - they're the ones that will help you feel comfortable no matter what the occasion!This is one fashion lesson that style maven Jessica Simpson has taken to heart over the course of each pregnancy. The 32-year-old "Fashion Star," who is mom to 1-year-old Maxwell, is currently expecting her second child with fiance Eric Johnson.The happy family recently made an outing to Kings Fish …

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Due date for Kate Middleton’s baby bump revealed

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has a wardrobe filled with posh maternity formal dresses, but come mid-July, those chic ensembles will be a thing of the past!According to recent reports, Middleton, who is expecting her first child with her husband, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, may deliver the baby on July 13. "Some of Kate and William's closest pals were at a barbecue hosted by a family friend of the Royals recently," said an anonymous pal of the couple, …

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R&B singer Monica pregnant with third child

R&B singer Monica, best known for her hit duet with Brandy Norwood, "The Boy is Mine," is pregnant with her third child!The baby is the first child for Monica and her husband, Phoenix Suns guard Shannon Brown. Monica, 32, has two children - sons Rocko, 7, and Romelo, 5 - from her previous relationship with rapper Rodney "Rocko" Hill. Brown, 27, also has a child, Shannon Christopher, from an earlier relationship.Monica announced her pregnancy over Twitter by posting a …

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Rachael Leigh Cook expecting first baby bump

More than a decade ago, she was all that, but now she's all baby bump!Actress Rachael Leigh Cook, best known for her role in the 1999 hit teen comedy "She's All That," is currently expecting her first child with her husband, actor Daniel Gillies.Cook, 33, has since appeared in "Perception." She and Gillies, who is the star of the CW series "The Vampire Diaries," have been married since 2004 and have yet to reveal the gender of their baby or Cook's …

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Hillary Scott expecting baby girl

From the looks of it, Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott has been pleasantly enjoying her pregnancy with her first child. The star recently made an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," where she was greeted by an impromptu baby shower from the show's gracious host!"Because you have a baby and you're probably craving things, we have a surprise for you," DeGeneres said to Scott on air. A staff member then came out and revealed a tray of cupcakes and …

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Pregnancy week 41 – What’s the holdup?

YOUR CHANGING LIFETake it easy - you'll make it! Welcome to week 41 of your pregnancy. You might not have thought that you'd make it this far, considering that most due dates are calculated based on a 40-week pregnancy period - but don't worry. Millions of women go past their due dates, and it can be for a variety of reasons. Your date of conception could have been a little off or your baby's just not ready to come out yet! Either way, there's nothing to stress over …

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