9 pieces of parenting advice you’ll be glad you heard

When people find out you're pregnant, they're more than willing to hand out parenting advice - whether you want it or not. But in some instances, the tips they give are more helpful than you could have ever imagined.Sure, you're going to go out and buy all the pregnancy books you can, probably as soon as you start taking your prenatal vitamins, but sometimes there's nothing like a few tips from people who've been there. 9 helpful pieces of parenting advice Here are some tips you'll be …

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Baby on the Way for Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell

Actress Keri Russell and Americans co-star Matthew Rhys are expecting a baby, People Magazine reports. For Russell, well-known for her starring, break-out role in the teen drama Felicity, this will be her third child. She told PARADE that motherhood has changed her for the better: "You instantly become less selfish," she said. "You can't be the biggest person in the world anymore - are." Read more: Anne Hathaway beats paparazzi to the punch with revealing baby bump photo Source: …

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Want a longer life? Your age while pregnant may hold the key

A recent study out of Boston University School of Medicine has some good news for older moms-to-be: Having kids later in life could translate to living longer.The report, published in the online medical journal Menopause, found that women who conceived naturally after the age of 33, were twice as likely to live to 95, as compared to their peers who finished having children at 29.But don’t be fooled into thinking that putting off childbearing until your mid-thirties naturally equates …

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4 genius life hacks for a comfier winter pregnancy

Let’s face it: Pregnancy on a perfectly balmy day can be downright uncomfortable. Add to that ice-cold temperatures, biting winds, and a roaring furnace, and you have the makings of a pregnancy nightmare. Here’s how to ensure you have the happiest, safest, and most comfortable winter of your life - baby bump and all. Get traction Take the worry out of a trip outside by investing in some heavy-duty snow boots. Choosing a pair with adequate traction ensures you can weather the ice and snow …

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Anne Hathaway beats paparazzi to baby bump photo

Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway took to Instagram this week to beat the paparazzi to a baby bump photo. Hathaway and her husband, Adam Shulman, are on a New Year's vacation reportedly being snapped by celebrity photographers. Hathaway beat them to the punch by sharing this adorable image with her Instagram fans, saying, "I figure if this kind of photo is going to be out in the world it should at least be an image that makes me happy (and be one that was taken with my consent. And with a …

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5 ways to save hundreds of dollars on childbirth

The quickest way to experience instant sticker shock? Open your hospital bill after giving birth. While hospital fees and insurance coverage vary, having a vaginal birth can set women back anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000 on average. Those dollar amounts jump dramatically for C-sections, too.To help you enjoy new parenthood without panicking over the price of it, we’ve compiled five simple ways to save big on hospital births. Ask for support - and discounts Once you’ve decided on your …

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New poll: To co-sleep or crib-sleep?

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Is it possible to maintain good oral health while expecting?

Now that you're pregnant, you may be wondering if routine dental procedures such as X-rays and cleanings are safe. You can set your anxieties aside because you should continue to visit your dentist every six months for a regular exam - maintaining your oral health is good for both you and your baby!Some experts believe that a trip to the dentist is most ideal between the 14th and the 20th week of pregnancy - after you reach the third trimester, it may be uncomfortable to lean back in the …

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4 things every single mom should know

Parenting solo can be a tough job, no matter how extensive and loyal your support network is. Balancing your career and obligations at home with preparing for your newborn can be enough to drive any sane woman over the edge. Keeping these four things in mind can help any single mom gain more insight and feel like she has a sense of direction in the coming years. 1. You're not alone As a single mother, you may feel like you're vulnerable to a wide variety of difficult situations, and while …

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How will I feel after a C-section?

The number of mothers who undergo Cesarean sections is on the rise - accounting for nearly 37 percent of U.S. births in 2013, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. While a C-section should never be taken lightly - it is major abdominal surgery after all - there are instances where it's nothing short of lifesaving for both mom and baby. So, if your physician has recommended that you plan for a C-section, what can you expect?Alone time: While each hospital's policies may …

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