How not to become a mosquito snack during pregnancy

The weather's finally starting to warm up, and while that means you have plenty more options to show off your bump in chic maternity clothes, it also means bugs are going to enter the equation again. The bees and butterflies might be nice, but mosquitoes, green heads and deer flies are less than ideal. The worst part? Studies have shown that pregnant women are the preferred snack of many mosquitoes. So why is this true, and how can you prevent yourself from becoming mosquito bait this …

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Your man’s healthy sperm swim faster in winter and early spring

Many women pay close attention to their menstrual cycles when figuring out the best days to get pregnant, but maybe it's time to focus more on what's going on with your man. If you're trying to conceive and you haven't yet found success, the problem might lie in your man's sperm. It could be that his sperm haven't been at their healthiest lately. Recent research has found that a man's sperm don't swim as fast, aren't as plentiful and have more …

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Drew Barrymore flaunts baby bump in yellow

Drew Barrymore is expecting her second child, another girl, with husband Will Kopelman sometime in the next month. Needless to say, her bump is getting pretty big, but that hasn't stopped her from showing off some super chic maternity clothes in the past few weeks and looking for radiant than ever.The expectant mama attended CinemaCon in Las Vegas recently wearing an outfit that anyone would love to sport. The star, who was being honored with an award, wore a vintage embroidered …

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Baby name trends of 2014: What’s hot, what’s not

Once you put two and two together and realize that your missed period, fatigue, sore breasts and nausea are early pregnancy symptoms, chances are you're going to immediately start brainstorming names. Naming a child is one of the most exciting aspects of getting ready for baby. It takes a lot of thought for some people, while others already know what their favorites are. Regardless of your name preparedness, it's always interesting to see what the most popular baby names are for a …

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Can stress lower your chances of getting pregnant?

Trying to get pregnant is easy for some people, but it's much more complicated and difficult for others. There are a lot of factors that contribute to someone's fertility, from overall health, to habits, to family history, to lifestyle. After months of trying to conceive, it might start to feel like you're never going to get pregnant, which makes you all the more determined to keep trying. But is this added stress of trying to get pregnant decreasing your chances of actually …

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher announce first pregnancy

Fans of "That '70s Show" may not have been all that surprised when news broke that Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis were in a relationship. After all, they seemed like the perfect couple on the show! Now the duo is recently engaged and expecting their first child together."They are happy, healthy and excited to start a family," a source close to the couple told Us Weekly magazine. The individual also mentioned that the two feel no rush to get married while …

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Top 10 silliest baby products to cross off your list

As a first time mother, there are a lot of things you need for a new baby. While you can certainly get plenty of stuff from your friends and family members who have already had children, there are some things that should be bought new. Your baby shower will probably set you up with a bunch of essentials and some nonessentials that you'll still get plenty of use out of. But not all baby and pregnancy products are useful. Here are 10 of the silliest, most ridiculous baby products on the …

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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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