New poll: How are you handling pregnancy stress?

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Study up: Pregnancy vocab you need to know

Some words just aren’t taught in grammar school. If you think “Braxton Hicks” sounds more like Ashton Kutcher’s Hollywood rival than the “practice” labor pains you’ll experience in the third trimester, here’s a vocabulary lesson to help you better understand the key terms you’ll hear throughout pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Agpar score Also known as “newborn scoring.” Named for Dr. Virginia Apgar, this rating roughly estimates an infant’s condition at birth, based on …

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How to co-parent with an ex

It may not be your ideal parenting situation, co-parenting with a partner you don't co-habitate with, but it can be done - and peacefully, too. No matter your circumstances, whether you're separated, divorced, or never intended to be together, you can ensure you share parenting duties without losing your sanity. After all, your new focus should be making certain your baby always feels loved, safe, and cared for - no matter what kind of baggage either of you brings to the table.To that end, …

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How to find the perfect prenatal vitamin

When it comes to finding the right prenatal vitamin, try, try, and try again is our best advice. This is one thing worth getting right. At my first pregnancy checkup, I realized that I’d traded one daily pill for another—only this one didn’t come with the promise of an exciting sex life.Instead, my prenatal vitamin offered an insurance policy for a healthy baby, something nowhere near as thrilling as fantasizing about nursery décor or picking out chic baby names. But choosing a …

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New pregnancy quiz: How savvy are you?

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New poll: How do you feel about prenatal exercise?

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Is the flu shot safe during pregnancy?

What’s one of the best things expectant moms can do for themselves and their unborn babies? Follow their doctor’s orders and get a flu shot.As pregnant women, we’re naturally wary of everything we put in our bodies. From food to toothpaste, everything that crosses our paths goes under the microscope before we consume it. And while many a mom-to-be may feel that skipping vaccines and medications is safer for her little one, the side effects of the flu shot are nothing compared to …

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Anne Hathaway expecting first child

We hear congratulations are in order for actress Anne Hathaway and her husband, Adam Shulman. People.com reports that Hathaway is in her second trimester and feeling great. This will be the first child for the happy couple, who opened up in 2013 that they'd like a big family. Congrats!Source: Anne Hathaway Expecting First ChildRead more: Gwen Stefani's mom identity crisis

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New poll: How long will you breastfeed?

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Don’t break the bank for baby

Preparing for baby's arrival can put a dent in your credit card if you're not careful. There's the basics to buy - car seat, crib, and diapers - and then all the frivolous items - adorable clothes, toys, and sweet blankets. Before pulling out your wallet next, ask yourself why you’re doing it. Here’s a quick gut-check for when you feel that urge to splurge on baby: What's my motive?  Your 1 year old is having a hard time mastering the spoon and bowl without sending Cheerios raining …

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