Having A 'Big Baby'? Read This Before Delivery

Doctor checking pregnant woman with stethoscopeShutterstock
Call it 'baby-dismorphia'; many moms-to-be perceive their babies to be dangerously big. But a new study offers reassurance: your eight-and-a-half pounder is totally normal. The Boston University study, published in Maternal and Child Health Journal, found that nearly a third of women report being told by healthcare providers that their babies might be "quite... Read more

New Study Finds Breakthrough In Preeclampsia Diagnosis

Pregnant woman who has an examinationThinkstock
Preeclampsia can be a scary diagnosis for moms-to-be, especially now that Kim Kardashian, one of the approximately 5 percent of pregnant women who experience it, has been outspoken with less-than-glowing things to say about the condition, which she suffered from during her first pregnancy. Often caused by high blood pressure and kidney problems, it can... Read more

Dad Delivers Baby at Home, Tweets Play-By-Play Of Entire Experience

home birth Tweet saga babyMarco Rogers via Twitter
It's hard to really understand the birthing process until you've actually experienced it. And emergency home birth scenarios? Those are even harder to envision yourself going through. But buckle up: One dad is taking Twitter users on a crazy, graphic, hilarious, thorough and ultimately inspiring journey of his wife's unexpected home birth. And thanks to... Read more

New Pregnancy Test Syncs With App On Your Phone

new pregnancy test from First ResponseFirst Response
Want to know whether or not you're pregnant? There's an app for that. First Response unveiled a new digital pregnancy test this week at CES, the Consumer Electronics Show (a.k.a the largest tech conference in the world). The Pregnancy PRO Digital Pregnancy Test uses Bluetooth to sync with the First Response app on your phone. “With... Read more

All Signs Point To Pregnancy: Deaf Husband Gets Big Surprise

husband discovers positive pregnancy testYouTube
Brittany Welch didn't waste any time figuring out how to surprise her husband with the big news once she found out she was pregnant. After getting a positive read that day, she wrapped the pregnancy test in tissue paper, making her husband, David, dig through a bag of goodies to get to it. Read more

The Most Pin-spirational Baby Showers Of 2015

watercolor welcome baby cardEmily Henderson
Get ready to save to your board. This year’s batch of baby showers were filled with gorgeous details and unique touches you’re not going to want to forget. From a storybook-themed soiree thrown for a stylish blogger to a camp out-inspired party that could only come from the Kardashians, these are the celebrations filled with... Read more

Home Births Are Perfectly Safe For Low-Risk Moms

pregnant woman laying on bedXunbin Pan
Considering a home birth? Worried something could go wrong? While preparation is extremely important, new research shows that for women with low-risk pregnancies, a planned home birth may result in fewer interventions and better outcomes than hospital births. "Compared with women who planned to birth in hospital, women who planned to birth at home underwent... Read more

Babies And Bacteria: How 'Clean' Is Your Womb?

Couple holding ultrasoundShutterstock
A new study has the dirt on some unexpected pregnancy physiology; the womb isn't so sterile after all. Previously, doctors were taught that the amniotic sac was a bacteria-free environment, protecting baby and his undeveloped immune system. They believed baby first comes into contact with bacteria during vaginal birth. But recent papers published in the journal Birth Defects... Read more

Pregnancy Announcement Video Delivers Double Dose Of Christmas Cheer

surprise twin christmas pregnancy announcementSonya Davison
It's hard to find the perfect gift for your significant other. But Sonya Davison Sanchez found two. In a homemade stop-action video festively set to "Jingle Bell Rock," Sonya gifts husband Judd with a baby bump. But before he can fully celebrate, she ties a second ribbon around her belly; twins are on the way! Of course,... Read more

Not All C-Sections Are Created Equal, Study Finds

baby after c-sectionJessica Bender Photography
While many moms do their best to avoid c-sections, birth doesn't always go as planned. And that's not necessarily a bad thing: A new study shows that not all c-sections are created equal. The study, published in Journal of American Medical Associates this month, looked at full-term, firstborn births in Scotland over a 15-year... Read more