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Have Baby, Will Travel

Have Baby, Will Travel

Everything about pregnancy is an adventure. There are the obvious physical changes—hello, belly!—coupled with an endless stream of emotional roller coaster rides. It can be enough for any woman to want to get far, far away. And why not? Travel is a great distraction from all the changes and stress that show up long before your baby.

Real Mom Reviews

Real Mom Reviews

There are lots of baby products out there, but these are a few we just think are great!

Common Pregnancy Worries---Fact or Fiction

Common Pregnancy Worries---Fact or Fiction

Is it safe to eat deli meat? Can I get a pedicure? What if I want to color my hair? Will I hurt my baby if take a hot bath, keep up with my normal fitness routine, eat sushi or fly on an airplane? The list of worries expectant moms feel is about as long as the nine months we anxiously await our child’s arrival, but is the basis of each concern fact or fiction?

10 Things to Bring to the Hospital

10 Things to Bring to the Hospital

A list of 10 things to bring to the hospital will probably differ between mothers, but here are a few things to consider when packing for that momentous occasion.

The Wonder Within

The Wonder Within

For Kansas City native Carey Wickersham, writing her new book, The Wonder Within You, has been a labor of love. Quite literally. As a journalist and weekend morning reporter for Fox 4, she’s accustomed to researching and unearthing a good story—it’s a part of the job. However, those professional skills found themselves intersecting with personal life when tragedy struck.

10 Things I Didn't Expect While Expecting

10 Things I Didn't Expect While Expecting

Even with all the hours of reading and help making to-do lists, some moms say there are aspects of pregnancy and new parenthood that still caught them off guard. A survey of Kansas City metro moms brought us this top 10 list to help keep the same surprises from sneaking up on you.

Three Babies, Three Different Deliveries

Three Babies, Three Different Deliveries

When I found out I was pregnant with our firstborn, the search was on for a good hospital system for the delivery. I knew two things right off the bat: I wanted to deliver naturally and I wanted to have a female doctor.

Healthy Eating Tips for Postpartum Weight Loss

Healthy Eating Tips for Postpartum Weight Loss

The most crucial part of your weight loss is going to come from your diet. Have you heard the saying “abs are made in the kitchen”? It’s true! Whether you’re aiming for a six-pack or just wanting to melt the muffin top, you’ve got to focus on what you’re eating and how much of it you’re eating.

What Labor & Delivery Nurses Want You to Know

What Labor & Delivery Nurses Want You to Know

Checking into the hospital can be a little scary whether this is your first baby or fourth, whether you’ve attended birthing classes or not and whether this is a planned induction or you come in laboring on your own. While every hospital has different policies and expectations, there are some general tips to make this special day even more special.

YOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS, WE’VE GOT ANSWERS!

YOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS, WE’VE GOT ANSWERS!

Answers to your pregnancy questions.

Belly Laughs

Belly Laughs

We asked KC Parent’s 13,000+ Facebook Fans: What’s the craziest thing you’ve done sleep deprived?

Save $$$ on Diapers

Save $$$ on Diapers

Because I have three young children, diapers are a hot topic of conversation in my world: what kind, how many and, most importantly, how much? If you assume a child goes through seven diapers a day (more as a newborn, fewer as a toddler) and is in diapers for an average of 30 months, and you average a price of $0.17/diaper (my target price for purchasing)—the cost of diapers for one child can mount to more than $1,085.

Styling the Perfect Baby Shower

Styling the Perfect Baby Shower

Dessert tables at baby showers are incredibly popular, and for very good reason. They are pretty, easy to assemble, and the wide selection of desserts allows guests plenty of choices and the chance to try something new—not to mention helping the mom-to-be with those cravings!

What to Keep and What to Toss

What to Keep and What to Toss

Reusing baby gear can be a great way to save money when expecting a new baby, but buying a car seat at a garage sale, accepting an antique crib from a relative or using the high chair that Mom bought for your first child may not be safe for your new bundle of joy. Four health professionals weigh in on which items are safe to reuse and which should be purchased new.

Preeclampsia: Finding the Truth Through the Fears

Preeclampsia: Finding the Truth Through the Fears

On the road to motherhood, there are many pit stops for worry, stress and fear of the unknown. Whether you are trying to conceive your first child or carrying your last of many, we all have that voice in our head that reminds us something could go wrong. Hopefully, these fears go unfounded for nine months, and a healthy baby arrives.

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