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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.

Support to a Mom with a High Risk Pregnancy

Support to a Mom with a High Risk Pregnancy

Chances are you know someone who has or is currently going through a high risk pregnancy. Pregnancies get classified as high risk for a multitude of reasons, including multiples, history of miscarriages, genetic issues and the mother's health. My pregnancy was classified as high risk because of my carrying quadruplets.

Pregnancy in Your 20s, 30s and 40s

Pregnancy in Your 20s, 30s and 40s

So what is the perfect age for pregnancy? The answer is as unique as we each are. There are advantages and disadvantages with every age group, so when the time is right for you, tune out the negative and forge ahead with confidence and optimism.

Nurturing That Nesting Instinct:

Nurturing That Nesting Instinct:

Whether you are a mom-to-be, a new mother or seasoned mom, grandma or aunt, there is just something about new babies and young children that can bring out the nesting instinct in the best of us.

My Water Broke.-What Happens Next?

My Water Broke.-What Happens Next?

Here is a breakdown of just what is going on when your water breaks, what it might feel like and what to do if you think it’s happened.

The Great Weight Debate

The Great Weight Debate

Pregnancy might be the only time in a woman’s life that she is expected to gain weight. In fact, a baby’s growth and development depend on Mom’s putting on pounds. So what is considered “normal” weight gain during pregnancy?

Turn, Baby, Turn!

Turn, Baby, Turn!

Does the diagnosis of a breech baby mean that a cesarean section is in your future? Not necessarily. There are natural and medical techniques that can assist your infant in flipping.

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