• Ovulation

    Two hormones must be produced for normal ovulation to take place. The mature egg is stimulated by two hormones secreted by the pituitary (follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH).

  • Planning Maternity Leave

    Combining a career and family life presents special challenges. The real advantage to planning maternity leave is having the time to do it right.

  • Risk: Born After Hours

    Research shows that delivering a newborn in the middle of the night, off hours, or on holiday weekends is an added risk. While you don't have much control over when your baby is born, here are a few things you can do to help ensure a safe and healthy delivery even if an unexpected situation arises.

  • Keeping Yourself Distracted and Passing the Time

    If your due date comes, and then goes, you might feel disappointed and frustrated. Know that this isn't at all under your control! Try to make the best of it and keep yourself as distracted as possible.

  • Nitrous Oxide Analgesia for Child Birth

    So many women could use is a "middle path;" a mild analgesic that could be safely used during birth, with little or no effects on the baby. It would be okay if this analgesic let in some pain. It would make all the difference to have just "a little something to take the edge off."

  • Expanding Your Wardrobe When You Begin to "Show"

    Now you have outwardly proof that there really is a human being growing inside you! During this stage when your regular clothes are too small and maternity clothes are still too big -- gather a small wardrobe to fit you in this stage. Here are tips to help.

  • Twelve Discipline Rules That Get Great Results

    Are you in the face of the toddler tantrums and sibling squabbles? Are you tired of the sick feeling in the pit of your stomach after you've yelled at your child? You're not alone. Child development expert, Kimberley Blaine offers parents positive discipline alternatives that will yield great results.

  • Choosing the Right Cloth Diaper

    Cloth diapers have come a long way over the last few years and most of the styles are as easy to use as their disposable counterpart. Here's a look at the different options:

  • Pregnancy, Holiday Stress and You!

    Maternal anxiety and stress can negatively affect both mom and baby both during the pregnancy and afterward. So this holiday season, get some relaxation tapes, try a little yoga and/or meditation and treat yourself to a massage. Let others take care of the seasonal details.

  • Baby Planner Basics

    A baby planner is a personal consultant to new and expectant families who offers support and knowledge in the journey of parenthood. You want someone who will spend time with you and share in the very personal aspects of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.