• Five Keys to Settling Marital Conflict

    To solve these problems -- and maintain an intact family in which to raise precious children -- we've found five key methods. They're not glib, they're not a TV sound bite, but they're the real deal. Try them yourself and see if you can get your spouse to go along.

  • Body Piercings During Pregnancy

    You've worked so hard to show off those abs with a pretty little ring, and then you find out you are pregnant. Or maybe you want to live just one more moment on the "wild side" before you have to be a "mature" mom. What do you do now? Here's information to help you care for the piercings you already have and make an informed decision about piercing you may be considering in the future.

  • Common Premature Birth Complications

    Babies born before the 37th week of gestation are considered to be born prematurely. The risk of complications increases the earlier the baby is born. Below is a list of the most common complications that a premature newborn may face.

  • How Your Body Supports Your Baby

    Your baby will develop inside your uterus with the help of a fetal life-support system composed of the placenta, the umbilical cord, and the amniotic sac filled with amniotic fluid.

  • Tattoos: Permanent and Henna

    Maybe you've thought of remembering this special time in your life with a tattoo, or maybe you have concerns about tattoos that you already have. This information will be helpful for you as you take care of the tattoos you already have and decide on tattoos that you may wish to get during your pregnancy.

  • Commercial Ultrasound Safety Checklist

    Commercial sonogram services are offering an opportunity for a sneak preview of their growing baby -- and a novel means for creating special memories and an opportunity for bonding with the baby. Are these prenatal portraits darling or dangerous?

  • Newborn Screening

    These tests are intended to detect inborn disorders that could result in early mortality or lifelong disability. Generally, most states only test for selected disorders and not all states do the same screening tests. It is important to be informed about any and all tests that are available for your baby.

  • How to Change a Diaper

    Changing your baby's diapers may seem like a frightening task, especially if you have never been around babies before. Don't worry, it is not that hard and in a few weeks you too, will be an expert. Here are a few helpful tips and guidelines to get you started on the right track.

  • Umbilical Cord Care

    The umbilical cord provided nourishment to your baby throughout your pregnancy. Now he or she has a purplish-blue stump that is about a half inch to an inch long. It will take some time (approximately 2 weeks but occasionally up to 8 weeks) before the stump dries up and falls off. How do you care for it? What are signs of infection?