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Pregnancy.org

We're built By Parents, For Parents™. We've banded together to build a website to educate, empower, and connect ourselves, other parents, and people trying to become parents. We're doing this out of our love for children, and our desire to do our best raising them to become good adults. We believe parenting is a sacred responsibility.

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Want to encourage early literacy for your child?
Early literacy is extremely important to a child's future. It also comes through many forms. Watch later this week as we feature a variety of options to enable you to maximize both opportunities and benefits!

Remember Cricket magazines of your childhood? Now, the award winning company offers a variety of fourteen different selections to choose from! Pregnancy.org members: Get $9.00 off any subscription. Enter promotional code N2049!
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Create your own registry!
Create your own free custom registry now through Pregnancy.org! Whether you're expecting a new baby or preparing for another special occasion, (birthday, new home, etc.), you can easily select and add the gifts you wish from any store. Your family and friends will appreciate having options they know you'll love -- all in one spot! Ready? Create your registry now! (You can return at any time by clicking on "Tools" in the top navigation bar and selecting the Registry option.
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What have you tried with your reluctant reader?
We try to provide our kids with the best start possible! Dr. Laura Markham explains within our feature "Increase Your Child's IQ: Instill a Love of Reading!" This wonderful guide is filled with suggestions to help your child unlock a world of imagination and discovery to reap the benefits for a lifetime!

Have you dealt with a reluctant reader? Did you find tapping their interests helped?
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Did you check it out?
Did you read "What early reading can do for your baby's mind"? What did you think of those experts proclaiming some forms of early reading can be bad for baby? Agree or disagree? Did the tips on reading with your child help in maximizing the benefits?

What would you add? Please share within the comments!
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Which one will you pick?
Did you know that by eighth grade, only 28 percent of students read at or above their proficiency level? Reading to your child from their earliest age, is shown to build IQ and enable them to do far better than their peers throughout their academic career! Award-winning Cricket Magazine Group is now offering a special $9 discount for Pregnancy.org visitors good on any of their fourteen publications! (Use promotional code N2049 and give your child a jump start intellectually. (Those cuddles are a great side benefit too!) Which "Cricket" will you choose?
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Do you read to your baby?
As brain development is at hyper-speed between the ages of birth to three, it is absolutely a perfect time to create building blocks for learning through reading to your child! This year, resolve to engage your little one with quality materials geared to captivate them from start to finish! Visit "What early reading can do for your baby's mind" to learn more!

Does your infant / toddler have their own library card?
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Struggling relationship? Try these suggestions!
Is your couple time more like the "Great Divide"? Maybe it is time to try a different strategy to familiar problems. Read "Pucker up for New Year's Eve -- relationship savers" and enter 2013 – together!

Have another suggestion? Add it in the comments!
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Need last minute goodies for New Year's Eve?
We're days away from 2013! If you are hosting a New Year's Eve get-together you will want to check out our "Last minute New Year's Eve goodies" to complete the munchies you have on hand!

What time do you expect to 'turn off the lights' at your party?
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Bar Owner Installs Pregnancy Test Dispenser for Unique Campaign
Here's a new and interesting idea that might get some traction! A bar owner in Minnesota has installed a pregnancy test dispenser in his women's restroom. Women can purchase the $3 pregnancy tests with signage reading, "Think Before You Drink."
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Wordless Wednesday: Flower Girl Takes a Nap During Wedding Ceremony
This week's Wordless Wednesday's video hits close to home for me. You see, my oldest son is getting married this Saturday and my youngest will be the ring bearer. It also happens to be an evening wedding. See what the video unfolds!
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Math Nerd Figures Out Exact Chances to Conceive a Baby
Richie Cotton is a self-described math nerd. He's also a fan of math and charts. He and his girlfriend are trying to conceive so he compiled a chart to his girlfriend and himself figure out how long it will take them to conceive. Doesn't everyone have a partner like that?
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Children Left Alone in Cars Increases at Alarming Rates
It's not hard to imagine this as a common scenario. The baby finally fell asleep in her car seat. Mom or dad just needs to run into the store for "a minute." A minute turns into 20. That’s all it took for their baby to die of heat stroke. Hard to believe this can happen? Believe it! Three children died last week in this same scenario.

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Celebrity Round-Up: Sir Elton John, Suri, Toddlers and Tiaras
This week's celebrity round-up brings you updates on the adventures of Suri Cruise, Toddlers and Tiaras fiascos and Katherine Jackson given full custody of Michael Jackson's children.
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Google Chrome Extension Allowed to Block Facebook Baby Pictures
Google Chrome has extensions for pretty much anything. Their latest allows Facebook to block your baby pictures. I find it hard to believe that every single one of my 700+ Facebook friends doesn't want to enjoy every picture I've ever posted of my babies. Even if they love you, they may not love all your pictures.
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A Mother's Love Spans Species: Mama Bear Helps Another Mama Bear
You've heard the phrase, "It takes a village" to raise our children. In our pick for this week's Wordless Wednesday, here is proof that the power of a mother's love spans species and that when danger arises, even in nature, mothers are there for each other.
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J.K. Rowling's Kids Get Two Hundred Thousand Dollar Tree Houses
You'd think it would be treat enough to have bedtime stories told to you by J.K. Rowling, better known as "Mum" or "Mummy" to her 7 and 9-year-olds. Her kids get another huge bonus -- tree houses that cost as much as real ones.
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04/05/2013 - 11:01
You'll love this one: Top 10 Ways to Get Him into Babymaking! Presented direct from a guy's point of view it offers practical advice wrapped in a touch of humor that is bound to appeal. Let me know what you think of the advice... and better yet, show us your positive home pregnancy test pic in a few weeks!
04/03/2013 - 14:02
What are your favorite spring cleaning solutions? Are you "green" or use the old-fashioned stuff? Where do you start?
01/21/2013 - 17:19
Create your own free custom baby registry now through Pregnancy.org! As you prepare to welcome your new addition, you can easily select and add the gifts you wish from any store. Your family and friends will appreciate having options they know you'll love -- all in one spot! Ready? Click to create your baby registry now!
01/08/2013 - 18:06
Create your own free custom registry now through Pregnancy.org! Whether you're expecting a new baby or preparing for another special occasion, (birthday, new home, etc.), you can easily select and add the gifts you wish from any store. Your family and friends will appreciate having options they know you'll love -- all in one spot! Ready? Create your registry now! (You can return at any time by clicking on "Tools" in the top navigation bar and selecting the Registry option.
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