First of all, relax. This isn't an official motherhood exam designed to assess your fitness for motherhood. It's just for fun-a chance to test your knowledge of pregnancy and babies before you find yourself being put to the test for real.... Here goes.
Preparing for Baby
Dear Fitness Expert,
Can you suggest exercises that will help my body get ready for labor? Also, I am concerned about getting so big so fast. Are there exercises that will keep stomach muscles firm?
I'm interested in using a birthing center. How can I find one? What qualification should I look for? What questions should I ask?
Dear Lactation Consultant,
I'm currently pregnant with my 3rd child. And I need some advice on a good breast pump.
Circumcision is as American as apple pie. For the most part, it is not questioned but rather accepted as the standard of care given to newborn babies. Why is this the case?
Is it safe to decorate my home during pregnancy using gloss paint?
I'm expecting a baby and plan to both breast feed and bottle feed. There has been a lot of controversy in the news regarding what formulas consumers should avoid. What would you recommend?
He "plays" with the baby in the only ways he knows how. He plays catch. You yell at him for throwing toys at the baby. He plays hide-and-seek. You screech that he's trying to suffocate the baby with the blanket. He gives the kid a hug, and you explode in fury. Is it any wonder that your toddler is confused? How can you smooth things out?