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8 Reasons I'm Choosing To Have A Home Birth | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents

Home births are becoming more and more common, but they still aren't the norm by any means, and I've definitely encountered a few naysayers about our decisions. But, we've thought this through and are well-informed.

This Ad Puts All The Emotional Truth Of Motherhood Into Words

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

You may be able to watch this entire clip without realizing what it is an ad for. (Answer: The Boba baby carrier, which makes a couple of quick ca...

The Cost To Give Birth Can Vary Massively Between Hospitals

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

By: By Marc Lallanilla, Assistant Editor Published: 01/16/2014 12:14 PM EST on LiveScience Raising a child is an expensive undertaking, and new ...

26 Ridiculous Reasons I've Cried Since Having A Baby

Jen Simon | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

After my second child was born, I couldn't deny that I had become what I previously thought was merely a sitcom-created mothering myth: a post-partum crier.

This Is What The Year Your Life Changes Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

For the second time, photographer Kent Frost has made a video of an entire year, told through one-second clips. He created one to document 2012, a...

On Having A Baby When You're Not A Baby Person

Tracy Moore | Posted 02.19.2014 | Women
Tracy Moore

We can't all be baby people. Some of us have actually managed to carve out lives where we were never around children. Some of us can plainly see with our own child-free eyes that babies are, in fact, weird, terrifying, disease-carrying, nonsensical creatures who follow no rhyme or reason.

New Parenthood Is A Messy Challenge. This Ad Shows Why It Is Also A Time Of Sheer Delight.

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

There are two ways to look at the early days of parenthood. In one scenario, ages 0 - 4 are like one long practical joke. Babies come with too...

8 Things We Learned In 2013 About Having Babies

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

When it comes to pregnancy and childbirth, it seems like parents-to-be often fall into two camps: Those who devour every bit of information they can g...

I'm Learning To Be A Boy Mom

Kim Simon | Posted 02.03.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

We will learn together, my boys and I. We will meet in the middle, learning to take care of the people around us, while living out loud in a rush of adrenaline.

Getting Pregnant May Take Longer For Women With Asthma

Posted 11.14.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 11/13/2013 07:14 PM EST on LiveScience Getting pregnant may take longer for women with asthma, a ...

What Researchers Still Don't Know About Drinking During Pregnancy

Posted 11.13.2013 | Parents

By: By Karen Rowan, Health Editor Published: 11/08/2013 10:58 AM EST on LiveScience Whether drinking small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy a...

The Video Every Mom Must Watch On Repeat Until She Gets It

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 10.31.2013 | Parents

"I struggle with my temper." "I wish I was better at taking time to sit down with my child." "I wish I was more confident." Sound familiar? ...

Having a Baby Is a Great Way to Be Happy -- But So Is Not Having One

Jessica Blankenship | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jessica Blankenship

The truest thing I can figure out is that attaining and maintaining happiness has a lot less to do with making the correct choices, and more to do with cultivating an ability to weather change with all the courage, humility, curiosity and amusement we can muster.

Newlywed? How To Maximize Your Insurance For Every Stage of Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

Getting married, having kids and buying a house are a few of the major milestones that you may experience in your life. And while many of these life s...

15 Things Doctors Aren't Telling You About Childbirth

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.27.2013 | Parents

We live in a world where information about having and rearing babies is everywhere. When is the best time to have kids? Where does your favorite n...

It's the End of Our World As I Know It, and I Feel... Guilty

Stacey Gish Wallenstein | Posted 11.26.2013 | Parents
Stacey Gish Wallenstein

I just cannot stop thinking how Rebecca's time as an only child and as the center of my universe is over -- which makes me so sad. She, on the other hand, is ecstatic.

You Can Buy Positive Pregnancy Tests On Craigslist

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.03.2013 | Business

It's official: There is literally a market to sell anything on the Internet. As The Huffington Post first reported in May, a woman in New York was...

7 Awesome Things Your Body Does During Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.04.2013 | Parents

In the course of growing an entire human being, women's bodies undergo a slew of unbelievable changes. Often, we (meaning pregnant ladies, and the peo...

What You Really Need To Know About Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2013 | Parents

In her controversial new book, Expecting Better: Why The Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong -- and What You Really Need to Know, economist Emily O...

For The Desperate New Mom Who Thinks She's Crazy Alone

Lisa-Jo Baker | Posted 10.18.2013 | Parents
Lisa-Jo Baker

I know now -- now that I'm three kids in -- that being a new mom and losing your mind have plenty in common.

An Open Letter To A New Mom

Amanda King | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Amanda King

If you broke, who would stay up at night, terrified of the shadows? Who would hold your tiny miracle just right, who would love him and smell the top of his head? Who would stare at him, marveling while he slept in their arms?

WATCH: 911 Dispatcher Helped Dad Deliver Baby Roadside

AP | Posted 06.29.2013 | Parents

ANN ABROR, Mich. -- A woman who didn't expect to give birth until mid-July delivered a healthy baby girl along a Michigan roadway with help from her h...

The 7 Annoying People You'll Meet When Pregnant

Melissa Sher | Posted 08.18.2013 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Just like famous folks have to put up with their share of difficulties (Gwyneth Paltrow told USA Today the Met Ball was soooo hot and crowded this year), pregnant women have to put up with some common annoyances too. Ours come in the form of people.

The Fear That Follows Me

Kim Simon | Posted 07.22.2013 | Parents
Kim Simon

When fear is gone, it leaves a huge hole for the courage to fill. It's a space that's almost as big as my baby, I think.

WATCH: What Happens When Men Go Into Labor

Posted 05.16.2013 | Parents

When a video of two Dutch talk show hosts undergoing simulated labor went viral, it was somewhat funny to hear them wail in agony in Dutch. But it als...