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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...

LOOK: What To Expect When Your Wife Is Pregnant, In GIFs

Posted 05.03.2013 | Parents

When Jeffrey Bausch's wife was almost three months pregnant, she started to feel nervous about becoming a mom. Dad-to-be wanted to do something to put...

WATCH: Fran Meadows Shares Her Experience With Infertility

Posted 04.24.2013 | Parents

Infertility advocate and author Fran Meadows appeared on HuffPost Live on Monday to talk about conceiving her son through in vitro fertilization (IVF)...

LOOK: 14 Words We'd Like To See Added To The Dictionary

Posted 04.12.2013 | Parents

Several years ago, HuffPost blogger Melissa Sher became aware of a void in the English language. It didn't have enough words. "I needed a word to des...

Pregnant Woman Gives Birth In Hotel Bathroom After London Hospital Turned Her Away

Evening Standard, London | Mark Blunden | Posted 06.05.2013 | World

A COUPLE told today how their first child was born in a London hotel bathroom after they were turned away from a leading hospital. George Reggie Eade...

How I Became The Mom Who Gave Birth In A Parking Lot

Lea Lion | Posted 07.15.2013 | Parents
Lea Lion

I held onto the wall and the banister as I slowly made my way down the stairs. I held onto my very worried-looking mother as I walked out of the front door. Then I held onto the porch railing as another contraction rocked through me. My only thought was: Must get to car.

What I Shouldn't Have To Explain About My Pregnancy

Kate Fridkis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kate Fridkis

And yet I keep hearing that I'm being selfish.

A Journal Of A Crazed 40-Weeks Pregnant Person

Kate Auletta | Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents
Kate Auletta

Hopefully by the time this gets published I'll be blissfully unaware of my previous pain, hopped up on an epidural in the hospital.

How To Be A Perfect Parent In 5 Easy Steps (Or Probably Never)

Una LaMarche | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Una LaMarche

All of the organic, fair-trade, pasture-raised artisanal Play-Doh and 800-count recycled hemp crib sheets in the world won't matter if you as a parent don't feel at least reasonably happy.

8 Questionable Reasons To Get Pregnant | Posted 04.04.2013 | Parents

I don't know that I have a strong enough reason to get pregnant. I've had fleeting moments -- weeks, at times -- where I'm sure we'll have another one, if not now then soon. But whenever a wave of "let's have another baby" washes over me, I stop and think, "Is this a good reason?"