Boy or Girl? Pregnancy Myths and Facts on Which Gender You’re Carrying


Congratulations ? you?re pregnant! So, are you having a boy or a girl? Everywhere you go, you?ll certainly be asked this question. Whether you decide to find out your baby?s gender as early as possible (hey, you may want to get a head start on choosing the right color paint for the nursery), or you decide to let your baby?s gender be a delivery day surprise, there are some facts and myths that can make the guessing game fun until you find out for sure.

Breastfeeding Isn’t Always Best


After my first son was born and put on my bare chest in the hospital, he wiggled down and found my breast just like in the videos on You Tube – just like the lactation consultants told me it happens. It was beautiful and perfect. That’s pretty much where he stayed until we went home […]

Helping New Dads Bond and Connect With Their Babies


Nothing Ive ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children. ~ Bill Cosby As a new mother, there is an undeniable intuitive knowing and connection between a mother and her child. Your baby is totally dependent on you and is comforted just by your energy, scent, heartbeat, and voice.

What to Pack in a Hospital Bag for a Baby


You’re at that “any day now” point in your pregnancy, and you’re ready to pack your hospital bag. These days, most hospitals provide essentials like diapers and formula, but it’s comforting to know you have the brands or types of items you prefer. “A general rule is to minimize stress in this situation,” notes Catherine Ruhl, CNM, MS, associate director for women’s health programs at the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.