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What Is a Nonstress Test During Pregnancy?

Learn what a prenatal nonstress test is and what you can expect if you go in for one.

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7-Month-Old Baby: Feeding, Sleep, and Milestones by Month

Find out what to expect during your baby’s seventh month, from new developmental milestones to their exploration of new foods and beyond.

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A Lesson for Our Kids on the Power of Words

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When Will My Baby Roll Over?
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When Do Babies Roll Over? (And How To Encourage It)

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When Do Babies Start Walking?

Find out when you can expect your baby to begin learning how to walk and how you can support them as they achieve this milestone.

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Nina is an expert in the pregnancy and baby world with 12 years of experience and has helped over 700 families during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. We provide an inclusive, helpful resource to empower moms to live their best lives.

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Become familiar with baby milestones for physical, language, social, and emotional skills your baby should acquire in their first year.

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As a sleep consultant, I give my kids an early bedtime. And I think you should too! Here are four reasons why.

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5 Tips for Peacefully Parenting a Strong-Willed Child

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Discover evidence-based information and what you need to know about every trimester of pregnancy. From what’s normal and what you could expect to baby names and product recommendations, here’s how to have a well-informed and joyful pregnancy.
What is a Nonstress Test and Why is it Performed During Pregnancy?
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Can You Dye Your Hair During Pregnancy?

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Delayed Cord Clamping: What It Is, Benefits, and Risks

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The Top Baby Names of 2024

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Discover what diastasis recti is, why it happens, and how you can prevent and treat abdominal separation during pregnancy.

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Explore expert advice on topics like unmedicated and medicated births, C-section birth, and more. Here’s what you need to know to feel knowledgeable and empowered for your birthing experience.
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7 Things NOT To Do During Labor

7 tips on what expecting moms should NOT do during labor so you can really avoid some unnecessary labor interventions and outcomes.

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What Is a Nonstress Test During Pregnancy?

Learn what a prenatal nonstress test is and what you can expect if you go in for one.

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Delayed Cord Clamping: What It Is, Benefits, and Risks

Learn how delaying umbilical cord clamping a bit longer can benefit your newborn.

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25 Birth Affirmations To Help You Through Your Labor

Here are some benefits of birth affirmations, how to use them effectively, and 25 birth affirmations to try.

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Preterm Birth: What Is It and What Are the Risks?

Learn about preterm birth and what can cause it, the unexpected experience of premature labor, and premature babies.

What is Vernix and Why is it All Over My Newborn?

What Is Vernix and Why Is It All Over My Newborn?

Learn about what vernix caseosa is, what benefits it has for your newborn, and what you need to know about this bodily fluid during birth.

Postpartum

These articles share invaluable postpartum tips and resources for a smoother transition into motherhood. From nurturing self-care to expert baby care guidance, learn and plan for the positive postpartum journey you deserve.
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Like a birth plan, a postpartum plan is equally as important to parents. But how do you make a postpartum plan? Here's what you need to know.

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Post-Weaning Depression: Here’s What To Look For

Learn what causes post-weaning depression, its symptoms, prevention, and getting support after stopping breastfeeding.

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Healthier Postpartum Hair with Viviscal

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Postpartum Birth Control: Contraception After a Baby

Learn about postpartum birth control, why you might use it, and how it can affect your breastfeeding experience.

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Being a parent is the best yet hardest job. Here you can find expert parenting advice covering everything you want to know about newborns, babies, toddlers, big kids, and motherhood. Discover the right parenting path for your family!
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7-Month-Old Baby: Feeding, Sleep, and Milestones by Month

Find out what to expect during your baby’s seventh month, from new developmental milestones to their exploration of new foods and beyond.

Two little girls giving each other a hug while they are playing outside.
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A Lesson for Our Kids on the Power of Words

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When Will My Baby Roll Over?
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When Do Babies Roll Over? (And How To Encourage It)

Learn when babies start rolling over, signs they're ready for this milestone, how to encourage them, safety tips, and more.

Baby's first steps holding mother's hands, cute unstable walking in home nursery with cot.

When Do Babies Start Walking?

Find out when you can expect your baby to begin learning how to walk and how you can support them as they achieve this milestone.

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A stay-at-home mom explains why she's not sending her 3-year-old to preschool yet and why she's confident in keeping her child home longer.

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6-Month-Old Baby: Feeding, Sleep, and Milestones by Month

Learn what 6-month milestones your baby will achieve, how much they will eat and sleep, and health concerns to look for.

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18 of the Cutest Matching Family Swimsuits

Whether you want to take beach pictures or just love to match, explore the best matching family swimsuits and the cutest Mommy and Me sets.

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Must-Have Spring Break Products for Kids

Whatever you decide to do for Spring Break, here are our must-have Spring Break products for kids that you shouldn't leave home without.

Swimsuits for Moms of All Shapes and Sizes

Swimsuits for Moms of All Shapes and Sizes

Explore swimsuits that are perfect for small- and large-chested mamas, curvy moms, and those looking for either a bold or modest look.

20 Best One-Piece Swimsuits for Moms

25 Best One-Piece Swimsuits for Moms

Whether you're looking for something affordable or want to splurge on a stylish swimsuit, here are our top 25 one-pieces for this summer.

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Top 10 Beach Essentials for Baby You’ll Need This Summer

Our favorite beach essentials and why we recommend having them, including our top picks for wet bags, sunscreen, beach toys, and more.

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What to Watch in March for Kids and Adults

We've got a list of movies and TV shows to help you and your children decide what to watch this month.

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