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Ultrasound Images of a Baby Girl Pregnancy

Finding out whether your baby is a boy or a girl is an exciting aspect of pregnancy and childbirth. Some people prefer to wait until the baby's actual birth. Others want to know as soon as possible. Ultrasounds allow them to find out early. Here are some ultrasound images of a baby girl taken in different weeks of pregnancy....(more)

Determining the Sex of Your Baby Via Ultrasound

One of the biggest questions that people have when they become pregnant is what the sex of the baby is. Not very long ago, there was no way to know for sure what sex your baby was. Everyone just had to wait until they gave birth. Fortunately, there are now options....(more)

Possible Signs You Might Be Pregnant With a Boy

One of the biggest questions in your entire pregnancy is the sex of the baby. Whether you are having a boy or a girl changes so much of your planning and choices, such as colors of the nursery, what types of toys to buy and styles of baby clothes; however, the sonogram that gives you a firm answer to the boy or girl question is not done until you are well into your pregnancy. There are physical signs that are said to indicate that you are having a boy. Use this list of possible signs that you might be pregnant with a boy to give you an idea if you need to buy blue or pink sheets....(more)

Boy Names Beginning With "S"

The letter "s" has a smooth, gentle feel as it whistles through the teeth. If you are pregnant with a boy, you have many great options for names beginning with "s." Some are Biblical, yet many are Hindu. In addition, some are common, and some are uncommon. When making a list of possible names for your son, consider the following "s" names. Be sure to think about what the name means and what your son may be nicknamed before settling on a name for him....(more)

Fetal Development

The Scoop On Meconium

When it comes to your baby, bowel movements will be a hot topic from day one, beginning with the first stools, known as meconium....(more)

How Fetal Heart Rate Is Used to Predict Gender

As an expecting parent, it is only natural to be curious about the gender of your baby. In addition to getting an ultrasound, you might also want to consider your unborn child's fetal heart rate to determine gender. While the fetal heart rate and gender connection has been passed down from generation to generation, it is important to examine the facts before you count on this method to identify the gender of your little bundle of joy....(more)

What to Expect During the Second Trimester of Pregnancy

The second trimester of your pregnancy is when much of your baby's development takes place. During this time, your body and your baby both go through some fantastic changes....(more)

Before Birth of Baby

Choosing the Right Childbirth Education for You

There are many types of childbirth education available. You can find options both in hospitals or with private educators, most of which stem from several core organizations. Within all of these options, you'll find a great deal of similarities with a few slight differences. Read on to discover which type most appeals to you....(more)

Felines, Fetuses, and Your Expanding Family

Your fluffy feline may be like a child to you, but there are certain things you may need to take in to consideration when it comes to growing your actual child and bringing him or her into the home with your cat. ...(more)

Relaxation for Pregnancy & Birth: The Roving Body Check

Relaxation is one of the most helpful tools to cope with the discomforts of pregnancy and birth. However, it's something that takes practice. This simple exercise is a great way to eliminate tension throughout the body. ...(more)

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Liz Abbene

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Liz is a certified birth doula with DONA (Doulas of North America), a Lamaze-Certified Childbirth Educator, a certified breastfeeding counselor and lactation educator counselor, and a certified DONA birth doula trainer. Her passion for birth began as a young child, inspired by the work her mother did as a labor... Read More

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