WomanLog Calendar: Tracking Your Ovulation Cycle for Fertility

Other forms of fertility tracking may work better for some women. Image by Alvimann.

Need a good way to track your cycle? The WomanLog Calender does it for you, but be aware: Most, if not all fertility apps have faults and inconsistencies.

Pregnancy in Ancient Rome

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What was pregnancy like in ancient Rome? Early gynecologist Soranus had some interesting ideas about pregnancy problems and health solutions.

The Emotional Impact of Baby-Naming Then and Now

Flower Names Go In and Out of Fashion. Image by Janet Cameron

Your little one’s name can affect her throughout her life. Why are some baby names more popular than others, and why do some fall out of fashion entirely?

Wearable Technology During Pregnancy: Using a Doppler to Hear the Heartbeat

Would you like to hear the baby's heartbeat at home? Image by Oddharmonic

Looking for a way to share your baby’s heartbeat with your family, not just at the OB? Dopplers are easy and affordable but remember, they have limitations.

Humorous and Uplifting Quotations on the Joy of Becoming a Parent

You're pregnant - this is no time to lose your sense of humor! Look forward to your new role as a parent with these quotes from classic literature as well as contemporary minds. Image by greyerbaby

Pregnancy is no time to lose your sense of humor! Take a moment to reflect while you’re still pregnant, and enjoy these quotes from great minds.

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Baby Name Ideas from the British Bard

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It’s time to pick a name for your boy or girl. If you want something a little different, why not go to the Bard, Shakespeare, for literary baby names that offer romance, flair, and style?

Kate Middleton Planning Hypnobirthing?

Will Kate Middleton use hypnosis when she gives birth? Image by Decoded Pregnancy

Will Kate Middleton’s exploration of hypnosis for childbirth encourage other moms to explore this method of natural birthing? Only time will tell.

How to Find Baby Names: Check Your Local Library For Help

If you're searching for the right baby name, but can't seem to find what you're looking for, try asking your librarian for help! Image by Decoded Pregnancy

Are you having trouble finding just the right name for your bundle of joy? Your local librarian can help you in your baby name search in books or online.

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Week by Week Baby Development Pregnancy Apps For Your Smartphone

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Want to track your baby’s development no matter where you are? There’s an app for that. Actually, there are several pregnancy apps for week-by-week details.

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Building Your Birth Team: Who Will Be With You When You’re In Labor?

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The birth of your baby is a memorable and challenging experience, so build a birth team, caregiver, support person, and others that support your wishes.