Online Baby Showers - Mommy Party Private, personalized online baby showers for expectant parents. Invitations, online party games, due date countdown clock, post a picture, private message boards, and more!
Plus-Size Pregnancy Website Index Preparing For Pregnancy Fertility Concerns Finding a Size-Friendly Provider Kmom's Top Ten Hints for a Better Birth Important Issues Once You Are Pregnant Prenatal Testing Issues Dealing With Pregnancy Discomforts Plus-Size Maternity and Nursing Clothing FAQs Possible Pregnancy Complications Gestational Diabetes Information BBW Birth Stories (Birth Stories of Big Beautiful Women) Breastfeeding FAQs After the Baby Is Born: Postpartum Issues Cesareans and VBACs Books, Links, and Support
A La Mode Photo Black and white fine art portrait photography focusing on pregnancy,
child and family portraits to document this special time in your life.
Working in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco area.
All About Moms An online community for moms by moms. From conception to birth and beyond: we're with your every step of the way. being a mom for the first time can be a confusing and overwhelming experience, let us help you.
Anatomy: Fetus in Utero amniotic sac - a thin-walled sac that surrounds the fetus during pregnancy. The sac is filled with amniotic fluid - liquid made by the fetus and the amnion (the membrane that covers the fetal side of the placenta) which protects the fetus from injury and helps to regulate the temperature of the fetus. anus - the opening at the end of the anal canal. cervix - the lower part of the uterus that projects into the vagina. Made up of mostly fibrous tissue and muscle, the cervix is circular in shape. fetus - an unborn baby from the eighth week after fertilization until birth. placenta - an organ, shaped like a flat cake, that only grows during pregnancy and provides a metabolic interchange between the fetus and mother. (The fetus takes in oxygen, food, and other substances and eliminates carbon dioxide and other wastes.) umbilical cord - a rope-like cord connecting the fetus to the placenta. The umbilical cord contains two arteries and a vein, which carry oxygen and nutrients to the fetus and waste products away fro
Announcing-Baby.com Announcing-Baby.com is the web site for your unique birth announcement. Custom printed Mini Sport Balls: Mini-Footballs, Mini-Basketballs, Mini-Baseballs, Mini-Soccer Balls, Mini-Volleyballs and Stress Balls.
A Video Pregnancy Guide for Men Pregnancy is not just about the mother! The video Honey, I'm Pregnant, Too! - A Pregnancy Guide For Men gives expert advice as you go through this exciting transition from husband to father.
Baby...I Can Hardly Wait Baby...I Can Hardly Wait is a unique and comprehensive diary for moms-to-be. In addition to being a diary it offers tips throughtout the pregnancy, helps you prepare for the birth of your child and provides lists and activities for before and after the birth. A terrific pregancy companion for yourself or to give as a gift.
Baby Times Babytimes.co.nz is a definitive, free, information resource for expecting and new parents
Belly - a birthing journal Belly is a journal for pregnancy featuring a collection of poetry, prose and art themed around birth, pregnancy and early motherhood.
BirthSource.com BirthSource.com provides a wealth of information for expectant parents as well as perinatal health care professionals.
Calcium Supplements For Moms-To-Be Moms-to-be who do not consume enough calcium-rich foods in their diet should consider taking calcium supplements during pregnancy to help strengthen their unborn child's bones.
Cherished Images Fine Art Portrait Photography Photography- specializing in newborns, toddlers, and families... and a little bit of everything else. Capture your pregnancy and newborn on film, with a style that is "anything but ordinary". Don't miss your opportunity to have a personal piece of art of your ever-changing children. Color, B&W, hand-coloring, digital, and much more!
Cord Blood.Com A highly informative site dedicated to educating new parents about the benefits of cord blood donation. Includes articles, medical information and testimonials and complete information on registering for donation.
Diagnosing Pregnancy Although for many women, missed menstrual periods are the first clue of pregnancy, it is by no means a reliable indication. Actually, doctors can not prove you are pregnant until the baby's heartbeat can be heard at about 10 or 12 weeks with an ultrasound device.
Expectant Mothers Guide Expectant Mother's Guide's goal is to provide LOCAL pregnancy, childbirth, & baby-related information for parents in specific metropolitan areas.
Florida Institute for Fetal Diagnosis The Florida Institute for Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy is a non-profit organization established to provide patients and physicians with the latest and most advanced resources in the field of Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy.
Folic Acid Reminder for Women About 2,500 infants are born each year in the United States with serious, even fatal, disabilities called neural tube defects, including spina bifida and anencephaly. Nutritionists know that up to half of these disabilities can be prevented through adequate consumption of the B vitamin folic acid. For folic acid to be effective, however, adequate amounts must be consumed within the first six weeks of pregnancy -- before most women know they are pregnant.
Healthy Hints for Pregnant Women Give your baby a great start in life. What you eat, the amount of weight you gain and the healthy things you do during your pregnancy can help your baby for its entire life.
Healthy Pregnancy Expectant mothers, this web site provides resources about each trimester of pregnancy, family planning, preparing for the new baby, childbirth, postnatal and postpartum care, and details...
Healthy Pregnancy You're pregnant! This is a thrilling and unique time that can also be a little scary. Having a baby means so much more than just carrying around some extra weight for the next nine months. That new life growing inside you will depend on you for everything it needs to be healthy and strong, before and after he or she is born.
Heartbeat Designs Unique inspirational jewelry for today's traditional values that are sure to become tomorrows treasured family heirlooms. Designer of the exclusive mother and child "You Grew In My Heart" pendant for those who hold a baby in their heart. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Herbs For Pregnancy Especially helpful when taken during the last six weeks of pregnancy. Nettles are rich in Vitamin K.
Home Pregnancy Tests The process of deciding which home pregnancy test to purchase can be a confusing experiance to the uninformed consumer. This document is designed to give the consumer an insight to the functioning of home pregnancy tests, and shall provide a limited amount of information about the use of each home pregnancy test.
Kitchen Imagination 101 This book, The Secret Life of Food, will spark anyone's imagination in the kitchen. It presents fun-filled recipes for children and adults and gives you great ideas to make 'hip' fun-filled colorful concotions to create. Anyone planning a baby shower??
L.A. Pregnancy - 'Hip' Resource Full of Fun Los Angeles 'hip' pregnancy information resource providing tips about current trends, fun, education and more for mothers and mothers-to-be. Provides new "belly scoops" weekly with current must knows for the pregnant woman.
Lynne's Ultimate Pregnancy Page The purpose of this page is to educate women and their partners about pregnancy and to be the instructional booklet that "someone" forgot to give us when we get pregnant.
Nurturing Network Founded by Mary Cunningham Agee in 1985, the Nurturing Network is an international charitable organization with over 32,000 volunteer member resources that have provided for the immediate, practical needs of nearly 15,000 women facing the crisis of an unplanned pregnancy. The Nurturing Network offers individually tailored, life-saving resources to women whose own support networks have let them down with special emphasis on assisting college and working women. This comprehensive support includes professional counseling, medical services, residential assistance and educational, employment and financial resources.
Nutrition Firstly do NOT diet during pregnancy or while you are trying to conceive without seeking medical advice. It affects fertility, and may take important nutrients from your baby.
Nutrition, Vitamins and Pregnancy Most women when they are pregnant will be given a prenatal multi-vitamin, which includes all the daily vitamins that they will need, plus folic acid. Folic acid is very important in pregnancy. Folic acid is required in your increased maternal metabolism, and red blood cell formation. All the folic acid that is needed should be found in your prenatal multi-vitamin. Vitamins are very important to the developing fetus. However, you should be aware that too much can cause grave problems in the baby, so consult your physician before taking ANY vitamins or supplements.
ParentsPlace.com-Pregnancy The pregnancy department of this huge parenting website has many articles, links and more regarding pregnancy issues.
Planning for Pregnancy Eating well is particularly vital if you are planning or expecting a baby. This will help get your baby off to a flying start - and also ensure your own good health. A good balanced diet right from the beginning will help to ensure correct formation of organs such as the brain, nervous system and heart.
Preconception Preconception resources by parents and parents-to-be, for parents-to-be.
Pregnancy and Vitamin C Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is essential for tissue repair, wound and bone healing, and collagen production, the protein that helps build the body's connective tissue.
Pregnancy Financial Aid While pregnancy can be an exciting time, it can also be a stressful time because of the extra expenses related to prenatal care and preparing for a new baby. You and your baby deserve to be healthy and have the best care available. There is financial aid and other programs available for women who need assistance.
Pregnancy Magazine The US edition of the UK's best-selling pregnancy magazine, covers a variety of topics of interest to new and new-again parents.
Pregnancy Morning Sickness Pregnancy often results in the occurence of morning sickness in many women. Pregnancy Morning Sickness has developed a sweet cure for the ailment. The lollipops we create aid in reducing the nausea brought on during pregnancy and delivery. With the variety of flavors, you will find the ideal solution to nausea, which makes your pregnancy just a little bit sweeter.
Pregnancy.org Online communities, interactive tools, price robot, articles and a pregnancy calendar.
Pregnancy Today Pregnancy Today is iParenting's award-winning community for expectant parents. Find articles, expert Q&A, interactive tools, a daily pregnancy calendar, diaries and much more!
Pregnant or Planning on Getting Pregnant Pregnant women must consider both their own requirements and the requirements of the baby. Vitamins and minerals are needed during pregnancy for the maintenance of the mother's health, to support the developing infant's growth, and to help prevent developmental defects.
Prenatal Vitamins Prenatal vitamins contain iron and folic-acid supplements. A plentiful supply of vitamins and minerals is essential to ensure proper growth and development of your baby however; they are not a substitute good nutrition.
Prenatal Vitamins As hard as anyone pregnant or not can try, very few mothers get a nutritionally balanced diet everyday. During pregnancy this can sometimes become even more impossible especially during early pregnancy when morning sickness is a common appetite suppressant and fatigue makes an expectant mother skip eating in exchange for a soft pillow and fresh sheets!
Shared Pregnancy Women's Center Wondering what to do? We can help! Being pregnant isn't the end of the world, even if it feels that way sometimes. You have choices, but you need to make the best ones for you and your future.
Specific Vitamins and Minerals When Pregnant A pregnant woman also has to think of her unborn child since her diet can be of great significance for the development of her child over many years to come. A foetus needs the same nutrients as everyone else, so the pregnant woman needs extra quantities of most vitamins and minerals.
Stages of Pregnancy There are so many things about pregnancy that are good; your child's first little move or kick, the wonderful expanding belly that everyone loves to rub, decorating the nursery with your hubby, imagining the wonderful things you and your child will do together.
The Pregnancy Centre The Pregnancy Centre offers antenatal education classes, pregnancy and postnatal exercise classes, as well as providing physiotherapy assessment and treatment for those who experience physical problems associated with pregnancy and childbirth.
Tokyo Pregnancy Group The Tokyo Pregnancy Group is an informal group set up to offer support and information for pregnant women living in Tokyo.
To Take or Not To Take Prenatal Vitamins One thing common among the majority of women who are pregnant is the fact that, at some point, the thought of swallowing a horse-pill sized prenatal vitamin is repulsive.
Vitamin A and Pregnancy Women who take large doses of vitamin A around the time of conception or early in their pregnancy run a higher than average risk of delivering infants with birth defects.
Vitamin and Mineral Supplements for Pregnancy Two of the most powerful words in our nutrition vocabulary are vitamins and minerals. They are the health-giving, life-sustaining, disease-preventing elements of food. The general view of vitamins and minerals is so positive that we tend to believe they cannot be harmful; that the more we consume, the better. This view of vitamins and minerals may be the leading reason why supplements tend to be overused during pregnancy.
Wise Use of Herbs and Vitamins during Pregnancy To make love with the goal of creating a child represents longing incarnate. It is an act both wonderfully irrational and a bit reckless. Once the child within takes hold, you are no longer one, even after the birth. Being pregnant reminded me of those Russian Matrushka dolls with tiny women nestled one inside the other--only in pregnancy, the figures are strung together by umbilical cords. Motherhood can evoke feelings that run the gamut from profound to mundane, rapturous to maddening.
Women aware of folic acid benefits, but still fail to take it 05/06/02 - Almost 70 per cent of American women of childbearing age fail to take the B vitamin folic acid every day even though many of them are aware it helps prevent birth defects, according to the latest survey by the March of Dimes organisation.
Your Developing Baby Your Precious Baby's Life Began At The Moment of Conception! Conception is the moment at which the sperm penetrates the ovum. Once fertilized he or she is called a zygote at this stage, until reaching the uterus 3-4 days later.
You're Pregnant! Talk to your doctor early on about prenatal vitamins. ... A. You should have an initial prenatal exam as soon as you know you are pregnant...
YourOB.com Your on-line resource for information on your pregnancy and your OWN Obstetrician!
Your Pregnancy Matters Your Pregnancy Matters is a group of Birth Professionals dedicated to the child in the womb whose needs are now "Your Pregnancy Matters".