Health & BeautyLabor & Delivery

The average cost of having a baby is $8.000-$12,000. The cost of raising a baby the first 2 years is $12,500-$27,000. That's $500-$1000 a month (...a car payment!) See how those numbers break down.

First pregnancy? Wondering what contractions feel like and when they should start? How to tell true labor contractions from false labor & Braxton Hicks contractions.

Methods of inducing labor yourself - natural ways to induce labor on your own. We dispel some of the old wives tales too. See how to stimulate the production of certain hormones in your body to encourage labor yourself.

Find out the odds of your water breaking at home, rather than in the hospital. My experience, plus what I've learned about water breaking during pregnancy - to help calm your fears.

Super advice from a mom to help you when you're preparing for labor. The top 4 things she recommends doing early + tips to help you do them quickly & easily

The more you understand about the birthing process and the steps that you go through in labor, the more you will know ahead of time what to expect and you won't fear it so much. Here's what you need to know about the stages of labor.

It is technically safe to deliver a baby up to 2 weeks past your due date, but you may be interested in speeding things along a bit. There are LOTS of natural ways to induce labor at home yourself! Here are ways of inducing labor that you can try at home - including things you can DO to increase labor and things you can EAT to induce labor.

Have you heard about cord blood banking? Not sure if you really need to do it or not? There are both pros and cons to cord blood banking. They are highlighted here.

If you're pregnant and trying to make a decision regarding unattended home births, here are some facts that you'll want to see first.