Each day, week, and month of pregnancy will bring surprising changes to your body and mind. Some of these changes will be amazing, and some will make you a nervous nelly.
To help you reduce your uncertainty and anticipate the amazing changes that will happen to your body, below we describe what to expect during the first trimester of pregnancy. We discuss your baby's development and what you might be feeling and seeing along the way. From your last period to morning sickness and your first ultrasound, we've got you covered!
During the second trimester of pregnancy, your baby will increase in size and weight from about the size of a lime (and about half an ounce in weight) to the size of a small eggplant or football (and up to about 2 pounds in weight).
This amazing transformation of size is accompanied by several changes to your body that you should be prepared for, and not just the increasingly prominent belly bump! We're talking about a range of pregnancy symptoms that will make you wonder how women have been doing this for millions of years! Our guide to the second trimester will fill you in on all these details, helping you prepare for the amazing journey towards childbirth!
During the third trimester of pregnancy, your baby will increase in size and weight from about the size of a football (and up to about 2 pounds in weight), to about the average birth weight of 7 pounds, 8 ounces.
This incredible third trimester transformation is marked by several changes to your body that you'll want to be prepared for. Our guide to the third trimester will fill you in on all these details, including what your baby is doing developmentally inside your belly, what to expect for symptoms, and how to manage the increasing strain on your body.
Pregnancy involves a complex dynamic between the woman's body and and the man's sperm, and the cascade of genetic, hormonal, and metabolic processes that determine whether you get pregnant and carry your baby to term.
What are the odds of getting pregnant? How do those odds break down into ovulation, fertilization, implantation, embryo development, and fetal development through the first, second, and third trimesters? We reviewed the scientific literature, analyzed the data, and figured out how the likelihood of a successful pregnancy changes over time.
Check out all of our #1 winners from each baby gear category! Below each product there is a link to see our full buying guide and reviews. Or, use the search box to find your baby essentials!
Most kids will be heading back to school for at least a hybrid schedule including both in-person and online components. During in-person education, schools will be making face masks mandatory for kids and teachers.
Stuck at home with the kiddos? Going stir-crazy!?
Many kids crave routines, and being home from school can make things feel unpredictable, especially with all the scary news right now.
The DockATot is the most popular baby nest on the market, offering a comfortable place for your baby or toddler to lounge, practice tummy time, get a diaper change, play, and have a supervised nap.
When we first saw the DockATot, we were very nervous that parents would use it the wrong way: as an unsupervised sleeping area, as a co-sleeper, or placed into a crib or bassinet. We advise against those uses. With that said, we think there are a ton of practical and comfortable uses for a DockATot!
European baby formula is becoming increasingly popular for parents seeking high quality, organic baby formula for their newborns, infants, and toddlers. But importing baby formula from Europe is not cheap, and we know this can be discouraging for many parents.
Every few weeks, we manually check the most reputable online stores for their current prices on European baby formulas, including HiPP, Holle, LouLouka, and Lebenswert. Want us to add other brands? Send us a message on Facebook!
This is our ultimate baby monitor comparison chart, providing the most comprehensive feature comparison tables available online, for over 30 of the most popular baby monitors available on the market.
We update this chart on a monthly basis with any new features or baby monitors we've reviewed.
Every grandma and mother in law thinks they have a few tricks up their sleeve to predict whether you're going to have a baby girl or boy.
Over the centuries, these old wives tales have been passed down through generations and often reinforced by anecdotal data. Some of them might actually have legit biological underpinnings, but most are just about as good as a flip of a coin!
Several baby rash pictures are categorized below. Only your doctor can correctly diagnose a rash and accurately identify its source. Below are pictures of the 10 most common baby rashes, and there are some links to useful pictures that can help you isolate the cause of a rash. Click any image below to make it larger!
First-time parents need to fill about nine months of time waiting for their bundle of joy to arrive. There is plenty of planning - choosing names, building a crib, and packing your bag for the glorious hospital trip. But toward the end of pregnancy, when the anticipation is all-consuming, first time parents have the wonders of Amazon to fill their countdown minutes - and the selection of ridiculous baby products does not disappoint!
A study released by the non-profit Healthy Babies Bright Future (HBBF) organization is causing concern among parents about the safety of traditional and organic baby foods and formulas. The HBBF conducted a study to test for 4 different toxic heavy metals in 61 baby food brands and 168 different food and formula products.
The group tested for lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and an additional neurotoxin called perchlorate.
Home with the kids for who-knows-how-long? Running out of ideas to keep the kids busy and entertained while you're all at home?
Here are 13 fun activities to keep you and the kids busy while helping their minds and bodies stay active during the time off from school.
Picking a gender-neutral baby name is becoming very popular, and there are tons of reasons why parents are turning to unisex names when picking the perfect moniker for their baby-to-be.
Here at Mommyhood101 we pride ourselves in in providing unbiased information and giving parents the opportunity to make informed decisions about which baby, toddler, and child products are perfect for their unique lifestyles and needs.
Many websites that are similar to ours have recently published reviews of the Best Fetal Doppler systems, providing their opinions about several systems currently available on the market.
One of the most exciting phases of pregnancy is finding out the sex of your baby and celebrating the results. Maybe through a gender reveal party, or maybe just the two of you sharing some ideas about the nursery, clothing, and toys.
Finding the perfect car seat for your baby is one of the most important and stressful things you will do as a new parent!
You will find yourself asking questions like: Will it be safe? Comfortable? Lightweight? Well-made? Will it fit in my car? What are the crash test ratings? How long will it last? Will my baby grow out of it? What if I have a preemie? Does it fit my style? Do I need a convertible car seat or infant car seat? And finally, can I afford it?
New parents-to-be will find there are numerous baby essentials to have on hand before baby is even born! When checking off items on a baby registry wish list or preparing for baby needs throughout the house, new parents will need to consider these essentials to care for both baby and mom.
Here is a top 50 baby essentials list by category. Click on any list item to jump down to additional information, tips, and resources!
Our popular best baby monitor and wifi baby monitor reviews cover over 30 different top video baby monitors for the year, making for a confusing array of options! How did we pick them? What did we look for?
A quality stroller is one of the more important baby essentials for parents on the go with babies and small children. While wearable baby carriers offer closeness and hands-free mobility, a stroller is sometimes a more comfortable and economical choice for certain trips and activities.