We'd like to introduce and send a big welcome to Cara Joyner, our new Great Expectations blogger. Cara is a mother of two who writes regularly at carajoyner.com and in various publications. She is also a professional birth doula and childbirth educator (trained by Lamaze International). Welcome, Car
Babies don't get enough credit. Sure, it's true they depend 100% on someone else for food, shelter, and safety, but you might be surprised to learn how much they already know, fresh from the womb! Test your newborn knowlege: did you know...
1. Newborns can recognize their mother's voice and scen
In learning about and preparing for the birth of your baby, you'll undoubtedly read and hear lots about going into labor and giving birth -- probably too much! It's unlikely, however, that you'll see much on what it's like during your hospital stay after baby is born. What happens after you give bir
Choosing a name for your baby can be fun and sometimes, frustrating. There are so many choices -- classic, family, famous, earthy, new-age... the choices are limitless. While I can't promise it will help you narrow down your choices, the internet is inundated with websites that have culled names fro
Staying fit during pregnancy is a topic with many angles, and lots of questions. For women who were very active pre-pregnancy, the questions look like, "Can I still exercise? How much?" For women who were moderately or not very active before becoming pregnant, the concerns look more like, "I want to