Staff writers After 17 years of trying, this man had given up hope of having a family.
Staff writers A gorgeous photo series shows babies in the first hours after their birth - as they were positioned in the womb.
LETITIA ROWLANDS "I was lying down, but my legs started shaking and all I could do was laugh, then I asked them to please check again."
Siobhan Downes Michaela Martin has never been so enthusiastic about doing the laundry in her life.
Cecile Meier Everyone, from well-meaning friends to work colleagues to middle-aged men, has something to say about my weight.
JO HARTLEY These ideas can feel just a bit sweeter (no pun intended) than a phone call or a hug.
JO HARTLEY When I fell pregnant with my second child I was, naturally, very excited. Then it all started to come back to me - and I freaked.
Suzi Catchpole It has to be the most original way ever of promoting a children's book donation day.
Brady Dennis When a group of researchers studied nearly 3500 mothers and their babies, they noticed a curious pattern.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Pregnant women have been warned to be careful about where they share pictures of their growing bellies after a number of bump shots have been stolen and shared in "preggofile" fetish groups.
Every parent knows that "no" is a toddler's favourite word.
EVELYN LEWIN Just like every body is different, every pregnant body is different.
LETITIA ROWLANDS It is not often a dad gets to break the news to his wife that they are expecting a baby.
Jessica Bartlett These are the 'school of hard knocks' lessons I've learned in my last three months of pregnancy, and I'm sharing them with you – because if not me, then who will?
Laura Jackel Pregnancy for many couples is joyful and precious, but direct questioners and curious bystanders need to remember that it can also be traumatising and sad.
JO HARTLEY When we share the news that we're expecting we usually expect a positive response. So what happens when this isn't the case?
Clare Sibthorpe How do you create an original pregnancy announcement and gender reveal? You turn to Britney Spears.
Jessica Bartlett As I roll into the second half of "Pregnancy: The Sequel", here is breakdown of the differences I have found thus far.
Lauren Dubois You can see it all now: glowing mumma with her gorgeous babe ... you know exactly what you're going to be like. Or perhaps you know exactly what you're not going to be like.
Catherine Rodie There are many reasons a mum-to-be might want to keep her pregnancy news under wraps.
Feel like a bit of a Friday morning cry fest? This video of a blind woman getting to "see" her unborn baby could leave you a bit teary.
Ariane Beeston A watched womb never labours ... or at least mine didn't.
Letitia Rowlands Women everywhere would love for their partners to understand what their bodies go through during pregnancy.
JO HARTLEY Is it acceptable to use these car parking spots when pregnant? How many of us would admit to doing it?
Looking for a pair of jeans that will get you through pregnancy? Here are 18 pairs we love the look of, from budget to luxe.
Lenny Bernstein For most of us, the idea that a woman could carry a child to full-term without knowing she is pregnant is mind-boggling.
DANIELLE COLLEY It might sound like temporary insanity, but almost obsessive nesting as you near your due date isn’t uncommon – even if you’re not usually a particularly clean person.
Max Knoblauch Katharine and Kris Camilli devised a clever trick to immortalise their family and friends' reactions to their exciting pregnancy news.
Emily Yoffe My wife is nine months pregnant and we are planning a home birth - but we've had late problems with our midwife team.
GREER BERRY One relaxed mum-to-be tells how she plans to spend her days in the last weeks before her baby arrives.
KERRI SACKVILLE These days, it seems that so many expecting parents think, "What’s the point of announcing your pregnancy to your friends off-camera? What's the point of being pregnant if you can’t document every minute online?"
Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.
Karen Kaplan Pregnancy is not without health risks, and now researchers have identified a new danger: serious car crashes, especially in the second trimester.
Natalie Feulner So you're through the first trimester of pregnancy - congratulations! Here are some tips for getting through the next six months as comfortably and happily as possible.
GREER BERRY It's hard to shrug off the effects that major pregnancy hormone changes have on one's body, to just say 'Pregnancy is beautiful and wonderful' and all those things. Because, quite frankly, there are some terrible side effects in this first trimester.
Lisa Lyford Pregnancy can be a magical time ... but it can also be a challenging time to find the right clothes. Here are some tips on buying well for your pregnancy and beyond.
Nicole Thomson-Pride During pregnancy, your baby does much more than just grow and develop – she’s practicing vital skills to ensure its survival in the big bad world.
Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.
Some talked about and not so talked about perks of being pregnant were shared in our forums. Click through to find out what they were.
Donna Webeck For some parents, naming a baby is a challenging but fun process. For others, it just brings anxiety and stress. But there are ways to cope with the indecision and decide on a name you're happy with.
So you've found out you're expecting ... how are you going to break the news to your friends and family? Here are a few ideas to help you break your exciting news.
An American radio show recently held a bikini contest for expectant women. Fourteen Houston mums-to-be took part in the annual competition, which included 'parenting skills' and swimsuit rounds. Click through the gallery to learn more.
As your pregnancy nears its natural conclusion it’s normal to start thinking a lot about the birth. You’ll probably start wondering if there’s anything you can do to make it easier, and, well, not as painful as it could be. This is where perineal massage comes in.
No, it’s not your imagination – now that you’re a mum-to-be, you’re probably noticing more vaginal discharge than before. This is a common side effect of pregnancy, and is totally normal.
Melanie Mahoney Up to 80 percent of women will experience the 'baby blues' in the days following their child’s birth. But for some women, the feelings of sadness aren’t just about ‘feeling a bit down’ – they’re a sign of postnatal depression.
Find out what changes are happening to your body and see how your baby is developing each week of your pregnancy.
Congratulations, you're pregnant! So when is the baby due? Calculate your expected due date using Essential Baby’s Due Date Calculator.
EB's iphone app has had an update - Pregnancy Week by Week updates straight to your phone - Now with a Contraction Timer!
Join a due in group (DIG) and travel the pregnancy journey with other expectant mums at the same stage as you.
Ask questions or offer advice to other expectant parents in our forum for mums.