Preparing for Parenthood

Power up for parenthood and know what to expect!
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Your To-Do Checklist for TTC, Pregnancy and Beyond
From trying to conceive all the way to baby's birth, learn what the important tasks are to check off your to-do list with this handy month-by-month pregnancy checklist.
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These Are The Best Cities to Raise a Family Worldwide
Read about a new report that analyzed the best cities to raise a family, based on 12 key indicators. See what US city made it into the top 25 and which international cities ranked higher.
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I Got a Positive Pregnancy Test—Now What?
Just found out you're pregnant? Yippee! Here's what to do next.
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Baby Is Coming: What to Know About Cervical Dilation
It’s almost showtime. But first your cervix needs to open so that baby can fit through the birth canal.
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13 Make-Ahead Freezer Meals for New Moms
Trust us: As a new parent, you're going to be busy. Having an arsenal of precooked postpartum freezer meals tucked away will save you time and stress.
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Can You Determine Baby's Sex Using the Ramzi Theory?
The Ramzi theory claims that your placenta’s position can predict baby’s sex early. But is it accurate?
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Your Ultimate Checklist of Baby Essentials
Streamline your shopping list with this checklist of all the baby must-haves.
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A Third of Americans Don't Plan on Having Kids Largely Due to Costs
A new study shows that 1 in 5 parents of children under age 18 say the cost of childcare is their biggest financial stressor.
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The Internet Debates How Often Grandparents Need to See Baby to Bond
Dive into the complex dance of love and boundaries in grandparent relationships and hear what people from across the world had to say.
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What Is a Birth Plan and Why Is It Important?
There's a lot to consider when writing a birth plan. The Bump’s birth plan template breaks down all the key questions to help get you started.
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Reward Their Future
Reward their future.❤️Thanks to @patreasury, Pennsylvania newborns get $100 for higher education from Keystone Scholars.📚 Tap the🔗 to learn more. #thebump #keystonescholars
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These States Have The Best Paid Family Leave Policies
Despite the established benefits for babies, parents and the economy, just 13 states have passed paid family leave policies. See which states are leading family first here.
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11 Best Babymoon Ideas for a Blissful Getaway
Looking for babymoon ideas? Whether you’re on a budget or want to go all-inclusive, we’ve got you covered with the best babymoon destinations and parent-approved travel tips.
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Tips for Talking to Kids About Surrogacy
Whether your child was born via surrogacy, a sibling will be born via surrogacy, you’re planning to be a gestational carrier or they’re curious about other families, learn how to talk to your kids about surrogacy.