Pregnancy & Baby

Top Dangers for Babies

What are safety hazards for babies? In honor of Baby Safety Month in September, local experts weigh in on five dangers and how you can avoid them.

What is ‘Normal’ Labor?

A local childbirth educator with Beaumont explains the realities of labor and what parents should expect.

Breastfeeding Lactation Consultants in Southeast Michigan

New moms who need lactation advice can turn to a certified lactation consultant in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw counties for breastfeeding help.

Placenta Encapsulation & Other Services in Southeast Michigan

Eating placenta and placenta encapsulation are common practices in natural birthing circles and an increasingly popular choice for families.

Hospitals With Birthing Centers in Southeast Michigan

Are you trying to find a close, comfortable and low-stress environment to naturally birth your baby? Browse this list of local hospitals with birthing centers to find the right place for you.

New Parent Classes in Southeast Michigan

Find prenatal exercises, Lamaze and other types of new parent classes that mom and dad can take together to prepare for their bundle's upcoming arrival.

Doula Services in Southeast Michigan

Wondering how to find a doula in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw counties? Our list of local options, including certified doulas in Michigan.

When is it Time to Stop Breastfeeding?

There's no 'right' time to cut off the milk supply to your baby. Here, experts weigh in on weaning from breastfeeding and making the right choice for you.

3D/4D Ultrasound Places in Southeast Michigan

Expectant parents: Check out these local places that offer 3D ultrasound and 4D ultrasound options if you just can't wait to see your baby's sweet face.

My Maternity Leave Diary: The Good, Bad and TMI

A full 12 weeks of baby bonding, body aches, sleeplessness, self-doubt and utter boredom. Here's the lowdown on Metro Parent's web editor's maternity leave.

Top Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplaces in Michigan

Did your employer make the cut? Find out who did and what makes these places so great for nursing moms.

Why the Baby Box Trend is Great for Safe Infant Sleep

A simple cardboard bassinet is being sent home with new moms at more U.S. hospitals. A southeast Michigan nurse midwife explains why it's a positive trend.