Pregnancy & Baby

Baby on the way – or in the house? You’ve come to the right place. Metro Parent’s Pink + Blue guide to all things pregnancy and baby is packed with advice and resources. Discover fellow local parents’ stories, find amazing baby swag, get the 411 on milestones and more – all focused right here in metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and elsewhere in southeast Michigan.

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Doula Services in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Wondering how to find a doula in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw counties? Check out our list of doula services in metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and beyond.
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Expert Advice on When to Stop Breastfeeding

There's no 'right' time to cut off the milk supply to your baby. Experts weigh in on when to stop breastfeeding – and making the right choice for you.
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Breaking Murphy’s Law: A Mom’s Journey to Getting Pregnant

One Royal Oak mom shares her struggle with infertility and the coping mechanism she that she used up until the moment she gave birth.
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The Original Boppy, KeaBabies Bandana Bibs and More Meal Musts

From 3 a.m. feedings to those first bites of baby food and beyond, here are some must-haves for mealtime – from birth to toddlerhood.
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Owlet Sock + Cam, Rookie Humans Crib Sheets and More Baby Gear Musts

Whether you want to track baby's vitals, ensure she's comfy as she snoozes or just make your life a little easier, try these newborn musts.
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Sweet and Sassy Pregnancy T-Shirts

Graphic pregnancy t-shirts are a winning combo of comfort and style for moms-to-be. The expanded canvas of that baby bump means lots of space for clever quips, too.
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Sex Songs: The Ultimate Baby-Making Playlist

These sex songs are sure to lift your libido. Want to give these ditties a roll in the hay? Watch the YouTube videos here, and make your own soundtrack.
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Why Babies Start Head Butting and What to Do

Is your toddler or baby head butting? Should you be concerned? Experts weigh in on the reasons why babies start head butting and how to keep these kids safe.

Mom of Four Megan Foukes of Romeo Has a Full House

The more, the merrier – that's true at Macomb County mom Megan Foukes' five-bedroom home in Romeo. Here she dishes on wrangling a house of six.
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How to Soothe Your Gassy Baby

A gassy baby is often a fussy baby but there are plenty of ways to soothe them. Get a run-down on what causes gassiness in infants and how to treat it.
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Pubic and Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy

One unfortunate, but common, side effect of pregnancy is pubic area pain. Find out what causes pubic and pelvic pain in pregnancy and how to cope.
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What to Expect With a C-Section

Cesarean sections have come a long way, from 'gentle' approaches to quicker recoveries to terminology like 'belly births.' Here's a look at what to expect with a C-section in metro Detroit.