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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Water Births Are Just as Safe for Moms, New Study Says

Water birth is an intriguing option for many expectant mothers, drawing interest for the pain-reducing effect of warm water and other reported benefits during labor. Limited research on its safety has kept it from becoming...
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New Local Partnership Makes Placenta Donation Possible

A new program in metro Detroit – the first of its kind in Michigan – is offering placenta donation. Learn about this local program and why placenta donation is beneficial.
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The Hottest 2019 Baby Name Trends According to BabyCenter

What was popular and just plain weird in 2019? Discover the latest baby name trends – and get some inspiration.

Is There Heavy Metal in Baby Food? Yes – Most of It, Actually

Could your baby's food be contaminated with heavy metals? It sounds like a scare tactic, but a report released in October by Healthy Babies Bright Futures found that 95...
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What is IVF? A Closer Look at In Vitro Fertilization

What is IVF? A fertility doctor with experience in metro Detroit answers questions about in vitro fertilization, how much it costs and more.
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What Parents Should Know About Having a Premature Baby

Having a premature baby can present a whole new set of challenges for parents. Here, a metro Detroit NICU doctor answers some basic concerns in honor of World Preemie Day.

Overstimulated Baby? Why It Happens and How to Soothe It

An overstimulated baby can be even fussier than usual. Read on for tips on how to know your child is overwhelmed and ways to prevent it.
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A Look at Michigan’s Home Visiting Initiative for New Parents

Find out how the programs offered through Michigan's Home Visiting Initiative could help you or someone you know – and which ones to consider.
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The Best Nursing Bras for Expecting Moms

The owner of Detroit's only bra shop tells the three main things she looks for in a maternity bra – plus lists the five best nursing bras she offers.
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Life After Pregnancy Loss: Moms Talk About Miscarriages

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Here, two local moms share their stories and offer advice to those who have suffered a miscarriage. Plus, a local doctor gives insight on this common occurrence.
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Places to ‘Babymoon’ in Michigan

Need some one-on-one time with your partner before baby arrives? Steal some time away at one of these babymoon destinations in Michigan.
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New Parent Classes in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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.