Pregnancy - Parenting

MedlinePlus: Pregnancy Government site with latest pregnancy related news, information on pregnancy Diagnosis, Symptoms, Screening, Nutrition. Also has links to Birth Control, Childbirth, Infections and Pregnancy, Prenatal Care and Testing, Teenage Pregnancy and other information.

Your pregnancy and baby - Pregnancy and baby guide - NHS Choices - All you need to know about pregnancy, birth and looking after a baby, including trying to get pregnant, foods to avoid, breastfeeding and bottle feeding

MedlinePlus: Infant and Newborn Care Guide for First-Time Parents. Nutrition, coping, specific Conditions (diaper rash, cradle cap, etc) and other related issues.

Health & Baby Center - Learn the early signs of pregnancy and get your week by week pregnancy guide From trying to conceive to the first trimester to labor, learn what to expect during your pregnancy.

Health & Parenting Center - Find parenting advice and tip for each stage of your child's development - parenting tips and informative information including expert parenting advice for each age and stage in your child's development.

Pregnancy From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Characteristics, Diagnosis, Physiology ( First trimester, Second trimester, Third trimester, Prenatal development and sonograph images), Management( Nutrition, Weight gain, Immunological tolerance, Sexuality during pregnancy, Abortion), Progression, Complaints, Childbirth, Postnatal period.

3D Medical Animation of Normal Vaginal Birth (Childbirth) It's an Amazing thing.

Childbirth From Wikipedia The stages of normal human birth, after the birth, variations, pain, complications and risks of birth, social and legal aspects, psychological aspects, partner and other support, postnatal care

Parenting.org – A free online resource from the parenting experts - free parenting help, tips, advice, guidance, support and resources for discipline problems, behavior troubles, school issues and much more..


Popular baby names from Social Security Online. Includes Social Security Information for Parents and Guardians and also Baby Name Data such as Popular Names by Birth Year and Popularity of a Name by state for both male and female names. Also has info on Childhood Immunizations, Food Stamps and WIC, Infant/child Product Recalls, Toy Hazard Recalls and more.

Sex Selection

Sex selection The Ericsson method, IVF/PGD technique, Timing methods, Sperm sorting. Ethical concerns, Demographic concerns, History and folk beliefs, Legality.

Deciding Baby's Sex Can diet, timing, and changing body chemistry really determine the sex of your baby?

Choosing your baby's sex: What the scientists say Article discusses high-tech sex-selection techniques such as PGD, Microsort and Ericsson(based on IVF and AI) and also "At home techniques" such as Shettles method, Whelan method and Sex-selection kits. It talks about effectiveness, how it's done, proc, cons, cost and availability of each of these gender-selection methods. The bottom line is that choosing the sex of your child is technically possible but today's sex-selection options aren't equally effective, affordable, or available.

Gender Selection, PGD Gender Selection and Microsort - Gender Selection Overview. Reasons for Gender Selection. Methods for Gender Selection, Notes for Patients Considering Microsort.

Gender Selection Guide The Straight Truth About Gender Selection. That is a pretty amazing recourse. I believe it covers absolutely everything about Gender selection. Extensive information on Natural and Medical Gender Selection methods, Gender Determination Products/Tests/Kits, surveys, forums, news and much more.

Ethical Considerations

I was not sure were to address it.. probably should do it here..

I am getting some interesting mostly amusing but sometimes nearly hateful emails, calling gender selection as dehumanizing, "offering" many arguments against it and trying to initiate a discussion. To all of you sorry for not replying... but, for those who are ethically concerned, here is my view on gender selection. Gender selection is becoming more and more practiced and advertised around the world... But what is Gender Selection? So many questions! Is it your basic right or crime against humanity? Will it open possibility of an unbalanced sex ratio or will it open the door for balancing the family by choosing a girl after two boys, or the contrary? Will it aggravate gender discrimination within societies were gender biases already present or will it create an increase in the value of women in those societies and result in them being treated better by males? Will it interfere with nature or will it help her by preventing so called X-linked diseases, e.g. Hemophilia, Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy, and Fragile X-syndrome? The fact that, worldwide, there are estimated 100 million missing women as the result of gender selection is simply frightening! This is a valid issue and should be addressed by those cultures, where a preference for male children is expressed for obvious "social" reasons. Sexist gender stereotypes should not dictate who is born. In Western countries this problem does not exist. The reverse appears to be true. There seems to be a preference for a girl. So, I believe, the problem is not with sex selection but rather with the social contexts in which it happens. If there is no obvious cultural preference for boys or girls and both genders are equal, no government regulation are needed and gender selection becomes just a matter of family balancing, free choice, prevention of X-linked diseases and ... it becomes a matter of your personal ethical choice.