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BabiesBudgeting for Twins What Parents Should KnowHaving twins will require more than you may have prepared for. Here are some simple tips from our friends at DivineCaroline for parents to save money when budgeting for multiples.Choosing a Name for Your BabyIf your last name is Budd or Banks, you may not want to name your child Rose or Robin. For assistance in naming your new arrival, be sure to check out our handy baby name resources. Choosing an Obstetric Healthcare ProviderChoosing an obstetric healthcare provider is a big and important decision to make. To help you through your decision process, here is a starter list of things to ask and consider. Health Insurance Options for Pregnant WomenIf you have limited health insurance, don't have health insurance, or can't afford hospital costs, there are some options available. Newborn Screening Tests by StateNewborn screening tests vary from state to state. Be informed on the subject. Putting a Birth Announcement in the NewspaperYou can mail or e-mail your information to the newspaper(s) of your choice. Types of Obstetric Healthcare ProvidersHere are the types of obstetric health care providers that may be available to you.
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Choosing a Name for Your Baby

If your last name is Budd or Banks, you may not want to name your child Rose or Robin. For assistance in naming your new arrival, be sure to check out our handy baby name resources.

Government and State Resources

Social Security Administration
The SSA provides statistical information regarding the most popular baby names in the United States throughout the past century. View a listing of the current top ten baby names in the United States, or obtain lists of a name's popularity by birth year, decade, and state.

Online Sources

QuickBabyNames.com
More than 20,000 searchable baby names and their meanings, with popularity charts based on US statistics, and a nifty little name "filter" that makes choosing a baby name a whole lot easier.

ValleyOfNames.com
A fantastic resource to help you find the perfect name for your baby: thousands of existing names and new ones added by visitors every day!

BabyNamer.com
A blog, maintained by iVillage, containing a wealth of helpful information about past and present baby name trends, with new baby name suggestions added several times a week.

BabyCenter
The site allows you to enter a name to find its meaning, or, conversely, enter a meaning to find a corresponding name, as well as a database of over 5,000 baby names searchable by origin, first or last letter, and number of syllables.

The Baby Name Genie
Online "genie" that generate first and middle names to go with your last name and baby's gender. (Note: whether or not you agree with the genie's pronouncements is entirely up to you.)

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BabiesBudgeting for Twins What Parents Should Know

Having twins will require more than you may have prepared for. Here are some simple tips from our friends at DivineCaroline for parents to save money when budgeting for multiples.

 Read More
Choosing a Name for Your Baby

If your last name is Budd or Banks, you may not want to name your child Rose or Robin. For assistance in naming your new arrival, be sure to check out our handy baby name resources.

 Read More
Choosing an Obstetric Healthcare Provider

Choosing an obstetric healthcare provider is a big and important decision to make. To help you through your decision process, here is a starter list of things to ask and consider.

 Read More
Health Insurance Options for Pregnant Women

If you have limited health insurance, don't have health insurance, or can't afford hospital costs, there are some options available.

 Read More
Newborn Screening Tests by State

Newborn screening tests vary from state to state. Be informed on the subject.

 Read More
Putting a Birth Announcement in the Newspaper

You can mail or e-mail your information to the newspaper(s) of your choice.

 Read More
Types of Obstetric Healthcare Providers

Here are the types of obstetric health care providers that may be available to you.

 Read More