Expecting Moms

6 Factors That Increase The Risk Of A Heart Attack During Pregnancy, According To Experts

Pregnancy puts a lot of added stress on the body. Not only are you dealing with the usual aches and pains associated with growing another human being inside your body, but certain factors during pregnancy can increase your risk of experiencing other …
By Candace Ganger

14 Moms Reveal The Moment They Realized They Were Pregnant

To my surprise, I knew I was pregnant before I held a positive pregnancy test in my hot little hands. My partner and I had been trying for only a few weeks, but I knew something was different. I went to the bathroom thinking my period had started, an…
By Steph Montgomery

13 Best 2018 Amazon Prime Day Buys For Pregnant Women

Once upon a time, the biggest shopping thrill a parent (or parent-to-be) could experience was getting the Sears catalog or the Toys 'R' Us "Big Book" right before Christmas. It was a shopaholic's dream: page after page of baby supplies, toys, trikes,…
By Shana Aborn

7 Reasons Why Being Pregnant In July Is The Best

July is notorious for being one of the hottest months of the year, and this summer seems to be no exception. The heat, having older kids home from school all day, every single day, and did I mention the heat? Well, it's all enough to make even the th…
By Candace Ganger

10 Things I Did For My Mind Every Single Day During My Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an intensely physical experience. I never felt more "in my body," for better and for worse, than I did when I was pregnant. But aside from the physicality (and sometimes, as a result of it) the mental toll pregnancy takes on a person can…
By Jamie Kenney

9 Ways My Partner Accidentally Made My Pregnancy Anxiety Worse

My partner was, for the most part, amazingly supportive during my pregnancy. He brought me pretty much any food I craved, tried to make me feel good about my changing body, and didn't get in the way of me calling the shots when it came to my health, …
By Steph Montgomery

5 Creepy Things My Own Husband Said To Me When I Was Pregnant

My son is about to turn 7, so lately I've been extremely nostalgic. I think back on my pregnancy with him and simply can't believe how much time has passed. That pregnancy wasn't all sunshine and rainbows, though, and while my partner was thrilled to…
By Candace Ganger

7 Creepy Things People Said To My Baby Bump & While Ignoring Me

I'm currently 21 weeks pregnant with my second, which means it takes about .234 seconds to realize that I am growing another human being inside my body. While the obviousness of my pregnancy has some perks — most notably, people are more inclined to …
By Danielle Campoamor

9 Reasons Being Pregnant In The Summer Is The Best

I must admit that when it comes to being pregnant, I am not a fan. Am I thankful that I have the ability to grow another human being inside my body? Yes, especially after suffering three miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy. But any fertility hardsh…
By Danielle Campoamor

11 Creepy Things My OB-GYN Actually Said To Me

In my experience, the relationship you have with your OB-GYN ends up being rather intimate. This person will likely stick their hands in your vagina, examine your breasts, catch the human you expel from your body, and potentially sew up your abdomen …
By Steph Montgomery

10 Reasons Being Pregnant In Summer Is The Worst

I've been pregnant three times and have three beautiful children to show for it. I've also been "lucky" enough to experience pregnancy during all four seasons of the year. For me, pregnancy isn't fun regardless — it's just nine months (give or take) …
By Steph Montgomery

I Didn't Tell Anyone I Was Pregnant Until I Was 12 Weeks & My Job Was To Blame

When I was about 12 weeks pregnant with my second baby, I had to host a cocktail party for work. The problem? Well, no one knew I was pregnant. I bought a new dress, because I couldn't squeeze into anything I owned and was already showing, and spent …
By Steph Montgomery

11 Reasons Being Pregnant In July Is The Worst

My first child was born at the beginning of September. My second child was born at the end of May. That second child's birthday? Yeah, not an accident, and not unrelated to my first child's late-summer birthday. Because, you guys, being pregnant in J…
By Jamie Kenney

16 Things Every Pregnant Woman Is Thinking In Her OB-GYN's Waiting Room

During each of my three pregnancies, I had 30 weeks (give or take) of doctor visits, exams, and tests, where I had to pee in a cup, get weighed, have blood pressure checks, and talk about my pregnancy symptoms with a relative stranger. Before any of …
By Steph Montgomery

13 Dads Describe Hearing Their Baby's Heartbeat For The First Time

I spent the first few weeks of my pregnancy terrified that something would go wrong. And when I had first prenatal appointment and the physician couldn't immediately find a heartbeat, my mind automatically went to the worst case scenario. Then, sudde…
By Steph Montgomery

9 Pieces Of Advice For The Woman Pregnant After A Miscarriage — Like Me

I have had three miscarriages in two years, so to say I know a little bit about pregnancy loss would be a drastic understatement. And now, to both my surprise and excitement, I am pregnant again. I'm currently 19 weeks along, but I'm still terrified …
By Danielle Campoamor

Morning Sickness Isn't Like A Hangover & 9 Other Things Pregnant Women Want You To Know

When I found out I was pregnant for the very first time I thought growing a human being was going to be a magical experience. I mean, yes, I knew there were downsides (i.e. morning sickness and stretch marks) but I had no clue what I was really in fo…
By Steph Montgomery

7 Of The Most Erotic Things You Can Do For A Pregnant Woman In Her Third Trimester

In my experience, the third trimester is a tease. You're so close to meeting your baby, yet those final three months feel as though they last a lifetime. And while you're waiting, your legs and feet are swollen beyond recognition, your back hurts, an…
By Candace Ganger

Insomnia Ruined My Pregnancy & Now It's Here To Stay

When I was pregnant I spent the majority of my time staring at the white plaster ceiling above my bed, trying to will my body and mind to go to sleep. I never had trouble falling asleep before I had kids. As a child-free person I napped, went to bed …
By Steph Montgomery

7 Reasons Why Being Pregnant In June Is The Best

I'd argue that no matter what time of year you go through pregnancy, you either love it or hate it. And while the seasons can dramatically affect your perspective, pregnancy symptoms are, more or less, the same regardless. Both of my pregnancies bega…
By Candace Ganger