Expecting Moms

6 Ways To Deal When Your Baby Hasn't Dropped

When I was pregnant with my first I went days past my due date and, as you can imagine, I was frustrated. My daughter had dropped weeks prior, so every day it felt like I was carrying a bowling ball between my legs. But having your baby drop "early"…
By Steph Montgomery

7 Midwives Share The One Thing They Want Pregnant Women To Know About Labor

When you’re pregnant it's difficult to focus on anything other than what’s going on with your body. And, in my experience, it's impossible to focus on what's going to happen to your body as you inch closer to your due date. Labor is an incredibly…
By Priscilla Blossom

8 Pieces Of Advice I Got While Pregnant In My 20s That Actually Helped

When you're pregnant you're bound to face a seemingly never-ending onslaught of advice, most of which is usually unsolicited. As a first-time mom this can be helpful, but it can also be overwhelming, exhausting, and taxing. When I was pregnant in my…
By Candace Ganger

11 Pieces Of Pregnancy Advice From Other Moms That Made Me Feel Empowered

When you're pregnant, everyone is full of advice. Very often, this advice, while certainly well-meaning, is often anything but helpful. Nevertheless, there is advice I got from other moms that made me feel empowered, and thank goodness because if…
By Jamie Kenney

Here's What Every Pregnant Woman Wants Women Who Are TTC To Know

It's difficult to adequately describe pregnancy to those who haven't experienced it. I mean, I could talk about the various pregnancy symptoms I experienced, how my mental health suffered, and how amazing it was to wrap my head around the idea that…
By Steph Montgomery

6 Signs Your Lightning Crotch Is Getting Worse & What To Do About It

Like many moms-to-be, pregnancy provided me a whole host of new sensations, aches, and pains. None were as weird and disconcerting as the sharp, electrical vaginal pain I felt in the third trimester, though. When I called my midwife in a panic she…
By Steph Montgomery

6 Moms Explain What Having A Baby In Your 40s Is *Actually* Like

Some days I wonder what my life would be like if I had my babies when I was in my 20s, like the majority of my friends. Would I have had more energy? Or fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans sooner? Would I have been able to go on as many adventures as I…
By Steph Montgomery

9 Reasons Being Pregnant In October Is The Best

I've never "planned" a pregnancy for a specific month or date. Honestly, that just sounded like a lot of work and even more math. But I can tell you that I'm pleasantly surprised to learn that being pregnant in October is the damn best. I'm…
By Danielle Campoamor

8 Things You Can't Do When You're 8 Months Pregnant

The eighth month is to pregnancy what early December is to Christmas: You're so close to the Big Day, yet there's still lots of waiting and prep work to do. There's some pain and inconvenience that have to be endured in order to enjoy the fruits of…
By Shana Aborn

The One Intense Pregnancy Symptom *No One* Is Talking About

Last week my partner forgot to pick up our son from school. He works nights so, in his defense "forgot" really meant "accidentally slept through his alarm." So I raced to my son's school from work, 36 weeks pregnant, so that one of us could pick him…
By Danielle Campoamor

Meghan Markle Cradled Her Growing Bump During A Royal Appearance & It's Adorable

When Meghan Markle and husband, the United Kingdom's Prince Harry, announced earlier this week that they were expecting their first child together, fans of the couple were dying to get a glance at her pregnancy bump. And just four days after the…
By Casey Suglia

I Timed My Pregnancy So It Wouldn't Interfere With Work & It Was A Mistake

When I found out I was pregnant for the very first time I was committed to doing everything right. And as a working mom-to-be, doing everything "right" included making sure my pregnancy, delivery, and maternity leave wouldn't hurt my career. I was…
By Steph Montgomery

15 Fall Maternity Coats & Jackets To Keep You And Your Baby Bump Cozy This Fall

Buying a coat that'll last you through a pregnant fall and winter can be challenging. How can you make sure it'll fit from the first frost of fall to the winter snowstorms if you aren't quite sure just how big your bump is going to get? It's silly…
By Caroline Hogeveen

Bump Through Fall With These 20 Fall Maternity Dresses

For as long as I can remember, my mom has been offering one major piece of pregnancy advice: get pregnant in the fall so you can avoid being pregnant in the summer. She had May and June babies, so clearly she followed her own advice. While avoiding…
By Caroline Hogeveen

8 Ways To Deal With The Third Trimester Energy Drop

In my experience, pregnancy is kind of like riding a months-long roller coaster ride of physical and emotional symptoms. First, you have the complete exhaustion, morning sickness, and general weirdness of the first trimester. Then the magic of the…
By Steph Montgomery

8 Things You Can't Do When You're Pregnant With Twins

If seeing the plus sign on the pregnancy test is exciting, seeing two little dots on an early ultrasound is a special kind of bliss. Unless you were expecting a twin pregnancy, the game plan changes in an instant and you're rethinking everything…
By Shana Aborn

Does Heartburn Mean Labor Is *Finally* Starting? Here's What Experts Have To Say

Labor can be a pretty scary prospect, usually made only scarier because of it's utter unpredictability. That's why it's only natural to read into common pregnancy aches and pains and think that they are maybe, possibly a sign that it's "go time."…
By Kate Miller

8 Ways To Treat Sciatica, According To Experts

Sciatica can be a pain in the butt — literally. Sciatica, a tingling and/or shooting pain and numbness in your butt and thigh, is a common pregnancy side-effect, especially during the third trimester when your growing baby and uterus put pressure on…
By Steph Montgomery

9 Things You Can Do Instead Of Asking A Pregnant Woman If She Has Had Her Baby Yet

I'm 35 weeks pregnant and already the questions are coming my way. "Have you had that baby yet?" "When is that baby coming?" "OMG it feels like you've been pregnant forever!" And while I get that people are excited and I should be grateful that so…
By Danielle Campoamor

9 Ways To Deal With Constant Braxton Hicks, According To Experts

The last few weeks of my pregnancies felt like they lasted approximately 370 months. And my near-constant Braxton Hicks contractions? Yeah, those didn't help. For the uninitiated, "Braxton Hicks" is the official name for the “practice contractions”…
By Steph Montgomery