Pregnancy

Here's How Too Much Emotional Stress Can Impact Your Pregnancy & Baby

I don't think I've ever felt as much stress in my life as I have during TTC and pregnancy. There was just so much to consider between doctor's appointments, expectations, fears for my child, and the overwhelming sickness that accompanied my pregnancy…
By Cat Bowen

9 People Who Will Change Your Life During Pregnancy

It's said that some people come into our lives as a blessing, and others as a lesson. That's a little "woo woo" for me, but I can appreciate how people have impacted my life. During pregnancy, you'll come into contact with individuals that you'd rath…
By Kimmie Fink

You Cannot Tell A Mother How To Grieve On Social Media

Rarely do I think about the day I lost a twin at 19 weeks gestation, or the day I birthed my son, along with the diminished remains that would have been his sibling. Time has moved me forward, the sharp corners of my memory have been smoothed to a du…
By Danielle Campoamor

The Most Common Labor Complications Now Vs. 1970 Are Honestly Mind-Blowing

Healthcare is one field that’s expected to constantly change; that’s part of why it’s called “practicing” medicine. No one ever truly knows everything about the human body, so things are subject to switch up, including how the healthcare field approa…
By Vanessa Taylor

19 Of Chrissy Teigen's Best Maternity Looks That Will Make You Say "Ugh, I Love Her"

There are about a million things Chrissy Teigen is good at — cracking us up with her tweets, being the most relatable celeb mom ever, adding a much-needed dose of hilarity to award shows — but one of her most remarkable talents is definitely her abil…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

20 Baby Names That Start With "Z" That Have A Special Zing

When it comes to choosing baby names that start with a certain letter, "Z" often goes overlooked. Maybe it's because parents are afraid of their kids being last when they're are told to line up in alphabetical order at school, maybe it's because all …
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

10 Of The Nicest Things You Could Do For A Mom Planning To Have A VBAC

Pregnant ladies need a lot of help. Sometimes they need help getting a seat on public transportation. Sometimes they need a little extra emotional support. Sometimes they need help getting out of their pants because they can't bend that much right no…
By Jamie Kenney

If Your Morning Sickness Is Trigged By Brushing Your Teeth, Here's What You Can Try

When I was pregnant, I developed a severe form of morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum. There were few things I could eat and drink, and my gag reflex seemed to have a hair-trigger. Just rinsing out my mouth could throw me into a violent …
By Cat Bowen

Here's How Too Much Emotional Stress Can Impact Your Pregnancy & Baby

I don't think I've ever felt as much stress in my life as I have during TTC and pregnancy. There was just so much to consider between doctor's appointments, expectations, fears for my child, and the overwhelming sickness that accompanied my pregnancy…
By Cat Bowen

Here's What You Need To Know About Allergy Medicine During Pregnancy

For some people around the country, it seems like winter is never going to end. But once your eyes begin itching and you a launch a sneeze here and there, you know that spring and it’s accompanying allergies are well on their way. If you are pregnant…
By Mishal Ali Zafar

14 Mother's Day Gifts For Pregnant Moms That She'll Actually Love

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and I am so excited since this will be my very first Mother's Day. Even though our son won't be born until the end of May, my husband says he still wants to celebrate since I'm still a mom, even if he's on the …
By Abi Berwager Schreier

Here's Why Pregnant Women Should Put Intermittent Fasting On Hold, According To An Expert

With intermittent fasting sweeping the health realm, it's definitely a lifestyle I've tried and enjoy. With alternating periods of eating and fasting, this method simply requires you to take a chunk out of your day to fast –for example, restricting y…
By Tessa Shull

5 Things A Pregnant Woman Should Never Do To Treat Nausea

With both of my pregnancies, the most dreadful part was honestly dealing with the nausea. Especially once the realization set in that morning sickness was not limited to just the first couple of hours of the day, I was open to just about anything to …
By Tessa Shull

Here's How Safe A Prenatal Massage *Actually* Is, According To Experts

If you’re anything like me, you spend your entire first trimester of pregnancy worrying. And because pregnancy loss is heartbreakingly common, you constantly wonder if there's any way to prevent it from happening. To make matters even worse, it's har…
By Steph Montgomery

This Website Is Starting An Uber For Dirty Diapers, & It Might Be A Parenting Dream Come True

No matter how much you love your child, dealing with their stomach-churning poop blowouts is never very much fun. Changing diapers is an unavoidable part of the deal when you become a parent of course, but thanks to a surprising new service, moms and…
By Alana Romain

You May Want To Say Goodbye To BBQ If You're Trying To Conceive, Study Says

It may not come as a surprise that blackened barbecue foods aren't exactly healthy for you. But if you're looking to get pregnant, you may especially want to kiss the grilled goodness goodbye for a while. That's because blackened barbecue could be co…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

"Vaginal Seeding" Is The Newest Birth Trend & Here's What You Need To Know

If you aren't yet sure what "vaginal seeding" is, you probably will be soon. It's the newest trend for mothers who deliver via C-section, though its effectiveness – and the safety risks involved – are questionable. Essentially, vaginal seeding is the…
By Brianna Wiest

20 Royal Baby Names That Will Never Go Out Of Style

It's hard to avoid royal baby fever at the moment, with the Duchess of Cambridge due to give birth to her third prince or princess in the next few days. Just like a royal wedding, there's something a little bit magical about a royal baby that captiva…
By Emily Westbrooks

Your Health *Before* Your Pregnancy Can Have A Big Impact On Your Baby, Study Says

Preparing for pregnancy can be a complex thing. But experts are recommending that women looking to get pregnant add something to that list: getting their health on track. Too many women are failing to address weight and nutrition issues before pregna…
By Azure Hall

8 Of The Kindest Things You Can Do To A Pregnant Woman In Her Second Trimester

I hated being pregnant. I specifically — and surprisingly — hated the second trimester of my pregnancy. Everyone I knew loved their second trimester, except me. As a result, I felt cheated out of those three, supposedly pleasant, months. Worse, I lea…
By Steph Montgomery

10 Things I Wish I'd Known About the Pregnancy Glucose Test, Before I Actually Experienced It

The pregnancy glucose test, otherwise known as the disgusting orange drink of doom, is something literally no expectant mom looks forward to. It's unavoidable, but as you enter your third trimester it will very much become part of your pregnant reali…
By Kimmie Fink